The trauma experienced by many associated with the recent tragic bushfires in Victoria make consideration of Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder timely.
The recently published guidelines for ASD and PTSD by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health will be discussed from the perspective of general practitioners. In addition, the available evidence for current management approaches will be reviewed. The session will include discussion among participants about the practical application of best evidence and guidelines in day-to-day primary care psychological medicine practice.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent