Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

March 18, 2021

Can We Prevent Suicide?

* WARNING: This episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. *

Guest: J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.(@DrBostwick)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006)

In this episode, professor of psychiatry and international authority on suicide risk and challenges in suicide prevention, J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.  from Mayo Clinic in Rochester joins us. He’ll discuss epidemiological-based research looking at the utilization patterns of medical care by individuals who have contemplated or committed suicide. Dr. Bostwick will describe the concept of suicide crisis including risk factors, current events/warning signs, and mental status/agitation. He’ll also explain self-agency, stigma of discussing mental illness, potential value-based societal approach to individuals in distress and despair, and potential solutions to the suicide prevention.

Additional resources:

If you're feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of not wanting to live or you're having urges to attempt suicide, get help now.

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January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 60: Restoring Joy to Healthcare

Guest: Eric J. Cleveland; Danielle M. Teal (@dteal)

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006)

Joy has been defined as a human emotion — a state created as we experience positive, poignant, reflective and connective moments. It is transient, never persisting but imparting ripples that impact us long after the moment.

Now more than ever there is a need to develop mindful initiatives that brings joy in our personal lives and in the workplace. In this episode we speak with Eric Cleveland and Danielle Teal, two leaders of the Joy at Mayo Clinic (J@M) initiative. We will discuss the joy equation, the Institute of Health Improvement’s (IHI) Framework for Improving Joy in Work and discuss examples of pragmatic initiatives that can bring joy at both the individual and team levels.

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January 19, 2021

Adult Eating Disorders

Guest: Leslie A. Sim, Ph.D., L.P. (@DrLeslieSim)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

A variety of eating disorders can occur in adults and they are associated with multiple potential health complications, including an increased risk of death. Some studies report that up to 20% of those with Anorexia Nervosa will die as a result of the condition. Would you recognize an eating disorder in the patients you see? What clues should you look for? In this week’s Mayo Clinic Talks, we’ll speak with Dr. Leslie Sim, a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss who is most likely to develop an eating disorder, important “red flag” symptoms, questions you should ask patients to help confirm a diagnosis, and how we should approach a patient we suspect has an eating disorder.

Topics discussed:

  • Definition of an eating disorder
  • Important “red flag” symptoms that may indicate an eating disorder
  • Health complications that can occur as a result of an eating disorder
  • Who is most likely to have an eating disorder
  • The genetic component to eating disorders
  • Clues from their childhood that suggest patients may have an eating disorder as an adult
  • Events which can trigger an eating disorder
  • When we should suspect an eating disorder
  • How we should approach a patient we suspect has an eating disorder
  • Management of eating disorders
  • Effectiveness of treatment

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December 10, 2019

Effectively Addressing Nicotine Dependence for Patients with Mental Health Disorders

Guest: J. Taylor Hays, M.D. (@jtaylorhays)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Through a combination of health policy, smoke-free environmental changes, education, and treatment availability, smoking prevalence among adults has dropped significantly. But that’s not the case for our patients with mental health disorders. Dr. Taylor Hays dispels the myths around nicotine dependence and mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. He’ll fill you in on how to help these patients quit and what quitting looks like for this patient population.

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November 5, 2019

Perception of Risk in Adolescent Substance Use Disorder

Guest: Tyler S. Oesterle, M.D., M.P.H. (@OesterleMD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

What are the current trends in substance abuse in the adolescent population? Is nicotine still the primary gateway? What questions should you be asking patients and their families? Dr. Tyler Oesterle covers what leads to experimentation, how it is changing in today’s landscape, and how adolescent addiction and treatment differs from adults, and some medications that can be helpful.

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May 27, 2019

Meeting the Needs of Our Female Veterans

Guest: Ashley Laganiere, CVSO 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

Female veterans can face significant barriers to receiving proper care. As the number of female service members increases, what can we do to help address these barriers and facilitate access to the care they need? What resources exist and how do we identify this population if they do not readily self-identify as veterans? 

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April 2, 2019

Dementia: Things You Shouldn’t Forget

Guest: Richard J. Caselli, M.D. 

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

When does forgetfulness become a red flag for dementia? What’s normal aging and what’s underlying disease process? When is a mental status exam not enough and what should you do next? Dr. Richard Caselli discusses dementia diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and research. 

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March 12, 2019

Understanding Stress Traps in the Human Brain

Guest: Anjali Bhagra, M.D. (@anjalibhagramd

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

How does our brain react to stress and setback? How can we harness what neuroscience tells us about these responses to combat the stresses in our lives we cannot currently change? Dr. Anjali Bhagra steps through the three F’s- focus, fatigue, and fear, to dig a little deeper into how we’re geared to respond and what we can do to intentionally navigate our responses. 

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September 18, 2018

Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression

Guest: Bruce Sutor, M.D.

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Depression is a common disorder seen in primary care practice. The majority of patients with depression are evaluated and treated not by psychiatrists, but by primary care providers, and it’s been shown that we correctly diagnose depression only about half of the time. Despite the fact that we have some very good treatment options for depression, those on treatment often have continued symptoms. Dr. Sutor is a Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist and Practice Chair of Psychiatry and Psychology in Rochester, Minnesota. 

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January 9, 2017

Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

This week’s talk, Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, was presented by Dr. Brian Palmer at the Clinical Reviews conference held on November 14, 2016 in Rochester, MN. ©2016 Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research