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PlatformQ Health and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) to Present Live Online Education for Patients and Caregivers on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

“Our goal in creating these parallel programs is to prepare everyone involved and strengthen the therapeutic alliance between clinicians and patients.”

Take Control of Your Depression with Your Health Care Provider, a free one-hour educational program for patients and caregivers with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), will air live on February 15, 2018 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST. Produced in collaboration with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the session will educate and empower patients to take an active role in their MDD care.

Participants will better understand:

  • Communicating with their healthcare team about their depression, while playing an active role in treatment
  • The pros and cons of their treatment options
  • What to expect over the long-term and the importance of sticking with your treatment plan

The program features leading faculty and advocacy representatives including Dr. Richard Kravitz, MD, MSPH, of UC Davis Medical Center, Dr. Michael Thase, MD, of Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

Patients will be able to submit questions to the panel prior to the program on the program’s “QBoard”, and in real time during the live broadcast via NeuroCareLive’s Live Q&A feature, as they follow along with an easy to understand slide show.

“DBSA’s dedicated to providing hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders,” shared Doederlein. “This is the kind of tailored education that many people with MDD want and need to increase their knowledge about their condition and its potential treatment with medicine. This presentation in…

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