Dr Andrew Khoo explains key points for the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and what treatment options are available in general practice.
A critical review and appraisal of the different treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on tailoring the treatment to the different needs of patients.
Managing the perinatal mental health of women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
In a 2011 Census, around 1 in 4 Australian residents were found to have been born overseas. This module outlines common issues affecting the perinatal care needs of women from culturally diverse backgrounds.
New fathers may also experience symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, particularly prior to the birth of a new baby. This module explores how to effectively support the mental wellbeing of fathers and partners during the perinatal period.
This ALM discusses the screening and further assessment of women in the perinatal period for possible depression and/or anxiety. A range of management modalities are discussed.
This activity is part 3 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity focuses specially on how to conduct a psychosocial assessment to gain a better understanding of the woman’s life circumstances including her past and current social, emotional and psychological status.
This activity is part 4 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity emphasises the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, where available, and collaboration between service providers. The need for knowledge concerning local referral pathways for different levels of risk, severity and complexity of mental health disorders are explored.