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An evaluation of a pilot specialist smoking cessation clinic in a mental health setting.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 3:1039856218816372. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Great Southern Mental Health Service, Western Australia Country Health Service, Albany, WA, and; Clinical Senior Lecturer, The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia and University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, Australia.

Objectives:: Smoking rates in people with mental illness in Australia remain alarmingly high whilst they have been declining in the general population. This study reviews a smoking cessation programme in a mental health service, as a pilot for future studies and program development. We aim to assess the effectiveness of this intervention and the ease of implementation after upskilling the clinical workforce. Read More

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December 2018
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An exploratory study into an adapted use of the Alert Program for tic disorder in children.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 3:1039856218815750. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Paediatric Neurologist, Department of Paediatric Neurology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, and; Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: This preliminary study explored whether an adapted approach to the Alert Program, that uses sensorimotor strategies, might assist with management of tic disorders in children. The Alert Program, a program that uses sensorimotor strategies for self-regulation in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, had not been trialled with children with tic disorders.

Methods:: Ten children with tic disorder were assessed using the Dunn Sensory Profile 2 (SP2), the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) and the Parent Tic Questionnaire (PTQ). Read More

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December 2018

Nothing to sneeze at - uptake of protective measures against an influenza pandemic by people with schizophrenia: willingness and perceived barriers.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 3:1039856218815748. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Associate Professor and Acting Head, Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Garran, ACT, and; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, and; Director, Research Centre for the Neurosciences of Ageing, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Objectives:: To examine willingness to adopt protective behaviours, and perceived barriers, during a pandemic influenza, in people with schizophrenia.

Methods:: A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire was conducted exploring the responses of 71 adults with schizophrenia and 238 adults without schizophrenia attending a general practice setting, regarding willingness and perceived barriers to adopting protective measures against the 2009 swine influenza pandemic in Australia.

Results:: The majority of participants with schizophrenia reported that they would be at least moderately willing to be vaccinated (74. Read More

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December 2018
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Doubling: a model for international clinical partnerships.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 29:1039856218815760. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objectives:: This article draws attention to an initiative aimed at benefiting colleagues in developing countries, through financial and/or moral support. It describes an attempt to engage The Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Psychiatrists ('the College') in supporting this philanthropic activity. It further aims to attract interest from the College and fellows in contributing to international philanthropy. Read More

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November 2018
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Single session work: Implementing brief intervention as routine practice in an acute care mental health assessment service.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 29:1039856218815756. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: The study describes the implementation and adaptation of a brief intervention model as routine clinical practice in an acute care service.

Methods:: An action research process informed the evaluation and design of the intervention.

Results:: The model's theoretical framework enhanced clinical practice and benefited consumers, though it was too rigid to be implemented in an acute care setting, so was adapted to suit this environment. Read More

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Stepping forward: challenges and pathways to building a vibrant research culture through the Scholarly Project.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 29:1039856218815745. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Staff Specialist - Psychiatry, Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service, Woolloongabba, QLD, and; Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, QLD, and; Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: The Scholarly Project is a relevant task to support building a culture of research in psychiatry across Australia and New Zealand. However, there are several impediments to trainees' confident completion of this project. The authors review recent literature on the challenges voiced by trainees, as well as solutions posed by clinician-researchers and medical educators. Read More

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November 2018

The primacy of person-centred care for patients with intellectual disability.

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Andrew Amos

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):576-577

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December 2018

College formally commits to Tri-nation Alliance.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):675

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December 2018

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):676

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December 2018

It's time to address the mental health needs of people with intellectual disability.

Authors:
Julian N Trollor

Australas Psychiatry 2018 12;26(6):575-576

Professor, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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December 2018

From the President.

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Kym Jenkins

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):673

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December 2018

PTSD - Inevitable or preventable?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 12;26(6):670

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December 2018
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Metabolic risk in patients participating in residential rehabilitation programs: how are we doing?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815762. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Clinical Director Mental Health, West Moreton Hospital, Health Service, Ipswich, QLD, and; University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: To examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its association with clinical, demographic and lifestyle factors in patients with mental illness participating in residential rehabilitation.

