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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

Helping Patients Cope with Grief - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - The loss of a loved one, especially a spouse or a child, is perhaps one of the most difficult events a person will experience in a lifetime. The resulting grief can be overwhelming and incapacitating for a time. Family physicians can be sources of comfort to those who grieve the loss of...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p54.html

An Unhappily Married Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Overall, marriage enhances health. Men gain greater health benefits from marriage than their wives. Conversely, wives are more negatively affected by a bad marriage than their husbands. In general, the health benefit of marriage is maximized in a good marriage but negated in a bad ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p708.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

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

Providing Trauma-Informed Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - Family physicians commonly care for survivors of trauma, but they may not always realize it. Trauma, which can affect any patient regardless of age or sex, is broadly defined as the experience of violence or victimization, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p655.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

Evaluation of Behavior Change in Patients with Developmental Disabilities - Curbside ...

Apr 15, 2016 - A mother brought her 19-year-old nonverbal, autistic son to our clinic. She requested medication for him to reduce the number of episodes that include loud vocalizations, thrashing, and head banging. These episodes usually occur in the car. At baseline, the man has difficulty with ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p686.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

Undetected Childhood Sexual Trauma and Its Health Effects in Adults - Curbside ...

Sep 1, 2013 - It is essential for physicians to understand the relevance of childhood sexual trauma to adult medical conditions. Recognizing this connection can help physicians begin to manage the resulting damage. Exposure to childhood sexual trauma is highly prevalent in the United States, but is ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p328.html

Evaluating and Treating Sexual Addiction - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2012 - This patient’s behavior is concerning because of ongoing compulsive behavior despite significant repercussions in his home and work life. Sexual addiction has been described as a behavioral addiction (similar to gambling), a compulsive disorder (similar to obsessive-compulsive ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p74.html

Self-Injurious Behavior in an Adolescent - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2011 - The behavior of this patient is nonsuicidal self-injury, defined as the intended destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent. Nonsuicidal self-injury is a common biopsychosocial disorder observed in adolescents.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p609.html

Recognizing Mental Illness in Culture-bound Syndromes - Curbside Consultation - ...

Jan 15, 2010 - Somatic symptoms often replace emotional complaints in foreign-born students from cultures where mental illness is stigmatized.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p206.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

Obesity: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations - Curbside Consultation - American...

Sep 1, 2006 - Assuming that medical causes of weight gain (e.g., hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism) have been ruled out, the physician should consider social, psychological, and environmental factors that may explain the patient’s weight gain and his apparent indifference.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p867.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

A Potentially Suicidal Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - On rare occasions, it falls to the family physician to assess a patient's suicidality.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p879.html

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