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Assessment and Management of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Thomas L Schwartz, MD

Neuropathic pain can be very disabling and is associated with significant psychological and social consequences, which contribute to a reduction in quality of life. Neuropathic pain is a medical challenge as it is poorly responsive to peripheral anti-inflammatory or centrally acting analgesics, such as opioids. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas Schwartz will describe the mechanism and clinical utility of evidence-based treatment strategies available to treat this complex condition.

CME credit: 0.75

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Clinical Update on Migraine Management
Thomas L Schwartz, MD

Migraine headache is the most common type of headache presented by patients that seek medical treatment. There have been recent advances in migraine management with respect to pharmacotherapeutic options. In this presentation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss the clinical presentation and diagnosis of migraine headaches, describe evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies for the individualized patient, and provide a primer on novel potential therapies on the horizon.

CME credit: 0.50

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Marijuana: Therapeutic Option for Chronic Pain? And Treatment of Opioid Dependence
William M Sauvé, MD

This session is part of a half-day series, “So you think it’s major depression”, which outlines methods to accurately identify, monitor and treat patients who present with symptoms of depression across a range of disorders. In this particular presentation, Dr. William Sauvé discusses the neurobiological basis hypothesized to underlie pseudobulbar affect as well as available treatments for the care of patients with pseudobulbar affect.

CME credit: 1.00

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Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Thomas L Schwartz, MD

In the past decade, our understanding of the molecular and biological processes that underlie sleep and wake states has increased exponentially. Given the importance of sleep to general wellness, treating sleep/wake disorders in which adequate sleep is lacking is critical. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas Schwartz will review the evidence-based guidance for the accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of sleep/wake disorders.

CME credits: 1.25

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Eating Disorders
Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD

Eating disorders are complex systemic diseases that are often comorbid with other medical and psychiatric disorders. Although more extensive research is needed, there has been significant progress in understanding these disorders, and in particular in reconceptualizing binge eating as a disorder of impulsivity and compulsivity. In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Stahl will provide an overview of the latest neuropathological and clinical research on eating disorders.

CME credits: 1.25

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Eat, Sleep, Ouch: Q&A Panel
William M Sauvé, MD; Thomas L Schwartz, MD; Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD

Healthcare professionals on the front lines of patient care want actionable advice on managing clinical complaints such as headaches, fatigue, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, eating disorders, and metabolic issues. In this presentation, Drs. William Sauvé, Thomas Schwartz, and Stephen Stahl focus on key issues and provide practice pearls for improving patient outcomes. This question and answer session will go in-depth with answering clinically challenging questions, while offering expert perspectives on the quality and clinical relevance of evolving evidence that should be considered in making decisions about treatment selection and use. The content for this activity is based on questions and comments from participants at a recent educational symposium on this topic.

CME credit: 0.75

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So You Think It's Depression? Making a Differential Diagnosis
Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD

This session is part of a half-day series, "So you think it’s major depression", which outlines methods to accurately identify, monitor and treat patients who present with symptoms of depression across a range of disorders. In this particular presentation, Dr. Stephen M. Stahl discusses strategies for making accurate diagnoses in patients presenting with symptoms of depression.

CME credits: 1.25

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Make No "Mixtake": Treatment Strategies For Mixed Depression
Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD

This session is part of a half-day series, "So you think it’s major depression", which outlines methods to accurately identify, monitor and treat patients who present with symptoms of depression across a range of disorders. In this particular presentation, Dr. Stephen M. Stahl discusses strategies for optimizing treatment strategies for major depressive episodes with mixed features based on recently published diagnostic and treatment guidelines.

CME credit: 0.75

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It's Not Funny: Optimizing Care for Patients with Pseudobulbar Affect
William M Sauvé, MD

This session is part of a half-day series, "So you think it’s major depression", which outlines methods to accurately identify, monitor and treat patients who present with symptoms of depression across a range of disorders. In this particular presentation, Dr. William Sauvé discusses the neurobiological basis hypothesized to underlie pseudobulbar affect as well as available treatments for the care of patients with pseudobulbar affect.

CME credit: 0.75

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Depression Dilemma: How to Deliver Great Care Despite Your Demanding Schedule
Daniel E Diamond, MD

This session is part of a half-day series, “So you think it’s major depression”, which outlines methods to accurately identify, monitor and treat patients who present with symptoms of depression across a range of disorders. In this particular presentation, Dr. Daniel Diamond discusses the screening instruments that may be useful for patients presenting with symptoms of depression as well as strategies for improving the care of patients with depression.

CME credit: 0.75

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Movement Disorders: Akathisia, Tardive Dyskinesia
Andrew J Cutler, MD

Akathisia is a common side effect of psychotropic medications, yet it is often both difficult for patients to describe and difficult for clinicians to diagnose and treat. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is also a concern for patients treated with antipsychotics; symptoms may wax and wane across time, contributing to the clinical challenge of accurately diagnosing TD. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler will address some of the confusion surrounding the differential diagnosis and treatment of akathisia as well as the evidence-based management of tardive dyskinesia.

CME credit: 1.00

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America's Got Side Effects: Sexual Dysfunction
Andrew J Cutler, MD

Many psychotropic agents, particularly those that influence serotonin, can cause sexual dysfunction. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler will discuss the relative risks of sexual dysfunction with different agents and strategies to address this common and troubling side effect.

CME credit: 0.25

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America's Got Side Effects: Metabolic Dysregulation
Mary D Moller, DNP, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS

In this presentation, Dr. Mary Moller will provide an update on the risks for weight gain and metabolic effects with different psychotropic agents, as well as the potential for ameliorating these troubling side effects.

CME credit: 1.00

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America's Got Side Effects: Rash, Cardiac Safety, and Discontinuation Syndromes
Mary D Moller, DNP, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS

Adequate management of side effects is essential in order to improve adherence and maximize the chances of successful treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Mary Moller will discuss the risks and management for troubling side effects of psychotropic drugs, including rash, cardiac safety, and discontinuation syndromes.

CME credit: 1.00

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