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Mental Health

This series of fully accredited CPD modules provide expert-led, key clinical advice on diagnosis and treatment of common mental health problems encountered in daily practice.

Created by South African experts, these interactive modules provide video and report-based reviews.

Dementia
 

Dr Ian Westmore

Professor Felix Potocnik
Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Stellenbosch

Dementia Module 1 – Recognition and management of mild cognitive impairment

“In the same way as we supplement diminishing hormone levels by, for example, providing
hormone replacement therapy in women or testosterone in men, so should we, as clinicians, supplement declining memory.”

What you will learn in module 1:

  • How to advise patients on lifestyle factors that might delay or reduce the risk of
    developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) associated with aging.
  • To recognise and diagnose MCI.
  • To provide pharmacological management of MCI.

Earn 3 CPD Points

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This report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Cipla. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.


Dr Johan Smuts

Dr Johan Smuts
Neurologist
Pretoria

Dementia Module 2 – Ageing and prevention of age-related cognitive impairment

“Dementia is a disease of ageing”

What you will learn in module 2:

  • Understand the causes and neuropathology of dementia
  • Understand the hallmarks of ageing
  • Develop an approach to healthy ageing and preventing or slowing the development of age-related cognitive decline.

Earn 3 CPD Points

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This report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Cipla. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.


Long-term care in dementia – priorities and personalised approach

What you will learn:

  • The importance of minimising the impact of dementia-related disability through available care methods
  • To identify ethical considerations specific to stage of disease progression, from initial assessment to end-of-life choices
  • The ethical considerations of changes to care and treatment goals in accordance with progression of dementia and related disability.

Earn 3 CPD Points

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This report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Cipla. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.




Anxiety
 

Dr Ian Westmore

Dr Ian Westmore
Psychiatrist
Bloemfontein

Anxiety: Epidemiology, diagnosis and spectrum of illness

What you will learn in module 1:

  • How to recognise anxiety in your patients
  • How to identify the key features of commonly encountered anxiety disorders
  • Confidently make a diagnosis
  • The principles of treatment

Earn 3 CPD Points

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This report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Cipla. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.


Professor Piet Oosthuizen

Professor Piet Oosthuizen
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Durbanville

Anxiety: Treating anxiety disorders in primary care

What you will learn in module 2:

  • To assess the severity and duration of symptoms
  • Select the most appropriate medication therapy
  • Learn when to apply psychological and social support
  • Obtain expert clinical tips on prescribing antidepressants and other anti-anxiety

Earn 3 CPD Points

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This report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Cipla. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.