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Description

Care often poses a difficult challenge for family physicians who are managing mood disorders in patients with uncertain diagnoses and/or associated comorbidities. Within the primary care setting, how can you increase your confidence in long-term assessment and management while also addressing the risks and complications that patients with these conditions may suffer? 

This program teaches practical and realistic approaches, offering participants applied strategies that build confidence and competence to deliver care over time and through the changing nature of mood disorders. 

Learning Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe strategies for the management of patients with mood disorders over the lifespan and through the stages of severity including acute risk, functional impairment, residual symptoms relapse and recurrence.
  • Select strategies to safely and confidently manage diagnostically uncertain mood disorders pending diagnostic clarification regardless of whether the latter takes months or years.
  • Apply advanced strategies to selecting biological, psychological, physical and social interventions organized in a stepped care model.
  • Describe how to safely manage mood disorders in pregnancy, the elderly and patients with comorbid alcohol and drug use.
  • Safely manage patients with comorbid mood disorders and common chronic medical conditions.

Credits

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Registration Details

This workshop can accommodate up to 12 participants. Completion of pre- and post-course activities is required in order to receive the full Group Learning credits associated with the program.

By-Request Pricing

Cost: $5,000 + HST and speaker expenses 

Contact CPD to Request a Workshop