This education module has been developed to support general practitioners who are working in the front lines providing mental health services to the community.
The topics include:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a manageable condition that affects approximately 5% of the world’s population. While many people consider ADHD to be a childhood disorder, ADHD is a complex lifelong neurobiological condition. Adults with ADHD may go unrecognised or misdiagnosed for years. In Australia, about 1% of the community have bipolar disorder. This condition has a major impact on the average patient and they may be more likely to have comorbid anxiety disorders or substance abuse, and spend more days disabled compared to the general population. Gender dysphoria is the distress or discomfort that may occur when a person’s biological sex and gender identity do not align. The prevalence of gender dysphoria is unknown in Australia. It is important for GPs to have a basic understanding of these conditions as they will often be the first point of contact for these patients, who are often isolated and have higher rates of depression and suicide.Learning outcomes