Eating disorders are common in the community. Treatment of established eating disorders is difficult and the evidence suggests that early intervention is important to prevent devastating long term illness. This webinar will focus on eating disorders as they present to general practice and discuss the ways in which online resources can be incorporated into the care of patients both in the early and late stages of the illness and even contribute in some ways to prevention.
Dr Anthea Fursland from the Centre for Clinical Interventions in Western Australia will be our guest expert. Anthea is an acknowledged international expert in the treatment of eating disorders and is responsible for the development of the resources available on the Centre for Clinical Interventions website.
Dr Sarah Weaver, our GP panellist, has significant experience in the management of eating disorders in the primary care environment.
We will also be joined by Dr Sarah Maguire form the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders who is leading a project to develop an online treatment program for patients suffering from binge eating disorders.
To participate in this webinar, GPs need to have some level of familiarity with e-Mental Health. This can be gained by:
- watching a previously delivered live webinar
- watching an on-demand recording of a previously delivered webinar
- reading the article ‘e-mental Health for mood and anxiety disorders in general practice’, published in AFP
- reading the article ‘e-Mental Health – What is it and why do we need it?’, published on FOAM4GP
The Webinar Series
The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.
- e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
- there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
- a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
- GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.
GPs and GP registrars who are interested in improving outcomes patients at risk of psychological problems in the perinatal period.
Participants in each webinar are eligible for 2 QI&CPD Points and 2 Core ACRRM points