General practice psychiatry

September 2013

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General practice psychiatry

September 2013 Vol 42 (9) 593–672

This month's articles include obsessive compulsive disorder, early response to psychological trauma, bipolar disorder, SSRIs and adolescents, emerging psychosis in adolescents, sudden onset hearing loss, pulmonary embolisms, and Warfarin persistence.


Suicide-related contacts

Experience in general practice

Christopher Harrison, Clare Bayram, Helena Britt

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

The role of the GP

Caroline Johnson, Scott Blair-West

Early response to psychological trauma

What GPs can do

Darryl Wade, Alexandra Howard, Susan Fletcher, John Cooper, David Forbes

Bipolar disorder

Philip B Mitchell

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors

A review of the side effects in adolescents

Michael Gordon, Glenn Melvin

Emerging psychosis in adolescents

A practical guide

Hsu-en Lee, Jon Jureidini

Up front

Making a difference

Melissa Tan

Letters to the editor


Pulmonary embolism: assessment and imaging

Sarah Skinner

ACEIs for cardiovascular risk reduction

Have we taken our eye off the ball?

Andrew Sindone, Jonathan Erlich, Vlado Perkovic, Michael Suranyi, Henry Newman, Choon Lee, Edward Barin, Simon D Roger

Sudden onset hearing loss

Causes, investigations and management

Neil Foden, Nishchay Mehta, Theo Joseph


Self-monitoring blood glucose

Non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes in Australian general practice

Joan Henderson, Lisa Valenti, Clare Bayram, Graeme C Miller

Skin surface temperature: a possible new outcome measure for skin and soft tissue infection

Michael Montalto, Fletcher Davies, Natalie Marijanovic, Andrew Meads

Persistence on warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: experience in Australia 2006–2009

Leon A Simons, Michael Ortiz, Peter Germanos, Gordon Calcino


A is for aphorism

‘Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get [fed up with] one, I spend the night with the other.’

Chee Koh

Managing professional boundaries

Sara Bird

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Melissa Tan


AFP Podcasts

Interviews September 2013

Bipolar disorder

Philip Mitchell discusses the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder

Duration: 20 minutes 46 seconds
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SSRIs and adolescents

Michael Gordon reviews the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adolescents

Duration: 8 minutes 52 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Early response to psychological trauma

Associate Professor Darryl Wade talks about early response to psychological trauma and what GPs can do.

Duration: 15 minutes 15 seconds
File size: 4MB

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