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Effective prescribing in depression: a video module (1 CPD hour)


Director of pharmacy Professor David Taylor discusses the effectiveness of antidepressants, antidepressant polypharmacy, drugs in refractory depression and treatment for bipolar depression.
Learning objectives

This module will cover a variety of topics relating to pharmacology in depression, including:

  • The belief that antidepressants do not work
  • NICE guidance and antidepressive medication
  • Polypharmacy with antidepressants
  • Refractory depression

In this module, you will watch Professor David Taylor deliver a presentation covering the above topics. This video was recorded at a Pulse Clinical Seminar which took place in May 2012.

The powerpoint slides will cycle through automatically as the video plays, but if you are interested in a particular aspect of the presentation, use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the slides, simply click on the slide you are interested in and you will be taken to the relevant part of the video.

After viewing the video, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment to test the knowledge you have gained. You will then have the opportunity to record your personal learning points and claim your CPD credits, which will be recorded on a certificate stored automatically in your Pulse Learning CPD log.


Full CPD module