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The Clinical Takeaway: Tips, Traps and Important Insights into Managing Men’s Mental Health

The Clinical Takeaway: Tips, Traps and Important Insights into Managing Men’s Mental Health

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The Clinical Takeaway: Tips, Traps and Important Insights into Managing Men’s Mental Health

 

 

In this episode:

 

– Consider mood issues in men if behaviour is becoming violent

 

– Allow men to express their emotional pain by marshalling support, offering helplines and recommending support groups

 

– When differentiating depression from bipolar disorder, keep longitudinal history in mind. If you suspect bipolar, avoid prescribing SNRIs and tricyclics

 

– When the patient cannot see the pain they will cause when they die by suicide, we may have to take active measures even against the patient’s will

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

 

Guest: Prof David Castle, Psychiatrist; Inaugural Scientific Director, Centre for Complex Interventions (CCI) at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto

 

 

Total time: 38 mins

 

 

Recommended Resource:

 

Although research shows that there is a silent crisis in men’s mental health, there remains surprisingly little literature on the subject. This important textbook provides up-to-date, practical and evidence-based information on how mental health issues affect men and the way treatments should be offered to them.
Find out more about the Comprehensive Men’s Mental Health Book at Cambridge University Press or Booktopia

 
 

 
 

 

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