What is a Timely Topic?
Experts present sessions that provide clinicians with accessible evidence-based information on timely topics encountered in the practice setting. The takeaway for these sessions is that clinicians will learn the very latest in evidence-based practice for the medication management of late-life depression, CBT for insomnia, and special topics of interest in the areas of addiction and treatment-resistant depression (use of ketamine). These topics were selected because insomnia is one of the most common complaints for patients with depression and anxiety, and clinicians are increasingly tasked with the care of elderly patients with difficult to treat depression. There is also a dramatic increase in the off-label use of ketamine for a variety of psychiatric indications, but little information to guide clinicians. A presentation from an expert with vast clinical experience in the use of ketamine is timely.
Thursday, April 5, 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Jeremy Coplan, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Marijuana/Cannabis Use and Its Potential Impact on Anxiety and Depression
Mohini Ranganathan, MD
Yale University School of Medicine & VACHS
Neuroactive Steroids in Depression and PTSD: Gender Differences and Possible Transdiagnostic Implications
Ann Rasmusson, MD
National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Sciences Division (116B-3), & VA Boston Healthcare System
Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Alan Craig Swann, MD
Baylor College of Medicine