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Live Event – Management of Major Depressive Disorder: Breaking Through The Barriers

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Live Event – Management of Major Depressive Disorder: Breaking Through The Barriers

This is a Live Event for PsychU members in The Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland county, NY.

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

  • To understand that Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious illness leading to decreased overall patient health and quality of life
  • To investigate the effect of inadequate treatment response in MDD on patients and their families
  • To recognize predictors of and important considerations for inadequate treatment response in MDD, including the new DSM-5 specifier for anxious distress
  • To consider the importance of proactive treatment decisions


Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Tarrytown

670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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914-631-3311 View Venue Website



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.

Jehan Marino, PharmD, BCPP (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison


Brijesh Patel, PharmD (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Speaker Darcy Leon, PMHNP-BC is a paid consultant for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)
Speakers Jehan Marino, PharmD, BCPP and Brijesh Patel, PharmD are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)



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