Depression (1 Credit Hour)

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Program Summary: This course provides an introduction to depression and includes an overview of who is affected along with symptoms and treatment options.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for National Certified Counselors.

Publisher: National Institute of Mental Health

Find the article at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/depression-booklet_34625.pdf

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

Learning Objectives: Identify the different types of depression.  Identify signs and symptoms of depression.  Describe how depression affects women, men, older adults, and children.  Identify treatment options.

For an overview of DSM-5 changes, please go to http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf.

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1: Major depressive disorder is characterized by symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to
 
 
 
 
 
 
2: It is estimated that __________ of women experience postpartum depression after giving birth.
 
 
 
 
3: Which of the following illnesses can co-exist with depression?
 
 
 
 
4: Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can be used to diagnose depression.
 
 
5: Choose the correct statement below.
 
 
 
6: Depression is a normal part of aging.
 
 
7: Which group has the highest suicide rate in the United States?
 
 
 
 
8: Children who develop depression often continue to have episodes as they enter adulthood.
 
 
9: A child with depression may
 
 
 
 
10: By age 15, girls are twice as likely as boys to have had a major depressive episode.
 
 
11: Depression in adolescence frequently co-occurs with
 
 
 
 
12: Which antidepressants tend to have fewer side effects?
 
 
 
13: MAOIs can be especially effective in cases of
 
 
14: Which two medications when taken together produce a serious condition called 'serotonin syndrome' ?
 
 
 
15: All antidepressants must be taken for at least ___________ before they have a full effect.
 
 
 
 
16: In 2005, the FDA adopted a 'black box' warning label on all anti-depressant medications to alert the public about the increased risk of _____________ in children and adolescents taking antidepressants.
 
 
 
 
17: St. John's wort has been shown to be more effective than a placebo in treating major depression.
 
 
18: Which type of therapy helps people with depression restructure negative thought patterns?
 
 
 
 
19: ECT once had a bad reputation but in recent years, it has greatly improved and can provide relief for people with severe depression who have not been able to feel better with other treatments.
 
 

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