Completing the RANZCP scholarly project in a rural/regional setting: a practical example.
CONCLUSION: Trainees in remote geographical locations can utilise expert supervision from academic psychiatrists to successfully complete the SP. Key components are support from both the trainee and supervisor's employers, utilisation of a range of supervision modalities and a clear pragmatic memorandum of understanding between the supervisor and trainee. This initiative had widespread benefits beyond completion of the SP for all parties involved. PMID: 32924539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hill H, Harvey C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

ECT in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: We emphasise two main modifications: use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the ECT and modifications in the anaesthetic procedure to mitigate potential transmission. PMID: 32924540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ramakrishnan VS, Kim YK, Yung W, Mayur P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Making working from home work: reflections on adapting to change.
CONCLUSIONS: We saw a 3% increase in total appointment bookings and a 7% reduction in cancellations/non-attendance compared to the same period in 2019. Based on our experience and the literature, effective distributed teams have leaders that connect via video at least weekly; focus on transparency and output over micromanagement; prioritise staff relationships and err towards overcommunication. PMID: 32910690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khanna R, Murnane T, Kumar S, Rolfe T, Dimitrieski S, McKeown M, Ejareh Dar M, Gavson L, Gandhi C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental illness as a predictor of patient attendance and anthropometric changes: observations from an Australian publicly funded obesity management service.
CONCLUSION: The presence of mental illness did not impact OMS attendance or weight stabilisation. The higher rate of co-morbidities in those with mental illness highlights the challenges faced by this vulnerable population. PMID: 32910691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brightman L, Dunne A, Huang HC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Electroconvulsive therapy, personal protective equipment and aerosol generating procedures: a review to guide practice during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that ECT is an AGP and that it requires the appropriate use of PPE after taking in to account local supply and demand. PMID: 32910692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Purushothaman S, Fung D, Reinders J, Garett-Walcott S, Buda M, Moudgil V, Emmerson B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pervasive refusal syndrome in child asylum seekers on Nauru.
CONCLUSIONS: The emergence of PRS on Nauru highlighted the risks of long-term detention of children in settings that are unable to meet their physical and psycho-social needs. The case cluster also underscored (a) the difficulties faced by doctors working in conditions where their medical and legal obligations may be in direct conflict, and (b) the role of clinicians in patient advocacy. PMID: 32910693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Newman L, O'Connor B, Reynolds V, Newhouse G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A frog in boiling water? A qualitative analysis of psychiatrists' use of metaphor in relation to psychological trauma.
CONCLUSIONS: Metaphors present trauma as a powerful force that people can manage in different ways. Psychiatrists may view trauma as a social rather than medical issue. Psychiatrists experience role pressure associated with trauma including incongruence with risk management expectations of their roles. PMID: 32883090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Isobel S, McCloughen A, Foster K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

To tele- or not to telehealth? Ongoing COVID-19 challenges for private psychiatry in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Private psychiatrists may continue to offer the majority of care, where practical, via telepsychiatry to reduce COVID-19 exposure risks, as well as allow for the realities of practice management for pandemic public health measures. However, consideration has to be given to the potential drawbacks for patients with sight, hearing and illness-related disabilities or risks, when in-person consultation is required. There are also risks: some patients may not benefit from telepsychiatry due to the nature of their illness, and will patients feel rapport is lost? However, the retention of COVID-19 MBS telehealth item...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Pring W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

E-cigarettes and vaping - a panacea or a bane to smoking in current times?
CONCLUSIONS: The safety of e-cigarettes and the chemicals they contain have not been evaluated rigorously. Emerging data suggest e-cigarette use could do severe harm. People with serious mental illness, already the highest nicotine consumers, could be exploited by the tobacco industry. PMID: 32838540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kanniah G, Kumar S, Prasad S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A community survey of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their experience of medication effectiveness.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Survey of ADHD-affected adult participants attending educational meetings of 'ADDults with ADHD', to ascertain age of diagnosis and treatment effects of psychostimulant medication on symptoms across functional and emotional domains. METHOD: From 2016 to 2019, self-assessments of functional impairment were collected from ADHD-affected adults attending educational meetings of an Australian community support organisation (ADDults with ADHD). Participants were asked to rate their functioning on and off medication. Some demographic and treatment details were also collected. RESULTS: Questi...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandhu A, Toll J, Poulton A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Visiting and observing: reflections on clinical observer visits to Neuropsychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: For clinical psychiatrists working in smaller population centres, clinical observer visits with peers may be a useful method to develop, improve and calibrate knowledge and skills. Such potential benefits may be even more marked for specialised fields of psychiatry, such as neuropsychiatry. PMID: 32806942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi J, Velakoulis D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

