This QI (Quality Improvement) Program aims to tailor the choice of anti-depressant medication for the initial management of a patient with depression based on maintaining therapy long term to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response with a clear focus on involving the patient in all management decisions.
This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.
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.
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.
This World Mental Health Week Felicity Ivers explores PTSD and it's effects not only on the sufferer, but their support system too.
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.