Understanding the patient journey Masterclass: MDD and PTSD
Trauma has enduring effects on our mental health, social functioning, and relationships. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a more recent diagnostic category, Complex PTSD, are indicative of this impact. This 1.5-day course draws on expertise from the Maudsley Hospital, employing interactive, case-based learning to facilitate an understanding of the perspectives of both service users and clinicians operating in this domain.
The first day commences with an exploration of PTSD's pathogenesis, followed by an expert-led session on trauma-focused and non-trauma-focused treatments. These approaches are illustrated through a simulated patient, elucidating key concepts and techniques. Later in the morning, an expert session delves into the role of sleep in PTSD, emphasizing the repercussions of disrupted sleep on well-being and offering strategies for improvement. The afternoon segment delves into the distinction between PTSD and Complex PTSD, and an in-depth grasp of the clinical interpretation of "trauma," particularly in relation to diagnostic criteria, is fostered. Throughout the day, ample question and answer sessions are interspersed to address queries arising during the presentations.
The second day initiates with an appraisal of the signs and symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), progressing to an expert-led discussion on combination treatments for cases where Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) fail to alleviate symptoms. Additionally, an expert patient leads a session, sharing their personal experiences with illness and treatment. The course concludes by affording attendees the space to reflect upon the knowledge and insights garnered throughout the program.
Discounted rates are available for group bookings. Please contact us for more information. Maudsley Learning has a full range of courses to meet the needs of your organisation. Most can be delivered to you flexibly and tailored to your requirements.
We are able to offer custom-made programs, whether digital or face to face, to meet the education and training needs of your organisation in the UK or internationally.
We value research and knowledge-sharing and will continue to contribute to the literature base on mental health education, addressing important research questions in this exciting field.