190845 - Mental health disorders MCQs
This activity incorporates 15 multiple choice questions in the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) style with extensive feedback provided to help GPs assess their knowledge and further develop their understanding of signs and symptoms of a range of common mental health disorders and implement appropriate management options. Questions cover a range of disorders and ask about the likely diagnoses as well as appropriate management strategies for the different cases.
Relevance to General Practice
GPs have reported that psychological issues (eg depression, mood disorders, anxiety) are the most common health issues they manage. This is not surprising considering one in five (20.1%) or 4.8 million Australians had a mental or behavioural condition. Anxiety is the most common diagnosis, followed by depression, with 13.1% of Australians having an anxiety-related condition and just over one in ten people (10.4%) having depression or feelings of depression in 2017-18.
With the high prevalence and burden of disease associated with mental illness, GPs need to be able to detect and treat mental illness, and must play a central role in providing evidence-based, patient-centred care to people living with a mental illness. This online learning activity will therefore help GPs to assess their current knowledge and improve their skills in the identification and treatment of mental health disorders.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of a range of common mental health disorders.
- Outline appropriate diagnostic steps for patients with a range of psychological symptoms.
- Recommend appropriate management options for common mental health disorders.
- Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices
D4. Professional and ethical role
Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
- Psychological health