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SAMPLE COURSE MATERIAL

Everybody feels sad or blue from time to time. But depression is more than just feeling “down in the dumps”
for a few days. It can be a serious illness, often referred to as a “mood disorder” that can have a significant impact on the mother’s functioning and her capacity to parent. With depression, feelings of sadness, anxiousness, and emptiness don’t go away quickly. These feelings affect day-to-day life and routines and can have consequences for mothers and their young children and families. For mothers, depression gets in the way of being the kind of parent that every mother wants to be. When a parent is depressed, routines are tough to follow and children don’t always get the ideal care. The good news is that most people with depression get better with treatment.

SAMPLE POST TEST

1. Common signs of depression include which of the following:

  • Appears to be sad
  • Lacks energy
  • Cries Easily
  • Feel Like nothing good ever happens
  • All of the above

2. How many women get depressed at some time in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 5
  • 1 in 10
  • 1 in 4
  • 1 in 3

Which of the following are family situations that may increase the chances of depression in mothers:

  • Mothers that are in stable relationships
  • Mothers who have a child with a chronic illness or development
  • Mothers who care for an elderly or sick parent or relative
  • Both B and C

CE Hours: 23
Instructor: SAMHSA

Course Description:

This introductory 3 CE home study course discusses the topic of depression and
mothers. The workshop will describe common symptoms of depression, how
common depression is among women, what certain family situations may
contribute to an increase in the chances of depression in mothers, how a mother’s
depression affects her children, what providers can do to encourage mothers to do
for their children, and outline tips and tools for working for mothers who may be
dressed. The workshop will also cover topics such as common reactions to asking
about depression, how to screen and refer mothers with more serious depression
and enhancing the screening process with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the family situations that may increase the chances of depression in
    mothers.
  • Discuss how a mother’s depression may affect her children.
  • Discuss common reactions to asking about depression in mothers.
  • Explain how to enhance the screening process with the Patient Health
    Questionnaire-9.
  • Discuss the challenges of making a referral.
Section 1
Section 2
Final Quiz