ACOEM Member Price: $45.00
Non-Member Price: $60.00
Kurt Hegmann, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environment Health
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Disclosure: ACOEM/Reed: Honoraria for producing ACOEM Guidelines.; SafeLane Health: Software to improve accuracy and recording of the commercial driver medical exam.
Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA
President/Clinical Health Psychologist
Health Psychology Associates, PC
Disclosure: Pearson Publishing: Royalty
Mental health disorders are the most disabling of all conditions, accounting for 31% of disability worldwide. In an effort to reduce this burden, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) convened a group of experts to develop new practice guidelines specific to mental health and work fitness. The mental health guidelines will be published by chapter, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in October 2018, and depression in February 2019, as the first conditions available. In this session, the speakers will describe the methodology and scientific committees used to develop the guidelines. For each condition, demographic, diagnostic, and other pearls of wisdom will be presented, along with key evidence-based recommendations for evaluating and managing PTSD and depression in a working population. The session will conclude with the audience participating in case reviews. Various mental health-related case studies will be presented to the audience, with the audience comparing their treatment approaches to those recommended by the practice guidelines.
1. Define the purpose and audience for the ACOEM’s new mental health guidelines.
2. Describe the key evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and management of PTSD and depression.
3. Understand the most important treatment steps to improving mental health outcomes.
Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.