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Activity Date: 04/09/2019

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Within the past several decades, the United States and other countries around the world have seen an increased prevalence of long-term antidepressant use. While evidence for the long-term use of antidepressants exists, particularly in relation to relapse prevention, there is still a lack of robust data regarding overall long-term use, the optimal length of antidepressant treatment, and particular patient factors that may influence the benefits or risks of continued, long-term use of antidepressant medications. Psychiatric pharmacists are well-suited to help treatment teams identify the benefits and risks for long-term use of antidepressant medications and make patient-centered decisions about continued antidepressant use.

This program will provide participants with information regarding the current trends in the long-term use of antidepressants, the benefits and risks of continued long-term use, and the factors related to making the most patient-centered decisions about continued, long-term use of antidepressant medications.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2019 Annual Meeting, April 7-10, 2019. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify guideline recommendations for continuance and maintenance of antidepressant drug therapy after a first depressive episode.
  2. Outline the potential benefits of long-term antidepressant medication management.
  3. Define the potential hazards in long-term antidepressant use.
  4. Identify key patient-specific factors that may warrant continuation of long-term antidepressant use vs. de-prescribing of antidepressants.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/09/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-033-L01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck

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