Antidepressant Drug Therapy for Pharmacy Professionals


About the Course

Learning Objectives

  • Define major depression.
  • Describe the different types of depression.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of major depression.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of major depression.
  • Discuss possible causes of major depression.
  • Explain how major depression is diagnosed.
  • Identify the classifications of drugs used to treat depression.
  • Explain the action of each classification of antidepressant drug therapy.
  • Describe the side effects of each classification of antidepressant drug therapy.
  • Identify herbs used in the treatment of depression.
  • Explain the potential reactions when using herbs for the treatment of depression.
  • Summarize important considerations for patient education.

About the Author

Katie Ingersoll, RPh, PharmD, and Staff Pharmacist for a national chain.
Author Disclosure: Katie Ingersoll and Elite do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

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