Psychiatry CME

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    Neuroscience CME

    The site offers activities in a wide variety of medical and psychiatric topics.

    Some popular activities include:
    • Mature Mood Matters: New and Emerging Developments in Geriatric Depression
    • Technologies to Advance the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • RLS for RLS: Resources, Learnings, and Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Restless Legs Syndrome
    • Improving Medication Adherence & Outcomes in Transplant Recipients: Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence
    • Improving Medication Adherence and Outcomes in Transplant Recipients: The Impact of Medication Nonadherence

    Target Audience: Multiple Specialties, especially Psychiatrists

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: CME Outfitters, LLC
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Neuroscience Education Institute Featured Web Activities

    Some popular offerings include:
    • Don’t You (Forget About Me): Lithium in Contemporary Psychiatry
    • Defusing the Danger of Drug Interactions With Psychoactive Medications
    • 43-Year-Old Woman With Refractory Depression and a Fear of Medication Side Effects
    • 69-Year-Old Woman With Dysthymia and Severe Seasonal Depression
    • 53-Year-Old Man With Treatment-Resistant Depression and Pain

    Target Audience: Psychiatrists

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    • Cost: Varies depending on course
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Psychiatric Times

    Psychiatric Times covers many topics related to Psychiatry. Some examples of titles include:
    • A Guide to Applying Rating Scales in Clinical Psychiatry;
    • The Implications of Chronobiology for Psychiatry;
    • The Use of Antidepressants in the Substance-Abusing Population;
    • Assessing Protective Factors Against Suicide: Questioning Assumptions;
    • Understanding and Treating Bipolar Depression; and

    Target Audience: Psychiatrists

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    • Cost: Varies depending on course
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: CME, Inc.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Therapeutic Updates, Best Practices, and Barriers to Care

    This free online CME self-learning program provides deep insights into Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and features commentary from experts on the topic.

    Topics covered in this program include

    • BED epidemiology
    • BED comorbidities
    • BED treatment
    • BED diagnosis

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Describe the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment of BED.
    • Determine likelihood of BED using established methods in a patient case.
    • Describe available therapies used for treatment of BED and summarize* recent literature supporting use of those therapies
    • Design a therapeutic regimen, including pharmacotherapy, for the treatment of BED
    • Describe barriers preventing the optimal treatment of BED

    Target Audience: Psychiatrists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in psychiatry; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with BED.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: September 04, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 04, 2021
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    Quality Measures and Evidence-based Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder

    This free Psychiatry CME course features two activities and offers 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Understand the impact of quality measures on clinical practice, and the benefit of adhering to evidence-based guidelines in care for patients with MDD.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: NOVUS Medical Education
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 7/20/2019
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    Binge Eating: Diagnosing and Treating a Secret Disorder

    This free Psychiatry course features 2 activities and offers 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Assess the etiology, risk factors, and comorbidities associated with binge eating disorder and their relation to weight gain and obesity.
    • Apply evidence-based diagnostic criteria to differentially diagnose binge eating disorder.
    • Incorporate the use of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and pharmacotherapy as needed, for the safe and effective treatment of binge eating disorder.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.5
    • CME credits awarded by: VINDICO Medical Education
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 6/29/2019
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    Treating to a Goal: Evidence-Based and Real-World Strategies in Bipolar Disorder

    This free Psychiatry CME program features 2 activities and offers 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Employ current screening and diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorders.
    • Address substance abuse disorders and medical comorbidities in BD patients by introducing coordinated care across providers.
    • Utilize self-efficacy scores and HQRoL measures to identify patients with functional disability or at risk of functional disability.
    • Apply clinical decision-making strategies to address non-adherence including the potential role of long acting injectable antipsychotics.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: NOVUS Medical Education
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 4/06/2019
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    CME: Addressing barriers to optimal care in schizophrenia with pharmacotherapy

    Activity Description / Statement of Need:

    Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder characterized by disrupted neurochemical pathways, thought processes, emotions, and social interactions. While schizophrenia is a heterogeneous disease both across and within patients, it is nonetheless a debilitating disorder for many individuals. An estimated 0.25% to 0.75% of the population suffer from schizophrenia, resulting in about 20.9 million cases and 13.4 million years of life lived with disability worldwide. The goals of treatment for schizophrenia should include not only reducing the number of acute psychotic episodes and reducing the risk for future relapse but also improving quality of life and function beyond symptom relief, such as outcomes related to school, work, and relationships. To achieve these goals, a combination of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions are recommended. Although current guidelines are explicit about the importance of engaging patients in goal setting and valuing patient preferences, psychiatrists not uncommonly undervalue the importance of improving daily living and capacity for work, suggesting an important practice gap.

    Target Audience:

    Psychiatrists and primary care physicians; nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who specialize in psychiatry; and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter patients who have schizophrenia.

    By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Describe challenges to the successful management of schizophrenia relating to treatment adherence and develop corresponding solutions.
    • Prioritize agents from both first- and second-generation antipsychotics, given a patient case and using patient-centered decision-making.
    • Describe the ways in which understanding of schizophrenia neuropathology has changed and pair that knowledge with treatment mechanisms.
    • List present and emerging treatment options for schizophrenia, including those targeted at negative symptoms and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 11/27/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 11/27/2022