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Depression Management

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Depression Management to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Research data shows that episodes of depression are beginning at earlier and earlier ages and that childhood depression, once virtually unknown – or at least unrecognised – is emerging as a feature of modern life. That depression should not just be treated, but prevented in children is clear from the alarming discovery that even mild forms of depression in a child can augur more severe episodes in later life.  This course looks at both treatment and prevention of depression.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Misconceptions
      • Somatisation
      • Symptoms of Depression
  • Lesson Two
    • What is Depression?
      • Anxiety
      • Phobias
      • Neurotic Depression
      • Affective Disorders
      • Circular Manic-Depressive Psychosis
  • Lesson Three
    • The Causes of Depression
      • Physical Causes
      • Psychological Theories
      • Social Factors
      • Other Factors
  • Lesson Four
    • Depression in Females
      • Pre-Menstrual Tension – PMT
      • Post Natal Depression – PND
      • Menopause
      • Environmental Causes
  • Lesson Five
    • Methods of Therapy
      • Psychological Treatments – Psychotherapy
      • Physical Treatment
  • Lesson Six
    • Management and Coping Skills

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.