What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About Treating Patients Living With HIV

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Erin M. Miers, PsyD, LP Clinical Psychologist Park Nicollet / Health Partners Department of Sexual Medicine [email protected] When was the last time you heard about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?  Maybe when someone famous disclosed their status (Porter & Rose, 2021)? Or a few years ago when there was some breaking news about a single person being effectively cured (WebMD, 2021)? …

What Health Psychologists Should Know about Sickle Cell Anemia

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Shawn M. Bediako, Ph.D., MPA Inclusive Learning Group Center for the Advancement of Science Leadership and Culture Howard Hughes Medical Institute Health psychologists utilize a sophisticated understanding of the mental and social impact of disease and illness to help patients cope, adapt, and adjust to specific conditions. However, there is a significant shortage of health psychologists with training in the …

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Functional Neurological Disorders: Forging a Path forward for Patients with Disabling Symptoms

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Kathrin LaFaver, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine If you have never heard of Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), you are not alone. Despite being one of the most common reasons for patients to see a neurologist1, FND have largely stayed out of the spotlight. Triggered by emotional or physical stress factors, FND can cause tremor, …