Psychiatry Grand Rounds: How Understanding Evolution Can Make Us Better Psychiatrists

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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How Understanding Evolution Can Make Us Better Psychiatrists

Randolph M. Nesse, MDRandolph M. Nesse, MD
Research Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Michigan

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to describe the difference between proximate and evolutionary explanations and why both are needed for all traits
2. Participants will be able to explain how natural selection shaped negative emotions to cope with threats and losses
3. Participants will be able to conduct a Review of Social Systems to assess a patient's life situation

View Dr Nesse's biography and abstract.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. All faculty, CME Planning Committee members and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

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