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Suicide Assessment 201 - 202

  • Describe the profile of suicide in the US, noting psychosocial and cultural factors that effect risk
  • Identify 3 common precipitating events for suicide attempts
  • Describe risk factors for suicide including co-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Name the most frequent co-existing psychiatric disorders
  • Use the sad person scale to assess suicide risk
  • Give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions
  • Describe basic level interventions that take place in the hospital or community
  • Identify key elements of suicide precautions and environmental safety factors in the hospital
  • Describe the problem on non-suicidal self-injury
  • Explain the range of self-protective behavioral responses
  • Discuss 3 myths about suicidal behaviors
  • Identify 2 cultural or social factors that relate to suicide
  • Examine 4 categories of motivation for attempting suicide
  • Explain how suicide affects family members and friends
  • Describe 3 theories that attempt to explain the causes of suicide
  • Discuss the occurrence of suicide throughout each life cycle
  • Outline the process for assessing the suicidal potential of a client
  • Choose 3 therapeutic goals and interventions for clients with suicidal behaviors
  • Indicate the manifestations of military sexual trauma
  • Cite the rate of disability amongst living veterans
  • Describe the incidence and distribution of mental illness in the veteran population
  • Define PTSD
  • Recognize the DSM-5 criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD
  • Explain the risk factors to developing PTSD
  • Summarize the association between PTSD and Chronic Pain
  • Describe the Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD)
  • Recognize the effects of PTSD on the family of sufferers
  • Summarize the psychological and pharmacological treatment for PTSD
  • Define depression
  • List the DMS-5 Criteria for depression
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of depression
  • Define survivor guilt
  • Explain suicide prevention and the VA Risk Assessment Guide
  • Outline the use of the SAD PERSONS instrument
  • List the risk factors to suicidal behavior
  • Outline the Long and short term goals in suicide prevention, interventions and their rationale
  • Define the characteristics of hopelessness
  • List the outcome criteria for intervention for patients with hopelessness
  • Explain the factors related to ineffective coping mechanisms
  • List long and short term goals of the management of ineffective coping mechanisms
  • Describe interventions and their rationale for the patient with ineffective coping
  • Identify medications used to treat anxiety
  • Recognize medications used to treat psychotic diseases
  • Identify principal signs of depression and drugs used as treatment
  • Recognize agents used as antimanics and medications for bipolar disorder
  • Describe behavioral disorders found in adults and children and drugs indicated in treatment
  • Explain the role of medications in treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Provide patient education for compliance with medications used to treat conditions and diseases of mental health and behavioral disorders

Richard Saporito, DC

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