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Complex clinical challenges: Resistant depression and persistent physical complaints

  • Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019 from 2.00-5.00 pm (Coffee & Registration from 1.30 pm)
  • Venue: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH
  • Members from £0.00
  • Non Members £25-60
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1.30 pm
Coffee and Registration

2.00 pm
The challenge of difficult to treat depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Professor of Psychiatry, Newcastle University

2.45 pm
Assessment and Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Professor Allan House, Professor of Liaison Psychiatry, University of Leeds  


Professor House will cover three topics in his talk:

1. Assessment: Building a formulation that includes the interpersonal

2. Therapy: Individual and team approaches

3. Services: Is the care pathway a useful metaphor?

Learning objectives

After this talk you should, in relation to medically unexplained symptoms…

1. Have an understanding of how evaluation of life adversity and current relationships helps with formulating the problem

2. Be aware of the role of interpersonal and family therapies in management

3. Be able to appraise designs for service configuration that is genuinely comprehensive

3.30 pm

4.00 pm   
Functional Neurological Disorders
Dr Matt Jones, Consultant Neurologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

4.50 pm

For psychiatrists, the symposium qualifies for CPD points as part of a Personal Development Plan (subject to peer group approval).