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The Second Academic term - The Third "Elderly Diseases" Course
Topic: Depression in Elderly
Date: Thursday, 4 January 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Room 608, Youth Square
Speaker: Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas (Co-chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Community Health Academy and General Practitioner)

The third "Elderly Diseases" course titled "Depression in Elderly" of the "Health Academy for the Elderly" was held on 4 January 2018. Dr. CHAN Nim Tak, Douglas was invited to deliver a talk on the symptoms, medication and other feasible treatments of depression, such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. During the lecture, Dr. Douglas CHAN also gave hints on dealing with depression. In the meantime, he emphasized that family members and friends could play an important role to patients with depression, students also learnt to offer appropriate assistance to the patients. Dr. Douglas CHAN also shared his practical experience in conducting medical consultations. Not only could students learn more about the causes of depression, but they also grasp a better understanding of family doctors' role in the community.

 
Ms. Irene GOT, Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Medical Association, presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Douglas CHAN   Students were keen to ask questions
   
Dr. Douglas CHAN patiently answered an elder's questions after the class