July 13, 2017

Mental Health Care

We have developed a Mental Health Treatment Care Model (MHCM) to guide primary care providers in this difficult area. Because upwards of 90% of primary care mental health problems present with physical symptoms, we have focused on this population in developing the MHCM. The MHCM integrates material from the Interviewing and Personal Awareness tabs.

I. Overview of Mental Health Problem and Need for Teaching

II. Diagnosis and Classification of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

III. The Mental Health Care Model

IV. Controlled Trials Demonstrating the MHCM is Evidence-Based

V. Teaching the MHCM

VI. Research in Patients with Mental Health Problems

Coding Use of the Mental Health Care Model
A Qualitative Profile of Medically Unexplained Symptom Patients
Diagnosis of Medically Unexplained Symptoms
High Rate of Mental Health Problems in Medical Settings
Cost-effectiveness of Primary Care Providers Using the MHCM
Screening for Opioid Misuse
Minor Acute Illness

VII. Team-Based Approaches

VIII. Teaching Resources for the Mental Health Treatment Model