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Live Event – All Hands On Deck In The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): A Focus On Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry & Primary Care

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Live Event – All Hands On Deck In The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): A Focus On Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry & Primary Care

This is a Live Event for PsychU members in New York City, Westchster, and Long Island, NY.

Given the current state of affairs, primary care providers are increasingly treating patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). During this panel presentation, our speakers will be discussing the prevalence and burden of MDD and the impact of COVID-19 on MDD. Additionally, they will discuss barriers faced by primary care providers and include the perspectives and expertise from psychiatrists. Finally, the presenters will consider the potential role of measurement-based care, focusing on the strategies incorporated in their practices and discussing methods of collaboration.


  • Discuss the prevalence and burden of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) locally and nationally, including the impact of COVID-19
  • Identify gaps between primary care and psychiatry within treatment of MDD
  • Understand the potential role and importance of measurement-based care (MBC)
  • Consider methods of collaboration that may improve outcomes for patients with MDD


Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Manhattan

148 West 51st Street
Manhattan, NY 10019 United States
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(212) 245-9600 View Venue Website



Joseph Goldberg, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Goldberg currently serves as the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Goldberg has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers on topics related to the treatment and clinical features of bipolar disorder, as well as three books on bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology.

Darcy Leon, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Darcy Leon is a psychiatric nurse practitioner currently working in outpatient psychiatry in Tarrytown, NY. She specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, and treatment-refractory psychiatric illnesses. Darcy also has a specific interest in psychodynamic psychopharmacology, which she employs to better connect patients with the ways their personal experiences interact with medication treatments.
C. Brendan-Montano

C. Brendan Montano, MD, PC

Director and Principal Investigator for Connecticut Clinical Research in Cromwell, Connecticut

Dr. Montano is Director and Principal Investigator for Connecticut Clinical Research in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he also holds a private practice in internal medicine, specializing in preventative medicine and mood disorders. In addition, he is an attending physician at Middlesex Memorial Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut.

Michael Townsend, MA, LSW/LCSW

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Counseling Center

Mr. Townsend, is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center where he assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with managing and directing the organization towards its primary objectives, serves as a member of the Boardof Directors, as well as the Chair of Audit Committee of the Mental Health Association in New York, and is also the President of GCC Transportation, LLC, which directs transportation services to the transit disabled and medically frail.

Jehan Marino, PharmD, BCPP (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison


Erika Modh, PharmD, BCPS (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Speakers Joseph Goldberg, MD; Darcy Leon, PMHNP-BC; C. Brendan Montano, MD, PC; and Michael Townsend, MA, LCSW are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Speakers Jehan Marino, PharmD, BCPP and Erika Modh, PharmD, BCPS are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)



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