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Functional Recovery in Major Depressive Disorder: Providing Early Optimal Treatment for the Individual Patient

About the Course:

The authors of this article call for a revision the psychiatric strategy of “start low and go slow” and waiting six to eight weeks to adjust treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. This article provides rationale for earlier and more aggressive treatment strategies for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. The authors provide recommendations for how to use these strategies in patient-centered clinical care for clients presenting with depressive complaints.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Authors

Oloruntoba J. Oluboka, MD

Dr. Oluboka is a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Martin A. Katzman, MD

Dr. Katzman is the Clinic Director and Staff Psychiatrist at the S.T.A.R.T. Clinic (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation and Treatment) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders. He is also a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University). He for Mood and Anxiety Disorder, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Jeffery Habert, MD

Dr. Habert has been a Family Physician in Thornhill for the last 30 years. He is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Habert is published in the areas of Depression, ADHD, ADPKD and has also lectured provincially and nationally on these topics.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify reasons why current strategies for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder need revisions

  2. To describe improvements in medical strategies for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

  3. To describe clinical strategies that integrate improvements in treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with patient-centered medical care

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Course Material

References for this course are available on pages 138-144.

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Course Number 102874
2.5 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $17.43No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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24 members have taken this course