There has been increasing recognition that primary care practitioners, particularly general practitioners, have an important role to play in reducing the burden of common mental disorders in the Australian community.
We can help to provide early intervention, assessment and ongoing management of patients with mental disorders.
Mental disorders are as any other medical illness require proper diagnosis and effective management to keep the person happy, healthy and effective.
We are in liaison with psychiatrists and psychologists to manage:
– Drug and alcohol addiction
– Quitting smoking
– Psychosis and schizophrenia
– Post natal depression