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Youth Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Want tips and resources such as the familiar HEADSSSS framework for youth and young adult mood disorders (specifically anxiety and depression)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a resource around the management of youth and young adult mood disorders in the context of COVID-19. This includes information on conducting virtual visits and screening and diagnosis. Refer to this reference when seeing your young adult patients with anxiety and/or depression.

Tags: Mental Health, Pediatrics, Practising Well

Quality Standard Summary for Anxiety Disorders

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Ontario Health (HQO)

Have you been looking for standards around anxiety disorders?

 

Ontario Health uses concise, easy-to-understand statements to describe quality care and provides a patient guide to help identify areas for discussion, quality indicators to help family physicians assess their approach, and recommendations for practical tools that help with adoption of the quality standards. Consider incorporating these standards into your care for patients with anxiety disorders.

Tags: Mental Health, Practising Well

Quality Standard: Anxiety Disorders - Care in all settings

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Ontario Health

Are you looking for guidance to care for your patient with an anxiety disorder?

 

This Quality Standard applies to care for people in all settings but focuses on primary and community care. It addresses the following anxiety disorder types: specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. It focuses on care for adults but includes content that is relevant for children and adolescents.

Tags: Mental Health, Practising Well

Canadian Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults (2019)

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health

Looking for guidance to help manage alcohol use disorder in your older patients?

 

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) created this guideline on the prevention, assessment, and management of alcohol use disorder among older adults. This guideline provides useful guidance for either preventing the development of alcohol use disorder or optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Primary care management of alcohol use disorder and at-risk drinking

Type:

Resource

Source:

Canadian Family Physician

Need to manage alcohol use disorder and at-risk drinking in your patients?

 

This clinical review provides evidence-based information and advice on the management of at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Management of alcohol use disorder

Type:

Resource

Source:

Women’s College Hospital

Need a quick-reference tool that summarizes the interventions available to help you manage patients with alcohol use disorder?

 

This pocket reference contains guidelines and helpful tips to assist you in talking to patients about their alcohol use and managing at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Practical Approach to Substance Use Disorders for the Family Physician

Type:

Resource

Source:

CFPC Addiction Medicine Member Interest Group

Looking for information on how to recognize and treat common substance abuse disorders in your patients?

 

This reference booklet is designed to help you recognize and treat the most common substance use disorders: nicotine, alcohol, and opiods. The booklet provides information on how to screen for each disorder, pharmacoptherapy options, non-pharmacological treatment, withdrawal management, as well as patient and caregiver resources.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Rapid Access Medicine Clinics (RAAM)

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

ConnexOntario

Offer your patients an easy to access option for addictions treatment

 

The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM) provides low barrier access for patients seeking treatment for any substance use disorder. Patients do not need an appointment and are seen on a walk-in basis. This clinic will provide brief counselling, prescribe medications (including anti-craving medications for alcohol and buprenorphine/naloxone for opiate use disorder) and connect patients with community treatment programs.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Talking About Alcohol Use

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Help your patients talk about alcohol use with their health care providers

 

This resource will help your patients to talk about their alcohol use problems with you or other health care professionals. It provides a checklist of items to go through when talking with a health care provider about their problems with alcohol use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Evidence-based wellbeing and recovery support program

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Breaking Free from Substance Use

Need to refer your patient to an online recovery support program?

 

This website offers 24 hour access to patients who need help in recovering from a substance use disorder. The site is completely confidential and provides individuals with positive coping skills and lets them work at their own pace of recovery.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

CAMH

Looking for a low risk alcohol drinking patient handout?

 

This patient pamphlet offers your patients quick tips on how to limit their alcohol consumption, and describes several alcohol consumption practises that are considered to be lower-risk.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Understanding Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Middlesex-London Health Unity (Youtube)

Looking for a brief educational video for your patients on low risk alcohol drinking?

 

This brief video is intended for patients and summarizes Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines pamphlet. The video describes what a standard drink is, what the guidelines are, and helps patients make more informed decisions around alcohol drinking.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

Alcoholics Anonymous

Type:

Resource

Source:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Need to refer your patient to Alcoholics Anonymous to help manage their alcohol use disorder?

 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a long-standing support resource for people who have problems with their alcohol use. The website offers resources to people who struggle with alcoholism, their family and friends, and even their caregivers.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well

SMART Recovery

Type:

Resource

Source:

SMART Recovery

Need to refer your patient to a SMART recovery program?

 

SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. The site offers free group discussion meetings, where participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Practising Well