What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

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

  • Certificate of Completion

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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 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: 
  • MDD as a critical public health problem 
  • Understand what evidence-based first line treatment for MDD looks like 
  • Do antidepressants work and are some antidepressants better than others?
  • What can HCP's do when the patient does not get better? 
  • How to arrive at the best outcome for depressed patients?

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

    Major Depressive Disorder: Common Questions

    • Video Lecture (30 mins of CPD)

    • Test Your Learning!