Module introduction

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this module, we hope that you will be able to:

 

  • understand why depression may be missed or undertreated in physical illness

 

  • be more confident in recognising and diagnosing depression in people with physical illness

 

  • know how to take into account psychological aspects of adjusting to a physical illness when assessing for depression

 

  • be aware of important psychological aspects of physical illness diagnosis and management when managing depression in people with physical illness

 

  • know a strategy to approach prescribing antidepressants for people with physical illness.

 

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