Teaching session

Hamish McAllister-Williams

Expert advice for GPs on prescribing antidepressants


Leading expert, Prof. Hamish McAllister-Williams offers practical,

clinical advice for GPs including guidance on:

  • when antidepressants might be indicated

  • initiating treatment

  • using a treatment algorithm

  • monitoring response and adjusting medication 

  • long term treatment and discontinuation 

Expert advice on consultations with young people experiencing mental health issues.

In this 20 minute video, Dr Maryanne Freer outlines practical ways for GPs to decide, in a short consultation, if a young person may have mental health problems, and offers some simple management options and self-help resources.

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