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How did you go over Christmas?

I find Christmas a bit stressful but I don’t think I’m alone in that. Everyone has a different basis for their Christmas stress and I know what my problem is. I want to make the celebration perfect for everyone.

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Recent articles

Learning to manage pain without drugs
Learning to manage pain without drugs

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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eMH Treatment Programs -  which one shall I choose?
eMH Treatment Programs - which one shall I choose?

Trying to decide what online mental health treatment programs to use can be difficult. There seem to be so many of them! Which one will be easiest to use? What style is best? Should I choose something specific for the problem or something more general?

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Some thoughts from a GP on the recent media storm about eMH
Some thoughts from a GP on the recent media storm about eMH

A recent article in the BMJ by Gilbody et al of the REEACT trial (BMJ 2015; 351:h5627) reported that this large RCT had failed to show any benefit from the use of online CBT for patients with

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Caring for Ourselves with eMH
Caring for Ourselves with eMH

In 2005 the Royal Australian College of GPs published Keeping the Doctor Alive: A Self Care Guidebook for Medical Practitioners.

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