4268.0 Psychiatric Epidemiology

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This important session will focus on a variety of issues related to psychiatric epidemiology. Presentations will include discussions of trends in mental health hospitalizations, youth suicide risk and depression among patients undergoing hepatitis C treatment. Other presentations will focus on psychological distress on the United States-Mexico border and evaluation of a depression screening questionnaire.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Articulate hospitalization rates and trends for acute mental illness/substance abuse for California's reproductive age population 2. Participants will learn evidenced-based evaluation techniques to collect and analyze mental illness and suicide risk data from screening, referral, and treatment procedures 3. Describe the burden of serious psychological distress in the Texas border region 4. Evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic tool Patient Heath Questionnaire 5. Increase understanding about HCV and common depression that occurs during antiviral treatment

2:50 PM
Utah Youth Suicide Study: Evidence-Based Suicide Risk Reduction for Juvenile Offenders
Sarah R. Halbern, MSPH, Michelle A. Moskos, PhD, MPH/HSA, Steve Alder, PhD, Han Kim, PhD and Douglas Gray, MD
3:05 PM
Serious psychological distress in the Texas border region
Michelle L. Cook, MPH, Vincent Fonseca, MD, MPH and Yuridia Orozco, MC/MFT
3:20 PM
Depression Changes in Hepatitis C Patients Undergoing Antiviral Therapy
Kelly M. Simpson, MA, Amit Verma, MPH, Donna M. Evon, PhD, Karen A. Dougherty, ANP and Michael W. Fried, MD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Socialist Caucus

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