You’re focused on the overall health of your patients, from body to mind. So identifying and managing their mental health needs is a bigger priority than ever. You’ll need resources that address a spectrum of mental health-related issues, from stress to suicidal thoughts, and challenges that your most vulnerable patients face.
Use AAFP’s emotional well-being resources to recognize signs of depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more. These include tools to understand teen suicide and depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in military veterans.
An additional AAFP toolkit offers you support to diagnose, treat and manage adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Watch this Practice Hack for strategies to integrate the PHQ-9 screening into your clinical practice. This includes steps you can take to support your patients who may need additional behavioral health resources or follow-up.