10 November 2020

Webcast: Depression and Schizophrenia in General Practice

Clinical Drugs Mental Health

The free Healthed webcast on Tuesday 17 November will include a talk by professor David Castle about the role of GPs in managing people living with schizophrenia.

Professor Castle will cover a broad bio-psychosocial framework for schizophrenia management with an emphasis on new medication options. He will highlight the importance of effecting better general healthcare for this group of individuals.

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Attendees will be eligible for: 

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category

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Topics include:

  • Depression – when first line therapy doesn’t work, what do I do next, and how do I do it?

Dr David Horgan, psychiatrist; associate professor of psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

This brief presentation will first consider antidepressant efficacy, before focusing on antidepressant options and comparative effectiveness, optimising outcome by minimising “pseudo-resistance”. Dr Horgan will provide many useful practical management tips and advice that can’t be found in textbooks.

  • Managing schizophrenia in primary care – practical tips.

Professor David Castle, psychiatrist; professor of psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and University of Melbourne. 

This talk will cover the management of people living with schizophrenia, using a broad bio-psychosocial framework but with an emphasis on new medication options. The role of the GP will be emphasised, as will the importance of effecting better general healthcare for this group of individuals.

  • Antipsychotic prescribing – initiating, titrating, side-effects, switching, communicating.

Professor David Castle, psychiatrist; professor of psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and University of Melbourne.

This talk will cover the management of people living with schizophrenia, using a broad bio-psychosocial framework but with an emphasis on new medication options. The role of the GP will be emphasised, as will the importance of effecting better general healthcare for this group of individuals.

  • Relationships, sexual function and other important psychosocial impacts of anti-depressants.

Professor Malcolm Hopwood, psychiatrist; director of the professorial psychiatry unit, University of Melbourne, Albert Road Clinic (ARC).

One part of the complexity of managing major depression relates to its impact on relationships, which includes a range of issues such as emotional blunting, energy levels and somnolence as well as sexual dysfunction. It’s a common issue which will have many potential contributing factors, of which pharmacotherapy is one. A large body of evidence demonstrates that this is issue is not often given the attention that it deserves and yet it is a key contributor to recovery and remission.

This Webcast is proudly supported by Lundbeck Australia and Otsuka Australia with the educational content and speakers independently determined and selected by Healthed.

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Date:

  • Tuesday, November 17.

Time:

  • 7:00pm- 9:00pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT,)
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm AEST (QLD)
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm ACDT (SA)
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm ACST (NT)
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm AWST (WA)
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