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Jun 5, 2024

In this CME episode, Dr. Andrew Cutler interviews Desiree Matthews, PMHNP-BC on the importance of engaging patients across all facets of tardive dyskinesia management beginning with screening to symptoms monitoring to treatment. The role of patient experience and preferences in shared decision-making regarding treatment for tardive dyskinesia is discussed at length. 

Target Audience: This activity has been developed for the healthcare team or individual prescriber specializing in mental health. All other healthcare team members interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, you should be better able to:

  • Recognize the significance of comprehensive measures that assess both healthcare practitioner-perceived severity of tardive dyskinesia symptoms and the patient-reported impact of tardive dyskinesia on daily life
  • Engage in informed discussions with patients about the rationale behind incorporating additional medications to manage side effects arising from primary antipsychotic medication
  • Consider all facets of patient health, including physical, mental, and social well-being, when formulating strategies for managing tardive dyskinesia symptoms
Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Activity Overview: This activity is available with audio and is best supported via a computer or device with current versions of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. A post-test score of 70% or higher is required to receive CME/CE credit.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour.

Released: June 05, 2024*   Expiration: June 04, 2027

*NEI maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

CME/CE Credits and Certificate Instructions: After listening to the podcast, to take the optional posttest and receive CME/CE credit, click:

Credit Designations: The following are being offered for this activity:

  • Physician: ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • NEI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
  • Nurse: ANCC contact hours
    • NEI designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours
  • Nurse Practitioner: ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
    • The content in this activity pertaining to pharmacology is worth 0.5 continuing education hour(s) of pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Pharmacy: ACPE application-based contact hours
    • This internet enduring, knowledge-based activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour(s) (.10 CEUs).
    • The official record of credit will be in the CPE Monitor system. Following ACPE Policy, NEI must transmit your claim to CPE Monitor within 60 days from the date you complete this CPE activity and is unable to report your claimed credit after this 60-day period.
  • Physician Associate/Assistant: AAPA Category 1 CME credits
    • AAPA Category 1 CME creditNEI has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet enduring activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). Approval is valid until June 04, 2027. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • Psychology: APA CE credits
    • American Psychological Association (APA)Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
  • Social Work: ASWB-ACE CE credits
    • As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NEI is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this internet enduring course receive 1 general continuing education credits.
  • Non-Physician Member of the Healthcare Team: Certificate of Participation
    • NEI awards hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity.

Peer Review: The content was peer-reviewed by an MD specializing in psychiatry — to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and its independence from commercial bias. NEI takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME/CE activity.

Disclosures: All individuals in a position to influence or control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. Any relevant financial relationships were mitigated prior to the activity being planned, developed, or presented.

Faculty Author / Presenter
Andrew J. Cutler, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Norton College of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Chief Medical Officer, Neuroscience Education Institute, Malvern, PA

Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie, Acadia, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Axsome, Biogen, BioXcel, Boehringer Ingelheim, Brii Biosciences, Cerevel, Corium, Delpor, Evolution Research, Idorsia, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Jazz, Karuna, Lundbeck, LivaNova, Luye, MapLight Therapeutics, Neumora, Neurocrine, NeuroSigma, Noven, Otsuka, Relmada, Reviva, Sage Therapeutics, Sumitomo (Sunovion), Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris Pharma, VistaGen Therapeutics
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Acadia, Alfasigma, Alkermes, Axsome, BioXcel, Corium, Idorsia, Intra-Cellular, Ironshore, Janssen, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Noven, Otsuka, Sumitomot (Sunovion), Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris Pharma, Vanda
Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB): COMPASS Pathways, Freedom Biosciences

Faculty Author / Presenter
Desiree M. Matthews, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Founder and Clinical Director, Different MHP, PC, Charlotte, NC
Consultant/Advisor: Alkermes, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Karuna, Indivior, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Neurocrine Biosciences, Sage Therapeutics, Takeda, Teva
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Axsome, Neurocrine Biosciences, Teva

The remaining Planning Committee members, Content Editors, Peer Reviewer, and NEI planners/staff have no financial relationships to disclose. NEI planners and staff include Caroline O’Brien, Meghan Grady, and Andrea Zimmerman.

Disclosure of Off-Label Use: This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not currently labeled for such use by the FDA. Please consult the product prescribing information for full disclosure of labeled uses.

Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias: A variety of resources addressing cultural and linguistic competencies and strategies for understanding and reducing implicit bias can be found in this handout—download me.

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Support: This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Neurocrine Biosciences.