Sample Didactic Topics

(Academic Year 2015 – 2016)

Seminars In Psychosomatic Medicine

Principles of evaluation:

  • How to do a consult
  • How to refine your interview
  • Neurocognitive assessment
  • Brief psychotherapy with medically ill patients 1
  • Brief psychotherapy with medically ill patients 2

Psychiatric disorders in the medical setting:

  • Delirium
  • Agitation and withdrawal
  • Depression as a risk factor for dementia
  • Catatonia
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Conversion disorders
  • Capacity
  • Refractory depression
  • Pain
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sleep medicine

Clinical settings of psychosomatic medicine:

  • Psychological risk factors for CAD
  • Transplant psychiatry 1
  • Transplant psychiatry 2
  • Transplant psychiatry 3
  • Epilepsy seizure identification
  • DDS patients
  • Psych-oncology from a personal perspective
  • Management of the suicidal patient
  • Assessment and management of dementia in the outpatient settings
  • Bariatric evaluations 1
  • Bariatric evaluations 2
  • HAND
  • Immune Encephalopathy 1
  • Immune Encephalopathy 2
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • The challenge of implementing an adequate work-up for "secondary" causes in new onset cases

Pharmacological considerations:

  • Antipsychotics
  • Dementia agents: nootropics, agitation in dementia
  • Addiction meds
  • Sex drive depressants (antiandrogens, progestogen, LHRH agonists)
  • Antidepressants
  • Clozapine, beyond refractory Schizophrenia
  • Medical marijuana
  • Medications during pregnancy
  • Mood stabilizers

Systems issues in psychosomatic medicine:

  • Legal issues 1
  • Legal issues 2
  • Resources in the community 1
  • Resources in the community 2
  • Referrals: community mental health system organization
  • Referrals: matching to community addiction treatment resources
  • Spirituality assessment
  • Procedure (CPT) coding
  • Psychiatry board prep test

Research Seminar Series

  • Research: Basics
  • Research: Randomized Controlled Trials 1
  • Research: Cohort Studies
  • Research: Case-Control studies
  • Research: Meta Analysis