Title: FMps-Family Medicine- Psychiatry: Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care; Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia; Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Patients.
Faculty: Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. David A. Horowitz, M.D. Lisa R. Ferentz, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., DAPA
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021 Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR EACH TOPIC:
TOPIC 1: Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
- Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis as per the APA and DSM-5 Criteria.
- Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed
- Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public.
TOPIC 2: Practical Approach to the Outpatient with Dementia.
Upon completion of this session, while applying recommendations from the AAN and the USPSTF, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Formulate a practical approach to screening for dementia.
- Discuss medication management to include polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, as well as new drugs and their potential efficacy and side effects.
- Develop a long-term follow-up and referral process that considers cost-effective and resource management.
TOPIC 3: Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Patients.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP ^
- Describe the characteristics associated with traumatic events.
- Interpret the “red flags” or symptomatic manifestations of trauma in patients.
- Demonstrate how to obtain a trauma history from a patient during the H and P.
- Identify and propose interventions designed to treat symptoms of trauma and increase comfort during physical exam.