Resources for Patients

Healthcare providers often find it difficult to provide mental health help for their patients because they don’t know where to start. Dr. Charles Sneiderman provides numerous sources for patients and family education.

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Paths Less Traveled

Ethical dilemmas face physicians frequently, but the price one pays for medical care encompasses not only money, but issues of quality of life, unintended consequences, and possibly life itself.

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Family Secrets

Dr. Able discusses the signs of domestic abuse and the top 8 non-physical types of behaviors that produce violence in a home.

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Risk of Violence

As primary care providers, what are our obligations to protect patient privacy and public safety (including our own and the safety of our colleagues)?

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Postpartum Disorder

A majority of women experience some emotional lability within the month surrounding childbirth characterized by crying for no reason, anxiety, and irritability. The first postpartum checkup or the first well-baby visit is an ideal opportunity for screening.

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Education Station™

This Education Station™ activity will deal with diabetes, hypogonadism, and major depressive disorder. Primary care clinicians frequently encounter these chronic conditions and are expected to manage them routinely in daily practice. Tools, techniques, and strategies to overcome the barriers to effective management of these chronic conditions will be discussed in this Education Station™ activity.

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Mental Status Exam

A quick primer on the importance of stepping back from the routine of the history and physical to read some non-verbal cues, note gaps in fluent speech and pick up on my emotional reaction to the patient. A pneumonic is revealed to help us incorporate this assessment into our daily interactions with our patients.

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Stages of Depression

Daily behaviors account for maintaining one’s health, both physically and emotionally. In terms of mental health, 27% of Americans suffer mental health symptoms and disorders that impact families, the workplace, and quality of life.

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Hiking for my Life

Hiking for My Life. I filled my fluorescent-yellow Nalgene water bottle at the drinking fountain at Happy Isles at the west end of Yosemite Valley last August 28, then screwed its top on tight. I clipped it to the waist belt of my 50-pound orange backpack and pivoted toward the trailhead. The thought flashed through my mind that I probably shouldn’t be doing this.

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Anxiety and the Amygdala

Lily came in complaining of chest pains. After a thorough work-up produced negative findings, it was time for a face-to-face…

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