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11-04-2019 19:30 - 11-04-2019 21:30
Anxiety Disorders - Keep Calm and Carry On
Dr Jane Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, and this can be common, with everyone experiencing it at some point in their lives.
Psychiatrists estimate that between 10% to 30% of people suffer with anxiety in their life time. Is this a 21st century epidemic? If it is, what in our lifestyle is contributing to it?
Anxiety disorders are painfully debilitating, their symptoms and the rituals involved in managing them causing sufferers a good deal of shame and embarrassment. There is an increased risk of suicide in those who do not access treatment.
We will explore Generalised Anxiety Disorder, the commonest of the anxiety disorders and hopefully you will come away with a greater understanding of it and its management.
13-05-2019 19:30 - 13-05-2019 21:30
Social Media and Mental Health
Dr Ann Fitzgerald, Counselling Psychologist
Adolescent mental health is a major concern for services, GPs, schools and community organisations with many reporting significant increases in adolescents presenting with severe distress. Central to the debate is the impact of technology, screen use, the internet and social media on adolescent mental health. Recent research states that 'evidence suggests social media use is associated with mental health in young people , but underlying processes are not well understood'. The Chief Medical Officers have just published screen-based activities guidelines encouraging that all concerned take a precautionary approach despite no causal effect being currently evident. Every week there are reports in the media about the need to regulate social media companies etc.
The purpose of this talk is to create awareness of the need for professionals to consider adolescent social media usage as a central factor in understanding contributing factors to mental health problems.
12-06-2019 19:30 - 12-06-2019 21:30
Delirium: Not all it's Cracked up to be
Dr John Wilkins, Consultant Psychiatrist
States of delirium will be conditions encountered by all doctors at some point in their careers. A good understanding of these is essential for all doctors but especially for doctors in psychiatry, acute medicine and general practice. These conditions provide an important insight into the impact that physical illness can have upon the patient's mental state. Although acute conditions can be reversible - provided patients survive - long term consequences have been neglected. It seems that these are not as optimistic as believed hitherto.
Dr Wilkins will outline the cause of delirium, the manifestations of these conditions, their treatment and their outcomes. There will be the opportunity to share experiences of these conditions in order to foster a better understanding of the interface between physical and psychological medicine.
12-08-2019 19:30 - 12-08-2019 21:30
Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, Rethinking Normal
Dr Fivos Cacoullis, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Vicky Carroll, Psychotherapist
12-09-2019 19:30 - 12-09-2019 21:30
Treatment for Depression Update
Dr Niraj Arora, Consultant Psychiatrist
14-10-2019 19:30 - 14-10-2019 21:30
CBT is it for me?
Toria Tutt, CBT Therapist
12-11-2019 19:30 - 12-11-2019 21:30
Family Therapy and its use in Mental Health
Caroline Parker and Julia Foskett, Family Therapists
12-12-2019 19:30 - 12-12-2019 21:30