In Living Color: Depression Treatment in Primary Care
American Psychiatric Association
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)
The purpose of this course is to help physicians who treat patients in the primary care setting to better recognize and treat depression in racial and ethnic minorities and to improve doctor-client communications about depression.
• Recognizing and treating depression in racial and ethnic minorities
• Overcoming challenges in diagnosis and treating depression in racial and ethnic groups
• Communication and person-centered, culturally competent care
• Interpret how depression can manifest itself in racial and ethnic minorities
• Identify appropriate depression screening, diagnosis, and treatment options in the primary care settings
• Recognize ways to involve family and others in the patient’s support system in therapy
• Demonstrate how a physician’s culture and their patients’ cultures can affect diagnosis and treatment
• Develop strategies for effective physician-patient communication
Primary care physicians, general practitioners, family physicians, geriatric physicians, OB/GYNs, internists, pediatricians.
Annelle Primm, MD, MPH
Director, Minority/National Affairs, APA
Majose Carrasco, MPA
Director, NAMI Multicultural Action Center
This program was developed jointly by the American Psychiatric Association and the National Alliance of Mental Health. It is supported by a grant from Praxis Partnership, a consortium of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Vanderbilt University, and Indicia Medical Education, LLC. Praxis is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
For more information, call 703-907-8639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org