About this Course

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance 

Release date: May 15, 2023

Expiration date: May 15, 2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes


 Target Audience

This course is for movement disorder specialists, neurologists, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with a movement or related disorder.  

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify criteria for making diagnosis of major depression
  • Identify criteria for making diagnosis of apathy
  • Recognize common symptoms of overlap when comparing depression and apathy
  • Utilize screening tools appropriate for depression and apathy
  • Apply evidence-based treatment options for both depression and apathy including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods


Rebecca Rye, CRNP-PMH
Johns Hopkins Hospital 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Meredith Hatcher, PA-C – Speakers Bureau: AbbVie.  Advisory Board: AbbVie, Amneal

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. 

The PMD Alliance planners and others have nothing to disclose.

All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. 

Joint Accreditation Statement 

 Jointly%20Accredited%20Provider%20TMIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PMD Alliance.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.

This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until May 15, 2025. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.

Computer System Requirements

A smartphone, tablet, or computer with access to the internet.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from Abbott, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, GE HealthCare, and Neurocrine Biosciences

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the directions provided at the conclusion of the course.  

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at [email protected] or PMD Alliance at [email protected]


Rebecca Rye, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Rye CRNP-PMH is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in Johns Hopkins Hospital Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Department. She has 35 years of experience in psychiatry including inpatient, emergency room and outpatient experience in psychiatry. Rebecca has practiced as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the past 12 years in Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Parkinson’s Neuropsychiatry Clinic and The Frontotemporal Dementia and Young Onset Dementia Clinic. She has also worked in the Geriatric Partial Hospitalization Program and the Psychogeriatric Outreach and Mobile Treatment Program ( PATCH ). In 2020 she was the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Nurse Practitioner award. Rebecca is co-author on several papers related to geriatric mobile treatment. Her clinical interests are treating elderly patients with mental illness and dementia, working with families/care partners and the management of non- motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Course curriculum

    1. Educational Objectives

    2. Credit Designation

    1. Pre Test

    1. Presentation: Depression and Apathy in Parkinson's Disease

    1. Patient Profile 1

    2. Reflection Question 1

    3. Treatment and Management Discussion 1

    4. Patient Profile 2

    5. Reflection Question 2

    6. Treatment and Management Discussion 2

    7. Patient Profile 3

    8. Reflection Question 3

    9. Treatment and Management Discussion 3

    1. Post Test

About this course

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content