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Webinar Volume 4:

Psychosis & Schizophrenia 

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Webinar Volume 4:

Psychosis & Schizophrenia 

Psychosis & Psychosis. Psychotic conditions may have a lower prevalence, but the consequences are very severe. Psychotic illnesses are characterised by fundamental distortions of thinking, perception and emotional response and include Schizophrenia. In 2010 a national survey report found that there were approximately 64,000 people in Australia aged 18–64 living with a psychotic illness, the most frequently recorded of these disorders was Schizophrenia which accounted for almost half of all diagnoses (47.0%) .

PRESENTERS

The discussion is presented by ProCare Mental Health Services, a not for profit organisation based in Waratah NSW.  ProCare’s clinicians work with GPs to provide counselling, psychology, and psychiatry consultations.  Additionally, they provide the free “GP Psychiatry Support Line” service (1800 16 17 18) which is an initiative funded by 6 Primary Health Networks in NSW.

This video features Dr Martin Cohen and Dr Dr Ullrich Schall

Dr Martin Cohen

(PhD, MBBS; FRANZCP)

Professor Martin Cohen completed his training in Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1996 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. He won the Dissertation Prize in 2002, awarded by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, for his work in better understanding the link between cannabis and mental illness.​

 

He has over 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research experience in the fields of medical education, brain imaging and mental illness, population studies, and clinical research. He has published over 70 articles in scientific journals and presented papers at international conferences, as an invited speaker or as part of the scientific program.

His passion for serving the needs of the community to provide the highest quality mental health services have been demonstrated in his previous roles as RANZCP Director of Specialist Training and Executive Director of Hunter New England Mental Health Services. He is a conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and a Director on the Boards of Hunter New England Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.  His most recent appointment as Deputy Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission of NSW underpins his passion for advocacy and care for people with mental illness.

Dr Ullrich Schall

(MD; FRANZCP, PhD, DSc)

Neuroscientist & Psychiatrist

 

Ulli graduated in Medicine at MD level in Psychology at PhD and DSc level. He also completed his professional training in Psychiatry and Neurology in Germany. He is a Fellow of the ANZCP and accredited as Child & Adolescent and General Adult Psychiatrist for NSW Health. He specialises in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.

 

GP PSYCHIATRY SUPPORT LINE

This service is operated by ProCare Mental Health Services

This service is supported by joint funding from Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, Murrumbidgee PHN, Northern Sydney PHN, Western NSW PHN, North Coast PHN and Nepean Blue Mountains PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

Service also now funded by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Cost PHN, 

Northern Territory PHN & Adelaide PHN.

 

 

For more information, please contact your local PHN or contact us on:

 

1800 16 17 18 - (02) 49 675 203

admin@gpsupport.org.au

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