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Treatment of Depression

Course Open/Close: Mar 30, 2023 - Mar 25, 2027Available Credits: 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours 6.75 Social Workers 6.75 Participation 6.75 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

The course will present a primer on the diagnosis and management of depression for the general psychiatrist, primary care physician, psychologist, or nurse practitioner. The course is designed in a scalable model. This means that each lecture builds upon the previous one, paralleling the thought process that psychiatrists follow when facing a patient with increasingly resistant depression. Participants may follow the course as far as they wish, based on how much they are interested in doing in their practices. Participants will get a complete, self-contained lesson in each lecture, permitting them to either view the entire course (in any order desired) or select which module(s) they wish to view. The lectures will include at least one case presentation, played by two of the DCRP faculty where one will play the doctor and the other will play the patient.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to enhance the learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed at any time. The course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on  March 30, 2023.


Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

A $10.00 administrative fee will be applied.

Course Summary

Available Credits:6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours 6.75 Social Workers 6.75 Participation 6.75 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Essentials, Depression
Course Format:On-Demand Course
Target Audience:

General psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, other clinicians such as social workers and psychologists.

Course Opens: Mar 30, 2023
Course Closes: Mar 25, 2027
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose Major Depressive Disorder in the outpatient clinical setting
  • Provide basic and advanced psychopharmacological interventions for depressed patients
  • Refer appropriately to different psychotherapies or to somatic therapies
  • Describe basic principles of how to incorporate cultural competency in clinical practice


We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”