Psychiatry For the Vitalist

The history and a Mental Status Examination (MSE) are the most important diagnostic tools a psychiatrist has to obtain information to make an accurate diagnosis. Although these important tools have been standardized in their own right, they remain primarily subjective measures that begin the moment the patient enters the sanctuary.

Over a million children six years of age or under are prescribed a psychiatric medication. Overall, more than eight million children in America are alarmingly on some sort of psychotropic drug — and the medical establishment is hardly batting an eye. Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder that affects approximately 1% of the U.S. population. Currently one third of Medicaid recipients have a mental health or substance use disorder.

It is vital for practitioners to understand the psychiatric perspective in light of these disturbances. An essential overview of up-to-date audio lectures for family clerical practitioners. 25 clock hours.