Explore DBSA’s interactive educational videos and seminars. Learn from peers and mental health experts as they tackle a wide range of topics dealing with depression, bipolar, anxiety, and personal advocacy. Discover new wellness tips and advice to help you develop a collaborative approach to treatment plans.
Proactive Approaches for Postpartum Depression (PPD) Earlier Recognition and Changing Treatment Paradigms
Postpartum depression (PPD) is one of the most common complications of childbirth, yet remains widely underdiagnosed. Clinicians need strategies to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of PPD, diagnose it sooner, and effectively incorporate existing and emerging treatments into clinical practice. Join our esteemed panel of clinicians and patient representatives to discuss the interplay of social, environmental, and neurochemical factors that contribute to the development of PPD.
Time to Reconsider Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Management: Patient Perspectives and the Promise of New Approaches
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common but serious mood disorder with a rising prevalence in the US and around the world. Unfortunately, the current standard of care is often limited by a failure to achieve remission, residual symptoms, high likelihood of recurrence, and side effects. For many patients, a disconnect exists between their treatment expectations and actual outcomes.
Join an expert panel of clinicians and patient representatives for 2 CME activities on MDD produced in partnership with PlatformQ Health. Learn about:
- Shortfalls of current management
- Emerging treatments that could improve clinical outcomes and quality of life
- Strategies to incorporate patient perspectives into treatment plans.
Managing Your Depression: A Closer Look at Medications and Finding the Right Balance
Join us for a new video educational program for families managing major depressive disorder (MDD). Hear from leading clinicians and patient advocates about:
- Why it’s important to participate in the decisions with healthcare professionals
- How to bring up your concerns, questions, and preferences about medications
- When to speak up if a medicine isn’t working, or has really bad side effects
- The different risks and benefits of different MDD medicines
- Additional resources offered by pharmacies and advocacy groups
Insomnia: Do Not Lose Sleep Over It and Work with Your Doctor
Join us for a discussion that explores how peers can better work with their clinicians in identifying treatment options for insomnia that take into account the interaction of insomnia and depression. Good sleep quality and quantity are important for overall health and well-being. Learn from DBSA peers as they share wellness resources that can assist peers to prepare for their visits with their clinicians. They will also offer their perspective on the value of working with their mental health care teams to support whole health outcomes they are seeking.