Rx Corner: Depression Management

Quick Facts About Depression:

  • Impact on Gender: Women are a greater risk of depression compared to men
  • All antidepressants have a Black Box Warning for increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in pediatric and young adult patients in short-term studies. Closely monitor all antidepressant-treated patients for clinical worsening, and for emergence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • A recent study suggests that the prevalence of depression symptoms in the US was more than 3-fold higher during COVID-19 compared with before the COVID-19 pandemic1
  • Higher risk patients include lower social resources, lower economic resources, greater exposure to stressors (i.e., job loss)

In order to receive CME credit, you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the module by clicking on Take Course
  2. Compete the CME course evaluation 

Please contact Rabia Jamil if you have any questions. 

Email: rabia.jamil@kp.org

Phone: (408) 851-3812

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

Our aim is to inform clinicians of the many different treatment options available for depression. When prescribing an antidepressant, clinicians should be mindful that each individual is different and should be uniquely assessed to determine the best treatment.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Physician Editor:  Denise McNamara, MD

Editors: Ariel Tsang, PharmD, Ashley Yam, PharmD, Karen Chu, PharmD, Phoebe Lee, PharmD, Kathy Pham, PharmD, Jennifer Yu, PharmD

The presenter & planning committee members for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee/faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.


Kaiser Santa Clara is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Santa Clara designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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