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(1.1) Section 1: Why is
depression in physical illness important?
(1.2) Depression is common in people with physical illness
(1.3) Depression worsens physical disease outcomes
(1.4) Clinical vignette: Mrs Smith
(1.5) Model answer
(1.6) Interactive exercise: why is depression often missed in
people with physical illness?
(1.7) Why is depression often inadequately treated in people
with physical illness?
(1.8) Interactive exercise: depression in physical illness
(1.9) Section 1: Recap
(1.10) Section 1:
(2.1) Section 2: How to recognise
depression in people with a physical illness
(2.2) Symptoms of depression
(2.3) Psychological symptoms of depression
(2.4) Suicidal thoughts
(2.5) Biological and behavioural symptoms
(2.6) Interactive exercise: practical tips for recognising
depression in a physical health treatment setting
(2.7) Clinical vignette: Part 1
(2.8) Clinical vignette: Part 2
(2.9) Section 2: Recap
(2.10) Section 2:
(3.1) Section 3: Specific
psychological aspects to treating depression in physical
(3.2) Engaging the patient
(3.3) Model answer
(3.4) Adjustment to illness
(3.5) Clinical vignette: Mr Brown
(3.6) Model answer
(3.7) Families and carers
(3.9) Section 3: Recap
(3.10) Section 3:
(4.1) Section 4: Physical
treatments for depression in physical illness
(4.2) Physical treatments
(4.3) Interactive exercise: principles of prescribing
antidepressants in physical illness
(4.4) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
(4.5) Section 4: Recap
(4.6) Section 4: