Depression: Treatment, Therapies and Triggers
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 different treatment options available for those with depression You will learn about traditional and alternative treatments for this disorder. There are many different potential triggers of depression. Therefore, it is important to be able to recognise these triggers and also be prepared to support a loved one with depression.
The learner will read about the potential lifestyle changes that can be made to aid those struggling with depression. These include changes to diet, exercise and socialising. You will also learn about the possibility of making a full recovery and look at life after depression. You will learn the appropriate way to talk about depression and the questions which are acceptable and constructive to ask someone with 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, triggers 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
Traditional Treatments for Depression
Traditional Treatments for Depression - Learning Outcomes
Severity and Treatments
Exercise and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Antidepressants and Support Groups
Traditional Treatments for Depression - Lesson Summary
Alternative Therapies and Self-Help
Alternative Therapies and Self-Help - Learning Outcomes
St. John’s Wort, Acupuncture, Meditation and Massage
Self-Help, Support and Activities
Do Things Differently
Alternative Therapies and Self-Help - Lesson Summary
Identifying Triggers and Making Lifestyle Changes
Identifying Triggers and Making Lifestyle Changes - Learning Outcomes
Making Lifestyle Changes (1)
Making Lifestyle Changes (2)
Identifying Triggers and Making Lifestyle Changes - Lesson Summary
Life After Depression
Life After Depression - Learning Outcomes
Recovery and Residual Symptoms
The Long-Term Outlook
Life After Depression - Lesson Summary
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- List the traditional treatments for mild, moderate, and severe depression
- List alternative treatment options
- Describe how changing your way of thinking can improve your depression
- Investigate why changing your diet can help to improve depression
- Explain why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
- Recognise why sleep is essential for brain health
- Investigate if socialisation can help treat depression
- Discuss the possibility of a full recovery from depression
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