May/June 2011 Issue
My Favorite Patient of the Day [The Last Word]

Defiant, defensive and depressed, he was the highlight of my day.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients [Feature]

The authors provide a quick-reference guide that includes questions to ask a depressed patient to identify suicidal ideation and space for local resource phone numbers.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
Eleven Patient Misconceptions About Antidepressants: How to Respond [Feature]

Patients may resist treatment for depression from a variety of misconceptions about the condition and its treatment. The author offers suggested counters to a variety of unfounded objections to treatment.

Mar 2004 Issue
Coding for Depression Without Getting Depressed [Getting Paid]

Here is what you need to know to code and be reimbursed for counseling and treating patients with depression.

Nov-Dec 2000 Issue
Understanding Medicare's Mental Health Treatment Limitation [Getting Paid]

When family physicians provide mental health services to their Medicare patients, they can find their usual Medicare payments reduced. Here's the reason why and an explanation of why it shouldn't affect your bottom line.

Apr 2000 Issue
How Emotional Distress Shapes the Patient Visit [Improving Patient Care]

The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will explain how physicians can help emotionally distressed patients within the confines of a brief office encounter.

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