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Medical management of depression


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

Dr Raj Thakkar reviews the medical management of depression in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include indications for drug treatment, choice of antidepressant, and managing refractory depression.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource, you should be more:

  • Aware of medical conditions which may cause depression
  • Able to choose an appropriate medical treatment for depression in different circumstances
  • Aware of options if the treatment fails

Author

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire

Test author

Dr Ravi Ramanathan, GP, London

This resource is provided at intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.