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Managing Depression is an engaging course that offers an abundance of ideas for taking personal control over the nasty symptoms of depression.  Focusing on self-help for mild to moderate depression, this online class identifies the various symptoms of depression, and takes a meaningful and sincere approach, primarily to alternative and self-help therapies.

While not excluding traditional and more conventional therapies--such as counseling and medical support--this course also encourages students to take steps to empower themselves to feel better as well as reviews holistic approaches toward the mind and body.  Taking responsibility for as much of the healing process as possible – even if it simply means making an appointment with a doctor – is the first step toward more confidence and self-esteem.  This class provides an uplifting, upbeat and realistic approach to depression which is intended to energize and encourage learners to face their problems head-on.
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Lesson 1. What is Depression?

Have you (or people you know) gone through periods of being unable to feel or experience any joy or enthusiasm in daily living? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: What is Depression?
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: What is Depression

Lesson 2. Dispelling Myths

In earlier times, people who were depressed were often considered insane, mentally ill, or hysterical. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Misconceptions; Eight Common Myths About Depression
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Dispelling Myths

Lesson 3. Some Causes of Depression

One can be extremely intelligent with a very high IQ, but if the flow between the emotions and cognition is blocked, that person is likely to be highly ineffective and unhappy. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Risk Factors; Depression Test; Genetic Causes of Depression
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Let's Look at Some Causes

Lesson 4. New Ideas About Depression

Depression can linger like a dark cloud over you until you make the conscious decision to take some steps to break it up. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Depression Effects; Emotional Pain; Depression and the Immune System
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: New Ideas about Depression

Lesson 5. Helping Ourselves

Begin to purposefully improve every aspect of your life which is within your control, and you will feel your moments becoming fuller and brighter. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Meditate; Learning Meditation
  • Take Poll: Meditation
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Helping Our Selves

Lesson 6. Let's Get Physical

Amazingly, one of the most effective new habits you can undertake when you are depressed is deep breathing. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Depression, Axiety, and Exercise; Exercise and Depression
  • Take Poll: Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Let's Get Physical

Lesson 7. Some Alternative Approaches

As we discussed earlier, the connection between mind and body has become common knowledge among thousands of medical practitioners and can no longer be dismissed as someone's wild philosophical belief. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Herbs and Supplements; Depression and Acupuncture
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Some Alternative Approaches

Lesson 8. Nourish Your Whole Self!

Maybe your diet is not so bad when you feel good, or maybe you are one of the lucky people who maintains a healthy diet even when you are depressed. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Depression and Nutrition; Food Allergies and Depression
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Nourish Your Whole Self!

Lesson 9. Smart Ideas for Depressed People

As humans, we tend to put our suffering in context with the rest of our lives; we consider our illness to be an intrinsic part of our identity. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Writing and Depression; Depression and Aromatherapy
  • Take Poll: Jounaling
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Smart Ideas for Depressed People

Lesson 10. Counseling and Psychotherapy

Although this course offers many suggestions for self-help, you may feel the level of your depression requires professional help from a psychotherapist. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Depression and Psychotherapy; Benefits of Psychotherapy
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Counseling and Psychotherapy

Lesson 11. Taking Control, Getting Motivated

What are some good reasons for taking control of your life and working toward healing your depression? 69 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Coping Tips; DBSA
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Taking Control - Getting Motivated
  • Complete: The Final Exam

Lesson 12 Resources and Bibliography

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) www.nami.org 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Major Depression Resource Center; Dealing With Depression
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
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Course Title: Depression Management
Course Number: 7550224
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Support/Advice
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define depression.
  • Recognize the myths surrounding depression.
  • Describe causes of depression.
  • Know new developments and ideas about depression.
  • Describe methods to help yourself with depression.
  • Describe the types of physical exercise that can help depression.
  • Describe alternative approaches to depression management.
  • Describe the affects of nourishment on depression.
  • Recognize when to seek and what to expect from counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Know steps to take to get motivated in life, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed her class very much. She was right there with any questions. For people who have suffered some depression in their lifetime, this course gave healthy alternatives to help them see their way out of a negative thought pattern that does us no good." -- Cynthia G.
  • "Loved the course, been suffering depression lately and this course re-awakened the life in me again. Thank you so much." -- Samantha R.
  • "I liked the information available for print and the resource links provided. I enjoyed learning about Depression and ways to help others that are dealing with its effects. The instructor's materials were insightful and her comments to my papers were appreciated. Thank you." -- Joe O.
  • "Really Great Course. Thank You!" -- Edit L.
  • "I found everything in this course of Depression 101 to be very helpful!! I learned so much more than I knew before taking this course." -- Karen D.
  • "I appreciated the compassion and optimism shown by the instructor.. I found two things to be the most helpful: the information on self-help--this included meditation, affirmations, benefits of eating well and exercise, references to reading material, etc.; and the explanation of what is happening physically when a person is depressed, e.g. the serotonin levels and other chemicals in the body." -- Frances M.

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