Learn About Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Management in Chronic Health Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Management in Chronic Health Conditions. Chronic illnesses are linked with much higher rates of depression and mental illness. But that’s not the only issue. The problem is really bidirectional. Depressed patients with chronic illness, have worse health outcomes. Diabetic patients with depression for example, have lower glycemic control, decreased activity levels, higher weight and higher levels of complication and functional impairment.So today, to discuss the effects of Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Management in Chronic Health Conditions are two of Ohio State University’s Psychiatry experts. Dr. Kevin Johns is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry who specializes in treating patients with chronic medical problems. He also works to create collaborate care models to help non-psychiatric providers such as myself better address their patient’s mental health needs. Dr. Ashleigh Pona has a PhD in clinical psychology and specializes in bariatric psychology and & eating disorders.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand why depression management is an important part of managing general medical conditions.
  • Learn how to diagnose and treat depression in patients with other medical conditions.
  • Teach learners different therapeutic strategies that can be used to manage behavioral health concerns
  • Teach learners why it is important to consider the biopsychosocial model of health in assessing and treating chronic disease

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Chronic Illness & Depression
  • Telecounseling
  • Mindfulness Apps
  • Mental Health Screening

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

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