Treating Depression and Anxiety in a Pandemic: Pharmacologic Approaches (Archived)

Boston, MA US


In this 90-minute seminar, attendees will learn pharmacologic treatment approaches for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,  PTSD, and depression with clinical pearls to optimize the care of adult patients. Straightforward techniques for advancing beyond the single SSRI, managing SSRI adverse effects, and safely using benzodiazepines will also be covered.  This course is geared to those looking for a focused psychopharmacology refresher to better address the mental health sequelae of COVID-19.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses and advanced practice providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pharmacologic treatments for depression and anxiety.
  2. Summarize strategies for managing potential side effects of SSRI medications.
  3. Identify when referral to Psychiatry is appropriate.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Physician Organization and Partners HealthCare System 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.60 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


7:45 am      Opening Remarks
Daniel Horn, MD
7:50Treating Depression and Anxiety in a Pandemic: Pharmacologic Approaches
Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD
9:00Q & A
Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD
Daniel Horn, MD
9:15 amAdjourn


Massachusetts General Hospital
Virtual Meeting
Boston, MA 02114
United States

Daniel Horn, MD - Course Director

Director, Population Health and Quality, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Associate Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physician Organization

Lisa Zakhary, MD

Medical Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program,
Director of Psychopharmacology, Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit,
Massachusetts General Hospital





Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)

Criteria for successful completion include: check-in at the beginning of the program, attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation.
No unresolved conflict of interest exists for anyone in a position to control the content of this activity.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.60 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Participation


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