On Their Own but Not Alone: Helping College-Aged Students Deal With Depression
John F. Greden, MD
Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Research Professor, Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences
Founder and Executive Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center
Founder and Chair, National Network of Depression Centers
Chair Emeritus, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Julie Blum, PhD
Director, Clinical Content
Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Manager, Editorial
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Genevieve J. Long, PhD
Hood River, OR
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Identify the common challenges and barriers to care experienced by college-aged students with MDD and their parents
This activity is intended for primary care providers and psychiatrists.
Statement of Need
Although colleges and universities have taken steps to improve access to mental health services, many are still overwhelmed by the number of students seeking help for depression and anxiety. Students have reported having limited access to care and being placed on waiting lists for visits, causing them to seek care from healthcare providers outside of college health services. Psychiatrists are best situated to provide mental healthcare for students with MDD, whereas primary care physicians play a critical role in identifying MDD, providing referrals for students, and explaining resources for parents.
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This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: October 11, 2019
Expiration Date: October 10, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
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John F. Greden, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Clarigent Health, Genomind, Sage Therapeutics
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