Depression is a common part of the human experience, but it is often difficult to talk about. Stigma surrounding depression and its treatment contributes to both patient and provider silence. Patients do not want to be viewed as “mentally ill” or “weak” for acknowledging depression or receiving therapy for depression. Take this quiz to assess and expand your knowledge about effective strategies for pharmacists to help patients open up about depression and engage in effective conversations with their patients who experience depression.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify barriers that may prevent patients from seeking care for depression.
Discuss effective communication strategies to destigmatize symptoms of depression.
Navigate difficult conversations about depression with patients and their caregivers.
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-214-H01-P.
To claim 0.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs) for participating in this online learning activity, APhA Quick Quiz: Conversations About Depression, participants will need to complete all 5 questions provided, answer the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor to view CPE transcript.
Initial release date: July 17, 2019
Expiration date: July 17, 2022 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
APhA Quick Quiz: Conversations About Depression is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Jeffrey Gold, PharmD, BCPP, and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website
Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association.
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the System Requirements.