Please note this session has been tailored to the requirements of Clinical Pharmacists, however it may also be useful for Pharmacy Technicians.

This session will cover:

  • Depression & management in primary care
  • Antidepressants – overview of mode of action, side effects, red flags, C&P formulary choice
  • Initiation, continuation and prophylactic phase
  • Use cases to illustrate how to approach antidepressant review – compliance, optimisation, management of side effects, consideration of deprescribing when it is appropriate
  • Discussion of non-pharmacological options
  • Referral for further support for specific needs – suicidal ideation, risk of relapse (and signs), perinatal support, patient leaflet
  • Q&A