This workshop addresses the association between mental health and obesity from both adult and pediatric perspectives. It identifies and explains the difference in treatment approach when working with each of these populations. During this workshop, facilitators will introduce and explain mental health approaches used to target patient engagement as well as cognitive and behavioral patterns that may interfere with physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Very few health care providers are being trained to provide integrated care for patients with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions. That’s where MPA’s iSPEACC comes in!
Eating disorders are a serious illness with life threatening physical and mental health morbidity and mortality. Management of patients with eating disorders is complex and calls upon inter-professional skills that are best managed in a collaborative framework. This module will use case-based learning to help attendees to understand the etiology, prevalence, assessment tools, principles of medical management and treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Over 250 minds in Ontario’s health care system came together at the 2017 Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) annual conference, “A Matter of Life” in Toronto on October 6. “Creating health care system change is central to the work of the MPA. We need to use our voice to support advocacy for people living with mental illness,” urged Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH.
The Toronto Star profiles this recent study by MPA’s Dr. Paul Kurdyak and his team, and highlights the story of Sarah Campbell, who was living with schizophrenia but who passed away prematurely of cancer due to poor physical health care.
People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new Ontario study by MPA researchers.
In this Toronto Star article, Drs. Benoit Mulsant and Tania Tajirian share their tips and thoughts for a balanced mental and physical health care plan that will have better long-term benefits for patients with complex mental illness.