Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Which behavioral health screening tool should you use—and when?

This review focuses on screens to assess everything from mood and substance use to pain and cognition. It also offers an algorithm to aid with...

Behavioral Health

When worry is excessive: Easing the burden of GAD

A stepped approach to management using these communication tips and coping strategies can help decrease the stigma of generalized anxiety disorder...

Behavioral Health

Suicide screening: How to recognize and treat at-risk adults

Choose a screening tool that focuses on current and past suicidal ideation, intent, and plan, and interview the patient. Plus: Avoid this common...

Behavioral Health

Alcohol use disorder: How best to screen and intervene

The USPSTF recommends the AUDIT, the AUDIT-C, or the single-question NIAAA screen. The CAGE screening tool has low sensitivity at lower levels of...

Behavioral Health

How to treat complicated grief

Several DSM-5 criteria lasting 6 months or longer can help identify complicated grief, as can available assessment tools. Treatment has a...

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