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The Psychiatry in Medical Settings course returns for its seventh year. The course will provide up to date reviews of depression, anxiety, somatic symptom problems, suicide risk, and substance use in medical-surgical patients. Updates also will be provided on somatic symptom disorders, functional gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, obesity, transplant psychiatry and psycho-oncology. Each day will include a Featured Topic that will be covered in depth by a group of medical and behavioral specialists through well-coordinated didactic presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops. Featured Topics for 2018 will be Functional Neurologic Disorders, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
The course has been well-attended by both mental health and general medical practitioners, providing opportunities for free exchange of ideas from multiple vantage points. The course directors are Drs. Jeffrey Staab and Robert Bright, experienced clinician-educators and researchers in the field of psychosomatic medicine.