Mental health

WEBINAR: FACT: Radical change is possible for patients in brief primary care visits

WEBINAR: Register to hear Kirk Strosahl discuss how Focussed Acceptance and Commitment therapy can easily be introduced in very short change-oriented conversations, be it in a school nurse's office, a general practice visit or in a mental health therapy session.

Webinar: Antidepressants in primary care

WEBINAR: Associate Professor David Menkes and Professor Bruce Arroll discussed the evidence for the benefit for antidepressants in primary care, as well as cases to support key points.

Event: Mental health seminar 2017

Saturday 14 October 2017

The Auckland Faculty of the RNZCGP, in conjunction with the Goodfellow Unit are pleased to present this years workshop on mental health.

The day will cover topics from depression and drug use, to communication skills and medication. We cover the lifespan, from childhood and family issues, to adolescence and adulthood. We also have presentations from GPs using targeted therapeutic techniques in their practice.

Webinar: Working with gender diverse clients

Jeannie Oliphant, Sexual Health Physician addresses gender diversity and what it means, as well as how to initiate conversations. She will talk about the role and use of hormones, resilience and ongoing support for clients. We also hear from Joe Macdonald and Alex Ker.

Clozapine. Malignant constipation can kill

Clozapine is used for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Agranulocytosis and neutropenia are the usual concerns but there are more deaths from ileus/megacolon.

Webinar: Prescribing antipsychotics in primary care

Webinar with Associate Professor David Menkes. David is an academic psychiatrist with a background in psychology and pharmacology (PhD 1983, Yale), and a continuing interest in the optimal use and toxicology of drug treatments in psychiatry.

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