Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn: Cymraeg (Welsh)
Depression affects around 1 in 10 people at some point in their lives and is a very real illness where people feel persistently sad for weeks or months. Debilitating symptoms can include feelings of helplessness, crying, anxiety, low self-esteem, a lack of energy and sleeping difficulties. However, depression affects people in different ways and therefore symptoms can vary between individuals. It can interfere with a person’s ability to function, feel pleasure or take an interest in things. Importantly, with the correct treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery.
Pharmacy professionals are well placed to support people with depression. This webinar recording will give an overview of the condition, its symptoms and diagnosis as well as increasing understanding of its evidence based management.
After this webinar recording, participants will be able to:
- Explain the symptoms of depression and the basis for diagnosis
- Describe the evidence-based pharmacological and psychological recommendations for the management of depression
- Outline the risks and benefits of antidepressant treatment, in order to support patients in optimising their use of medicines
- Discuss the condition, choice of medication, duration and withdrawal treatment with patients
All pharmacy professionals in patient-facing roles. Other health-care professionals are welcome.
Dr Paul Deslandes
Pharmacist All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre and University of South Wales