Juan F. López, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Lopez reports no commercial conflict of interest.
This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- List some of the signs and symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder
- Describe research findings showing hyperactivity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Adrenal Axis in Major Depressive Disorder
- Describe some of the serotonin receptor changes found in the brains of suicide victims
- Discuss some of the ways in which the Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and the Serotonin system interact
- Discuss the evidence linking stress with the onset of depressive symptoms.