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Digital Seminar

Updates for Treating Depression: Link the Mechanism of Action to the Clinical Target

JeanAnne Johnson, DHA, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 20, 2022
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You see it in your practice setting, too.  Depressive disorders are affecting patients, often in very significant ways.  With almost 60% of mental health care delivery taking place in the primary care setting and most antidepressant prescriptions being written by providers who are not mental health providers, it is essential you are up-to-date to optimally recognize and manage depression.  

JeanAnne Johnson Talbert, DHA, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP, an expert in the pharmacological treatment of mental illnesses will examine strategies to combat treatment resistant depression, share how you can link the mechanism of action to the clinical target for patient outcomes and highlight new medication options available. 


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JeanAnne Johnson, DHA, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP's Profile

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With over 25 years in the medical field, Dr. JeanAnne Johnson Talbert is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that specializes in pharmacological treatment of mental illnesses.

JeanAnne graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She later received her doctorate in healthcare administration and a post-doctorate in psychiatric mental health from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She is board certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and an Addictions Nurse Practitioner. She holds a master psychopharmacology certificate and is currently in training for precision psychiatry and functional medicine certification.

JeanAnne is known for her many jobs – currently providing psychiatric services to over 14 clinics and facilities that treat mental illnesses across the lifespan, substance use disorders, and criminogenic programs. She has been a national speaker for PESI, Inc, educating healthcare providers on psychopharmacology and substance use. In 2019, she published her first book entitled I Can Do Hard Things: Tools to Manage Anxiety When Medication Isn’t Enough.

In her spare time, JeanAnne spends time with her two fantastic children, and enjoys the outdoors: hiking, camping, running, biking, skiing, swimming, and beaching. She is a cancer survivor and an animal lover.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: JeanAnne Johnson Talbert maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Reflections Recovery Center, Maple Mountain Recovery Center, and Mountain View Hospital. She receives compensation as a consultant. JeanAnne Johnson Talbert receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: JeanAnne Johnson Talbert is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the International Nurses Society on Addictions, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Association for Addiction Professionals, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Oncology Nursing Society, the National Consortium of Breast Centers, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

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  1. Analyze the neurochemical basis of unipolar depression. 
  2. Determine the mechanism of action, indications, and adverse effects of therapeutic agents used to treat unipolar depression. 
  3. Plan for treatment of unipolar depression by linking the mechanisms of action to the clinical targets to optimize response. 
  4. Choose prescriptive options for treatment resistant depression, including augmentation and switching antidepressants. 
  5. Differentiate between novel and evolving antidepressant agents.


Diagnostic Criteria  

  • Unipolar depression  
  • Differentiating from bipolar depression 

Neurochemical Changes that Occur in Depression  

  • Selection of antidepressants based upon how they work in the brain 
  • Updates on the different classes of antidepressants:  SSRIs, SNRIs, TCA, MAOI, others 

Prescribing Best Practices 

  • Tips on prescribing, dosing, titrating, and discontinuing 
  • How to best augment or make a change to the antidepressant treatment plan  
  • Next steps when the current medication is not providing remission 

New Agents for the Treatment of Unipolar Depression 

  • Mechanism of action 
  • How they are used 
  • Potential adverse effects 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants


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