ExpiresApril 1, 2021
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
In this module, we will review the special challenges of communicating with depressed patients. Clinicians need special skills to meet the many challenges of depression assessment and depression management in the general medical setting. In addition, clinicians who treat depression successfully will also feel the professional gratification that comes from helping patients feel better in enhancing their quality of life and improving their general medical prognosis.
Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Allergy and Immunology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Describe the differences between depressed affect and clinically significant depression.
Inquire about the nine symptoms of major depression.
Ask five questions to evaluate suicidality.
Demonstrate empathic interactions with depressed patients.
Online, Communication, Videos, Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered, Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Medical Knowledge, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports, Pain Medicine
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Communication Skills, Assessment, Quality Improvement, Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship