Session 5: Caring for Patients with Medical and Psychiatric Comorbidity
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with complex comorbid psychiatric and medical illness. Over ten million Americans may suffer from co-morbid medical and psychiatric illnesses, making the need to evaluate, diagnose, and treat such individuals a significant public health issue. CL psychiatry not only has a home on medical and surgical units of general medical hospitals, it is expanding to include models of collaborative care with primary and subspecialty medical care settings with mental health providers playing a key role in developing integrated care models for patients with psychiatric conditions.
This symposium provides an overview on some of the most common and interesting topics in the field of CL psychiatry including cardiac and pulmonary disease, traumatic brain injury and diabetes, women’s mental health, as well as dementia and stroke. These topics will be taught in a stimulating and interactive, often case-based, manner.
Monday Depression and suicide assessment; Anxiety; Cardiac disease; Women’s mental health; Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
Tuesday Dementia management; Post-stroke depression; Opioid use disorders; Traumatic brain injury; Diabetes and its relationship with mood and cognition
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Compare the complex and significant bidirectional relationship between medical illnesses and mental health
(2) Explain how medical illnesses can present with psychiatric signs and symptoms
(3) Differentiate ways mental health providers can integrate into medical and surgical settings
(4) Describe pharmacologic and psychological management strategies of psychiatric symptoms that present in patients with medical illness
Thomas Heinrich, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at MCW. He is director of the Froedtert Hospital CL service treating complex presentations of medical, surgical, and neuropsychiatric illnesses. Dr. Heinrich is Vice Chair for Clinical Services and is also Medical Director of Process Improvement of Inpatient Medical and Surgical Services at Froedtert Hospital.
Christina Wichman, DO, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and OB-GYN at MCW. She completed residency in Psychiatry and fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She directs a co-located perinatal psychiatric service within the Department of OB-GYN and is Director of Women’s Mental Health at MCW. She is Medical Director of The Periscope Project, a perinatal psychiatric teleconsultation service. She is director of the CL Fellowship, and Director of the CL service at Froedtert Hospital.
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
APA Credit for Psychololgists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- 8.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.00 APAAPA credit.
- 8.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.