Virtual Forum: Recognizing and Responding to Inadequately Treated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): A Nursing Perspective
Location: Online Via PsychU.org
Description: An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression, with major depressive disorder (MDD) as common as diabetes or coronary artery disease. Residual symptoms are common and cause significant psychosocial and occupational impairment. During this virtual forum, Mary D Moller, DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, Tacoma WA and Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Director, P.A.L. Associates, Partners in Aging & Long-term Caregiving, Washington, DC will discuss the burden of MDD on the individual and society, explore the negative impact of residual symptoms, identify patient and treatment characteristics associated with a poor treatment response, and discuss strategies to optimize pharmacotherapy, all from a nursing perspective. The discussion will conclude with time for questions from the audience.
Dr. Stevens and Mary D. Moller are paid consultants for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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