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Depression in Adults (The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies)

Author: Anton O. Tolman

Course Created: 2005

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Depression in Adults (The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies) contains a concise but thorough review of the treatment of depression. The course covers various theoretical and diagnostic approaches as well as psychopharmacology for depression.

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Course Syllabus

1. General information about Depression

How Common in Depression
What is the Likelihood of Recovery?
2. Diagnosing Depression
What Criteria are used to Diagnose Major Depression?
What are Typical Characteristics of Those with Depression?
What other Depression Types and Classifications Exist?
What Tools are Available for Clinical Assessment?
What Differentiate Depression from other Disorders?
3. Global Treatment Issues Related to Depression
What are Global Treatment Issues Related to Depression?
4. Psychological Treatments for Depression
What are the Major Psychological Treatment Methods for Depression?
5. Biological Treatments for Depression
What is the Role of Genetics in the Origin of Depression?
What Neurochemical Influences may Cause Depression?
What are the Major Treatment Methods used in a Biological Approach?
Appendix Depression Assessment Instruments

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of depression.
  • Describe the subtypes of depression.
  • Explain the various psychological treatment methods for depression.
  • Describe antidepressants commonly used to treat depression.


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