Priory Events

19 Apr

When is it really depression?

18:30 PM  to  20:00 PM

The Priory Hospital Chelmsford (The Breakfast Room)

Stump Lane, Springfield Green



On Wednesday 19th April, The Priory Hospital Chelmsford will be hosting an exclusive GP educational evening, focusing on the management of depression. This is also an opportunity to gain CPD points.

“When is it really depression” will be hosted by Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Donna Grant and Therapist Lorna Damiani. They will share their knowledge and experiences of supporting patients and discuss the condition’s background, how to recognise depression in a busy GP surgery, and the different treatment methods available. This includes medication as well as psychological therapies.

Dinner and refreshments will be provided so please inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand.


During this educational evening, we will be discussing the most effective ways to support those living with depression, and offering guidance on how best to approach a patient you are concerned about – learn how to identify, assess and ask the right questions.

Depression is a serious, life threatening disorder that occurs worldwide and can affect anyone, at any stage of their lives. Around 10% of men and 25% of women in the UK will develop depression at some stage in their life.

Dr Grant and Lorna will discuss the most effective treatments and best approaches to support those who do, whilst also addressing the different symptoms of depression including:

  • Behavioural
  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Biological
  • Psychotic

It is possible that patients may present to your surgeries with other symptoms which can include negative effects from self-medicating and substance abuse. Therefore it is essential that you assess for depression with all presentations in mind. Dr Grant and Lorna will provide tips for assessment and management. There will also be time to discuss patient cases.