Psychiatric Care of Persons with Vision Loss and Blindness

Vision loss can have a detrimental effect on mental health and mental stress has been found to exacerbate vision loss. This program provides physicians, psychologists, and other mental health professionals with an understanding of the bidirectional relationship between vision loss and mental health.  Users will gain added insights that can inform treatment of their patients who are blind or have vision impairment.

César Alfonso, MD, a psychiatrist with expertise in the clinical care of the medically ill, psychopharmacology and multimodal psychotherapy, discusses the leading causes of vision loss and psychiatric comorbidities, and reviews the ocular side effects of psychotropic medications.

The free webinar is 20 minutes and can be viewed at your convenience.

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