Caring for a Person with Persistent Depressive Disorder

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Lecture Overview

Geoff Ahern explains persistent depressive disorder in a manner that is both informative and highly relevant to healthcare professionals. It is well known that the symptoms of depression can cause low moods, lack of motivation and, in extreme cases, poor self-care. This session will look at ways to promote protective factors in someone with depression to assist with their self-care.


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Geoffrey Ahern View profile
Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician with the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the North West Mental Health Team, and director of the Informed Mind Consultancy education service. Geoffrey has experience in emergency, trauma and psychiatric nursing, as well as rural nursing and alcohol and drug counselling. Geoffrey has a passion for education, from individual mentoring to tertiary lecturing, and is interested in the intersections between mental health and nutrition.
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First Published08 August 2019
Updated07 August 2019
29 June 2025
Learning Tools
Chronic Illness
Mental Health