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Depression and anxiety in older adults

Posted on August 27, 2019

Professor Brian Draper (School of Psychiatry, University of NSW) presented at a series of forums for health service providers in northern Tasmania in August 2019.

You can watch a recording of the Launceston presentation – Depression and anxiety in older adultshere.

You can also download an article published in the July 2019 issue of the MedicineToday journal, in which Professor Draper and his co-authors argue that encounters with GPs can present an opportunity to identify and mitigate self-harm behaviours.

The article – Self-harm in late life. How can the GP help? – is available here (reproduced with kind permission from MedicineToday – please note copyright statement in article).

Forums were also held in Devonport and St Helens.

These events were held as part of the Tasmanian component of the Australian Government’s National Suicide Prevention Trial, which is coordinated locally by Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN). You can read more about the trial here.