2,078 results match your criteria Australasian Psychiatry [Journal]


A case study of feedback and cognitive assessment of a young adult inpatient with major depressive disorder.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 19:1039856219828125. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Youth Mental Health Team, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW and; Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, University of the Sunshine Coast, Birtinya, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: Neurocognitive assessment and feedback to a young adult inpatient.

Methods:: Computerised neurocognitive assessment and feedback.

Results:: A collaborative process of personalised intervention. Read More

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February 2019

Impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the symptom profile of major depressive episode.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 18:1039856219828134. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Professor, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.

Objectives:: This study aimed to explore the effects of a four-week course of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on the following symptoms of major depressive episode (MDE): mood, work activities, health concerns, guilt, anxiety and retardation.

Method:: Patients underwent 20 daily sessions of 10 Hz TMS (two sets of 10 daily treatments separated by two days of rest). The six-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-6) was administered before and after treatment. Read More

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February 2019
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Te Ara Waiora a Tāne: a kaupapa Māori mental-health assessment and intervention planning approach.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 18:1039856219829225. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

3 Team Leader, Te Whare Mārie, Māori Mental Health Service, Capital Coast District Health Board, Porirua, New Zealand.

Objective:: The aims of this paper are to describe a Māori approach to assessment and intervention planning using the Māori creation narrative Te Ara a Tāne (The Journey of Tāne) and to outline an evaluation one year after the model was implemented.

Conclusions:: Te Ara Waiora a Tāne is a kaupapa Māori (Māori-centred) mental-health engagement, assessment, goal setting and planning approach designed to enhance the mana (spiritual and personal authority) of whānau (individuals and family/families) at the point they enter a Māori service and during ongoing mental-health work. Preliminary evaluation indicated that staff considered the model user-friendly and helpful for whānau. Read More

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February 2019

Huarahi Oranga: an introduction to Māori concepts informing a Māori healing and psychiatry partnership.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 18:1039856219828191. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective:: The aim of this article is to give an overview of Māori concepts informing a collaboration between a Māori healer (NiaNia) and psychiatrist (Bush).

Conclusions:: Wairua (spiritual) problems can resemble psychiatric disorders or symptoms. Knowledge of relevant Māori concepts such as mauri, tapu, mana, matekite and manaakitanga may assist psychiatrists in collaborating with Māori healers and kaumātua (elders) to enable more appropriate cultural and clinical assessment, as well as helping to build rapport and clinical interactions with Māori whānau (individuals and families). Read More

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February 2019

Applying mindfulness training to enhance the mental toughness and emotional intelligence of amateur basketball players.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 14:1039856219828119. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Canada and University of Queensland, Rural and Southern Clinical Schools, Wooloongabba, Australia.

Objectives:: Mindfulness is a proven treatment in clinical settings. Our objective was to examine the feasibility and effect of a mindfulness-training program on the mental resilience and emotional intelligence of amateur basketball players.

Methods:: This was a parallel-group, pre- and post- test, randomised controlled trial. Read More

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February 2019

'Conceivably Neglected' - Are prescribers sufficiently aware of the risks of prescribing sodium valproate to women with mental illness?

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 14:1039856219828175. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Consultant Psychiatrist and staff specialist, Fellow Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Redcliffe-Caboolture Mental Health Service, Metro-North Mental Health Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Objectives:: To describe prescription of sodium valproate (SV) for bipolar mood disorder to potentially child-bearing women within one public mental health service and describe risks of fetal exposure, and safe prescribing practices among psychiatrists.

Methods:: A 24-month retrospective chart review with descriptive analysis; narrative review of literature and guidelines.

Results:: Review of 383 charts demonstrated prescription of valproate to 20% of 98 women aged 15-45, with little evidence of advice regarding risk and contraception. Read More

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February 2019
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Qualitative research: An overview of emerging approaches for data collection.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 14:1039856219828164. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Associate Professor, MD Education Unit, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia.

Objective:: The aim of this study was to introduce new approaches to conduct qualitative research that may provide valuable insight into issues related to education, training and patient care in psychiatry.

Conclusions:: A variety of data-collection tools is available for researchers and practitioners in psychiatry. These can be used independently or in conjunction with other quantitative and qualitative methods. Read More

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February 2019

Psychodynamic therapy for non-compliance: a case report.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 14:1039856219828168. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Senior Psychiatrist, FRANZCP, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objectives:: This paper outlines the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy as an adjunct to treatment as usual for addressing challenging behaviours in a patient with schizophrenia under the care of a community mental health team (CMHT) in South Australia.

Methods:: Ms P suffered from schizophrenia and demonstrated challenging behaviours in the context of being administered depot medication under a community treatment order (CTO). Multiple attempts at addressing non-compliance and consistently disruptive behaviour through conventional methods had failed. Read More

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February 2019
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From the President.

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Kym Jenkins

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb;27(1):96

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February 2019

Slow crisis in the emergency department: bed block and human rights.

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Andrew Amos

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb;27(1):6-7

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February 2019
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Lithium for geriatric bipolar mood disorder - gold standard or faux bijoux?

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb;27(1):93-94

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February 2019
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Towards lexithymia: concepts in art and psychotherapy.

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Islam Hassan

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb;27(1):94

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February 2019

Hospital psychiatry: is it adequately funded to meet rising patient demand?

Australas Psychiatry 2019 02;27(1):5-6

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

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February 2019

Overdosing with apricot kernels - seriously?

