Depression: Symptoms, Types and Supports
Learn more about depression to better support yourself or someone you know with this free online course on depression.
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This course will begin by introducing you to the definition of depression. You will learn about the symptoms of the disorder and its impact on daily life. You will also be able to explain the different presentation of depression in adults, teenagers and children. You will investigate how to determine if a loved one is struggling with depression.
The learner will read about the different types of depression. These include seasonal depression, bipolar disorder, postnatal depression and psychotic depression. You will learn the appropriate way to talk about depression and the questions which are acceptable and constructive to ask someone with depression. The course will explain what support you can provide for someone going through depression.
In addition to the invaluable insight this course provides, there are also optional worksheets and activities to help with your revision and study. By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of depression, its symptoms, presentation and treatment options. This is an important and educational course which rewards you with an in-depth level of relevant knowledge. The course will give you much more insight into depression. This may be beneficial in recognising symptoms in yourself or supporting a loved one. So why wait? Start learning today.Start Course Now
The Symptoms of Depression
The Symptoms of Depression - Learning Outcomes
Understanding Depression Symptoms
Depression in Children, Teenagers and Adults
Surprising Symptoms of Depression
The Symptoms of Depression - Lesson Summary
Types of Depression
Types of Depression - Learning Outcomes
Bipolar Depression, SAD and Cyclothymia
Postnatal and Psychotic Depression
Types of Depression - Lesson Summary
Helping Someone with Depression
Helping Someone with Depression - Learning Outcomes
Identifying and Understanding Depression
Talking About Depression
Supporting Yourself and Others
Helping Someone with Depression - Lesson Summary
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- List depression symptoms
- Compare the differences in depression between adults, teenagers and children
- Describe bipolar depression and how it can affect someone
- Discuss the treatment options for postnatal depression
- Recognise psychotic depression
- Describe how to determine if a loved one is suffering from depression
- Analyse how to take care of yourself when helping someone with depression
- Explain what support you can provide to someone going through treatment
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