Physician Use of Humor Capstone – Meinzen

Capstone presentation by Dr Christopher Meinzen - physician use of humor in the clinical setting.  Presented on Ed Day 31 May 2017. RMRF Humor presentation2

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Differentiating Conversion vs Factitious vs Malingering Disorders – Hughes

Difficulty is that these cannot be differentiated by self-report only; the clinician HAS to investigate other sources of information. CONVERSION Symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory functioning Actually very rare Commonly recurs (25% in the first year) Risk factors:  maladaptive personality traits (borderline, histrionic traits), history of childhood abuse/neglect, stressful life events may… Continue reading Differentiating Conversion vs Factitious vs Malingering Disorders – Hughes

Dementia Overview – Allison-McNutt

Overview: Gradual increase in incidence as you age 50% change after age 85 Annual screening over age 70 (AAN recommendation) 60% of dementia is Alzheimers Lewy Body Dementia (psychiatric/visual hallucinations with Parkinson's symptoms) is as prevalent as vascular dementia  5% Parkinson's < 5% frontotemporal dementia Dementia is generally progressive and acquired; increased risk when patients… Continue reading Dementia Overview – Allison-McNutt

Tenets of Play Therapy for Difficult Patients – Hughes

Emotionally activated patients:  unmet childhood needs, pts will repeat themselves and their behaviors, result of trauma in childhood that resulted in failed development of coping skills in certain situations. Key skills: Structuring Skill: Setting the tone for the visit.  "I've got about 10 minutes, but I want to address your concerns..." Guides pts to understand… Continue reading Tenets of Play Therapy for Difficult Patients – Hughes

Integrated Care and Common Primary Care Psychiatric Problems – Olson, Kennedy and Blocker

Slide set and handout for Education Day, 25 January 2017 - Drs Jennifer Kennedy (psychiatry, VA Hospital, Grand Junction), Michael Olson (Behavioral Health faculty, SMFMR) and Dan Blocker (Behavioral Health fellow, SMFMR).  Covers psychiatric questions from the 2017 in-training exam, definitions of integrated care, and diagnosis and treatment of common primary care psychiatric diseases (Dr… Continue reading Integrated Care and Common Primary Care Psychiatric Problems – Olson, Kennedy and Blocker