Join us as we discuss data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health examining how family relationships impact depression.
More than half of all mental health treatment takes place in primary care, a major burden (though also an opportunity) for providers who are expected to do so many things at once. How can psychiatry help given their limited availability across the country? Enter the Collaborative Care Model, with multiple randomized trials showing feasibility and improved outcomes from adding two main ingredients in primary care clinics: an in-house Behavioral Health Consultant who serves as liaison, data-gatherer/recorder and manager of a registry of patients who receive “treat to target” follow-up; and a remote consulting psychiatrist in regular communication with the BHC and the primary care team. This presentation will briefly describe the 5 principles which drive this Collaborative Care Model and will also focus on implementation: what steps need to be taken to incorporate such a program in a primary care practice? And how does setting and geography play a role? General guidelines from experience implementing this model in 12 different clinics will help your planning (from pre-contemplation to preparation to action!)
This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. tices in caring for the LGBTQ community. You will walk away with resources to improve your practice and provide to your patients.
This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This lecture will address five common but challenging issues in primary care practice including the cause of a patient's red eye, the cause of a patient's pathologic headache, whether a patient is depressed or suicidal, whether a patient has endocarditis, and causes of a patient's back pain.
In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss the mental health challenges that healthcare providers are facing during the COVID-19 epidemic. Clinicians are suffering unexpected stress, and they have had to weigh their personal safety against important work in a dangerous environment. She will provide clear action items for dealing with these difficult decisions and practicing self care.
In this podcast, psychiatrist Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss at-home tools for managing mental health during COVID-19. She will discuss cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness strategies, and medication options. Clinicians can use these tools to help their own mental health as well as provide recommendations for their patients.
This lecture will focus on assessment and management of depression and anxiety in primary care. In addition to receiving an overview of screening tools and interview techniques, attendees will learn about challenges and obstacles to treating depression and anxiety. Topics will include recognizing frequent symptom presentations, differential diagnosis, common mistakes in prescribing, and a brief review of new medications. The speaker will discuss a treatment-to-target approach and how to choose medications based on side effect profile and target symptoms. Management of suicidal ideation and deciding when to refer are also highlighted topics for discussion in this session on the urgent need for optimal treatment of depression and anxiety in primary care.
In this podcast psychiatrist Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss the difference between social distancing and social isolation. Dr. Vollmer will provide practical tips for maintaining healthy relationships and maintaining mental health during this unique time when we are physically separated from others.
In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will outline how certain symptoms are a manifestation of inability to cope with stressors. She will explain how previously well-managed patients who have learned to deal with their symptoms, may now face an exacerbation. Understanding how symptoms develop and putting them into context of the current situation will help both clinician and patient form a deeper alliance and thereby diminish patient suffering. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Achieving a euthymic state can be very challenging for individuals with depression and anxiety. Many people live with residual symptoms even while on anti-depressive medications. Changing pharmacotherapy, escalating doses, and adding medications are common. Join us while we discuss the results of a recent RCT of primary care patients, which demonstrated improved resolution of residual depressive symptoms for those who used a web-based CBT tool as adjunctive therapy.