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Medical management of depression

Medical management of depression



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


July 31, 2014


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Raj Thakkar reviews the medical management of depression in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include indications for drug treatment, choice of antidepressant, and managing refractory depression.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, the healthcare professional will be more:
  • Aware of medical conditions which may cause depression
  • Able to choose an appropriate medical treatment for depression in different circumstances
  • Aware of options if the treatment fails
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    Wooburn Green
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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