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Welcome to the
February 2015 CPD Online eNewsletter
Free access to CPD Online for
Trainees and Affiliates ends on 28 February 2015 –
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“How long have you been working in
this field?” asked the scientist/clinician/farmer…
By Dr Stuart Leask, CPD Online
CPD Online seeks to deliver interesting and
accessible online educational materials, for a specific audience of
experienced mental health professionals. Of course, the focus is
upon issues of relevance to practising psychiatrists (we're the
Royal College of Psychiatrists, after all), but we hope at least
some modules will be of interest to all professionals working in
the field of mental health. The hope is that we get the
distillation of years of experience – not just what we probably
should be doing, but how to overcome the all-too-numerous features
of everyday life that get in the way. Of course, our readership are
often experts too, so if you find yourself thinking you have better
ideas than those in our modules, do let us know.
Some topics we've probably been wrestling with
for most of our careers – whether it's
the adverse effects of otherwise-successful clozapine, or
trying to minimise the 'bump' between child and adult services
– and there are other
new developments that have crept up on us while we've been busy
working. We're here to help, so let us know if there's anything
you'd like to know more about.
psychiatrists: Part 2 – understanding and managing poor
Local complaints and issues are becoming much more common and it
follows that all psychiatrists are likely to have to respond to
their own referral or the referral of a colleague to the GMC
possibly once in their career. This module is a resource for
when poor performance cases arise. It applies the lessons
1 in the series, with an emphasis on implementing
national policy, and further develops some of the skills and
habits of mind that are useful and effective in understanding and
managing performance concerns.
ARBD is thought to be significantly under-diagnosed and presents
healthcare services with major challenges. Improve your knowledge
and awareness of the condition and your ability to work with
patients with ARBD. The module includes audio accounts from a
patient and their carer about the specialised
rehabilitation services for ARBD.
Recently revised module:
reality in psychological interventions
Dr Raj Persaud talks to Wesley Turner and
Leanne Casey about their meta-analysis of outcomes associated with
clinical virtual reality randomised controlled trials.
Delirium in older people: assessment and
Leadership and management series: Time
management for psychiatrists
People with intellectual disabilities in
criminal justice settings
Neuroimaging in dementia
Children’s mental health within Scottish
View the most popular modules and podcasts over the past
New from Advances in
Highlights of the January
depression and psychosis: an updateMild and
short-lived antenatal and postpartum mood disturbance are common,
but a minority of women develop depressive illness or sudden
psychosis. Doyle et al discuss the aetiology of perinatal
depression, differential diagnosis and risk assessment in perinatal
depression and postnatal psychosis, and pharmaceutical and
psychosocial management of postpartum blues, perinatal depression
and postpartum psychosis.
Don’t forget to tell your junior colleagues
about CPD Online’s new ‘sister site’ Trainees Online (TrOn) – currently
free to access for trainees and other College Members.
or renew with CPD Online – subscriptions can start
from any point during the year.
With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team