Engaging men in health

March 2009

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Engaging men in health

March 2009 Vol 38 (3) 81-176

The theme for the March issue of AFP is engaging men in health. This month's articles include men and mental health, engaging men in health care, men and depression, the newly single man, post-traumatic stress disorder – best practice GP guidelines, the ‘iron salute’ in haemochromatosis, Cally’s carpal complaint, and a cutaneous horn on the ear.


Engaging men in health care

Greg Malcher

Men and depression

Kay A Wilhelm

Men and mental health

Clare Bayram, Salma Fahridin, Helena Britt

Failure to diagnose: prostate cancer

Sara Bird

The newly single man

Darren Russell

Up front

Letters to the editor

Not mission impossible

Jenni Parsons


A cutaneous horn on the ear

Manuel Gil-Mosquera, Sergio Vano-Galvan, Ruth Gómez-Guerra, Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Cally’s carpal complaint

Patrick J Phillips, Simon Burnet

The ‘iron salute’ in haemochromatosis

Evange Romas

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Best practice GP guidelines

David Forbes, Bronwyn Wolfgang, John Cooper, Mark Creamer, David Barton


A cardiovascular risk clinic using home BP monitoring

Patrick D Byrnes, Geoffrey K Mitchell, Margaret Crawford, Colleen McGoldrick

Fear of needles

Nature and prevalence in general practice

Simone Wright, Michael Yelland, Kathy Heathcote, Shu-Kay Ng, Garfield Wright

Paediatric vascular birthmarks

The psychological impact and the role of the GP

Gideon Sandler, Susan Adams, Claire J Taylor

Smoking patterns and readiness to quit

A study of the Australian Arabic community

Seham Girgis, Armita Adily, Maria-Jose Velasco, Frances L Garden, Nicholas A Zwar, Bin B Jalaludin, Jeanette E Ward


Health literacy

A new concept for general practice?

Robert J Adams, Nigel Stocks, David H Wilson, Catherine L Hill, Susan Gravier, Ilona Kickbusch, Justin Beilby

Quadrivalent HPV vaccination reactions

More hype than harm

Robert J Douglas

To be Superman

The male looks obsession

Natalie Knoesen, Son Thai Vo, David Castle


Learning from UK primary care

Richard Hays

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Jenni Parsons, Kath O’Connor


AFP Podcasts

Interviews March 2009

Post traumatic stress syndrome

David Forbes discusses the assessment and management of post traumatic stress syndrome (in particular the role of trauma focussed psychological therapy). GPs can assist patients who have experienced trauma within the past 2 weeks by providing psychological first aid, and monitoring and assessment for the development of acute stress disorder and symptoms of PTSD. Trauma focused psychological treatment is the first line of treatment for PTSD, and in this interview David Forbes outlines what is involved in this specialised form of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Duration: 21 minutes 11 seconds
File size: 5MB

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The newly single man

Darren Russell discusses health issues of the newly single man with Dr Jenni Parsons. For men who are newly single there are a range of health issues that may arise including sexual health, alcohol and drug use, stress and mood disorders.

Duration: 14 minutes 43 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Men and depression

Kay Wilhelm discusses the differences in presentations of depression between men and women. Men often display irritability and withdrawal in response to depression and are less likely than women to talk about their depression or how they feel.

Duration: 15 minutes 52 seconds
File size: 4MB

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