Major depression can significantly change a person’s social, family, and occupational functioning. Suicide- the most serious complication of major depression- can occur if feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and hopelessness overwhelm the person so much that they consider life is no longer worth living. Almost 15% of patients with untreated depression commit suicide and statistics show that most of them sought help from a doctor within 1 month of their death.
Course Publication Date: May 10, 2012
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
if you have an active one year unlimited membership
|Author:||Jennifer Meyering RN, BSN, MS, CCRN
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
- List three general symptoms of depression.
- State the pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics of medications used to treat depression.
- Explain the nursing care of patients taking MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and tricyclic antidepressants.