A49 Depression in the chronically ill patient
Depression often goes hand in hand with a long-term physical condition yet it is seldom recognised. Treatment for depression in the chronically ill patient can improve quality of life and may improve disease outcome. This day explores the links between depression and long term illness in primary care, improves your recognition and assessment skills, introduces screening tools and discusses the management of depression using drug and non-drug approaches.
Who should attend?
Aims / objectives
- Recognition, assessment and effective treatment of depression.
- Short consultation skills and techniques that comply with NICE Guidelines and GMS QOF allocation.
- An introduction to evidence based tools for assessing the severity of depression.
- Explore options for drug and non-drug treatments and ways of supporting your patients and their carers within a team approach.
- Effects and links between depression and long term illness
- Recovery and wellbeing
- Holistic interventions
- Lifestyle changes
- Evidence-based practice and guidelines