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Psychiatry in primary care: self harm (1 CPD hour)

Dr Paul Moran and Dr Rohan Borschmann advise on managing patients who self-harm.

Learning objectives

This module will give a GP focused update on identifying and managing patients who self-harm:

  • Understanding why patients self-harm
  • Using the Manchester Self-Harm Rule to identify high-risk patients
  • Suicide risk in patients who have self-harmed
  • Psychological therapies for patients who self-harm
  • Prescribing antidepressants and antipsychotics for patients who self-harm
  • Using psychosocial interventions in primary care


Dr Paul Moran is clinical senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, honourary consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the clinical academic lead on personality disorder for King's Health Partners

Dr Rohan Borschmann is a clinical psychologist and self-harm researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

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