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Darwin “An Approach to the Management of Patients Presenting with Depressed Mood” CDP Education Networking Dinner

Darwin “An Approach to the Management of Patients Presenting with Depressed Mood” CDP Education Networking Dinner

Join NEAMI,  the NT PHN and our guest speaker A/Prof Les Koopowitz for a CPD education evening.

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“An Approach to the Management of Patients Presenting with Depressed Mood” GP Education Networking Dinner

Who is this event for?

GPs, nurses and allied health clinicians working with people living with or who may be at risk of depression.


A specialist psychiatrist since 1991, Les and his family relocated to Australia in 1995. After working for many years in the field of Neuropsychiatry (based at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Adelaide) Les attempted to retire in 2021. Since then, a part-time consultancy job as a Consultant Psychiatrist for NEAMI National has developed into Les assuming the role of the NEAMI National Psychiatrist and providing a service to various NEAMI run Mental Health Services throughout Australia. Les remains keenly interested in the clinical management of people presenting with difficulties in maintaining their mental health equilibrium.

Format for the Evening

A/Prof. Koopowitz will be addressing clinical issues in the management of people presenting with features of a depressed mood. This will not be a prepared lecture but an interactive clinical forum. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and/or present clinical cases for discussion. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to list the common medical conditions that can masquerade as depression and that need to be excluded at the primary care level before making a diagnosis of a primary clinical depression
  • Develop an understanding of how so-called anti-depressant medication works and the associated clinical implications
  • Differentiate between unipolar and bipolar depression


Northern Territory HealthPathways offers clinicians clear guidance for assessing and managing a particular symptoms or condition during the point of care. Pathways include information for referrers and requests to services in the local health system.

For supplementary learnings to this event,  NT HealthPathways are pleased to share pathways:

Contact the team today on for your logon.

NB: Not all pathways on the HealthPathways site have been localised. Unlocalised pathways (highlighted with a banner) contain relevant clinical content, however, local services are defaulted to New Zealand.

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*One hour of self-reported CPD.
*As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.


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