Mental Health: Depression

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The aim of this programme is to enable you to provide evidence-based pharmaceutical care to patients diagnosed with depression and to know when and where to refer as appropriate.

Learning outcomes

Having completed this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the major symptoms associated with depression in adults
  • Advise on the treatment of depression in adults (NICE guideline) and of perinatal mood disorders (SIGN guideline)
  • Take account of the non pharmacological management of depression in adults
  • List the major categories of antidepressants and describe their mode of action and side effects
  • Make recommendations for treating depression in older people and pregnant women