Managing Depression

This learning activity will review the diagnostic and classification criteria, screening tools, treatment options and support strategies for patients with depression.

Total Time: 60 minutes

Presentation slides:

Managing Depression Presentation Slides


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At the conclusion of this training course the participant will be able to:

  • Be able to more clearly differentiate between reactive depression and major depression.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with comorbidities and other conditions that could look like major depression.
  • Be familiar with the basic groups of antidepressants and be more able to explain to patients.


The course is intended for nurses, social workers, advanced practice providers, medical assistants, community health workers and other care team members who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills.


Mark D. Williams, M.D.

Mark Williams received his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and his residency training in Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Mayo and has authored over 50 articles and book chapters mostly on topics related to integrated behavioral health. He has been a leader in the translation of evidence-based models of care coordination into primary care practices for adult and child depression, and patients with complex diseases both at Mayo and as a part of state and national initiatives. He currently leads the research group within the division of Integrated Behavioral Health at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota.

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FREE for members; FREE for non-members

This training is made available through funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credit Available: Nurses, & Social Workers

Session Contact Hours: 1

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.

Successful Course completion includes:

  1. Participate in the full course.
  2. Complete the course evaluation to obtain continuing education credits.

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