An Atypical Antipsychotic for the Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults

October 3, 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2-3 pm ET                        Pricing: Free for Members and Non-Members

Please note that this session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.

Program Description

This webinar is intended for US Formulary Decision Makers only.

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a disabling mental health condition with an annual prevalence of 10.4% and a lifetime prevalence of 20.6% in the US. This is associated with a high economic burden, which has increased significantly over the last decade, comprising direct costs and indirect costs, due to lost productivity. MDD also results in considerable burden to patients, with social, emotional, and physical problems; cognitive difficulties; and changes in sleep and eating patterns. Poor quality of life is experienced for around 97% of patients with MDD when it is left untreated.

Many patients require augmentation of their antidepressant with an additional therapy, and augmentation with an atypical antipsychotic is a guideline-recommended option for appropriate MDD patients. This session will focus on the burden of MDD and the impact of an atypical antipsychotic approved for the adjunctive treatment of MDD.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the humanistic and economic burden of major depressive disorder.
  • Describe where atypical antipsychotics fit within the treatment paradigm.
  • Review the efficacy and safety data of an atypical antipsychotic as an adjunctive therapy to antidepressants for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults.

This webinar is sponsored, developed, and presented by the sponsor. The content of this Science & Innovation Webinar and opinions expressed by the presenters are those of the sponsor or presenters and not of AMCP.

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Medical Affairs

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VRLR-US-00041-E August 2023

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Event starts: 
10/03/2023 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/03/2023 - 3:00pm EDT


Prakesh Masand, MD
Adjunct Professor


VRLR-US-00042-E August 2023


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