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165406 - Albert Road: Mental Health Matters - developmental trauma

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An opportunity for GPs and their colleagues to discuss developmental trauma and explore ways of improving the quality of patient care

Relevance to General Practice

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) says Australians are now presenting to their GP with mental health issues more than any other health concern. 
President of the RACGP Dr Bastian Seidel said mental health issues, including depression, mood disorders and anxiety, now dominate GPs’ time.
“It is not musculoskeletal problems patients are presenting with most often, or cardiovascular disease – the stock standard medical presentations we always hear about,” Dr Seidel said. 
“It is psychological issues GPs are dealing with most of the time.” 
Mental health was cited as a top-three issue by 65% of female GPs and 53% of male GPs in the RACGP’s benchmark annual report, General Practice: Health of the Nation 2017. 
Dr Seidel said psychological issues are often connected with other issues that patients may be experiencing, including ill health and social circumstances. 

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the presenting symptoms of developmental trauma
  • Implement guidelines for the safe management of people with developmental trauma
  • Utilise tools and resources discussed to support people with development trauma
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    165406 - Albert Road: Mental Health Matters - developmental trauma
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