Treating depression with medication – what to do when Citalopram isn’t helping.
Dr Jeremy Broadhead, Consultant Psychiatrist
Priory Hospital Hayes Grove
Tuesday the 21st of June 2016
19:00-19:30 Arrival and food
19:30 - Seminar begins
20:30-21:00 Seminar Ends
There are new ways of thinking about depression and its response, or lack of response, to medications. Cognitive impairments are part of the depressive process and have been relatively ignored compared with mood changes. However, they are as much a part of the clinical picture and are responsible for most ongoing functional impairment. What can be done to help? It is now thought that between 15 and 50% of those identified depressed have bipolar spectrum disorders, for which antidepressants aren’t advisable. There have been two revisions of influential depression treatment guidelines in 2015. This talk gives an update on all these perspectives and is aimed to give practical ways forward for helping the patients in our surgeries and clinics.