Borderline personality disorder and violence.
CONCLUSIONS: Violence in BPD patients is expressed particularly towards intimate partners and known persons, usually in the homes of perpetrators. Anger, impulsivity and avoiding abandonment are traits associated with violence while suicidal behaviour, identity disturbance and affective instability are not. These patients are disproportionately found in higher levels of secure care although most violence occurs in the community. In males it is more likely driven by substance use, often at transition from adolescence to adulthood, while more severe borderline pathology is implicated in women. Early identification of an at-r...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sarkar J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in an early psychosis cohort: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Screening indicates OSA may be more prevalent in EP populations than age-equivalent cohorts, but ongoing research is required. PMID: 31595776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lane AR, Myles H, Foley S, Siskind D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Making the World of Difference: a service user-led education programme reshaping the learning environment in psychiatry.
CONCLUSION: This programme has the potential to impact on the learning of those early in their medical career and future consultant psychiatrists. Ongoing research will help to explain the reach and depth of the programme and the elements of greatest benefit. PMID: 31578869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Newton-Howes G, Gordon S, Fedchuk D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Rocketman 2019.
PMID: 31580148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kealy-Bateman W, Ouliaris C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Borderline personality disorder and depressive disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Depressive symptoms are present in the majority of people with BPD. To address the difficulty differentiating clinically distinct MDD from depressive symptoms that are integral to BPD psychopathology, it is suggested that depressive symptoms arising from a primary diagnosis of BPD (i) may exhibit transience and be stress reactive, (ii) lack a robust clinical response to antidepressant medication and/or electroconvulsive treatment and (iii) are responsive to BPD-appropriate psychotherapy. PMID: 31573324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rao S, Broadbear J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Euthanasia, medically assisted dying or assisted suicide: time for psychiatrists to say no.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that this dynamic can be halted by international agreements of medical societies to shun involvement in euthanasia, as has been the case with other legal interventions that stigmatise. We may, as we have in the past, need to work collectively to meet this ethical challenge. PMID: 31573331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gale C, Barak Y Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
PMID: 31545085 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Allan J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reflections on voluntary assisted dying in Victoria.
PMID: 31545086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Problems with the 'ask for help' approach to mental illness and suicide prevention.
PMID: 31545087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stallman HM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clozapine rechallenge in a patient with clozapine-induced hepatitis.
lis C PMID: 31545088 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Takács A, Sollychin M, Thomas N, Connally F, Pantelis C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Coercive care and human rights; a complex juxtaposition - part 2.
CONCLUSIONS: A clinical and socio-legal case may be made for 'coercive care'. PMID: 31545089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Little JD Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Building norms of clinical practice to best help our patients die.
PMID: 31545090 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ryan C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 31545093 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Improving the provision of clinical skills teaching for undergraduate medical students during their psychiatry placement: a trainee-led quality improvement project.
CONCLUSIONS: This trainee-led course was easily integrated into the curriculum and received positive feedback from students. It may have enhanced students' confidence and readiness for exams but this will require further examination of objective assessments and ongoing research to establish this. PMID: 31535561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Davies J, Churchhouse G, Buckley M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Where do Peer Review Groups fit in the international Continuing Professional Development literature?
CONCLUSION: We believe that the contribution of these groups to medical CPD should be further explored. To this end, this review forms the first part of a research project focussing on the RANZCP PRG model used by Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists. PMID: 31535568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karageorge A, Lancaster J, Prager S, Nash L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Indigenous mental health: the limits of medicalised solutions.
CONCLUSIONS: The dynamic relationship between disadvantage and mental health vulnerability requires that practitioners should be attuned to both the 'big picture' and 'modest and practical ways' to contribute to reducing the developmental embedding of social disadvantage and transgenerational vulnerability. PMID: 31530162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hunter E Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

On what basis should we select treatment in clinical psychiatry: a question too obvious to ask?
