Mental Health & HIV Webinar Series

Sponsor: AETC AIDS Education & Training Center Program

Part 2: Pharmacotherapy for Depression


How do you choose an antidepressant? And what do you do if it doesn’t work? In this webinar, we’ll discuss an evidence-based approach you can use to decide which medication is best for your patient depending on context, symptoms, and comorbidities. You’ll learn more about the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, including their impact on the management of HIV. We’ll also look at the strategies you can use when a medication hasn’t worked out as planned, from adjusting to switching to augmenting.

Jordan Howard-Young, MD
Primary Care Psychiatry Fellow, Family Health Center of Worcester
Instructor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Co-Director, Certificate in Advanced Mental Health Care in Primary Care, Center for Integrated Primary Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe an evidence-based approach to selecting an antidepressant medication based on the patient, their symptoms, and their comorbidities.
  • Characterize the medications most commonly used for the treatment of depression and their clinical distinguishing features, including how they pertain to the management of HIV.
  • Discuss strategies for treatment when the initial antidepressant medication does not produce the desired effect.

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Event Details

May 19, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm