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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)is a treatment for major depressive disorder that is otherwise resistant to treatment. The aim of this article is to inform general practitioners of some scientific and practical aspects of TMS treatment.
This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.
Approximately 33% of patients with schizophrenia are treatment-refractory, yet clozapine remains underused, even though it is the most effective treatment. One barrier is routine echocardiography, which in Australia is performed before clozapine initiation, six months afterwards and then annually. Elsewhere, such as...
Examines findings that have emerged from research undertaken with participants from three veteran cohorts to highlight mental health issues that should be considered in general practice.
Background To ensure the early identification and effective treatment of mental health disorders in the veteran population,...
Familiarises general practitioners (GPs) with the range of online programs in Australia that have demonstrated efficacy and are currently available for use by patients with mental health problems.
Background Australia is a world leader in the development of internetdelivered programs for the prevention...
Provides up-to-date guidance for general practitioners (GPs) in the recognition of PTSD and the current best practice recommendations for pharmacological and psychological treatment.
Background Australians are commonly exposed to traumatic events, which can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several...
This guide is a practical, user-friendly reference that provides an introduction to the use of e-mental health interventions with suitable patients in the primary care setting. The guide provides links to key resources and takeway messages for practice.