ADHD Prescribing

ADHD Prescribing

Inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive children have always existed, and it’s difficult to quantify the exact effect of labelling children with a disease name, rather than approaching them ‘the old-fashioned way’, whatever that might be.

Eating Disorders in General Practice

Eating Disorders in General Practice

Eating disorders are truly holistic, affecting all biopsychosocial dimensions of health so we need to keep an open mind and our antennae alert in a wide variety of clinical scenarios in General Practice.

Treatment burdens and time to do a bit more… nothing?

Treatment burdens and time to do a bit more… nothing?

We want to DO something for our patients, in part driven by guidelines - get their blood pressure down, improve their HbA1c, improve their life expectancy, but have we forgotten to ask - is this what you really want? And at what point are we doing more harm than good with the treatments we prescribe?

Measles: Rare, but Still There

Measles: Rare, but Still There

Thankfully, Australian doctors nowadays will rarely see a case measles. Recently however, most states have issued measles outbreak alerts, largely linked to travellers visiting or returning from overseas.

Where is the evidence...?

Where is the evidence...?

Although evidence-based medicine has undoubtedly been a force for good and has transformed clinical practice for the better, it has also been responsible for a subtle change in power dynamics when it comes to clinical policymaking.

KISS: Mycoplasma genitalium

KISS: Mycoplasma genitalium

There’s been increasing attention on the little known organism Mycoplasma genitalium as an emerging cause of sexually transmitted conditions in women and men.