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Don't Worry, Be Happy--Treating Anxiety and Depression in the UC Setting

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Don't Worry, Be Happy--Treating Anxiety and Depression in the Urgent Care Setting

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Don't worry, be happy. This session discusses the various presentations of anxiety and depression in the urgent care patient. Discussion centers on management options, emergent versus urgent versus routine follow-up situations, and specifically about SSRIs and benzodiazepine use, both in the urgent care and outpatient.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Determine what constitutes a psychiatric emergency and what resources to utilize in instances such as this.
    •Describe how to diagnose depression and anxiety using the most up-to-date psychiatric and diagnostic criteria
    •Discuss medical and alternative methods and gain comfort in managing anxiety and panic attacks in the urgent care setting.
    •Recognize the appropriate utilization of SSRIs, SNRIs, and atypical antipsychotics in the urgent care setting
    •Discuss recognizing and avoiding conflict when confronted by patients with personality disorders

Faculty Bio:  Michael Loeb, MD

I am a 35 year old father of three, living in Rochester, NY. I work full-time at UR Medicine Urgent Care. I enjoy all aspects of urgent care, especially sports medicine and psychiatric cases. In my spare time I enjoy playing violin, spending time with my family, and rooting for my favorite sports teams. I am excited to lecture at my first UCAOA conference and eager to become more involved.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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