Managing Depression in Primary Care

5th May 2018, Sydney, Australia.

This one-day training course on depression management is designed for health professionals in primary care to improve their skills in using psychological approaches and medications to treat patients with depression.

Depression in Primary Care

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting around one in six Australians, with almost twice as many women affected as men. The disability associated with depression is comparable to chronic physical illnesses and its presence worsens the prognosis for other mental and physical conditions. Up to 80% of suicides are preceded by depression.

Costs associated with depression are very high, both for the sufferer as well as the community and society at large. Fortunately, effective psychological and pharmacological treatments are available, yet recent research indicates depression continues to remain under-recognised and under-treated in primary care.


This course will cover the following topics:

  • Depression and the mood disorders
  • Role of lifestyle interventions in treatment
  • Behavioural models and behaviour therapy for depression
  • Cognitive theory and cognitive therapy for depression
  • Pharmacotherapy for depression
General Information
5th May 2018
8th September 2018

University of Sydney
Camperdown New South Wales 2006

For more information visit the course website.

Published in GI-Mail 02/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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