Understanding Depression

Course DurationCourse Duration: 4 hours
Course FeesCourse Fees: £25

This short distance learning Understanding Depression course will give you the knowledge required to understand the impact and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety and how they can affect people.

Depression and anxiety affect almost one in five UK adults today. This number could be higher because many people are embarrassed to come forward due to little understanding of the seriousness of anxiety and depression.

A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to mental health awareness, this distance learning Understanding Depression course has many benefits in and out of the work environment.

This course is also a great introduction to our Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems Distance Learning Course.

Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time and in a place to suit you.

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate of participation in this subject area which can boost career prospects and opportunities in a variety of fields.

On this distance learning Understanding Depression course you will learn:

Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’

Learners will understand the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression alongside examining the key facts about depression.

Section 2: The cause of depression

In this section, learners will cover the causes and symptoms of depression and will also look at individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition.

Section 3: The effects of psychotic depression

In this section, learners will understand exactly what psychotic depression is, develop the skills required to identify those suffering from it and begin to explore ways in which to begin dealing with the condition.

Section 4: Effects on the individual, family and friends

Learners will understand how depression affects an individual’s life, as well as those of their family and close friends.

Section 5: How the demands of daily life can maintain depression

This section covers the demands of modern, daily life and how they can manifest themselves into various forms of depression. Also introduced are techniques in how to competently manage these pressures and demands.

Section 6: Depression management and support

Learners will cover the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression.

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