The catastrophic health effects of the coronavirus pandemic are well established, as illustrated by the more than 32 million known cases and over 570,000 COVID-19-related deaths in the United States to date. What has also become more apparent is the immense psychological impact. As a result of the pandemic, much of society is experiencing increased stress in relation to numerous psychosocial factors. This session speaks to the need for increased mental health resources to cope with anxiety and fear about contracting the virus, increased social isolation, separation from family, job loss, economic uncertainty, and grieving the loss of a loved one to the disease.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan.
Discuss the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and rise in mental disorders
Outline strategies to address the increased demand for mental health treatment
Identify and diagnose patients with depressive and anxiety disorders
Review initial therapies for patients with depressive and anxiety disorders
Describe how to implement patient-centered treatment plans by collaborating with patients