Methods:: A physical health audit of all consumers ( n = 364) in publicly funded residential rehabilitation programs in Queensland was carried out in late 2016. Data collection focused on clinical, demographic and lifestyle factors associated with physical health. Read More

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November 2018
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Transgender ward allocation in single-sex mental health wards: contemporary considerations.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815747. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Medical Student, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: Allocation of transgender patients to single-sex mental health wards in Australasia can be a complex and challenging decision in the absence of adequate awareness, education and policy that prioritize consumer safety and preference. It is a point of care that can go wrong for a transgender person. We examine relevant literature, law and existing principles of care and offer an approach. Read More

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November 2018

Hip Hip Hooray, ECT turns 80!

Authors:
Patrick Clarke

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815753. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Senior Clinical Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, and; Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Ramsay Health, North Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objective:: This paper reviews the history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with an emphasis on the Australian context over the past 30 years. The review includes data collection, the contribution of the RANZCP, and changes in legislation.

Conclusion:: ECT remains the most effective treatment for severe depression. Read More

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November 2018
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Combination long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication in adolescents with severe psychosis and aggression: a case series.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815744. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Consultant Forensic, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Adolescent Unit, The Forensic Hospital, Matraville, NSW, and; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, ACT Health, Sydney, NSW, and; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, and; The Level 8 Practice, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: We examine the use of combination long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication for adolescents with severe psychosis and aggression. We discuss benefits and risks with this approach, for a highly challenging small group of young people.

Methods:: A clinical summary is given of three adolescents admitted to a secure adolescent forensic inpatient unit, and the literature is reviewed. Read More

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November 2018
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Psychological distress and health-related quality of life in parents of children referred to an outpatient service for children with developmental disorders.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815754. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Rio, Greece.

Objectives:: The current study's aim was to measure anxiety, depression and quality of life in parents of children referred for developmental evaluation.

Methods:: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Short Form 36 Health Survey were used to assess anxiety, depression and quality of life, respectively.

Results:: One hundred and thirty parents participated in the study, 95 with a child referred for evaluation and 35 with healthy children. Read More

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November 2018
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How often does computed tomography (CT) of the brain demonstrate a cause for psychosis? A 7-year retrospective study at a tertiary metropolitan hospital.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 26:1039856218815761. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Emergency Senior Resident Medical Officer, Emergency Department, Canterbury Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: The aim of the study was to determine the diagnostic yield of computed tomography (CT) of the brain for the investigation of psychosis.

Methods:: CT brain requests describing psychosis over a 7-year period at a 500-bed major metropolitan hospital were identified retrospectively. Patients were excluded if they were aged greater than 50 years or if the CT request described focal neurological findings on examination, trauma/falls or known brain tumour, demyelinating disorder, encephalopathy, seizure disorder, congenital brain anomaly, stroke or traumatic brain injury. Read More

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November 2018
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Factors that facilitate and constrain the utilization of a Kaupapa Māori therapeutic approach with Mahi-a-Atua.

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Diana M Kopua

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 14:1039856218810158. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Hauora Tairāwhiti, Psychiatry, Gisborne, New Zealand.

Objectives:: To further progress Kaupapa Māori ( Māori focused) approaches within mental health services this study explored the experiences of Māori clinicians from a dedicated Māori mental health service in New Zealand, with a focus on a specific Kaupapa Māori therapeutic approach, Mahi-a-Atua.

Methods:: A qualitative approach was used to ascertain factors that facilitate and obstruct the utilization of Mahi-a-Atua. In a focus group hui ( Māori meeting process), eight Māori clinicians discussed their experiences. Read More

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November 2018
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Switch-associated adverse events: focus on olanzapine.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 8;26(6):635-639. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Monash Health, Clayron, VIC, and; Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown, NSW, and; Associate Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: Switching between different antipsychotic therapies is a frequent occurrence in the management of patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. This paper provides a review of the principles of antipsychotic switching and discusses pharmacological principles underlying adverse events that occur while switching olanzapine to another antipsychotic medication. It offers suggestions for management of switch-associated adverse events in clinical settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of public mother-baby psychiatric units in Australia: similarities, strengths and recommendations.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 8:1039856218810165. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Professor of Women's Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, Austin Health, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Background:: Mother-baby units are innovative and important models of care that allow inpatient treatment of postpartum maternal mental disorders whilst preserving and promoting the attachment relationship with their young infants.

Objectives:: To report data across five public mother-baby units in Australia in order to explore similarities and distinguishing features of each model.

