Mental health

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

Kirk Strosahl discusses how Focussed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can easily be introduced in very short change-oriented conversations

Antidepressants in primary care

WEBINAR archive 2017: 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.

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.

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