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Depression: An Integrative Approach   

Learn about the different forms of depressive disorders; the pathophysiology, symptoms, and diagnosis; and explore conventional and integrative treatment approaches.


Depression is one of the most serious and costly healthcare problems facing the United States today. It is one of the most common types of mental disorders. Depression interferes with an individual's daily life, normal functioning, and may cause emotional pain for the individual with the disorder and family and friends. Although depression is a common but serious mental illness, with treatment depressive symptoms can be alleviated.

The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the different forms of depressive disorders, examine the pathophysiology, symptoms, and diagnosis of depression as well as explore the conventional and integrative treatment approaches for depression.

(2 contact hours)

Expiration Date (Next date of course revision): 07/11/2026

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships: The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


This course helps learners understand the different forms of depressive disorders, examine the pathophysiology, symptoms, and diagnosis of depression as well as explore the conventional and integrative treatment approaches for depression.


  1. Introduction
  2. Different Forms of Depressive Disorders
  3. Pathology of Depression
  4. Gender, Age, and Depression
  5. Sleep and Depression
  6. Symptoms of Depression
  7. Diagnosis of Depression
  8. Conventional Treatment Approaches to Depression
  9. Integrative Treatment Approaches to Depression
  10. Summary

What you will learn

  • Differentiate between the different forms of depressive disorders.
  • Examine the pathophysiology of depression.
  • Compare gender and age differences in depression.
  • Describe the relationship between sleep and depression.
  • Identify the symptoms of depression.
  • Describe the criteria for diagnosis of depression.
  • Identify the differential diagnoses of depressive disorders.
  • Examine conventional treatment approaches for depression.
  • Examine integrative treatment approaches for depression.

How you will benefit

  • Increase skills/knowledge related to depression and integrative therapies used to treat it.
  • Provide increased career opportunities for healthcare providers who work in mental health settings.
  • Provide continuing education in depression.
  • Increase career opportunities in the holistic or integrative health care arena.

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  • Depression: An Integrative Approach 
  • Fee: $44.00 
    Dates: 4/1/2024 - 6/30/2024
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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