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb;27(1):92-93

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February 2019

QT-prolonging agents with risk of torsades de pointes.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 02;27(1):92

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February 2019
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The Arts.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 22:1039856218822747. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

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January 2019

Synthetic cannabinoid use disorder: an update for general psychiatrists.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 21:1039856218822749. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Director, Turning Point, Eastern Health, Richmond, VIC, and; Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective:: Synthetic cannabinoid use disorder is emerging as a significant clinical issue. This article provides the general psychiatrist with an overview of the physical and psychiatric adverse effects of chronic synthetic cannabinoid use, as well as specific clinical responses.

Method:: We performed electronic searches of Ovid MEDLINE and Ovid Embase to identify key articles, of all methodological designs, published up to June 2018. Read More

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January 2019
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The current status of RANZCP CPD 2017 programme: a shift to regulation.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 21:1039856218822728. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Manager, Accreditation, CPD and Reporting, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Objective:: This paper outlines the current status of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, its main drivers and influences, and outlines potential future changes.

Conclusions:: The three features that appear to be essential for an effective CPD programme are the presence of high internal motivation for CPD participation, membership valuing workplace learning, and to ensure that the content for learning remains largely work-focused. The need to incorporate best learning evidence has witnessed the international trend to include peer, reflective and interactive learning tasks into the CPD programme. Read More

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January 2019
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Treatment of postpartum psychosis in a mother-baby unit: do both mother and baby benefit?

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 21:1039856218822743. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Director and Medical Unit Head, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services, Women's and Children's Health Network, North Adelaide, SA, and; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objectives:: To describe characteristics and treatments of mother-baby dyads affected by postpartum psychosis admitted to a specialist mother-baby inpatient psychiatric unit in Australia.

Methods:: A retrospective review of medical records for all mothers with postpartum psychosis and their babies admitted to a mother-baby unit over a 5-year period was conducted.

Results:: A total of 25 dyads met the study criteria. Read More

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January 2019
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'Having a mentor helped me with difficult times': a trainee-run mentoring project.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 17:1039856218822735. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Psychiatrist, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA, and; Discipline of Psychiatry, Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, SA, and; Ramsay Health Care Mental Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Objective:: A mentoring programme was established in South Australia in 2014 by psychiatry trainees, with the goal of reducing stress and burnout amongst first-year trainees. All first-year trainees are offered the opportunity to have a senior trainee as a mentor. This article describes the mentoring programme, presents feedback from participants and identifies areas for further development. Read More

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January 2019
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Inpatient management of gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 17:1039856218822748. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Drug and Alcohol Services, Central Coast Local Health District, Wyong Hospital, Hamlyn Terrace, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: To describe the baseline characteristics, treatment and retention in patients electively admitted for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) withdrawal management.

Methods:: All patients admitted between July 2010 to June 2016 who used GHB two or more times per week with a minimum duration of 3 months were identified and data extracted by file review.

Results:: Twelve cases satisfied the inclusion criteria, of whom 50% were female; 75% were using GHB daily, with an average daily amount of 16 ml. Read More

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January 2019
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Evaluating the use of responsive art therapy in an inpatient child and adolescent mental health services unit.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 17:1039856218822745. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Director, Walker Unit, Concord Centre for Mental Health, Concord, NSW, and; Senior Clinical Lecturer, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: We describe the use of responsive art therapy in an inpatient child and adolescent mental health services unit, including its acceptability rated through a satisfaction questionnaire.

Methods:: A patient satisfaction questionnaire was developed to collect feedback from 46 adolescents. Images from therapy were photographed and collated looking for patterns across diagnoses and stages of treatment. Read More

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January 2019
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Attitudes to ageing: an overview of Australian perspectives of health support systems for the older person.

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Neil Jeyasingam

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Jan 14:1039856218822759. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, and; Staff Specialist Psychogeriatrician, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives:: Older adults utilise health care systems to a higher frequency than younger groups, and are more vulnerable to system bias regarding ageing and expectations of old age. This narrative review attempts to outline the available literature regarding how various health support systems perceive the older adult, with an Australian focus.

Conclusions:: Perspectives on ageing are generally negative regardless of health industry. Read More

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January 2019
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Junior clinical academic psychiatrists in Australia: The University of New South Wales initiative.

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec 20:1039856218819135. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Scientia Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, and; Black Dog Institute, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

Objective:: We examined current pathways of training for junior clinical academic psychiatrists in Australia. An initiative of the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, is described from the perspective of two junior clinical academics.

Conclusions:: Australia has limited defined clinical academic pathways for psychiatrists when compared internationally. Read More

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December 2018
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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
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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 2019 Feb 29;27(1):41-43. 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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February 2019
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Single session work: Implementing brief intervention as routine practice in an acute care mental health assessment service.

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 29;27(1):21-24. 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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February 2019
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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
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The primacy of person-centred care for patients with intellectual disability.

Authors:
Andrew Amos

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

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December 2018
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College formally commits to Tri-nation Alliance.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):675

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December 2018
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Upcoming RANZCP conferences.

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Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):676

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December 2018
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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
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From the President.

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Kym Jenkins

Australas Psychiatry 2018 Dec;26(6):673

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December 2018
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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 2019 Feb 26;27(1):50-52. 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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February 2019
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Hip Hip Hooray, ECT turns 80!

Authors:
Patrick Clarke

Australas Psychiatry 2019 Feb 26;27(1):53-55. 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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February 2019
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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.

Authors:
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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