CONCLUSION: Treatment planning in psychiatry is inherently more complicated than in other medical disciplines for various reasons including: a broader range of conceptual models of mental illness and treatment; greater complexities around nosology and diagnosis; the greater limitations of the research evidence base and clinical practice guidelines; and the more substantial impacts of patients' subjectivity and contextual aspects. Diagnosis is generally neither a sufficient nor necessarily the most useful criterion for treatment planning in psychiatry, with a number of other considerations to help guide treatment being outl...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Restifo S, Tan LYH Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Primary and secondary prevention strategies against illicit drug use among adults aged 18-25: a narrative review.
CONCLUSION: The preventive programs we reviewed are utilizing evidence-based strategies for the prevention of illicit drug use. Further research is needed to formulate new and effective preventive strategies for the reduction of illicit drug use by emerging adults. PMID: 31526182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Singh S, Balhara YPS, Gupta P, Christodoulou NG Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry International Relations (CAPIR): building bridges for psychiatry workforce capacity with Pacific Island nations.
CONCLUSIONS: Planned and staged implementation of initiatives can harness RANZCP (and its faculties and interest groups) goodwill to effectively contribute to psychiatry and mental health capacity building in partnerships with Pacific Island nations to address mental health needs over the life-span. PMID: 31526185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kowalenko N, Chang O, Hagali M, Allen M, Obed J, Bush A, Robertson P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Examination of a day programme for eating disorders: impact on 3-month follow-up by psychiatric comorbidity.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that a DP effectively reduces eating disorder psychopathology regardless of the presence of psychiatric comorbidity. PMID: 31526036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wade TD, Eshkevari E, Guerin C, Smith J, Hoskin D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Evaluation of an online cognitive behavioural therapy weight loss programme as an adjunct to anti-obesity medications and lifestyle interventions.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a global pandemic with psychological, physical and metabolic consequences including in people with mental health conditions. Anti-obesity medications (AOMs) are available to treat obesity and can produce clinically meaningful weight loss but do not address associated psychological issues. We evaluated the usefulness and acceptability of an adjunct online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for improving psychological outcomes. METHOD: We conducted a real-world 26-week observational study of 120 adults attending an obesity clinic who undertook a comprehe...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tham M, Chong TW Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

CAMH in Primary Care Fiji: developing child and adolescent mental health in primary care.
CONCLUSION: A successful, collaboratively developed, culturally appropriate and replicable training for primary care in CAMH is possible. PMID: 31523975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robertson P, Paul A, Allen M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Specialist Supportive Clinical Management for anorexia nervosa: what it is (and what it is not).
CONCLUSIONS: SSCM utilises well established clinical management for AN (with a sustained focus on normalised eating and weight restoration) coupled with supportive therapy principles and strategies. Common factors across both arms include core counselling skills and a positive therapeutic alliance to promote adherence and retention in treatment for AN. Compared to other comparator therapies to date, SSCM is a simpler therapy without unique or novel theoretically derived strategies. Comparable outcomes with more complex psychotherapies raise the question of whether the combined core components of SSCM may be sufficient for ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jordan J, McIntosh VV, Bulik CM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Part II: using an integrated case model for delivering mental health services in general practice for Pacific people.
CONCLUSION: An integrated model of healthcare incorporating Pacific cultural values may reduce stigma and improve engagement and efficacy in delivering mental health treatment to Pacific people, their families and communities. PMID: 31523986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mulder R, Sorensen D, Kautoke S, Jensen S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pasifika Study Group: a child and adolescent mental health capacity building and leadership workshop with Pacific nations doctors and psychiatrists.
CONCLUSION: The PSG demonstrates a successful approach to regional engagement in mental health in the Pacific region. PMID: 31523987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robertson P, Hagali M, Allen M, Leao-Tuitama G, Kowalenko N, Bush A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Substance use and borderline personality disorder: fostering hope in the face of complexity.
