ANXIETY - WHAT IS NEW?"
Clinical Assistant Professor , Michigan State University
Department of Community Health, State of Michigan
Director, Michigan Center for Anxiety and Depression
Upon successful completion of this program the participant will be able
n Recognize new, computer-assisted, state-of-the-art treatment modalities currently being tested to treat depression including deep brain stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, virtual reality and transcranial magnetic therapy.
n Explain why nutritional support (e.g., dietary supplementation) is increasingly being utilized, along with antidepressant medications, to improve treatment outcomes in depressed and anxious patients.
n Identify and discuss various factors underlying the high prevalence of dietary deficiencies in the United States and explain why it has been shown to precipitate, exacerbate and perpetuate depressive symptomatology.
n Objectively compare and contrast various antidepressant medications on the market and understand how and why they differ with respect to safety, efficacy, and tolerability.
n Understand how to choose the best antidepressant medications for your patients, taking into account their differences with respect to safety, efficacy, and tolerability.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Dietitians & other Health Professionals.