Method:: Each unit also provided 12 months of data on key characteristics of their unit. Read More

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November 2018
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Organisational impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme transition on mental health care providers: the experience in the Australian Capital Territory.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 8;26(6):590-594. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Head, Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Objectives:: Concerns raised about the appropriateness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia for people with mental illness have not been given full weight due to a perceived lack of available evidence. In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), one of the pilot sites of the Scheme, mental health care providers across all relevant sectors who were interviewed for a local Atlas of Mental Health Care described the impact of the scheme on their service provision.

Methods:: All mental health care providers from every sector in the ACT were contacted. Read More

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December 2018
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The crucible of early career psychiatry.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 7:1039856218810153. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Psychiatrist, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Objective:: To capture the voices of psychiatrists as they reflect on challenges at the early stages of the career trajectory.

Method:: Early career psychiatrists contributed reflections that identified various challenges in the transition from trainee to consultant psychiatrist.

Results:: Common difficulties included negotiating role transition and conflict. Read More

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November 2018
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Reviewing the clinical significance of 'fear of abandonment' in borderline personality disorder.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 7:1039856218810154. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Executive Clinical Director, Spectrum, Eastern Health, Richmond, VIC, Australia.

Objectives:: To review and highlight the clinical significance of the symptom 'fear of abandonment' in borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Methods:: A systematic search of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE and PubMed, employing search terms including 'fear of abandonment', 'borderline personality disorder' and 'rejection'. The most relevant English-language articles and books were selected for this review. Read More

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November 2018
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Perceptions of pregnant women regarding antidepressant and anxiolytic medication use during pregnancy.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 1:1039856218810162. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Lead Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals, Metro-North Mental Health Service, Caboolture, QLD, Australia.

Objective:: The objective of this study was to explore attitudes and decision-making by pregnant women regarding antidepressant and anxiolytic use during pregnancy.

Method:: An observational study at an outer metropolitan hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Pregnant women presenting for their first antenatal clinic visit were invited to complete a questionnaire. Read More

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November 2018
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Methamphetamine use in patients presenting to emergency departments and psychiatric inpatient facilities: what are the service implications?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 1:1039856218810155. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Professor of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

Objectives:: The aim of this study is to understand better the service implications of patients presenting to an inner city Australian Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Service (AIS) with a history of recent crystal methamphetamine use.

Methods:: An audit was taken of all patients with recent crystal methamphetamine use presenting to St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne ED and AIS over the month of September 2017. Recorded information included patient demographics, diagnosis, aggressive episodes, restrictive interventions and other risk incidents. Read More

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Standardized drug and alcohol questions at admission to an acute adult mental health unit: clarifying the burden of dual diagnoses across a five-year period.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Nov 1:1039856218810161. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: We aimed to report substance use across a five-year period in individuals admitted to an acute mental health unit, utilizing data from a routine clinical measure, diagnoses, and findings related to gender, ethnicity and the implementation of a new dual-diagnosis policy.

Methods:: Data was extracted from the electronic records of 2118 individuals who had consecutive admissions to the acute inpatient unit. Analysis focused on demographic and diagnosis variables and the drug and alcohol question in the Health of the Nations Outcome Scale. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinically, what ought we to believe?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 31:1039856218810160. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Medical Registrar, The Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Objective:: To question the status of the randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the hierarchy of evidence.

Conclusions:: The RCT provides important and clinically relevant information, particularly in psychopharmacology. However, and as with other methodologies, RCTs too are flawed and automatic abdication to their conclusions, especially in complex social interventions, is unwise. Read More

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October 2018
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Widespread emergency department access block: a human rights issue in Australia?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 31:1039856218810156. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Professor of Psychiatry, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, and; Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective:: There are increasing demands on emergency psychiatrists with higher numbers of mental health presentations, and longer stays in emergency departments (EDs). Australia, like other English speaking countries, funds considerably lower numbers of psychiatric beds than average for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Consequently, acute bed occupancy is high, and a bed is frequently unavailable when a person needs admission. Read More

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October 2018
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Trainee welfare: a New Zealand perspective.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 31:1039856218810150. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective:: To explore key sources of stress experienced during training by psychiatry registrars and identify which coping strategies they found helpful or unhelpful.

