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Tapering Patients Off of Benzodiazepines - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2017 - When prescribed at a low dosage for a short time (fewer than 30 days), benzodiazepines can effectively treat generalized and social anxiety, panic disorder, and sleep disorders. Long-term use for anxiety and sleep disorders is not supported by research because it is associated with the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p606.html

Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - What is the best way for family physicians to determine prognosis and applicability of palliative care for patients with dementia?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p456.html

Medical Aid in Dying - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2018 - Requests for hastened death are not unusual from patients with life-limiting illness, and many primary care physicians encounter these requests over the course of their career. Medical aid in dying is the practice of a physician providing a competent, terminally ill patient—at the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0301/p339.html

Social Media Use and Mood Disorders: When Is It Time to Unplug? - Curbside Consultation...

Oct 15, 2017 - Americans spend more time on Facebook, the world's largest online social network, than any other website. On the surface, social media networks provide an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. However, rather than enhancing well-being by ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p537.html

Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals - Curbside Consultation -...

Nov 1, 2016 - A 16-year-old girl and her parents presented to my office for her wellness evaluation. The patient has generalized anxiety disorder with comorbid major depression, for which she has been prescribed a serotonergic antidepressant. She is a high school student, lives with her parents, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p737.html

Caring for Patients with Job Insecurity Who Are Experiencing Chronic Work-Related Pain ...

Jul 15, 2016 - In addition to providing direct medical care, the physician can help this patient by obtaining an occupational history, formulating hypotheses about the cause of the pain and potential interventions, and establishing a therapeutic relationship.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0715/p145.html

Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interests - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Clinicians and surrogates can be faced with challenging decisions when a patient loses the capacity to participate in medical decision making. A significant number of hospitalized and critically ill adults lose decision-making capacity during hospital stays and cannot make treatment ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p480.html

Menstrual Concerns in an Adolescent with Disabilities - Curbside Consultation - ...

Nov 1, 2015 - Clinicians who care for female adolescents with cognitive and physical disabilities are often consulted on the management of menstrual bleeding for purposes of hygiene, dysmenorrhea, and treatment of premenstrual symptoms. Contraception is also commonly discussed to mitigate pregnancy ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/p823.html

Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy - Curbside Consultation - American Family...

Apr 15, 2015 - Nearly one-half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Risk factors for unintended pregnancy include limited access to contraception, less than a college education, poor social support, age between 20 and 24 years, and black race. Family physicians are often the initial...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p574.html

Complex Care: Treating an Older Patient with Multiple Comorbidities - Curbside ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Although there are guidelines for management of single chronic illnesses, the evidence base for management of multiple comorbidities is lacking. The American Geriatrics Society described a clinical approach to managing patients with multiple comorbidities in 2012.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p392.html

Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder in the Medical Office - Curbside...

Jul 15, 2013 - The prevalence of borderline personality disorder in the general population is thought to be between 1% and 2%. As family physicians, we often treat these patients for chronic medical conditions. There are multiple obstacles to caring for these patients because of their difficult ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p140.html

Caring for Older Patients Who Have Significant Hearing Loss - Curbside Consultation - ...

Mar 1, 2013 - This scenario illustrates issues related to end-of-life care and placement in a long-term care facility for older individuals with significant hearing loss. An analysis of data from the 1999 to 2006 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and statistics from the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p360.html

Nonmalignant Chronic Pain: Taking the Time to Treat - Curbside Consultation - American ...

May 1, 2009 - Nonmalignant chronic pain is a common, yet challenging, health problem.1 Numerous factors over the past decade have put primary care physicians in a central role in the management of this pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p743.html

When a Patient's Chronic Pain Gets Worse - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2009 - This case encapsulates many of the significant challenges in providing care for patients with chronic noncancer pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p77.html

Initial Counseling of Children with Eating Disorders and Their Families - Curbside ...

Feb 15, 2008 - It can be challenging to work with adolescents and their parents when eating disorders are involved.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p532.html

Combative Delirium - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - In the context of their usual office or hospital settings, family physicians are not often called upon to deal with violent or hostile patients. However, just like advanced cardiac life support training prepares physicians for rare and unexpected cardiac arrest situations, knowing how ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p363.html

Combative Delirium - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2008 - In the context of their usual office or hospital settings, family physicians are not often called upon to deal with violent or hostile patients. However, just like advanced cardiac life support training prepares physicians for rare and unexpected cardiac arrest situations, knowing how ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0115/p237.html

Patients' Preconceptions and Convictions About Antibiotics - Curbside Consultation - ...

Nov 1, 2005 - Multiple studies have demonstrated that patients who seek care for respiratory ailments often expect to receive antibiotics, and that patients or parents who expect antibiotics receive them more often than those who do not.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1101/p1900.html

Cutting Back on High-Dosage Narcotics - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Over the past decade, the promotion of narcotics for control of malignant and non-malignant pain has been advocated by specialists in the pain community. While most physicians accept the use of aggressive narcotic analgesia in patients with cancer-related pain, the use of opioids in ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1313.html

How Can I Help My Patient Stop Drinking? - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2002 - There is no harder task than trying to help a patient who denies having a problem. Self-delusion and denial are key elements of alcoholism. Alcoholics may delude themselves into thinking that they are not drinking too much or that they can control their drinking.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1475.html

Why Can't This Patient Take Insulin? - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - One of the prevailing challenges for physicians is dealing with noncompliant patients—those patients who seem unable or unwilling to comply with their treatment plan. When faced with such a patient, the physician's first impulse is frequently one of anger and frustration. The reasons ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p226.html

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