Webinars on Antidepressants and Psychiatric Advance Directives

Join NAMI National for their ask the expert webinar, Antidepressants: How Do They Work? on Wednesday, June 26, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

You will hear from mood disorder expert Dr. Andrew Nierenberg as he reviews antidepressants used in both short- and long-term treatment plans. This webinar will address the following questions: Do antidepressants work? What do they do? How do psychiatrists select which to one prescribe? What is the expected timeframe for response or symptom reduction? Can antidepressants prevent a potential symptom relapse? This webinar will also briefly discuss two new antidepressants, esketamine and brexanolone.

Following the presentation, Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI’s Medical Director, will moderate and facilitate an interactive Q&A session between the presenters and audience. For more info and to register, click here.

Free Webinar on Psychiatric Advance Directives

There will be a free webinar called Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Compelling Tool to Support Crisis Care on Friday, June 28, from noon – 1 p.m.

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADS) are legal documents that permit persons with mental illnesses to declare their preferences, instructions and consent for future mental health treatment, or appoint a surrogate decision maker in advance of an incapacitating psychiatric crisis. Twenty-seven states have enacted statutes supporting these directives since the 1990’s and implementation of these laws is a federal requirement for mental health facilities and clinics receiving federal funding. Despite this, education about PADs and resources to assist with implementation have been scarce. This webinar will introduce the concept of PADs, present information on their potential use and resources to aid in implementation. Click here for more information and to register.

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