UPMC's Dr. David Brent presents information intended to improve recognition of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior in teenage patients.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve recognition of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior, including access to method and risk
  • Define impact of exposure to suicide and family contributors to suicide
  • Employ evidence-based depression prevention and treatment options


Dr. Brent receives grant funding from NIMH, NARSAD, AFSP and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also receives royalties from Guilford Press, and is on the Editorial Board for Up to Date.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/23/2011 | Last Modified On: 6/23/2011 | Expires: 6/22/2013

This course has been expired.