Treating Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care in 2021: Latest in Pharmacologic Treatment Options
Speaker(s): Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP | Wright & Assoc. Family Health Care
AANP CE: 1 • AANP RX: 1 • OKBON: 1.2
Depression and anxiety are frequently encountered in the primary care setting. Treatment often combines both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies. It is often difficult to decide between the various agents currently on the market. An experienced nurse practitioner will provide a review of the latest in treatment options for the patient with depression and anxiety and will make recommendations based upon patient presentation.
To educate nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses regarding the various pharmacologic options available for the patient with depression and anxiety.
Lecture Learning Objectives:
- Discuss signs and symptoms of the patient with depression and anxiety. Content: sadness, changes in sleep, appetite and mood
- Discuss various pharmacologic treatments for the patient with depression and anxiety. Content: SSRI’s, atypical antidepressants, TCA’s
- Compare and contrast various pharmacologic agents currently available. Content: SSRIs, atypical antidepressants, TCAs
About Dr. Wright:
America’s Top NP Award Winner, Point of Care Network Owner and Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, PLLC
Wendy is a 1992 graduate of the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a family nurse practitioner post-master’s program in 1995. She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. She is the recipient of numerous awards and was chosen by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the 1999 recipient of the New Hampshire State Excellence Award. In addition, she received the 2009 NH Nurse Practitioner of the Year and the 2014 Top 5 Women in New Hampshire Business Award. In 2005, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; in October 2014, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and in March 2017, a Fellow into the National Academies of Practice. She is the founder of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues. In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences and has been a speaker at over 1000 conferences in 46 states. She is the nurse practitioner representative to the State of NH Immunization Advisory Board.