Primary care organizations are beginning to see more and more patients who have multiple comorbidities. Being a patient with poorly controlled physical chronic disease with a mental health comorbidity has been shown to decrease quality outcomes and increase cost. This course will give an overview, including treatment and medication management, of a poorly controlled chronic disease patient with depression.
Brian Schief, MD, is Board Certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. He is on the clinical faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Brown University and his MD at Ohio State University College of Medicine.
For eight years Dr. Schief has worked as a psychiatrist for the Counseling and Testing Center at Georgia State University, where he evaluates and treats students of the university, including traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, for 10 years he has worked at Georgia Regional Hospital, where he is the Associate Clinical Director of Forensic Psychiatry. At this facility, he assists with directing the clinical treatment programs, supervises other psychiatrists, and evaluates and treats patients that have been ordered to go to the hospital by the court. At times he is called to testify as an expert witness in State and Superior Courts in metro Atlanta.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
California Board of Registered Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Medicine
Florida Physician Assistants
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Depression and Comorbidity
Section 3: Collaborative Care in Primary Care
Section 4: Depression
Section 5: Depression and Chronic Illness
Section 6: Conclusion
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