Autistic people make up at least 1 in 100 people in the UK. Autism is lifelong so autistic people will present to services at all ages. About a third of autistic people will also have learning disability, and well over half will have co-occurring mental health problems. It’s therefore essential that all psychiatrists in all specialties have a good working knowledge of autism
It is well known that people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia have poorer physical health outcomes than the general population. Antipsychotics have important effects on some of these parameters such as weight, blood glucose and lipids.
CFS/ME is a condition which harbours more opinions than facts. Misunderstandings about the condition continue to prevent patients from being able to access appropriate care. The NICE guidelines of 2007 are in the process of being revised. Research is leading to advancements in our understanding of the mechanisms which underlay the symptoms of CFS/ME and may also give clues to the causes of fatigue in other conditions
Significant number of people with brain injury presents to mainstream mental health services including emergency setting, community care, inpatient and forensic setting. Their presentations can be at times challenging to manage, difficult to understand, and appropriate assessment and interventions may not be easily accessible. Better understanding and awareness among clinicians can help to improve the management of these patients and help access appropriate interventions.
Participants will discuss scenarios, and learn practical tips for supporting students, which aim to make their job a little easier, whilst recognising the specific mental health and wellbeing issues medical students face.
Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.
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