Module II: Diagnostic Considerations for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care

Primary health care professionals are providing a majority of mental health services, but as much as half of their patients’ mental health conditions go undiagnosed or inappropriately treated. These providers need improved access to educational materials related to best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental health conditions.

This activity will facilitate the application of standard screening, diagnostic and clinical practice guidelines when treating patients with mental health conditions.

Media:  Archived Webcast

Time to complete activity: 2 hours

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Faculty Activity Director
Janet Eddy, MD
Family Practice Physician
Medical Director
Bon Secours Care-a-Van
Richmond, VA

Faculty Presenter
Christopher Kogut, MD, MSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is the physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants who are employed and volunteer in Virginia’s 183 free clinic and community health center sites. Secondary audiences include PCPs who work in other safety-net settings, such as health departments and critical access hospitals, as well as in private practices, particularly those using the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. It is also anticipated that other professionals may be interested, such as pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and registered nurses.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine diagnostic criteria for mental health conditions
  2. Assess the patient with mental health conditions to determine appropriate diagnoses.
  3. Use standard screening tools to assist with diagnoses.
  4. Understand the complexity and ramifications of making psychiatric diagnoses.
  5. Recognize the importance of early and accurate diagnosis.
  6. Determine appropriate referral processes.

 Method of Participation

The cost to participate in this activity is $25.

None of the contents may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publisher.

This activity is jointly sponsored by University Health Services Professional Education Programs (UHS-PEP) of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and the Virginia Health Care Foundation.

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