Depression: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an overview of depressive disorders, including symptoms, treatment modalities, ways that different populations experience depression, the prevalence of depression and personal recovery stories.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Reading:

National Institute of Mental Health reading on Depression

Personal Recovery Stories from SAMHSA

Publisher:  National Institute for Mental Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Find the reading at:   http://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/Depression-Causes-Signs-Diagnosis-Treatment.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to depression.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the different forms of depression.  Identify sign, symptoms, and common treatments.  Describe how depression affects women, men, older adults, children, and teens.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Which of the following is the best description of the form of depressive disorder known as "Persistent depressive disorder"?
 
 
 
 
2: Which of the following is the best description of the form of depressive disorder known as "Psychotic depression"?
 
 
 
 
3: Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
 
 
 
4: Which of the following is not a sign/symptom of depression?
 
 
 
 
5: Each year, about __________ of adults in the US experience major depressive disorder.
 
 
 
 
6: Women are __________ more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime.
 
 
 
 
7: The average age of onset of depression is
 
 
 
 
8: Which of the following may co-exist with depression?
 
 
 
 
 
9: Some of the newest and most popular antidepressants are called
 
 
 
10: How long does it take before an antidepressant medication has its full effect?
 
 
 
 
11: What does the FDA "black box" warning label on all antidepressant medication alert the public about?
 
 
 
 
12: Recent studies have found that St. John’s wort is more effective than placebo in treating major or minor depression.
 
 
13: Which of the following helps people with depression restructure negative thought patterns?
 
 
 
 
14: Which may be the most effective approach to treating major depression in teens?
 
 
 
15: Men with depression are more likely to
 
 
16: Suicide rates are highest among
 
 
 
 
17: By age ____________ , girls are twice as likely as boys to have had a major depressive episode.
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.