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86758 - Managing Depression in Primary Care

  • : Online

This one-day training course on the management of depression is for general practitioners to improve their skills in using medications and psychological approaches to treat patients with depression. Other health professionals are also welcome to attend this course and learn how to manage depression. 

Find more information at http://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/MDGP or call 02 8999 9608.

Relevance to General Practice

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting around one in six Australians, with almost twice as many women affected as men. The disability associated with depression is comparable to chronic physical illnesses and its presence worsens the prognosis for other mental and physical conditions. Up to 80% of suicides are preceded by depression. Costs associated with depression are very high, both for the sufferer as well as the community and society at large. Fortunately, effective psychological and pharmacological treatments are available, yet recent research indicates depression continues to remain under-recognised and under-treated in primary care. 

Find more information at http://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/MDGP or call 02 8999 9608.

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the symptoms, prevalence, and burden of depression
  • Develop a diagnostic framework for depression that links with treatment
  • Identify appropriate pharmacological management strategies for depression
  • Describe cognitive and behavioural treatments that are effective in the treatment of depression
  • Implement structured care of patients with depression to reliably improve patient safety
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    86758 - Managing Depression in Primary Care
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    2 hours
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    2 hours
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