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Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. Its high prevalence amongst Canadians has an adverse impact affecting the well being and productivity of individuals, families and caregivers. And it has only continued to rise during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The management of depression is challenging for mental health care workers. Many psychiatric interventions have been used in the treatment of depression, from psychotherapy, to psychopharmacology and brain stimulation techniques.
Hosted by the Poul Hansen Family Centre for Depression at UHN, the “Clinical Advances in Depression Care” interactive, one-day educational event will offer an overview of interventions and treatments for depression care and new approaches under study. The following core topics will be covered:
• What Quality Care of Depression Looks Like in 2022
• A Practical Guide to Brain Stimulation
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
• Brain Insulin Signalling and the Implications for Disease Modelling and Treatment of Mood Disorders
• Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression
• Using a Stepped Model of Care in the Management of Depression in a Complex Medically Ill Population
• Psychopharmacology and Somatic Treatments in Major Depressive Episodes and the Medically Ill
• Ketamine for Mood Disorders
• Psychedelics in Major Depressive Episodes and Treatment-Resistant Depression
No prior knowledge or background is necessary to attend and benefit from this educational event. Members of the community and clinicians from a variety of health disciplines are encouraged to attend, including:
• Family physicians
• Social workers
• Occupational Therapists
• Mental Health Clinicians
• Registered psychotherapists
• Spiritual care providers and chaplains
• Trainees from any of these disciplines
By the end of this learning event, participants will be able to:
1. Describe recent advances in depression care including both biological (rTMS, ketamine, novel antidepressants) and psychotherapeutic (MBCT, CFT interventions) treatments.
2. Describe the Health Quality Ontario Standards for Major Depression care.
3. Describe interventions and models of care used in providing care to individuals with mental and physical health concerns.
Event Date & Time
Friday September 30, 2022
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom Webinar)
A link will be sent via email the week of the event
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