CONCLUSIONS: Co-occurring BPD and SUD can be effectively treated within a staged, transdiagnostic approach with an emphasis on the therapeutic alliance. PMID: 31512481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Donald F, Arunogiri S, Lubman DI Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Undertaking a systematic review and meta-analysis for a scholarly project: an updated practical guide.
CONCLUSIONS: We describe resources such as bibliographic software, electronic translation and programs to assist in article selection, as well as the need for prospective registration of a protocol with an appropriate register. Lastly, we suggest freeware for meta-analysis and basic techniques. PMID: 31512482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kisely S, Siskind D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A profile of adolescents admitted to a private inpatient unit and mental health outcomes.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterise adolescents admitted to a voluntary adolescent inpatient unit and investigate treatment outcomes. METHOD: A retrospective cohort design was employed. Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) pre- and post-admission scores were collected, measuring global functioning. Demographic variables such as age, gender, primary diagnosis, comorbidity and length of stay (LOS) were analysed. Data were collected from May 2017 to April 2018. All adolescents admitted to the inpatient unit were included. RESULTS: The majority of adolescents (n = 72; Ho...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hayes C, Simmons M, Palmer VJ, Hamilton B, Simons C, Hopwood M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Trainee experiences in a specialist neuropsychiatry training position.
CONCLUSIONS: The specialty training position within neuropsychiatry was very popular among past trainees, the majority of whom endorsed using the knowledge learnt in neuropsychiatry in their current practice and recommended work on the unit to future trainees. PMID: 31486668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rego T, Eratne D, Walterfang M, Velakoulis D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Building capacity for child and adolescent mental health and psychiatry in Papua New Guinea.
CONCLUSIONS: Expanding mental health workforce capacity in partnership with the National Department of Health and the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) seems feasible. Ongoing cooperation is required to realize the potential of such collaborative initiatives. PMID: 31486670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kowalenko N, Hagali M, Hoadley B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Commentary on disordered eating symptoms and bariatric/metabolic surgery.
CONCLUSION: Practice has usually been cautious but disordered eating and eating disorders should not be a contraindication other than exceptional cases. Further research directions are suggested. PMID: 31483142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Surgenor LJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The role of psychodynamic psychotherapy for the older adult - two contrasting cases.
CONCLUSION: Psychodynamic principles should be considered more readily in the treatment of older people. PMID: 31483144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeyasingam N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Asiasiga: a Samoan intervention to address the immediate mental health needs of Samoan communities after a tsunami.
CONCLUSIONS: Mental health responses to the needs of Indigenous Pacific communities following a disaster need to be embedded in the values of those communities. The Samoan practice of asiasiga contributed to the high degree of acceptability of this programme. Partnerships with churches, schools and other local organisations are likely to enhance acceptability and participation. More research is required on Indigenous Pacific post-disaster mental health programmes. PMID: 31483147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tamasese TK, Parsons TL, Waldegrave C, Sawrey R, Bush A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Asiasiga i A'oga ma Nu'u: a child and adolescent post-tsunami intervention based on Indigenous Samoan values.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions to address the psychological needs of Indigenous Pacific children and adolescents following a major disaster need to be embedded in the values of their communities. This paper describes an innovative programme based on Samoan values that was consistent with evidence-informed principles used to guide post-disaster responses. PMID: 31475561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tamasese TK, Bush A, Parsons TL, Sawrey R, Waldegrave C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Vanuatu Psychiatry Mentorship Programme: supporting the development of a fledgling mental health service in the Pacific.
CONCLUSIONS: Structured mentoring programmes can play a role in supporting the development of mental health capacity in low-resourced Pacific nations. Such programmes are likely to be more useful for Pacific participants if they are flexible, ongoing, sustained by support from the College and reviewed regularly. PMID: 31475568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Obed J, Bush A, Stathis S, Hunter E Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Addressing the specialist workforce CAMH skill-gap: providing and evaluating iCAMH training in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
CONCLUSIONS: The training seems of value to Pacific clinicians and the framework provides for case-based learning across settings. The training would benefit from the addition of a valid assessment of participant skill and knowledge. The sociocultural and contextual factors are considerations for the content and delivery. Contextually appropriate resources and teaching strategies are important. PMID: 31450954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hoadley B, Gaikwad K, Allen M, Kowalenko N, Chang O Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessing driving fitness in dementia: a challenge for old age psychiatrists.
