PodMed – Week of September 1, 2014

This week's topics include treating adolescent depression, self management of hypertension, transmissibility of MERS, and cardiovascular events around the world.
Program notes:
0:31 Self management of high blood pressure
1:30 Increase or decrease medications themselves
2:30 Estimated 20% of people eligible
3:07 Cardiovascular events around the world
4:07 High income countries more meds and interventions
5:08 MERS transmission
6:08 Looked for virus or antibodies
7:08 Low transmission rate but contact screening needed
7:26 Treating depression in adolescents
8:26 Offered CBT, medications, or both
9:26 Subsequent depression may be worse
10:40 End
Related blog:http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2014/08/29/teenagers-and-depression/