Major Depressive Disorder with Mixed Features Interactive Learning Tool – CPD

Posted on July 21, 2017

This interactive learning tool has been designed from key guidelines on mixed features and depression to help assess patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who are also experiencing co-occurring subsyndromal hypo/manic symptoms.

We have created this tool summarising two authoritative articles recently published. Guidelines for mixed states and the RANZCP mood disorder guidelines.

This tool will be used to help learners;

  • Explain why knowing how to treat patients with Major Depressive Episode (MDE) with Mixed Features is important.
  • List the treatment options for managing Major Depressive Disorders with AND without Mixed features.
  • Understand the key mechanisms of action of antidepressants and antipsychotics.
  • Target appropriate antidepressants to symptoms in depression
  • Distinguish between the side effect profiles for the medications used for managing Major Depressive Disorders with Mixed features

The interactive tool has a quiz at the end to test your knowledge. Don’t forget to print out your certificate of completion at the end for CPD points. Enjoy!

MDD with mixed features - interactive learning tool

Want to learn more? This article explains the neurobiology of mood disorders showing why unipolar and bipolar disorders do not occur in neat categories.

References

Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression.

1. Stahl, S. M., Morrissette, D. A., Faedda, G., Fava, M., Goldberg, J. F., Keck, P. E., … & Ostacher, M. (2017). Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression. CNS spectrums, 22(2), 203-219.

RANZCP clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders

Malhi, G. S., Bassett, D., Boyce, P., Bryant, R., Fitzgerald, P. B., Fritz, K., … & Porter, R. (2015). Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(12), 1087-1206.