World-first guidelines help GPs manage work-related mental health claims

Aussie researchers have developed diagnostic tools to assess depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance misuse

GPs who have to make tough calls on whether patients’ mental health disorders are work related may benefit from world-first guidelines developed by Australian researchers.

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The new guidelines, endorsed by the RACGP and ACRRM, outline evidence-based recommendations to assist GPs in managing patients making claims for work-related depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance misuse.

Lead author Professor Danielle Mazza, a GP academic from Monash University, says despite being well equipped to deal with workplace physical injury claims, GPs have a dearth of guidelines to

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