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New – Educational
Talk about learning, by Dr Liz Hare
Can you remember where you first heard about Neuroleptic
Malignant Syndrome (NMS)? I can quite clearly. In the mid-1980s, I
was a junior psychiatrist working in a small rural psychiatric
hospital. My consultant was a gentle, pragmatic, but endlessly
enthusiastic clinician, who to my knowledge inspired a substantial
raft of medical students and trainees to follow in his
He was in the habit of discussing interesting topics from the
journals with whoever was around. He had just read about NMS and
listed its clinical features, rejoicing in the new word ‘obtunded’
to describe the affect of patients with this condition.
At the time, I thought the object of the exercise was to make
sure I didn’t fail to spot this life-threatening state in his
patients. I later worked out that by talking about new developments
he not only clearly demonstrated his belief in the importance of
keeping up to date but also, by repeating the details to us
juniors, was securing the information in his own mind.
So, the next time you do a module or listen to a podcast, don’t
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Supported accommodation in mental
This module aims to increase understanding of
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mental health problems. Potential benefits include enhanced
stability and mental health, improved social functioning and
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Probity in professional practice
Worried about your relationship with your
patients and their carers? Could something you are doing
inadvertently damage your reputation or that of the medical
profession? Find out how to conduct yourself in a manner that
promotes best practice and guards against harm to you or your
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areas of your practice including research, and relationships with
commercial organisations and your colleagues.
The assessment and management of obsessive-compulsive
disorderOCD is a prevalent condition,
yet the stigma and shame associated with it can be barriers to
effective treatment. The first part of this module gives
comprehensive advice on the diagnosis and assessment of OCD. In
Part 2, learn how to manage and treat this disabling
Computer-aided cognitive behaviour therapy
Not sure what computer-aided cognitive
behaviour therapy (cCBT) is or how it is relevant to you? Discover
the pros and cons of a therapy that is increasing in popularity
fast. Learn who can benefit from cCBT and how it can be delivered
within your own clinical service to enhance practice.
An introduction to cognitive analytic therapy
Find out about a really original way of
looking at mental health problems, trauma and symptoms that is
shown to work for real clients with complex problems.
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