Psychiatric Interviews For Teaching: Depression

In this film, the GP is seeing a patient who has a depressive disorder. The patient describes symptoms including low mood, tearfulness, reduced energy, reduced motivation, early morning wakening, loss of appetite, weight loss, poor concentration, reduced enjoyment and reduced interest in self-care.

The GP explores the effect of the symptoms on other people in the patient’s life, explores the past history of low mood, and makes an assessment of suicide risk. The GP then gives the patient an explanation of depression.