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AJP CME: September 2018 - The Burden of Bereavement: Early-Onset Depression and Impairment in Youths Bereaved by Sudden Parental Death in a 7-Year Prospective Study

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  • Journal CME


Release Date: 9/1/2018

Expiration Date: 8/31/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

Objective: The authors sought to determine the long-term impact of sudden parental death on youths and pathways between youth bereavement and impairment.

Method: Youths (N=216) who lost a parent to suicide, accident, or sudden natural death and nonbereaved youths (N=172) were followed periodically for up to 7 years. The incidence and prevalence of disorder and of functional impairment, as well as pathways to impairment, were assessed using Cox and mixed-effects logistic regression and structural equation modeling.

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Educational Objective

The participant will calculate the time period and risk factors that indicate greater incident depression risks for youths following the death of a parent.

Target Audience

This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Estimated Time to Complete

Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: September 1, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2020

How to Earn Credit

In order to earn CME credit, subscribers should read through the material presented in the article. After reading the article, complete the quiz and submit your evaluation and study hours (up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™).  A score of 60% or higher is required to receive credit.

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Title: The Burden of Bereavement: Early-Onset Depression and Impairment in Youths Bereaved by Sudden Parental Death in a 7-Year Prospective Study

Authors: Steven Pham, M.D., Giovanna Porta, M.S., Candice Biernesser, L.C.S.W., M.P.H., Monica Walker Payne, M.A., Satish Iyengar, Ph.D., Nadine Melhem, Ph.D., David A. Brent, M.D.

Affiliations: From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh (S.P., C.B., S.I., N.M., D.A.B.); Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati (S.P.); the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati (S.P.); the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh (G.P., C.B., M.W.P., D.A.B.); and the Department of Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (S.I.).

Disclosures: Dr. Brent receives royalties from Guilford Press, has received or will receive royalties from the electronic self-rated version of the Columbia–Suicide Severity Rating Scale from eResearch Technology, is on the editorial board of UpToDate, is a reviewer for Healthwise, and is a consultant for McKesson. The other authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Discussion of unapproved or investigational use of products*: No.

*APA policy requires disclosure by CME authors of unapproved or investigational use of products discussed in CME programs. Off-label use of medications by individual physicians is permitted and common. Decisions about off-label use can be guided by scientific literature and clinical experience.

Program Planners

Robert Freedman, M.D. (Editor-in-Chief, AJP); Susan K. Schultz, M.D. (Deputy Editor, AJP); Michael D. Roy (Editorial Director, AJP); Michael A. Pogachar (Online Content Manager, Journals).

Dr. Schultz has received research support from the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study for projects conducted in partnership with Toyama Chemical Company and in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Freedman, Mr. Roy, and Mr. Pogachar report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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  • Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+ 
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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