This course will educate clinicians on the various facets of gay mental health. The structure of this course was in part informed by courses that examine the intersection of subpopulation identity and mental health. These combine historical, social, and cultural facets of mental health followed by presentation and treatment considerations. The course also draws on the topic discussion and case review format employed in texts such as the LGBT handbook.
- General Member - $7.50
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - $7.50
- Non-Member - $15.00
- Review the history of treatment of gay men, and relevant gains made by psychiatrists to collaborate with the community
- Identify community-specific stressors that contribute to mood disorders and substance use
- Review how stigma and discrimination impact mental health in gay men, and discuss how factors including socioeconomic status, age, and race correlate with differing health outcomes
- Encourage discussions of the barriers to service gay men face and inform treatment guidelines for working with this community
- Provide cultural sensitivity and evidence-based care to homosexual patients
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: August 16, 2019
End Date: August 16, 2022
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
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 enduring 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
- Mark Messih, M.D., MSc., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, University of Rochester. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Phillip Arellano, M.D., Resident Physician - Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Sejal Patel, Senior Program Manager, Division of Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Jeremy Kidd, M.D., M.P.H., T32 Research Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, Columbia University. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amir Ahuja, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist, Los Angeles LGBT Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- David Andrew Tompkins, M.D., MHS, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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