Episode 14 of the “MedChat” podcast addresses diagnosing and managing affective disorders.
This episode will help physicians become more aware of current trends in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Among U.S. adults 18 and older, about 9.7% had a mood disorder in the past year. Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of physical health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and HIV and die on average 25 years earlier than others.
The podcast will provide information on defining and diagnosing affective disorders, genetic testing in the treatment of affective disorders, effective treatment strategies and telepsychiatry “virtual therapy” for behavioral care services.
Moderator: Joseph M. Flynn, D.O, MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute.
Speaker: John J. Wernert, MD, MHA, executive medical director – Norton Medical Group Behavioral Health Services.
The speaker for this activity has no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.
Moderator and Planner Disclosures
The moderator and planners for this activity have no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.
This activity has not received commercial support.
Continuing education credits for physicians
American Medical Association
Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
About the Podcast
“MedChat” is a monthly podcast that fills a unique professional gap and is structured around a conversation addressing key issues for each topic. The podcasts provide continuing education on-the-go.