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MMD8386 - Differential Diagnosis: Identifying Common Medical Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed as Mental Health Problems

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    Title: Differential Diagnosis: Identifying Common Medical Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed as Mental Health Problems
    Description: The objectives of this course are to provide the trainee with an overview guide to common medical conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed as mental health problems. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will:

    -Understand the assessment process for identifying clients with medical illnesses that appear as mental health symptoms
    -Identify depression or anxiety indicating medical illness
    -Understand the bio-physiologic mechanisms of depression and anxiety caused by medical illness
    -Know the biochemical mechanisms of co-morbidity
    -Comprehend the psychological mechanisms of co-morbidity
    -Learn frequently encountered physical illnesses co-morbid with depression
    -Know common drugs and medications causing depression/anxiety

    This intermediate level course is primarily designed for clinicians in the middle stages of their career, or for clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this treatment area. This course was written by Barbara Gulesserian, MSN. Ms. Gulesserian is a Clinical Nurse Practitioner with twenty years of private practice experience providing psychotherapy to adults in clinical practice. Ms. Gulesserian has performed psychotherapy in group and individual practice, and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.


    This course is approved for 4 contact hours by the following certifying bodies:

    National approvals accepted in most states:

    The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program., Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA

    States with their own approval process:

    The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1 

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193

    Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089  Contact at:

    Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405  Contact at:

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931