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How do you talk with patients about suicidal thoughts and behaviors?

David is a 60 yo man with chronic pain on opioids, PTSD, alcohol use disorder, and major depression, who was introduced in our last PsychSnap. He calls his primary care clinic every few weeks saying that he is going to kill himself if his pain isn’t better controlled. He now presents to a routine follow-up […]

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How do you talk with patients about their substance use?

You log in to Zoom for the morning clinic video visits and meet Zeke, a 28 yo man without much medical history, here to establish care with you. As he’s sharing his daily routine, Zeke says that after work–he’s a 4th grade teacher–he comes home so overwhelmed with what’s going on for his students that

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