To re-frame or not? A reply to Walker and Kulkarni.
PMID: 32806943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: d'Abrera JC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Flattening the curve of COVID-19 for medical education in psychiatry and addiction medicine.
CONCLUSION: The rapidity of COVID-19 public health measures instituted in Australia required swift action for medical education to address lockdowns of student clinical placements. The responses included a transition to interim online learning followed by a return to truncated clinical placements renegotiated to conform to public health measures. Adjustment of formative and summative assessment has been necessary. However, further contingencies may emerge depending upon the overall progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32772702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Bonner D, Maguire P, Finlay A, Keightley P, Parige R, Tedeschi M, Reay R, Davis SL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Addiction psychiatry training in rural Australia: a Victorian initiative.
CONCLUSION: Rural addiction psychiatry training programmes that ensure trainees meet the competencies required of an addiction psychiatrist can be established. Key components in establishing programmes are: collaboration between a breadth of local services; provision of quality supervision; support of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), senior psychiatrists and managers; provision of assistance to trainees and their families; and appropriate selection of trainees. PMID: 32772704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hill H, Hearn C, Devarakonda S, Claassen J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Early intervention services.
PMID: 32772705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goldney RD Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Suicide by cop - a case and commentary.
PMID: 32772712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pridmore W, Pridmore S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Benchmarking to reduce restrictive practices in forensic mental health services: a Delphi study.
CONCLUSIONS: Benchmarking with FMHS may assist in working to reduce restrictive practices and encourage the scrutiny of service practice. Establishment of a FMHS network might assist to embed the proposed benchmarks. PMID: 32772716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maguire T, Ryan J, McKenna B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on irritability occurring with acute major depressive disorder (MDD).
CONCLUSION: TMS reduces irritability occurring in association with MDD when this treatment affects MDD remission, but not when remission is not affected. PMID: 32772718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pridmore S, Rybak M, Morey R, May T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reply to McGorry and Mei - 'Why do psychiatrists doubt the value of early intervention? The power of illusion'.
PMID: 32772721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patel G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 and the mental well-being of Australian medical students: impact, concerns and coping strategies used.
CONCLUSIONS: The impact of COVID-19 on mental well-being has led to legitimate concerns by students regarding their studies and progress through the medical course. We hope to minimise these disruptions, and reassure and support students to ensure that academic goals are achieved. PMID: 32772729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lyons Z, Wilcox H, Leung L, Dearsley O Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Supporting the vulnerable: developing a strategic community mental health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: The strategic response plan developed to address risks to vulnerable patients from COVID-19 can assist other CMH services in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32729320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomson S, Doan T, Liu D, Schubert KO, Toh J, Boyd MA, Galletly C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Against Our Oath (2019).
PMID: 32722959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Butler L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A certificate in youth psychiatry: meeting the training needs of psychiatrists.
CONCLUSIONS: Sub-specialty training in youth psychiatry is needed to meet workforce demands. The development of a certificate in youth psychiatry, by the RANZCP Section for Youth Mental Health, is underway. This will complement existing training and provide trainees and psychiatrists the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the provision of mental health care for young people negotiating the transition between adolescence and adulthood. PMID: 32722960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Macmillan I, Thompson A, Kalucy M, Pellen D, Killackey E, McGorry P, Scott JG Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems during the COVID-19 pandemic: a narrative review.
CONCLUSION: The time for action is now, and all necessary measures to prevent an increase in alcohol-related problems should be adopted. At the same time, healthcare services should also prepare for such potential increase, while adapting to the exceptional circumstances presented by the pandemic, such as physical distancing. PMID: 32722961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ramalho R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of 'cluster maintenance TMS' on irritability occurring in major depressive disorder.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of clustered maintenance transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on irritability occurring in treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD: A naturalistic study of 106 courses that includes pre- and posttreatment assessments of subjective and objective depression and a subjective measure of irritability developed for this study. RESULTS: Forty-six participants (35 females), mean age 43.2 years (14.3), completed 106 courses. There was a significant reduction in irritability and depression scores (p
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pridmore S, Turnier-Shea Y, Erger S, May T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Telehealth mental health services during COVID-19: summary of evidence and clinical practice.
CONCLUSIONS: Telehealth has been rapidly implemented in metropolitan and rural settings and the existing evidence base demonstrates that it represents an effective mode of service delivery. PMID: 32722963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Reay RE, Looi JC, Keightley P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Love in the time of Corona.
CONCLUSIONS: Words like "love" are informed autobiographically as "growing words," with no rules defining their use. The significance of "love" to an individual is created through personal history, such that sophisticated understanding is only constructed following a lifetime of experience. "Corona" is perhaps a growing word; we cannot yet grasp its meaning in the face of cólera (passion) and pati (suffering) informing our collective traumatic script. Psychiatrists should aim to focus on the positive forms of feeling emerging during the pandemic, in order to be better equipped...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alchin D, McLean L, Korner A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Move your mind: embedding accredited exercise physiology services within a hospital-based mental health service.
CONCLUSIONS: Embedding exercise physiology into a mental health service is feasible and well accepted and the evaluation of long-term consumer outcomes in 'real-world' will serve as a crucial step. PMID: 32722965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Furzer BJ, Wright KE, Edoo A, Maiorana A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

