TestSeptember 9, 2019
As a GP I find relationship issues come up frequently in consultations whether it be personal or work-related. Many patients presenting with distress and conflict want to be heard and listening is essential. Referring them to the Relationship Doctor Website gives them strategies and practical information to work on in their relationship. It also enables them to refocus on areas they may have neglected.
As a Holistic/Integrative GP I try to focus on all areas in the person’s health- mind, emotional, physical and spiritual. It is well recognised that many physical problems and presentations to a GP are in fact caused by emotional or mental health issues. E.g.
headaches, abdominal pain, gut disturbances, insomnia etc.
The topic of contempt covered by Kaye in the Insights explains how it erodes the immune system and the degree of contempt correlates with the number of infectious diseases in the person receiving this contempt from their partner.
I feel all GP’s could benefit themselves and their patients by accessing and using this website. Kayes insights, tips and understanding of the topics has a practical application and is very interesting reading. I highly recommend The Relationship Doctor Website for
anyone wanting to improve their relationships.
Dr Sue Cory
MBBS,DTMH, Dip Obstet, FRACGP