Health system fails to fix mental health skills gaps

And GPs themselves, interviewed in focus groups, report sometimes feeling “stuck” when choosing management strategies or with patients suiciding despite their best efforts, including consulting with psychiatrists.

A qualitative study published in a special MJA Open supplement this week shows gaps in GP appraisal of taxonomy, available literature and specific resources.

The fact that the term ‘difficult to treat depression’ is often used interchangeably with others such as ‘treatment-refractory depression’ and ‘major depressive disorder’ raised a clinical need for