True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
Usually the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
For this reason, mental health professionals need to stay current on clinical advances in the treatment of depression. Professional Development Resources offers the following continuing education courses for that very purpose:
Depressive Disorders – Overview – This 1-hour online course reviews the different types of depressive disorders including major depression, dysthymia, and mania. The etiology, assessment, and treatment of depressive disorders in both children and adults are discussed. National Institute of Mental Health | 2001 | 11 pages | 10 posttest questions | Course #10-15
Depression: What You Must Know – This 2-hour online course provides in depth information about the diagnosis and treatment of depression in a simple, straightforward way. Major Depression is a very common illness that can be life threatening, yet the majority of sufferers of this illness never get proper treatment. This is despite the fact that there are many different and varied treatments currently available. Dr’s Kuna and Nelson-Kuna will share with you published information combined with their joint 36 years of experience to give you their honest opinion on what is likely hype and what has been proven to work. KunaLand Productions, Inc | 2009 | 22 pages | 25 posttest questions | Course #20-25
- Clinical Depression and Self-Talk (depressionmywitnessyoursolution.org)
- A Step-by-Step Guide to Depression Recovery (everydayhealth.com)
- Help for Treatment-Resistant Depression (everydayhealth.com)
- Are Migraines Symptoms of Depression? (everydayhealth.com)
- Chronic Ketamine for Depression: An Unethical Case Study? (neurocritic.blogspot.com)
- The ABCs of Depression (everydayhealth.com)
- Can a Person Be Diagnosed with Simultaneous Depression and Bipolar Disorder? (everydayhealth.com)
- Bipolar and Depression: What’s the Difference? (everydayhealth.com)
- The Search for Treatment Options for Depression (everydayhealth.com)
- DSM-IV: Depression Defined (everydayhealth.com)