Depression is a common disorder, estimated to affect approximately 350 million people worldwide. Depression is costly and one of the main sources of personal suffering and despite available effective treatments depression unfortunately remains often untreated or patients do not respond to conventional treatment approaches. Depression affects people in all communities across the world and is the leading cause of disability worldwide in terms of total years lost. Research has shown that depression is a major factor in attempted/completed suicide.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects approximately 5.7% of the population and is the most common form of anxiety disorder found in the primary care setting. If left untreated, GAD is associated with increased societal costs and can substantially reduce the quality of life of the individual patient.
There are different conventional approaches in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, mainly pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy. Although patients benefit from these methods, there are many people who are sufficiently responding to these treatments.
In this session the speakers will talk about different emerging treatments and approaches for mood and anxiety disorders.
**This content was captured at the 2019 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Compare traditional notions of mental health deliver with recently emerging approaches
- Demonstrate new techniques and approaches for treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders
- Provide an overview of current evidence of emerging treatment approaches for assessment, treatment, and monitoring of mental health
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Begin Date: February 1, 2020
End Date: February 1, 2023
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Stefan Kloiber, M.D., Assistant Professor, Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Yuliya Knyahnytska, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto. Reports no financial relationships with commerical interests.
- Nazanin Alavi, M.D., FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University. Disclosure: Stock (Self and Partner) - Canarmony, Inc.
- Alpna Munshi, M.D., FRCPC. IMG Director and Assistant Professor, Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems, Equity, Gender, and Population, University of Toronto. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ishrat Husain, MBBS, MD, MRCPsych, Assistant Professor, Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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