Uncovering Depression and Comorbid Disorders That Complicate Its Treatment in Primary Care
Speaker: Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
Length: May be given as either a one and one-half hour or two hour presentation
- To understand the difficulties of rapidly diagnosing depression in a primary care setting to the unique conditions and patient populations of the primary care setting, the role of atypical presentations of depression, and the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders.
- To understand the importance of recognizing comorbid psychiatric disorders as the cornerstone or avoiding treatment failures with depression.
- Learn to utiilize the 4-Question Quick-Psych Screen for Primary, Care, that rapidly screens for depression and alerts the physician that other disorders may be present.
- Learn to utilize specific screening questions for rapidly uncovering common comorbid psychiatric disorders such as Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder