Case Consultation: Diagnoses, Treatment, and Medication

MIDUS-Case-ConsultationA systematic approach is recommended when providing case consultation for depressed patients with HIV. History obtained from the Behavioral Health Care Manager (BHM) along with a review of the chart helps formulate a differential diagnosis, evaluate factors* that may be contributing to depression, and make treatment recommendations. Consideration of biological, psychological, or social factors, that are playing a role in the presentation is recommended, which can help develop the most effective treatment plan. Often, the treatment plan is adjusted based on new information obtained or lack of response to previous intervention.

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