CONCLUSIONS: These results highlight the need to increase the availability of training for driving fitness, and to develop a standardised approach to help improve consistency amongst clinicians. PMID: 31433198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Neilson D, Chacko E, Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Surviving the Heart of Darkness: reflections on the experience of psychiatrists working in public mental health services in Australia.
CONCLUSION: It remains difficult to navigate through the Heart of Darkness. We suggest some navigable markers that may stave off metaphorical running aground. PMID: 31433204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Maguire P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) during maintenance phase treatment at a community mental health centre.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent to which therapeutic drug monitoring during maintenance phase treatment with lithium and clozapine was performed according to an agreed protocol and to identify strategies that may support monitoring. METHODS: Data concerning the prescribing and monitoring patterns of lithium for 31 patients and clozapine for 53 patients were collected retrospectively over a period of 2 years. RESULTS: Adherence to clozapine monitoring throughout the study period was 90.5%, while the monitoring of lithium was less likely at 58.1% (P
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Meehan T, Wang H, Drummond A, Lockman H Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Using relational mindfulness to facilitate safety in the clinical encounter.
CONCLUSIONS: Through the ongoing practice of mindful awareness, self-care and self-awareness all clinicians can benefit from increased capacity for relational mindfulness to enhance interpersonal safety. This is then likely to benefit not only the patient and the therapeutic relationship but also the clinician. PMID: 31423798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parnas S, Isobel S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Can education and training improve the adoption of a psychosocial group treatment by dementia services?
CONCLUSIONS: The one-day training workshop is an effective method to disseminate CST. Addressing the barriers identified could improve the adoption of CST in practice. PMID: 31423812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheung G, Peri K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Songs about rainbows.
PMID: 31328975 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenkins K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 31328979 [PubMed] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Indigenous Psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand - an interview with Prof Helen Milroy.
PMID: 31328983 [PubMed] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 31328984 [PubMed] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

He p ūāwaitanga harakeke, he rito whakakīnga whāruarua: Gaps are filled by the flowering harakeke.
He pūāwaitanga harakeke, he rito whakakīnga whāruarua: Gaps are filled by the flowering harakeke. Australas Psychiatry. 2019 Aug;27(4):332-333 Authors: Elder H PMID: 31328986 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elder H Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in the psychiatric presentation of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD).
CONCLUSION: bvFTD is an important differential diagnosis to consider when patients present with atypical psychiatric symptoms. PMID: 31310153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bretag-Norris R, Gallur L, Flynn P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Opinion: psychiatry formal education courses have been lost in transition.
CONCLUSIONS: In the context of major changes in psychiatry training, FECs have lost clarity of role, alignment and governance. Strategic decisions made with key stakeholders are required to continue to train psychiatrists best able to meet future community needs. PMID: 31310158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McKay R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Borderline personality disorder and auditory verbal hallucinations.
CONCLUSION: The overall clinical presentation when AVH occur in BPD can assist in determining a primary diagnosis of BPD when frank psychotic disorder is absent. AVH in BPD cannot be distinguished phenomenologically from AVH in SCZ. Clinical experience and increasing research suggest that AVH in BPD are often dissociative in origin and highly correlated with the presence of FRS, elevated levels of dissociation and a history of childhood trauma. When AVH occur in BPD in the absence of co-occurring psychotic disorder, formal thought disorder is usually absent, negative symptoms minimal or absent, bizarre symptoms absent, aff...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beatson J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: a brief history.
CONCLUSION: There are a variety of historical reasons for the current climate of short-term dynamic therapies that can help inform upon their application and future directions. PMID: 31304768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Baée J, Jeyasingam N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research