Beware of physical diagnoses masquerading as mental health issues -- the list of physical illness that can mimic mental health problems may be longer than you think. Patients with severe anemia or thyroid disease, for example, have walked away from psychiatrist's offices with a prescription for an antidepressant -- which is not something you would want to happen in your practice. And those with so-called panic attacks may sometimes have a problem involving the heart -- and not figuratively.
To gain a better insight into physical problems that can occur under the guise of mental health issues, join expert speaker Karen Lusky, BA, BSN, MSN, RN, for this 1-hour teleconference. She’ll open doors to new options you should consider when a patient presents with mood, anxiety or behavioral problems.
Who should attend: All mental health practitioners, nurse practitioners, home health nurses, emergency room staff and others who assess patients with primary complaints of anxiety, mood and behavioral problems.
Join us for this valuable session where you’ll learn:
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- Jill M. Young
Karen Lusky, BA, BSN, MSN, RN, is a medical writer who has a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University. She has more than 20 years of experience as a nurse, teacher and journalist. She has provided psychiatric case management for people in the community who have primary diagnoses of serious mental illness along with multiple physical illnesses. Most recently, she worked as an RN assessor performing...
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