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Dr. Jensen's Open Forum

By harrisjensen - Posted on 15 August 2014

A Doctor Working For Doctors!

Dr. Jensen Is Now Giving Talks To Other Docors To Help Them Deal With Patients' Issues

Motivational Interviewing And Other Techniques Are Backed By Science

by Harris Jensen, MD
Editor, Good Day Journal

The following is a list of topics I can present in talks to doctors at their offices.  If you are a doctor or medical office manager, and want me to present a talk for you, call Becky, my office manager, at 970-416-8354.  We can set up my talk with a lunch at your office.  You can print off this list and have doctors circle topics they are interested in, or the office manager can do it for them...

 1. Why Ventilating About Stress Works For You And Can Prevent Heart Disease In You!  Healthy physicians make better doctors... 

2. How To Talk About Depression (Using Evidence Of Medical Science)

3. What Depression Is And Isn't (Debunking Myths About Depression)

4. How To Get Control Of Depression  So It Doesn't Get Control Of You.

5. How To Talk About The Phobia Of Taking Medication For Any Mental Illness (Phobias are irrational.)

6. Why "Mental Illness" Is A Wornout Concept From The Middle Ages And Doesn't Really Exist Except As A Popular Myth (Debunking the term mental illness)

7. Hope For The Future: Talking About How The Brain Can Be Helped To Grow New Connections And Overcome Depression (The biological basis for curing depression)

8. Creating Hope: Four Steps Of Optimism And How To Defeat Pessimism

9. Why Not Taking Medication For Your Brain When You're Depressed Is Simply Stupid

10. Phobia Of Things Artificial: How Using Toothpaste Is Like Using A Medication

11. Motivational Interviewing: How To Motivate Patients To Take Medication For Any Illness

12. Will The Medication Make Me Fat?  Talking About Antidepressants And Weight Gain.

13. Teenagers And Angst: How To Talk To Teenagers About Treating Depression

14. Is The Cure Worse Than The Disease? Talking About Risks And Benefits Of Medication Versus No Medication For Depression, Anxiety, And Bipolar Illness

15. SSRI's And Side Effects

16. Dealing With Black Box Warnings On Medications

17. How To Identify Bipolar Disorder

18. How To See If Someone Is Lying To You To Get Potentially Addictive Medication

19. Pregnancy And Risks And Benefits Of Using Stimulants And Antidepressants

20. How To Spot Suicide Risk Factors And Assess The Risk, And When To Refer

(Common behaviors that raise the red flags of increased risk for suicide.)

21.Phobias About Talking About Suicidal Thinking

22. Pessimism And How It Creates Patient Noncompliance And Kills People

23. Using Quick Motivational Interviewing To Improve Patient Compliance

24. Speak Their Language: How To Work With Patient's Values To Improve Compliance, Reduce Complaints

25. How To Identify Depression When The Patient Isn't Sad

26. How To Identify Mania When Patient Not Euphoric

27. Identify Optimism In Patient's To Give Them Hope

28. Identify Optimism In Patient's Story To Improve Medication Compliance

29. How To Use The "Guiding Technique" To Improve Patient Satisfaction

30. How To Deal With Patient Resistance To The Doctor's Treatment Plan (Avoid Being Perceived As Labeling Someone)

31. How To Deal With Patient Noncompliance Caused By The Patient Reading Something On The Internet

33. Removing Psychological Hurdles To Getting Health Care Or Preventative Health Care

34. Who's The Doctor?  How To Tell Patients Not To Stop Antidepressants On Their Own

35. Medication Tolerance: How Going On And Off Antidepressants Too Often Can Cause Them To Fail

36. How Antidepressants Work

37. Five Billion New Connections Per Day: The Amazing Neuroscience Of The Brain And It's 100 Trillion Connections

38. Gaming The Doctor: How To Catch Patients Who Are Doctor Shopping For Addictive Medications

39. Serotonin Withdrawl: How To Prevent It By Slowly Going Off  An Antidepressant

40. Titrations: How To Phase Off One Antidepressant And Start Another

41. Exposing Fads And Scams Of Mental Health Cures On The Internet.  Doctors V. Herbal Quacks: Who Wins?

42. The Antidepressant Stopped Working! How Dysfunctional Thinking And Relationships Makes People Think The Antidepressant Has Quit Working When It Really Hasn't

43. The Pot In My Head: How Marijuana Stops Medication And Counseling From Working, And How To Talk About It

44. Flippant Attitudes: What To Say When People Don't Want To Take Care Of Their Depresion Or Anxiety

45. Control Issues: What To Do When Patient's Resist The Treatment Plan Because They Think You Are Trying To Control Them

46. Short On Time: Quick Ways To Get Patient's Involved In Their Care

47. How Anxiety Can Stop Antidepressants From Working

48. How Depression Can Stop Medication From Working For ADD

49. Get Better And Stay Better: How To Keep Depression From Breaking Through Medication

50. One Step Forward and One Step Back: How Patients Undo The Benefits Of Medication For Depression Or Bipolar Or Anxiety By Dysfunctional Thinking And Dysfunctional Actions

51. Hollywood Suicides: Talking About Robin Williams' Suicide And The Serious Impact Of Pessimism On People's Lives

52. The Documentation Trap: How Insurance Penalizes Doctors For Trying To Treat Depression

53. Simple 3 Step Meditation Technique To Help The Anxious Patient Get To Sleep More Easily

54. Get Another Appointment To Treat Another Diagnosis: Ways To Help Documentation And Reimbursement Problems That Doctor's Face

55. How To Talk About Weight Managment Issues

56. Being Obese Costs You $5,000 Per Year: Talking To Patients To Keep Them Motivated To Keep Losing Weight So They Avoid Getting Diabetes

57. The Simple Three Step Model Of How The Brain Works And How To Show Patient's They've Been Skipping The Thinking Step And Getting Caught In The Vicious Cycle Of Reacting To Just Their Emotions

58. Destressing The Doctor: A Simple Four Step  Routine Built In To Your Daily Routine That Will Automatically Reduce Your Stress

59. Think Like An Emperor: The Four Step Model Used By Marcus Aurelius To Manage Time And Emotions Efficiently

60. Stoic Philosophy And How It Helps Doctors Deal With Insurance Companies

61. 2001: A Medical Odyssey....How Insurance Company Computers Cause Doctor's Stress And How To Deal With The Stress

62. Stress Comes From Resisting The Truth.  How To Use "Truth" And "Acceptance" To Help Patients Work With Their Doctor

63. There's Two Sides To Everything!  How To Show Patients The Optimistic And Pessimistic Sides Of An Issue And Improve Patient Compliance By Showing Noncompliance With The Treatment Plan Comes From Pessimism Towards The Doctor's Treatment Plan

64. Destressing The Doctor...Simple Self Talk Techniques Using Truth And Acceptance To Reduce Stress In Seconds That Comes From Bad Behavior Of Insurance Companies

65. How New Medical Regulations Make It More Difficult To Help People Who Are Depressed.



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