• Mental Disorders

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    #495: Mental Disorders
    August 2020

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    • Recommend referral to a psychiatry subspecialist based on patient risk factors and behaviors associated with personality disorders (PDs).
    • Recognize comorbid conditions associated with PDs.
    • Assess patients for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using clinician-rated, brief, self-report instruments.
    • Prescribe drugs for management of OCD and body dysmorphic disorder.
    • Identify patients with adverse childhood experiences who may benefit from screening for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    • Determine the appropriate management options for patients with PTSD.
    • Use the collaborative care model to improve the care of patients with mental health conditions.
    • Use brief interventions such as the Five As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange); the background, affect, troubling, handling, empathy (BATHE) technique; and the feedback, responsibility, advice, menu of strategies, empathy, self-efficacy (FRAMES) model.

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