Care Disparities in Women:
The Depression Dilemma Case Studies
Date: November 12, 2007
Expiration Date: November 11, 2008
This activity is intended for physicians who are interested in shrinking the
health care disparities in women.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 19 million
American adults suffer from depressive disorders. Interestingly, women
are disproportionately affected by depression, experiencing it roughly
twice the rate of men. This ratio exists regardless of racial and ethnic
background and economic status. Despite this prevalence, however, nearly
two-thirds do not get the help they need.
in this activity, you will be able to:
- Recognize the symptoms of a woman with depression and develop an appropriate
treatment plan while considering unique gender barriers and issues.
- Assess patient treatment through cases on depression.
- Integrate best practices into your work environment to ultimately improve
patient health and productivity outcomes.
activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas
and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
through the joint sponsorship of Creative Educational Concepts, Inc. (CEC) and
AMCP Horizons, LLC. CEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
CEC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category
1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Information and Disclosures
L. Alexander, MD (Click
on faculty name to view biography)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University Department of Psychiatry
Alexander Foundation for Women's Health
Leventhal Alexander has indicated she has nothing to disclose.
To receive a statement of credit, you must:
- Review the full content of the activity and reflect on its teaching.
- Complete the interactive questions accompanying the case studies.
of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the case
study questions and the evaluation.
There is no fee to participate in this activity.
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Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CE activity should not
be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s)
and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.
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are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
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