Method:: We used three data sources: a) 'stress' vignettes written by Stage 3 trainees; b) minutes of regular registrar meetings; c) focus groups. We analysed these using abbreviated grounded theory, generating themes. Read More

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October 2018
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Survey of Australian psychiatrists' and psychiatry trainees' knowledge about and attitudes towards medicinal cannabinoids.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 9:1039856218803675. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Director and Senior Staff Specialist, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Services, Sydney, NSW, and; Conjoint Professor, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objective: To assess Australian psychiatrists' and psychiatry trainees' knowledge about and attitudes towards medicinal cannabinoids, given the recent relaxation of cannabinoid-prescribing laws in Australia.

Method: All Australian members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists were invited to participate in an anonymous, 64-item online questionnaire, through Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' newsletters. The questionnaire ran for a 10-week period from March to May 2017. Read More

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Pattern-based formulation: clinical case 5.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 9:1039856218804348. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle Callaghan, NSW, and; Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Hunter New England Local Health District, Waratah, NSW, Australia.

Objective: To demonstrate how the Pattern-based Formulation can be used to integrate biological, psychological and sociocultural factors in constructing the case formulation in a patient who developed schizophrenia and post-psychotic depression.

Conclusions: Three new patterns are introduced and used to construct a comprehensive case formulation. This expands the suite of patterns in the pattern-based method of psychiatric case formulation, and further demonstrates its broad utility as an educational resource in psychiatry training. Read More

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October 2018
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Why it's time to focus on masculinity in mental health training and clinical practice.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 8:1039856218804340. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Professor of Psychiatry, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Melbourne, VIC, and; The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective: Men present with complex, diverse and often contradictory expressions of masculinity that are relevant to their health status. This article argues for the inclusion of masculinity into mental health curricula in Australia. Masculinity mediates health outcomes by influencing help seeking and engagement with treatment. Read More

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October 2018
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No gold medals: Assessing Australia's international mental health performance.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 8:1039856218804335. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Co-Director, Health and Policy, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to present an assessment of Australia's mental health system performance, within its social context, by comparison with other countries.

Method: A review of existing literature and databases from both Australia and overseas was undertaken. Systems permitting international comparison of mental health and its social context are few. Read More

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October 2018
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How secure are the secure psychiatric units in New South Wales?

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 8:1039856218804334. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Co-Director Forensic Mental Health, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: To evaluate the therapeutic security characteristics of the secure forensic mental health inpatient units in New South Wales, Australia.

Methods: This study evaluated all eight secure inpatient units in New South Wales using a validated tool, the Security Needs Assessment Profile.

Results: A pattern of decreasing therapeutic security across the secure units was found, consistent with their intended security levels, from high security through to open security. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychiatry trainee welfare - from words to action.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 8:1039856218804350. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Toowong Specialist Clinic, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Objective: To review selected literature available on trainee welfare and reflect on our own experiences to provide practical advice to our colleagues and suggest strategies to enhance trainee welfare.

Conclusions: Promoting the welfare of psychiatry trainees requires a three-pronged approach. We must care for ourselves through individual strategies; we must advocate for optimization of the systems we work in to minimize modifiable factors associated with burnout; and we must continue on the perennial challenge of culture change to reduce stigma around stress and mental illness and promote a healthier workplace. Read More

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October 2018
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Characteristics, diagnoses, illness course and risk profiles of inpatients admitted for at least 21 days to an Australian private psychiatric hospital.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct 4:1039856218804345. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Research Psychologist, Centre for Mental Health Education and Research at Delmont Private Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objectives: To perform a clinical and risk audit of private hospital inpatients staying in hospital at least 21 days.

Methods: Of 492 admissions for ≥21 days in 2016, 40 were randomly selected for audit. Characteristics, illness severity and course using the Clinical Global Impression severity (CGI-S) subscale and improvement (CGI-I) subscale, and clinical risk profiles were ascertained at admission, day 15 and discharge by two psychiatrists. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychiatric screening and treatment in pre-dialysis patients.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 10;26(5):559-560

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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October 2018

From the President.

Authors:
Kym Jenkins

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct;26(5):562

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October 2018
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Australasian Psychiatry is moving online.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct;26(5):565

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October 2018
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Upcoming RANZCP conferences.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct;26(5):566

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October 2018
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An invitation to RANZCP 2019 Congress from the Convenor.

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John Allan

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Oct;26(5):564

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October 2018

Our duty to know and understand the law.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 10;26(5):453-454

Clinical Associate Professor, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, and; University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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October 2018