Treatment of Depression (May 2022)



The virtual course will present a primer on the diagnosis and management of depression. Join MGH and Harvard psychiatry experts for this education course. The course will present a primer on the diagnosis and management of depression for the general psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals. The course is designed in a scalable model: each lecture builds upon the previous one, paralleling the thought process that psychiatrists follow when facing a patient with increasingly resistant depression. Participants may follow the course as far as they wish, based on how much they are interested. Participants will get a complete, self-contained lesson in each lecture, permitting them to either view the entire course (in any order desired) or select which module(s) they wish to view. The lectures will include at least one case presentation, played by two of the DCRP faculty where one will play the doctor and the other will play the patient. Somatic therapies, commonly used antidepressants, natural remedies and ketamine use will be highlighted. Psychotherapies will be reviewed. Principles of cultural competence when working with patients of different ethnicities, nationalities will be reviewed.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets participants post questions and interact with peers.

15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum

15.5 CNE contact hours


May 2 - June 27, 2022


Virtual Conference