Helping Patients Navigate Inadequate Treatment Response in MDD
Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) often experience an inadequate response to antidepressant therapy. NPs play a vital role in educating patients about treatment response, including setting appropriate expectations for treatment and explaining the next steps should a patient not respond adequately. This peer exchange will teach you the skills to navigate this complex but common situation, including how to communicate about treatment response in MDD and how to navigate patients’ reactions should they experience a less-than-optimal response to medication.
Stigma as a Barrier to Proper Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis
People with bipolar disorder often experience many forms of stigma, including stigma from healthcare providers and self-stigma. Nurse practitioners can benefit from learning how stigma can be a barrier to patients with bipolar disorder receiving appropriate diagnosis and care. This activity will dispel common myths about bipolar disorder and teach you how to correct these false beliefs to provide supportive, high-quality care for your patients.
Psych in Primary Care: Addressing Gaps in Mental Health Training for NPs
Primary care NPs may not always have a thorough background in mental health care. We will review important gaps in knowledge that primary care NPs may feel they have, including in diagnosing conditions such as major depressive disorder and bipolar I disorder, psychopharmacology, psychotropic medication classes, treatment algorithms, and drug-drug interactions. We also discuss motivational interviewing and its use in identifying symptoms of mental health conditions.
Understanding the Unique Training and Value of Nurse Practitioners
In this podcast, Pradeep Manudhane, MD of Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health, interviews Jessica Giddens-Whelan, DNP, BA, APRN, FPMHNP-BC, RN-BC of Holon Inclusive Health System, to better understand the role NPs play in the primary care setting and explore areas of need which NPs could fill.