Tag Archives: Primary Care

A Solution to an Overloaded System?

Recently I have been eagerly reading about a few smart people who are studying new solutions to help psychiatrists with an endemic problem: we are an overworked speciality that is far outstripped by a growing demand for our services.  It is a sobering thought, the vast, vast majority of folks with behavioural health care issues […]
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Algorithms for Family Docs

The approach to psychiatry in primary care is a mix of art and algorithm.  Often family doctors turn to evidence-based approaches established by recognized authorities. I have included the most common psychiatry algorithms, roughly based on the Canadian Psychiatric Association recommendations: Major Depressive Disorder(MDD) (May 2009, Practice Support Program, BCMA) Panic Disorder(PD) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) […]
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