How do you choose an antidepressant? And what do you do if it doesn’t work? In this webinar, we’ll discuss an evidence-based approach you can use to decide which medication is best for your patient depending on context, symptoms, and comorbidities. You’ll learn more about the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, including their impact on the management of HIV. We’ll also look at the strategies you can use when a medication hasn’t worked out as planned, from adjusting to switching to augmenting.
Speaker: Jordan Howard-Young, MD Primary Care Psychiatry Fellow, Family Health Center of Worcester Instructor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Co-Director, Certificate in Advanced Mental Health Care in Primary Care, Center for Integrated Primary Care
Describe an evidence-based approach to selecting an antidepressant medication based on the patient, their symptoms, and their comorbidities.
Characterize the medications most commonly used for the treatment of depression and their clinical distinguishing features, including how they pertain to the management of HIV.
Discuss strategies for treatment when the initial antidepressant medication does not produce the desired effect.
AAFP Accreditation Statement: Each session is approved for 1 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
For AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see the AAFP Credit System website.
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
Adolescents (ages 13 to 17)
Young Adults (ages 18 to 24)
Older Adults (ages 50 and over)
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or other gender
Homeless or unstably housed
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.