Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most common reasons patients present for medical care worldwide. Nurses should be aware of the occurrence of and pharmacological treatment for MTD and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Holistic nursing plays a pivotal role in caring for patients with TRD.
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to understand the importance of holistically assessing the person with MDD or TRD to initiate appropriate treatment.
Learning Engagement Activity:
1. Identify 3 risk factors that predispose people to Treatment-Related Depression.
2. Describe why using the algorithm of optimization, switching, and augmentation tends to be a good treatment approach.
Contact hours available until 8/31/2021.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.
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very knowledgeable article
Very good educational activity.
Great article filled with insightful information.
The article was applicable to holistic approaches to nurses as well as understanding that those with anxiety and mood disorders can be treatment resistant.
Picked up wrong choices on the evaluation. Great article about TRD and liked the pharmacology portion.
Very informative article
very interesting article about depression
Very informative article about psych
Very knowledgeable article. We need more of these types of articles.
Great article. Agree with that pharmacological approach with TRD and other triggering factors need to be address simultaneously.
Need more articles like this and addressing other factors and diving deeper into Mental Health.
Excellent explanation about how drugs interact and are selected for tx
I did not know that TRD existed. Informative and simply stated.
very knowledgeable article about augmentation and other medication classes. I learned a lot.