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185934 - Mood Disorders Course Online: Psychological Approaches

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
9 hrs

Learn how to treat mood disorders using psychological approaches and effectively deal with related issues to mood disorders in this self-paced interactive online course.

Relevance to General Practice

This course will discuss cognitive behaviour therapy, describing the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy for depression. Practical cognitive and behavioural methods will be presented incorporating a range of clinical examples to illustrate the techniques. GPs will learn about internet-based treatments for depression and their effectiveness. The way depression overlaps with and differs from anxiety disorders and prolonged grief disorder in terms of symptoms and treatment will be discussed. GPs will also learn about the effect of lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking on mood disorders as well as the impact of culture on the expression and treatment of depression.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the cognitive model and behavioural model of depression and apply treatment techniques derived from these models.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of internet-based treatments for depression and its effectiveness.
  • Differentiate depression from anxiety disorders and prolonged grief disorder with regards to symptoms and treatment.
  • Develop a systematic view on expression and treatment of mood disorders with considerations of the impact of diet and smoking and sociocultural factors.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Psychological health
    • General practice teaching
    Partnering organisations

    Centre of Continuing Education (CCE)

    185934 - Mood Disorders Course Online: Psychological Approaches
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    9 hrs
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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