D-07 Somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety
Tuesday November 27, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30
St-Laurent 7

Daniel Zigman, Canada

Assistant professor

Department of psychiatry

McGill University


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Roughly 75% of primary care patients have medically unexplained symptoms and over 15% have somatic symptom disorder. These patient can be particularly challening for primary care practicioners to work with. This session will focus on giving you an approach to working with patient who have high levels of anxiety about their health. 


As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of Illness Anxiety Disorder and Somatic Symptom Disorder
  •  have an approach to engaging these patients in appropriate treatment
  • explain effective pharmacological and psychological treatments for these conditions

Lectures by Daniel Zigman

When Session Talk Title Room
10:30 - 11:30
Workshops - D Somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety St-Laurent 7
11:40 - 12:40
Workshops - E Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders St-Laurent 7
12:40 - 13:40
Lunch Break and Lunch&Learns Brief behavioural treatment for insomnia Salle de Bal de Montréal

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