How to identify and manage depression

In this course, worth 1 CME credit, and illustrated by case-based quizzes, you will review how to diagnose and assess the severity of depression, including suicide risk, and the different approaches to manage the condition.

What you'll learn

  • The core features of depression
  • How to determine the severity of depression
  • Other factors to consider when asking for history
  • What lifestyle advice to give to patients to improve the symptoms of depression
  • How to conduct a clinical interview to assess suicide risk
  • Which management strategies are appropriate depending on symptoms severity, comorbidities and patient preferences
  • The different classes of antidepressants along with their main side effect and risk profile
  • How to apply NICE guidance regarding the initiation, monitoring and stopping of antidepressant therapy

The Instructors

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