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Activity Date: 04/07/2019

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Our understanding of the neurobiology of depression has drastically expanded in recent years, and there is increasing recognition that the neurobiological substrates of depression go beyond the monoaminergic circuits. The frequency of treatment-resistance to first-line anti-depressants has spurred research into novel molecular targets and neural circuits for depression, as well as the development of an array of novel anti-depressants that act outside the traditional monoaminergic circuitry. Glutamatergic neurotransmission, along with modulation of the reward system via opioid receptors and beta endorphins, in fact all appear to play a key role in the pathophysiology of depression. 
In this presentation, Dr. Patrick Finley and Dr. Leslie Citrome will provide an update on novel antidepressant treatments that are recently available or in development, including the mechanisms of action that are thought to underlie their potential antidepressant effects.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course is provided online at and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 60% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Patrick Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the potential utility of antidepressant agents that act outside of serotonergic neurotransmission
  2. Explore the mechanisms of action and efficacy of novel antidepressants

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/07/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.5
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-19-060-L01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.


The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides 1.5 contact hours of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE number is 0284-9999-19-060-L01-P.


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