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Understanding Depression

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course will provide Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with basic information about the etiology and signs and symptoms of major depressive disorder and dysthymia and how these illnesses are treated.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • The Diagnosis of Depression
  • Causes of Depression
  • The Treatment of Depression
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the diagnosis of depression
  • Describe the causes of depression
  • Explain the treatment of depression


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