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Helping Physicians in the Gulf: Recognizing Mental and Behavioral Health Issues in Your Patients

Lawrence Palinkas; Howard Osofsky
American Medical Association

This free 90 minute presentation by Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D., and Howard Osofsky, MD, Ph.D., will provide an overview of the relevant research on mental health effects of similar disasters to the gulf oil spill, review available mental health assessment tools and provide advice on how to treat and refer patients to community resources.