How to Deal with Depression ?

The How to Deal with Depression course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to effectively manage and cope with depression. This course aims to create a supportive learning environment where individuals can gain a better understanding of depression, its impact on mental health, and learn practical techniques for self-care and seeking help.

How to Deal with Depression  

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  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

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Unit 1 : Introduction to Depression 

1.1 Definition of Depression and History of Depression

1.2 Overview of the Prevalence and Impact of Depression on Individuals and Society

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Unit  2: Symptoms and Diagnosis of Depression  

1.1 Various Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria for Depression

1.2 Differentiating Between Depression and Other Mental Health Conditions

1.3 The Use of Standardised Assessments to Diagnose Depression

Unit 3 : Cause and Risk Factors of Depression 

1.1 Biological and Genetic Factors that Contribute to Depression

1.2 Role of Environmental Stressors and Life Events in the Development of Depression

1.3 The Impact of Social and Cultural Factors on Depression

Unit 4: Types of Depression 

1.1 Overview of the Different Types of Depression

1.2 Major Depressive Disorder

1.3 Persistent Depressive Disorder

1.4 Seasonal Affective Disorder

1.5 Postpartum Depression

1.6 Psychotic Depression

1.7 Bipolar Disorder

1.8 Atypical Depression

Unit  5: Treatment of Depression 

1.1 Overview of the Various Treatment Options for Depression

1.2 Evidence-based Approaches to Treating Depression

1.3 Use of Pharmacological Interventions

Unit 8: Suicide Prevention and Management

1.1 Overview of the Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Suicide

1.2 Strategies for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

1.3 Approaches to Suicide Prevention

Unit 6: Self-Help and Coping Strategies of Depression 

1.1 Overview of Lifestyle and Self-care Strategies to Manage Depression

1.2 The Role of Mindfulness and Meditation in Managing Depression

1.3 Strategies for Building Social Support and Seeking Help When Needed

Unit 7: Special Populations and Depression 

1.1 Overview of the Impact of Depression on Specific Populations

1.2 Unique Challenges and Considerations for Treating Depression in Different Populations

Unit 9: Recovery and Relapse Prevention 

1.1 Overview of the Challenges of Recovery from Depression

1.2 Strategies for Maintaining Treatment Gains and Preventing Relapse

1.3 The Importance of Self-monitoring and Ongoing Self-care in Maintaining Recovery