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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,...
Provides a summary of the evidence for internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy, and looks at the three RACGP Handbook of Non-Drug Intervention (HANDI) recommendations for non-drug treatments for depression and arranged for the developers to comment.
Background Gotzsche, in Lancet Psychiatry, argued that antidepressants...
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...
Describes the health needs of survivors of war and conflict in the immediate and long-term resettlement periods.
Background Since 1945, more than 700 000 refugees and displaced persons, survivors of conflicts in over 60 countries, have resettled in Australia. Every general practitioner (GP)...