Refractory Depression

June 4th, 2021 - June 4th, 2024
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Acute and Refractory Depression. 

Clinical Depression is a serious psychiatric complication in medical illnesses and a leading cause of disability worldwide. Treatment resistant depression(TRD) is relatively common in clinical practice. So, screening for TRD and treating it early is important with referral to mental health provider is needed.

Listeners should complete the module with an awareness of how to define and assess for treatment resistant depression. They should develop a basic understanding of biological treatments for treatment resistant depression, including indications, similarities, differences, contraindications and treatment course.

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Dates and Times

End Date: 6/4/2024


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define and screen depression and Treatment Resistant Depression; discuss therapeutic options for treating Refractory Depression; become aware of resources to evaluate treatment history; and compare and contrast transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, intranasal esketamine and electroconvulsive therapy.

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Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



  • Mr. Kevin Reeves, Other
    • Refractory Depression
  • Dr. Subhdeep Virk, MD
    • Refractory Depression


The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 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.