Mood

Depression

There’s lots to think about when taking a history of depression, so try to follow the person’s story as you pick up on key symptoms. Don’t forget to use all general assessment technicques to explore anything else which might be going on (including checking for psychotic symptoms) and never forget to take a full risk history.



You can find a video role-play on taking a history of depression here.

You can see the full NICE Guidance on depression here, including expanded information on the Stepped Care Model.

You can also find useful patient centred information on depression on the website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists here.

You can also ask your Extreme Psychiatrist for more information about the management of Depressive Disorders.

Mania and Bipolar Affective Disorder

As with depression, you can find useful patient centred information on Bipolar Affective Disorder on the website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists here.

You can also ask your Extreme Psychiatrist for more information about the management of Mania and Bipolar Affective Disorder.