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This education discusses the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis. It covers the various clinical presentations and associated conditions, and explores the treatment options available.

Depression affects a person emotionally, psychologically, physically and socially, and recovery can be an arduous task. We look at one patient's journey of battling and overcoming depression.

This education discusses the mechanisms behind bone metastases arising from metastatic breast and prostate cancer, and explores the use of pharmacological therapies for treatment.

Cryotherapy and topical therapies are the main treatment approaches for solar keratosis. Dr Ryan De Cruz discusses when they should be used, and the types of topical therapies available.

Review the central role GPs have in planning and providing for palliative care in a community based setting.

Appropriate BRCA1 and BRCA2 referrals to Family Cancer Clinics

Hereditary mutations of the tumour suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can lead to an elevated risk of breast cancer. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

The management of bone complications of metastatic breast and prostate cancer

Metastatic breast and prostate cancer can lead to bone complications in patients, potentially leading to skeletal related events (SREs). This education discusses the mechanisms behind bone metastases and explores the use of pharmacological therapies for treatment.

Providing Best Outcomes in Managing Depression

As the primary providers of mental health care for the Australian community, it is important for GPs to provide effective strategies for managing depression and address patients' concerns. Dr Richard Smith of the Toorak Medical Clinic explores the options available, and how the TAILOR Clinical Audit can improve outcomes.

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Depression affects a person emotionally, psychologically, physically and socially, and recovery can be an arduous task. We look at one patient's journey of battling and overcoming depression.