Anxiety and Clinical Depression: Treating Beyond the Physical Complications of Cancer
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
Depression and anxiety are often comorbid conditions in patients diagnosed with cancer and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation. In this webcast, expert faculty will review the risk factors for developing anxiety and depression in patients with cancer and tools that can help screen for and diagnose anxiety and depression throughout the course of cancer treatment. Faculty will use a case study to illustrate how to identify and assess symptomatic patients and discuss the range of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options available. Additionally, faculty will discuss suicide risk and assessment.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Discuss the risk factors that contribute to symptoms of anxiety and clinical depression in cancer patients and survivors
2. Review the differential diagnosis for anxiety and depression
3. Describe how symptoms manifest in patients throughout the course of cancer treatment to aid clinicians in identifying symptomatic patients
4. Identify pharmacologic options for treating symptoms of anxiety and clinical depression in cancer patients and survivors
Pritham, Raj MD
Dr. Y Pritham Raj is originally from Maryland and received his BA from the Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed combined residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and remains on the Duke faculty. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2006 to begin teaching at Oregon Health & Science University where he is Associate Professor of Medicine. In 2015 he became the Chairman of Behavioral Health at Adventist Health Portland. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Emotional Wellness Center which was named a finalist for program of the year by the AABH in 2018.
Dr. Raj is a clinician-educator whose passion lies in teaching patients, students, and colleagues the evidence-based principles of wellness using a mind-body framework. His research interests have ranged widely from memory disorders to depression in the critically ill to obesity. He has lectured internationally on a variety of med-psych topics. He enjoys spending time with his three children and loves to write, travel, and play music. He is also a die-hard fan of the Washington Redskins.
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All persons in a position to influence the content of an accredited continuing education activity provided by Horizon CME are required to disclose to HCME any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. All reported relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by Horizon CME.
Dr Y. Pritham Raj discloses that he is on the Advisory Board for Eisai Ltd and a salaried employee at Active Recovery TMS and his partner is an employee of AstraZeneca in the division of Cardiovascular Diseases, during the past 24 months.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Horizon CME designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ANCCThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Horizon CME. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NPHF is awarding the contact hours and is responsible for adherence to the ANCC criteria. This course is approved by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 16441. Upon completion, NPs and RNs will be awarded up to 1.00 credit.
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- Participate in the online activity.
- Complete the post-test and score a minimum of 70%
- Submit the evaluation form.
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