Mental health

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.

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.

Stillborn children: photographs may help the healing

How clinicians’ handling of this can traumatise the parents or when done well, can lead to a valued experience.

Improving treatments for depression

Pim Cuijpers talks about the challenge of improving treatments for depression. Pim is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology. He is the world’s leading expert in the meta-analyses of reviews of psychotherapies.

The Happiness Trap

Dr Russ Harris talks about the happiness trap. Russ is an international best selling author of a self help book titled the happiness trap. He is a world expert in acceptance and commitment therapy. Russ started his career as a GP and are now a published author and now work as a therapist and trainer.

 

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