Psychological strategies

September 2012

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Psychological strategies

September 2012 Vol 41 (9) 641-736

This month's articles include cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy, problem solving therapy, undernutrition in the elderly, glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes and problem gambling.


Psychological encounters in general practice

Carmen Zhang, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt, Janice Charles

Motivational interviewing techniques

Facilitating behaviour change in the general practice setting

Kate Hall, Tania Gibbie, Dan I Lubman

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Incorporating therapy into general practice

Maarit Harden

Acceptance and commitment therapy

Pathways for general practitioners

Matthew Smout

Problem solving therapy

Use and effectiveness in general practice

David Pierce

Up front

On being useful

Kath O’Connor

Letters to the editor


Early and tight glycaemic control

The key to managing type 2 diabetes

Gary Deed, John Barlow, Ivan Kuo

Cutaneous plaque in a diabetic patient

A case study

Jacinto Orgaz-Molina, Rosa Rios-Pelegrina, Marilena Cotugno, Salvador Arias-Santiago

Bone scans

Joseph C Lee, Andrew D Hennessy, Frederick A Khafagi

Managing undernutrition in the elderly

Prevention is better than cure

Damian Flanagan, Therese Fisher, Michael Murray, Renuka Visvanathan, Karen Charlton, Cathy Thesing, Gerald Quigley, Kerstin Walther

Multiple penile lesions

A case study

Emiliano Grillo, Sergio Vano-Galvan, Angela Miguel-Morrondo, Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Painful black toe

A case study

Lawrence Leung

Neonatal rash

A case study

Kwa Siew Kim, Davendralingam Sinniah, Tan Kah Kee


Using a mobile phone application in youth mental health

An evaluation study

Sophie C Reid, Sylvia D Kauer, Angela S Khor, Stephen JC Hearps, Lena Sanci, Andrew D Kennedy, George C Patton

Changes in the demography of Australia and therefore general practice patient populations

Gary L Freed, Jill Sewell, Neil A Spike, Lauren Moran, Peter Brooks

Assessing pathology training needs

Results from a survey of general practice registrars

Tanya Bubner, Caroline Laurence, Rosy Tirimacco


Problem gambling

Aetiology, identification and management

Simone Rodda, Dan I Lubman, Kathleen Latage

A is for aphorism

Do smart mothers make better diagnoses than poor doctors?

Georga Cooke

Bendigo CHS Men’s Health Clinic

Improving access to primary care

Peter Strange, Michael Tenni


Mental health nurses in general practice

A personal perspective

Cindy Condon

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Sarah Metcalfe


AFP Podcasts

Interviews September 2012

Problem solving therapy

Associate Professor David Pierce discusses the evidence base for Problem solving therapy and its use in the general practice setting

Duration: 10 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Cognitive behaviour therapy

Dr Maarit Harden discusses CBT, including her experiences with incorporating it into general practice consultations.

Duration: 18 minutes 4 seconds
File size: 4MB

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