PTSD: Are we making progress in treatment and prevention?
Dr Greg Apel, Occupational Psychiatry
Date: Thursday 5th August 2021 Time: 6.00 PM Venue: United Service Club Queensland
183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000 Cost: $85 members, $90 non-members
RSVP: 3/8/21, by 12pm
PTSD is becoming a more frequent psychiatric diagnosis. Efforts to decrease its incidence in the past such as with critical incident debriefing apparently had the opposite to the intended effect increasing rather than decreasing its incidence. Now we have this concept of mental health first aid.
Topics to be covered:
Why is PTSD becoming more prevalent?
What interventions have been effective and ineffective in decreasing the incidence of PTSD?
Are there social factors at play that are causing this to become an increasingly common diagnosis?
Dr Greg Apel
Dr Apel is a consultant in Occupational Psychiatry. Over the past twelve years, Dr Apel has developed a busy forensic practice as report writer and expert court witness. He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters, with a particular interest in issues in the workplace, and assessment of disability and fitness for duty. Dr Apel provides occupational psychiatry assessments at the industrial level and as an advisor on workplace function. He is also engaged by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority for assessments at professional level. He has been engaged by Civil Aviation Safety Authority to advise on policy development and provides opinions and advice on psychiatric aspects on aviation medicine.
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