Australian Family Physician audio
Summary: Australian Family Physician is the official journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Amy Pennay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point, discusses some of the reasons why alcohol is such a popular and valued commodity in Australia, as well as some of the common problems caused by alcohol.
Dr Penny Abbott, Senior Lecturer with the Department of General Practice at the University of Western Sydney, discusses the needs, motivators and barriers of GP supervisors when using and participating in research.
Professor Anne Buist, Director of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Northpark hospital discusses perinatal mental health with a particular focus on managing medications in general practice
Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, talks about the role of the GP in assessment of the child who is having difficulties at school.
Professor Roy Beran discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic headaches, including issues regarding definition of headaches, recognition of secondary headaches and the use of the ‘continuum of headache’ model.
Dr Meng Tan introduces current issues in the diagnosis and management of adult epilepsy, including classification of epileptic seizures and the role of general practitioners in management of this condition.
Professor Mark Harris discusses the increasing problem of multimorbidity and possible approaches to better managing these patients in general practice
Professor Jenny Doust introduces the concept of overdiagnosis and describes the various ways this is occurring in general practice and the potential harms associated
Dr Patrick Byrnes talks about resource allocation in general practice outlining potential sources of time waste and some practical suggestions for achieving optimal outcomes for our effort
Professor Graeme Jones discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of osteoarthritis, including current and potential future treatment options.
Dr Alberta Hoi considers systemic lupus erythematosus including the variety of presentations, diagnosis and management options
Dr Dipti Talaulikar discusses multiple myeloma including when to consider the diagnosis, and management options
Philip Mitchell discusses the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder
Michael Gordon reviews the side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in adolescents
Associate Professor Darryl Wade talks about early response to psychological trauma and what GPs can do.