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    3 Weeks, 1 Hours per week

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About This Course

The 3-module course is presented by eminent clinicians to deal with the most disabling condition in the world that is depression. The course is designed with an aim to equip them with the vast knowledge of the subject to help understand recognising, managing, and referring for patients with depression.

Meet the Mentors

DR. MANOJ BHATAWDEKAR

M.D., D.P.M,Consulting Psychiatrist practising at Andheri, Mumbai
Head, Mental Health Services and Trustee, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Maharashtra Chapter
Advisor, Mental Health, Vatsalya Trust, Mumbai
Past President of the Bombay Psychiatric Society
Past Lecturer and Scientific Research Officer at the G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital

DR. MANGESH TIWASKAR

MD(Medicine), FRCP(London), FRCP(Ireland), FRCP(Glasgow), FACP, FICP, FGSI, FDI
General Secretary, Association of Physicians of India (API)
General Secretary, Indian College of Physicians (ICP)
General Secretary, Physicians Research Foundation (PRF)

Dr. SUNIL MITTAL

MBBS (MAMC), MD Psy. (PGI, Chandigarh)
Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist
Founder, Chairman & Cheif Mentor, Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Science (CIMBS)
General Secretary, Caring Foundation, NGO working for health, education & community empowerment
Director Asia-Pacific, World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH)
Co-founder & Past President, India Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP)

What will you learn?

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Understand symptoms and making a structured plan to get better.
  • Understand different kinds of biological abnormalities associated with depression and anxiety amongst different age groups.
  • Understand drastic measures on preserving the physical health of the population in pandemic times.
  • Make patients – young children, elderly, pregnant women or healthcare professionals understand practical ways to promote healthy habits and adaptive and mood enhancing behaviours in lockdown period and beyond.

Syllabus

  • Module 1: Diagnosis & Management of Anxiety & Depression in different age groups. Emphasizing on Depression in geriatric Patients
    • Recognizing symptoms of depression in older adults(common signs and symptoms)– also include manifestation in the form of physical illness
    • In other illness include– anxiety, sleep disorders, suicidal tendencies
    • In assessment tool- can include PHQ as well
    • Adverse effects of anti-depressant therapies
    • Also include atypical presentation of depression… especially in children and adolescents
  • Module 1: Management of Anxiety & Depression with Comorbidities Primarily Hypertension and Diabetes
    • Prevalence data and correlation between anxiety depression and most common diseases – diabetes and hypertension
    • Screening for depression and anxiety- importance
    • Complicated and Uncomplicated depression- what to be treated by a primary care physician and what to be referred to a psychiatrist
    • Role of physicians in depression- early diagnosis, understanding symptoms-physical and other, counselling, differentiating between anxiety and depression symptoms
    • Comorbidities posing challenges in the management of depression- which to treat first
  • Module 3: Management of Anxiety & Depression in the New Normal
    • COVID-19 pandemic and mental health issues in children and adolescents
    • Addressing mental health issues among pregnant and postpartum Women during COVID-19
    • Psychological issues of frontline personnel combating COVID-19

Target Audience

Consultant Physicians & General Practitioners

CME Disclosure

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by 'Us'. In no event will 'We' be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Dr. Manoj Bhatawdekar

Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar

Dr. Sunil Mittal

We acknowledge the educational grant received from Abbott Laboratories for the creation of this Internet Enduring activity.

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Course FAQs

Consultant Physicians & General Practitioners.
The course is organized into 3 modules and includes additional resources specific to each one. Registration for the course is always open and participants may begin the course at any time.
As soon as you enroll in a course, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes and assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments become available once your session has officially begun.
Yes, relevant work experience is beneficial as the courses on docmode.org help practising and aspiring healthcare professionals.
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