What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. Plus 10 minute quiz.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out!

What you'll learn in this expert session

This brief presentation will answer common questions about major depressive disorder, focusing on what evidence-based first line treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) may look like, antidepressant options and comparative effectiveness, what HCP's can do when the patient does not get better and lastly, the evidence-based strategies available when first-line antidepressant therapy fails.  

Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss why MDD is a critical public health problem
  • Outline evidence-based first line treatment for MDD
  • Examine the different types of antidepressants and their efficacy
  • Discuss appropriate strategies to help treat and manage patients with this condition

About the Expert

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo

Dr Jon-Paul khoo is a Psychiatrist in full-time private practice. He is the co-owner and director of the Toowong Specialist Clinic in Brisbane, a large, purpose-built, metropolitan psychiatric practice including a research facility, a novel advanced training program in private practice psychiatry and 20 consulting psychiatrists. Dr Khoo's professional interests include mood disorders, the management of complex mood disorders, psychopharmacology, phenomenology, psychiatric epidemiology, public health and teaching.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to Complete this Course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Major Depressive Disorder: Common Questions

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document Your CPD Here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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