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AJP CME: October 2018 - Alleviating the Mental Health Burden of Structural Discrimination and Hate Crimes: The Role of Psychiatrists

Activity Type:

  • Journal CME


Release Date: 10/1/2018

Expiration Date: 9/30/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

Abstract: Recently in the United States we have seen a string of widely publicized deaths of young African Americans at the hands of police, as well as increasing reports of public harassment and violence on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and immigration status. In the month following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported over 1,000 bias-related incidents, including over 300 anti-immigrant hate incidents, over 200 anti-black hate incidents, over 100 anti-Muslim hate incidents, and over 100 anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) hate incidents. At national meetings and on online forums, members of professional groups dedicated to promoting mental health equity, including the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Minority Affairs and the American Association for Community Psychiatry, report heightened fear among patients from targeted groups, including young children who worry about the safety of their parents and caretakers. The relationship between systemic discrimination and mental health outcomes has been established by research findings of elevated cortisol and blunted stress response in targeted populations, as well as elevated rates of emotional dysregulation, anxiety and depression, sleep disturbance, and substance use.

Pricing

This activity is only available to AJP CME subscribers.

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Educational Objective

The participant will employ strategies to care for patients who have experienced targeted violence.

Target Audience

This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Estimated Time to Complete

Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: September 30, 2020

How to Earn Credit

In order to earn CME credit, subscribers should read through the material presented in the article. After reading the article, complete the quiz and submit your evaluation and study hours (up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™).  A score of 60% or higher is required to receive credit.

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Title: Alleviating the Mental Health Burden of Structural Discrimination and Hate Crimes: The Role of Psychiatrists

Authors: Helena Hansen, M.D., Ph.D., Nicholas S. Riano, M.A.S., Travis Meadows, M.D., Christina Mangurian, M.D., M.A.S.

Affiliations: From the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco (N.S.R., C.M.); and the Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, New York University, New York (H.H., T.M.).

Disclosures: The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Discussion of unapproved or investigational use of products*: No.

*APA policy requires disclosure by CME authors of unapproved or investigational use of products discussed in CME programs. Off-label use of medications by individual physicians is permitted and common. Decisions about off-label use can be guided by scientific literature and clinical experience.

Program Planners

Robert Freedman, M.D. (Editor-in-Chief, AJP); Susan K. Schultz, M.D. (Deputy Editor, AJP); Michael D. Roy (Editorial Director, AJP); Michael A. Pogachar (Online Content Manager, Journals).

Dr. Schultz has received research support from the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study for projects conducted in partnership with Toyama Chemical Company and in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Freedman, Mr. Roy, and Mr. Pogachar report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.
 
Optimal System Configuration:
  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+ 
  • Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+ 
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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