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Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia (Forbes)

Date: 09-12-2023 09:00:00 to 17:00

When Saturday, 9 December 2023 9.00am - 5.00pm AEST
Where Club Forbes, Function Room, 41-43 Templar Street Forbes NSW 2871

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Depression is a common condition frequently managed in primary care. Identifying and managing depression in a rural context presents a unique set of challenges for health care in their communities. 

Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia is a highly interactive, multidisciplinary program developed specifically to address the needs of clinicians delivering health care for people presenting with depression in a rural setting.

Using a case-based problem solving format, the program outlines a practical framework for assessment and management planning readily applicable to primary care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate between the differing sub-types of clinical depression
  • Recognise the contribution of biological, social and psychological factors to the current depressive episode
  • Assess and manage risk in the depressed patient
  • Select pharmacological treatment best suited to the individual patient
  • Develop a comprehensive mental health treatment plan derived from the formulation of the depressive episode