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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: Summary

 

(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: Summary

 

(3.1) Section 3: Specific psychological aspects to treating depression in physical illness

(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

(3.8) Psychological treatment

(3.9) Section 3: Recap

(3.10) Section 3: Summary

 

(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: Summary

 

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