A Collaborative Care Approach to Managing Depression in Primary Care


A Collaborative Care Approach to Managing Depression in Primary Care

Topic: Psychiatry
Relevant Terms: Major depressive disorder; primary care; collaborative care model; electronic health record; measurement-based care; PHQ-9
Primary Audience: Allied health professionals, within the Lancaster General Health Practice who treat patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)
Launch Date: 05-Sep-17
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: 04-Sep-19
Curriculum Name: Derail Depression -- Treatment On Track

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify patients whose MDD is not diagnosed or whose MDD is not being adequately treated in the primary care setting.
  2. Create a comprehensive plan to work with patients in managing their MDD.
  3. Evaluate specific patient cases to determine when mental health consult is necessary.
  4. Describe the importance of including measurement tools in managing patients with MDD.


Michael Clark, MD
Associate Professor & Director
Chronic Pain Treatment Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Caroline M. Barnhart, LCSW
Behavioral Health
Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, PA
Kathleen C. Dougherty, MD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Lancaster General Health
Lancaster, PA
Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) MOC Initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS MOC Directory, Derail Depression: Treatment on Track has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
Family Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for completing this program.
Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:
Michael R. Clark, MD, has reported that he has received consulting fees and served on advisory board for Collegium. In addition, Dr. Clark has received consulting fees from Depomed.
No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interest or relationships with a commercial entity.
Intended Audience
This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals who manage patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Disclaimer Statement
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own.  This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only.  Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach.  Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).
Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
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