Diagnosis and Referral of Primary Care Patients With Depression
Depression is often undetected or misdiagnosed in the primary care setting. This course has been developed specifically for primary care physicians who wish to learn about best practice guidelines for detecting and diagnosing depression. The course will discuss (i) detection of symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Dysthymic Disorder (DD), (ii) differential diagnosis of these disorders, (iii) special considerations for diagnosis in older adults, (iv) assessment of patients for urgent intervention, and (v) referral of patients to a mental health specialist or therapist. Patient education materials and other resources will also be provided.
Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to
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