"DEPRESSION IN WOMEN"
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 to:
Understand and discuss several reasons why American women are 2-3 times more likely than men to suffer from depression.
Identify and discuss various sociological, psychological and biological factors that may account for gender differences and higher rates of depression in American women.
Discuss why depressed American women are much more likely than depressed men to be treatment resistant, treatment refractory and only partially respond to treatment interventions.
Identify a variety of antidepressant medications on the market and understand how to choose the best antidepressant medication(s) for female patients, taking into account safety, efficacy and tolerability.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Dietitians and other Health Professionals.