This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.
Dr Jan Orman from Black Dog Institute discusses the importance of mental health upskilling, putting the onus back on the practitioner, and provides some fantastic insights into the range of resources available to help learn more about mental health.
The mental health of Australia's HCPs has been under the microscope more than ever recently. Dr Steven Sommer addresses the nature of stress in the medical sphere, and offers some insight on how he deals with the stresses of work and life.
Project managers, GPs, or both? Dr John Crimmins shares his thoughts on the prime role GPs play in our health system as multidisciplinary coordinators of patient care.
Dr Phil Parker explores the effect of PTSD on patients and their families, and we hear from Vietnam veteran and PTSD sufferer Richard who explains the importance of a good support network when battling with PTSD