Depression and Suicidality in Urgent Care Patients
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded September 26, 2015
This course uses case presentations to show the audience how to evaluate patients for depression and suicide risk at the bedside. Briefly covered is the epidemiology of depression and suicidality. Finally, the increasing scarcity of psychiatric services is addressed illustrating that basic management of depression and suicidality has become essential for many practicing urgent care physicians.
- Identify the prevalence of depression in the US.
- Describe the process of diagnosing depression utilizing the mnemonic "In SAD CAGES"
- Describe what patients should be screened for depression
- List at least 3 treatment options for depressed patients presenting to an urgent care center
- Discuss how to assess suicide risk in patients using the "SADPERSONS" scale.
Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
David Hoyer, FAAEM
David Hoyer, MD FAAEM, Clinical Assistant Professor (Vol.) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. I have practiced emergency medicine, including urgent care, for 33 years in the Houston area. I have been on the faculties of 3 different emergency medicine residencies and my academic interest is psychiatric emergencies, in particular involving mood and anxiety disorders. I have published original research in peer-reviewed journals and have been an invited speaker on Depression and Suicidality.
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