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Non-Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain | Podcast

Non-Pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain | Podcast

October 20, 2017

This podcast is the highlights of the webinar where we examined the non-pharmacological strategies available to patients with chronic pain and introduce participants to some useful online programs for chronic pain management.

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A story about a Psychiatrist’s clever daughter and how she saved his life

A story about a Psychiatrist’s clever daughter and how she saved his life

October 09, 2017

Psychiatry is ideally suited to videoconferencing but there are perils and pitfalls that become apparent once you engage with it that can be quite discouraging. Our guest blogger is Dr Zelko Mustac, a Sydney psychiatrist who has worked for many years in Western Australia and is very conscious of the difficulty of delivering psychiatric care to rural and remote areas. Here is his story:

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Other People’s Stories

Other People’s Stories

September 26, 2017

Humans of New York is an amazing blog. There is always something worth thinking about in its stories of ordinary people struggling with life. The stories are short and easy to read but each one contains an interesting message.

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Exercise Schmexercise

Exercise Schmexercise

September 12, 2017

Do you know anyone who has difficulty motivating themselves to exercise? I think we all know people who get too depressed to exercise or too anxious to leave the house. But there are other people who, despite a lack of “diagnosis”, find exercise hugely difficult to contemplate.

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Learning to manage pain without drugs

Learning to manage pain without drugs

August 31, 2017

As someone who has practiced medicine for almost four decades I have had the opportunity to observe firsthand the upsurge in the use of opioid pain killers in non-cancer pain.

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