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Antidepressants in Psychiatric Practice – A Practical Guide


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About The Course

Gain a deep understanding of antidepressant medications and delve deep into their intricate mechanisms of action. Explore the pathophysiology of depression, history of antidepressants, their mechanisms of action, indications, and side effects. Discover novel approaches to antidepressant use to enhance your clinical practice. Whether you are a seasoned clinician or a student, this course equips you with the knowledge to prescribe, manage, and monitor antidepressants confidently.

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of depression
  • Discuss the history of antidepressant medications
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of antidepressant medications
  • Identify the novel approaches to antidepressant use in clinical practice

Course Programme

5 Units | 16 Modules | 7 hours total length

  • Dual network model of depression
  • Salience network
  • Default mode network
  • Central executive network
  • Fronto-striato-limbic network
  • Gut-brain axis
  • History of antidepressants: a timeline
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • TCAs
  • MAOIs
  • Other Agents
  • Mirtazapine
  • Agomelatine
  • Vortioxetine
  • Bupropion
  • Novel Approaches to Antidepressant Use in Clinical Practice
  • Knowledge Check

Course Description

An insightful exploration of antidepressant medications

Explore the interesting journey of antidepressant medications and delve deep into their intricate mechanisms of action with our comprehensive course. To understand the mechanism of antidepressant medications, it is essential to first explore the complex pathophysiology of depression. The pathophysiology of depression is complex, and a range of different categories of antidepressants are available for use in clinical practice.

In this course, we delve into the complex world of psychiatric medications, focusing on antidepressant medications to ensure you gain a thorough understanding of their mechanisms, indications, and usage. With this foundation in mind, here are the key takeaways that will be discussed in depth:

Pathophysiology of Depression

Delve into the complex underlying factors that contribute to depression. Uncover its biological, psychological, and environmental elements, in order to understand the pivotal role of antidepressant medications in managing this mood disorder.

History of Antidepressant Medications

Trace the fascinating evolution of antidepressant medications throughout history. Gain insights into the development, refinement, and transformation of these medications over the years.

Mechanism of Action of Antidepressant Medications

Understand how these antidepressants work and explore their indications and potential side effects to make informed clinical decisions. We will cover the mechanism of action of SSRI antidepressants and the tricyclic antidepressants mechanism of action, among others.

Novel Approaches to Antidepressant Use

Explore innovative and emerging approaches to using antidepressant medications in clinical settings. Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and strategies for improving patient outcomes.

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to confidently prescribe, manage, and monitor antidepressant medications in psychiatric practice. Whether you’re a seasoned clinician or a student entering the field, Antidepressants in Psychiatric Practice – A Practical Guide will empower you to provide effective care to individuals battling depression.

Join us on this educational journey and gain the expertise required to make a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of your patients. Enroll today and elevate your psychiatric practice to new heights.

Please note this course is delivered mainly through video content.

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Gain a deep understanding of antidepressant medications, mechanisms of action, indications and side effects, along with the pathophysiology of depression.

Course Information

  • 7 hours
  • 7 CPD


  • 1.5 hours of video
  • Reading Material and Case studies
  • Self-assessment
  • Certificate of Completion

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Sanil Rege Dr. Sanil Rege MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Sanil Rege is an educator and consultant psychiatrist with dual psychiatry qualifications from the United Kingdom and Australia.

With extensive teaching experience through various psychiatry education initiatives, Dr. Rege is renowned as a motivational training facilitator who promotes interaction and discussion. As the Academic Lead of Psych Scene and Chief Editor of Psych Scene Hub, he aspires to make a difference in mental health by empowering healthcare professionals to advance their skills and career through specialized training.

Dr. Rege is also founder of Vita Healthcare, a private clinic in Mount Eliza specializing in mental health. He has over 10 years of private practice experience treating disorders across the spectrum, currently working in the community, in-patient, consultation-liaison and addiction psychiatry.

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