Medication and mental illness (short film)

This short film was produced and released with the launch of the “Medication and mental illness” perspectives paper by the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales on 2 December 2015.

I was interviewed and appear in the short film, and was involved in the development of the paper as a member of the Commission’s Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health Advisory Group.

Medication and mental illness – perspectives

Medication and mental illness perspectives Nov 2015This paper was launched by the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales on 2 December 2015.  It “tells the story of medication as a treatment for mental illness from the perspective of consumers, carers, families and people who work within the mental health system”.

I was involved in the development of this paper as a member of the Commission’s Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health Advisory Group.

Alcohol enquiry by GPs – understanding patients’ perspectives: a qualitative study

tam-af11-2015-coverThis research article on patient beliefs and attitudes towards alcohol discussions with GPs was published in Australian Family Physician. (PDF).

Tam CWM, Leong L, Zwar N, Hespe C. Alcohol enquiry by GPs – understanding patient perspectives: a qualitative study. Australian family physician. 2015;44(11):833-8.

GP Unit authors: Michael Tam, Louis Leong

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How acceptable is it for GPs to ask about drinking – what do patients think?

abstractcoverThis oral presentation was given at the GP15, the RACGP 2015 Conference, held on 21-23 September 2015 in Melbourne. (abstract PDF)

Tam CWM, Leong L, Zwar N, Hespe C.  How acceptable is it for GPs to ask about drinking – who do patients think?  GP15 RACGP 2015 Conference. Melbourne. 2015 September 21-23.

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