Chapter 1

Screening for depression

This chapter covers assessing for physical and functional changes, as well as knowing how to ask patients about specific mood symptoms and safety concerns.
5 Lessons (16m 47s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Managing self-harm and suicidality

This chapter addresses self-harm and suicidality and how to manage them in order to maintain patient safety.
  • Distinguishing between self-harm and suicidality
  • Differentiating between active and passive suicidality
  • Using the C-SSRS
  • Responding to acute suicidality
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Establishing safety parameters and resources
  • Managing self-harm and suicidality quiz
7 Lessons (13m 34s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Screening for anxiety

Here, we review the tools and resources to screen for anxiety, including best practices for asking patients about specific anxiety symptoms.
  • Administering and interpreting the GAD-7
  • Recognizing common signs of anxiety
  • Asking about anxiety symptoms
  • Screening for anxiety quiz
4 Lessons (7m 07s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Special patient populations and considerations

Comorbid conditions can complicate psychiatric management. In this chapter, we address special age considerations and medical conditions to take into account.
  • Recognizing depression and anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Evaluating older adults
  • Screening for substance use as self-medication
  • Recognizing the importance of assessing for bipolar disorder
  • Screening for manic symptoms
  • Screening for other medical conditions
  • Recognizing comorbid psychiatric disorders
  • Special patient populations and considerations quiz
8 Lessons (24m 33s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Conversations about depression and anxiety

In this chapter, learn how to discuss the diagnoses of depression and anxiety with patients, as well as how to introduce the treatment recommendations.
  • Evaluating a patient’s perspective
  • Discussing the diagnosis of depression
  • Discussing the diagnosis of anxiety
  • Introducing treatment options
  • Applying motivational interviewing
  • Differentiating between therapy modalities
  • Conversations about depression and anxiety quiz
7 Lessons (13m 26s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Initiating medication management

Review the major categories of medications for depression and anxiety, as well as the decision-making process involved in selecting a medication for a particular patient.
  • Choosing the medication approach
  • Prescribing serotonergic agents
  • Using other medications
  • Selecting an antidepressant
  • Using PRNs for anxiety
  • Initiating medication management quiz
6 Lessons (13m 33s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Treatment side effects and myths

In this chapter, we review common side effects of antidepressants and dispel some common myths related to antidepressant use.
  • Educating patients about side effects
  • Prescribing antidepressants for children and adolescents
  • Prescribing antidepressants for older patients
  • Using antidepressants during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Dispelling common myths
  • Treatment side effects and myths quiz
  • Depression and Anxiety Essentials outro
7 Lessons (15m 02s), 1 Quiz