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SW1023:
DEPRESSION: THE FACTS, THE MYTHS, THE ISSUES

TAKE COURSE


OBJECTIVES

1. Understand the term “Depressive Disorder”.

2. Explain different types of depression

3. List the symptoms of depression vs. mania

4. Describe the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of depression

5. Understand ways in which to offer aid to a depressed person


OUTLINE

A. INTRODUCTION

B. WHAT IS A DEPRESSIVE DISORDER?

C. TYPES OF DEPRESSION

D. SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND MANIA

E. CAUSES OF DEPRESSION

F. DEPRESSION IN WOMEN

G. DEPRESSION IN MEN

H. DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY

I. DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN

J. DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION AND TREATMENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES

K. DEPRESSION AND OTHER ILLNESSES

L. HOW TO HELP YOURSELF IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED

M. WHERE TO GET HELP

N. LINKS AND RESOURCES