Medication Management of Major Depressive Disorder-Is This The Best We Can Offer?

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CPE
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2019
  • Expires: Oct 6, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (1 Rating)
Didin't officially launch until November 20, 2019


Courtney V.  Eatmon Courtney V. Eatmon, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Substance Use Disorders
Lexington Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Up to one-third of patients who suffer from major depressive disorder will continue to experience symptoms despite optimal treatment with multiple pharmacotherapeutic agents. Agents that are currently available for the treatment of major depressive disorder are not sufficient to address the complete mechanism of the disease state. Further drug development must target alternative theories of major depressive disorder.

Target Audience



Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Review diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD)
2. Recall the monoamine theory of MDD
3. Recognize current first-line treatment options for MDD as well as treatment-resistant depression
4. Discuss alternative theories of MDD along as well as pharmaceutical agents that support these theories
5. Identify investigational drugs for treating MDD


ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-18-179-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.