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159525 - Depression and Mental Health in Older People

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This is a 1 hour video presentation for GPs on mental health, focusing on issues of Depression; and Mental Health in Older People. The aim of the activity is to upskill GPs in managing mental health consumers in primary care, and to effectively refer to other mental health professionals.

Relevance to General Practice

Almost half of Australians (45%) will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime. The General Practice: Health of the Nation 2018 report published by the RACGP identifies that psychological issues are the most common health issue managed by GPs in 2018. The particular topics chosen for this activity is based on feedback from GPs and the community, which has been confirmed by research.

Learning outcomes
  • Summarise the diagnosis and management of Depression
  • Differentiate and treat other mental health illnesses with symptoms of Depression
  • Outline the management for Older People with mental health issues
  • Evaluate the use of assessment tools and other resources in assessing cognitive functioning
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    159525 - Depression and Mental Health in Older People
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