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Treating Adult Depression: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians
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Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education

136 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111

Treating Adult Depression: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians 

Recorded Webinar - Daniel Carlat, MD

Jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Tufts Medicine Integrated Network

Original Release Date: 6/13/2023

Last Review Date: 6/12/2023

Expiration Date: 6/12/2024

Estimated time to complete this activity: 45 minutes

   Fee: There is no fee for this activity.


Daniel Carlat, MD - Course Director & Speaker

Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry/Chairman of Psychiatry,

MelroseWakefield Healthcare

Neha Sharma, DO - Course Director

Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

Director, Director of Gen CAP Clinic,

CAP Residency Program;

Tufts Medical Center

  Caryl Beison, MPH - Planner

Executive Director – Hallmark Health PHO

Vice President, Managed Care –MWHC

Tufts Medicine

MelroseWakefield Healthcare

Kenneth Ray, PharmD - Planner

Clinical Pharmacologist,

Tufts Medicine Integrated Network

Amy Lund, MSN, RN, NE-BC, PCCN-K

Accredited Provider Program Director,

Office of Continuing Education

Tufts University School of Medicine,

Boston, MA

Faculty Disclosures - Course Directors, Planners, Speakers, Reviewers and Others in a Position to Control Content:

All faculty including course directors, planning committee members, and others in a position to control the content of an educational activity are required to disclose any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company. The ACCME defines an ineligible company as any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the individual who will control content of the education: 1) A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company, 2) The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months, and 3) The content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by TUSM OCE prior to the activity (if applicable for faculty listed below).

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationship to report in the past 24 months with an ACCME-defined ineligible company:

Course Directors, planners, authors, and other faculty in control of content (listed above) have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to report in the past 24 months with an ACCME-defined ineligible company.

TUSM OCE staff: Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH, Amy Lund, MSN, RN, NE-BC, PCCN-K, Karin Pearson, CHCP, Mirosleidy Olivo, MS, Katelyn McBurney, Joseph Baldasari

Commercial Support: Commercial Support was not received for this activity.

Target Audience: Primary Care Providers including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics (MD, DO, NP, PA)

Activity Goal: The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge, awareness, and comfort with evidence-based treatment of depression in primary care.

Learner Objectives/Outcomes - At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:

·        Diagnose and prescribe treatment, including pharmacotherapy, for their primary care patients with depression.

·        Identify two first line antidepressant medications.

·        Employ the skills identified in this program to better meet the needs of patients with depression.

·        Identify times when psychiatric referral or consultation is needed.

This activity is designed to address the following competencies:  


Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IEC)  

·        Practice-Based Learning/Improvement 

·        Patient Care and Procedural Skills

·        Systems-Based Practice

·        Medical/Clinical Knowledge

·        Interpersonal/Communication Skills

·        Provide patient-centered care 

·        Work in interdisciplinary teams 

·        Employ evidence-based practice

·        Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

·        Roles/Responsibilities

·        Interprofessional Communication

·        Teams and Teamwork


Accreditation Statements:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education (TUSM OCE) and Tufts Medicine Integrated Network. TUSM OCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM OCE designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses : Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 0.75 Contact Hour for nurses.

Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive CE credit/contact hours/attendance certificate, participants must register, view the content, complete the evaluation, and successfully complete the post-test with a minimum score of 100%. Certificates will be available to print/save immediately upon completion of the post-test & evaluation and will also be accessible in your free eeds account. Please note that with your free eeds account, you may access/download one certificate per day at no charge (paid subscriptions are required to access/download multiple certificates). If you need copies of certificates, please contact TUSM OCE at [email protected].

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