Dearth of psychiatrists forcing GPs to work beyond their skill set, warns former RACGP president

How doctors are being forced into tougher situations.
Associate Professor Liz Marles.

“There have been patients with psychotic symptoms where I thought they were in danger, maybe they had the urge to jump in front of a car.

“I just didn’t feel at all comfortable managing that and needed the support of a psychiatrist.”