The Confident Clinician Series

"Assessing" & "Treating" Patients with Complicated Clinical Presentations

* Part 1 (ASSESSING) focuses on practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based approaches to assessing, diagnosing and engaging our most complicated psychiatric patients. 

* Part 2 (TREATINGfocuses on the science-based step-wise management approach to patients with complicated psychiatric presentations.

You will have 120 days to go through the course and earn your CME/CPD credits

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Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, healthcare providers will be able to:

  1. Define "polypharmacy", including current concepts regarding the safe and appropriate prescribing of multiple pharmacological treatments.
  2. Distinguish potential treatment approaches: initiate, optimize, switch, combine and discontinue.
  3. Comprehend common pharmacotherapy myths: what's the evidence to support or refute long-standing barriers to optimal care. 
  4. Define the evidence-based, step-wise approach to treating patients with multiple psychiatric comorbidities (E.g. bipolar disorder + ADHD/ personality disorder), psychiatric and physical comorbidities (E.g. pain/ cardiac/inflammatory disorders + depression) and concurrent disorders (combined mental illness and substance use disorders).  
  5. Recognize the potential of non-pharmacological approaches to treatment, including neurostimulation, psychotherapy, alternative and complementary treatments and social prescribing.  

Program content

  • Downloadable Handout

  • Recorded session

  • Evaluation Survey & Certificate of Attendance