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Helping Patients Experiencing Anxiety & Depression
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 4 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze the impact of both anxiety and depression on the body.
  2. Collect information through assessment/history taking/etc. to assist practitioners to assess/diagnose anxiety and depression.
  3. Perform a thorough history and physical to rule out potential causes of anxiety and depression.
  4. Distinguish the most up-to-date treatment for anxiety and depression to include pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical approaches.
  5. Formulate strategies to discuss anxiety and depression with our patients.
  6. Identify “red flags” for patient referrals to a higher level of care.
  7. Compare the types of depression and treatment for each.
  8. Recognize other mental health diagnoses often coupled with anxiety and depression.

The Effect of Anxiety on the Body

  • Identifying the triggers
  • The brain’s response to anxiety
  • The effects of anxiety on other systems in the body: Brain, lungs, heart, adrenal glands and intestines
  • Fight or flight response

Taking a Thorough History to Identify Anxiety

  • Key questions to ask
  • Some medication culprits that can cause anxiety
  • Getting a good social history
  • Signs and symptoms to watch for

Building Trust through Communication with Patients

  • Having an open and honest relationship
  • Advocating for the patient’s overall quality of life
  • Teaching our patients about anxiety - and its effects on a day-to-day basis
  • Letting patients know they are NOT alone

Treatment for Anxiety

  • Counseling/Behavioral therapy
  • Beware of “BENZOS”
  • Various pharmaceutical options, as well as their side effects
  • Using a team approach
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Breathing strategies to make a significant difference
  • Special populations: Pregnancy, elderly, chronic diseases, veterans and adolescents
  • Follow up with patients: How soon? How often?

Epidemiology of Depression

  • What is the cause of the depression?
  • The stigma remains related to “Mental Health” disorders
  • What to watch for: Cultural and gender differences in depression

Assessment of a Patient with Depression

  • Tools to use: Assessment and treatment
  • Signs and symptoms to look for
  • Looking at the “Whole Patient”
  • Labs to think about
  • Family history: The role of genetics in depression
  • Assessing support and social systems
  • Is there a suicide risk?
  • Special populations: Elderly, pregnancy, chronic illnesses, adolescents and veterans

Treatment for Depression: Using Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Pharmacological treatment (Never alone)
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Therapy modalities
  • Counseling to get at the root of the problem
  • Follow up with patients: How often? How soon?


Pamela J. Ridley most recently practiced as a nurse educator for a 42-bed acute psychiatric and substance abuse inpatient treatment facility. Previous work experience includes: working in state psychiatric facilities, county mental health departments, inpatient psychiatric nursing, nursing school instructor, private outpatient medication management and therapy, psychiatric-nurse liaison for a general community hospital, and director of psychiatric services. She is very much a hands-on leader who enjoys improving people's lives.

Pam graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with her MSN. She is a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Additionally, she has Prescriptive Authority in the state of South Carolina and is a Senior Level Certified instructor of Crisis Prevention Institute Non-violent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Training. Her expertise has been sought nationally through presentations for interdisciplinary healthcare audiences throughout the country.

Ms. Ridley is passionate about her work and knows that the way to improve the outcomes of those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression is to educate those who are positioned to make a difference. She has an interesting way to incorporate these challenging topics so that they are applied to everyday practice situations for learning to leave an impression. By disseminating the latest research findings, useful new strategies and applicable real-life case scenarios to learn from, she makes it easy to return to work ready to make an impact.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pamela Ridley has an employment relationship with Rebound Behavioral Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Pamela Ridley has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 4/22/2018
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Florida Nurses:
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Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.6 self-study contact hours.

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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners
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Social Workers
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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.

Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists:
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Other Professions
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