Next, we are going to consider mood or as it is sometimes called by mental health practitioners, affect. In this module you will learn about different types of difficulties with affect and how they are commonly understood by mental health professionals. The learning outcomes for this module are: to understand the symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder. And to understand difficulties with affect using a thoughts, feelings, behaviour model.

Understanding Depression & Low Mood

Each of the key concepts of depression are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Read through each concept by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have read and familiarised yourself with the main facets of depression:

Bi-Polar Disorder and Affect

Now let’s turn our attention to bi-polar disorder and “affect” by working through the following presentation. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through key areas of information contained on each the slides:

Thoughts Feelings Behaviours Model

The image below contains some important applications of the thoughts feeling behaviours model toward depression. Select each of the exclamation icons (!) to reveal important information pertaining to the impact of the thoughts feelings behaviours model on depression:

Knowledge Test: Module Four

The following section contains a number of questions to provide you with a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. After answering the question proceed through the remaining questions by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each set of answers:

Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” or “next module” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and your work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.