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What do we need to recognize in primary care for behavioral health?

Mental health of every level of severity
Substance abuse
Chronic illnesses
Ambiguous illnesses

2

Define Ambiguous Illness

Behavioral factors but not diagnosed mental disorders

3

Common Complaints Associated with Behavioral Health

Abdominal pain
Fatigue
Headache
Chest pain
Dizziness
Numbness
Insomnia
Pain

4

Chronic Conditions that need Behavioral Health Evaluation

DM
CVD
IBS
Obestity
Substance abuse
CHF
COPD

5

Therapies a Psychiatrist can Perform

MD who can prescribe
Evaluations
Psychotherapy

6

Therapies a Psychologist can Perform

Administer & interpret psychological testing
Development of prevention & treatment programs
Psychotherapy

7

Therapies an Educational Psychologist can Perform

Diagnostic & psychological assessments
Counseling
Mediation, coordinates with & referrals to other professionals

8

What are Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors?

Therapists

9

Therapies a Psychiatric Social Worker can Perform

Mental health assessments
Case management
Group facilitators

10

What factors contribute to mental health problems?

Biological: genes or brain chemistry
Life experiences: trauma or abuse
Family history

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What can promoting the social-emotional well-being of children and youth lead to?

Higher overall productivity
Better educational outcomes
Lower crime rates
Stronger economies
Lower health care costs
Improved QOL
Increased lifespan
Improved family life