Depression and Suicide: The Facts (NL0607)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 10

Course Description

This course discusses depression and the relationship with suicide. We will present the various types, symptoms, and causes of depression, as well as the various treatment options.

Course Format


Course Objectives

  1. Discuss/Explain the following aspects of Depression:
    1.) The types of depression
    2.) The symptoms and causes of depression
    3.) Diagnostic and treatment options
    4.) Why women are more likely than men to suffer depression

  2. Describe how depression and suicide relate to older adults

  3. Describe the relationship between:
    1.) Depression and heart disease
    2.) Depression and cancer

  4. Discuss the relationship between various pharmaceutical treatments for depression and suicide, including:
    1.) Paxil
    2.) Prozac

Course Overview


  • Article 1: Depression
  • Article 2: Adult Children of Depressed Parents Have Higher Risk of Mental and Physical Illness
  • Article 3: Depression: What Every Woman Should Know
  • Article 4: Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
  • Article 5: Depression Can Break Your Heart
  • Article 6: Depression and Cancer
  • Article 7: In Second Try to Treat Depression, Cognitive Therapy Generally As Effective as Medication
  • Article 8: FDA Warns that Paxil Makes Depressed Adults Suicidal
  • Article 9: Prozac, Suicide and Dr. Healy
  • Article 10: Psychiatry and the surgical treatment of depression - Editorial

Course Price

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Customer Testimonial

Excellent overview of the types of depression and how it relates to men, women, and elderly.
Molly J.