COVID-19 and social restrictions: the potential mental health impact of social distancing and isolation for young Indigenous Australians.
PMID: 32713179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Usher K, Marriott R, Smallwood R, Walker R, Shepherd C, Hopkins K, Skeffington P, Reid C, Jackson D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Modafinil-induced psychosis in a patient with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Abstract Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent that is known to be used off-label as a cognitive enhancer and for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).1 There are increasing case reports of Modafinil-induced psychosis; however, this is the first to report a patient with ADHD to develop psychosis from Modafinil use. PMID: 32713188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Flavell J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Australian military and veterans' mental health care: improving assessment of military personnel and veterans.
CONCLUSIONS: Assessment of military and veterans' mental health issues involves a tailored history-taking process that includes specific aspects of service, transition and reporting requirements. Recommendations for the detailed assessment of military personnel and veterans are provided. Comorbid conditions, chronic pain and the needs of both women and older veterans are also discussed. PMID: 32713189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wallace D, Lane J, Heffernan K, Nas Jones C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Why it's worthwhile training as a psychiatrist.
CONCLUSIONS: There are many benefits and worthwhile experiences from training and working in psychiatry, especially in the privilege of providing holistic care for persons suffering from mental illness. PMID: 32689814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Finlay AJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Up-to-date review of psychotherapy via videoconference: implications and recommendations for the RANZCP Psychotherapy Written Case during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: It has become necessary to adapt our clinical practice to the current COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing regulations. The literature recognises videoconferencing psychotherapy as a valid therapeutic medium which can facilitate healthy psychological maturation, but there are theoretical drawbacks. A transition to videoconferencing psychotherapy requires patient agreeability, consistency and reflection upon patient-therapist dynamics; this will aide in the Psychotherapy Written Case submission. Registrars must balance usability, digital security and patient preferences when choosing videoconferencing platf...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chherawala N, Gill S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Gone with the Wind.
CONCLUSION: The bare essentials disappeared perhaps as part of some self-fulfilling prophecy: the supermarkets became bare because others inadvertently lead us to believe they would become bare. The contagion model of emotional propagation provides a psychological model of how "panic buying" by an individual might lead to the replication of panic in an observer. The Polyvagal Theory further informs us of how the threat posed by the pandemic primes our limbic system to perceive danger, and explains how witnessing others engaging in fight-flight responses might evoke a fearful affect in an observer. In the end, it ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alchin D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Patient flow from emergency department to inpatient psychiatric unit - a narrative review.
CONCLUSION: Psychiatric patient flow in ED is a complex issue and needs a coordinated approach to improve access. Future studies should focus on understanding the effectiveness of some of the proposed strategies. PMID: 32659108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Purushothaman S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The development of pathways for responding to patient complexity in a liaison psychiatry setting.
CONCLUSIONS: The Escalation Tool combined elements of existing measures to identify complexity in general hospital inpatients and guide pathways for action. It was well received and considered feasible for implementation, with local adaptation according to available resources. PMID: 32640835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carpenter LJ, Bautovich A, Sharma S, Gatsi M, Wand APF Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Portents from Orwell's 1984: Bureaucracies, Ministries of Truth and Plenty - challenges facing the administration of mental healthcare in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Mental healthcare in Australia is distorted by politicisation, spin and a refusal to acknowledge the reality of the current situation. These challenges for mental healthcare demonstrate some similarities with the Ministries of Truth and Plenty, which conversely performed as their opposites in Orwell's novel. Psychiatrists and their professional bodies should play a greater role in advocacy for clinician-led, evidence-based services in partnership with our communities. PMID: 32615780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Allison S, Kisely SR, Maguire P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Metabolic screen and intervene: improving mental health inpatient metabolic monitoring.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess rates of metabolic monitoring in patients prescribed antipsychotic medications in the psychiatric inpatient setting and the impact education can have regarding monitoring compliance. METHOD: Two identical audits were undertaken at a NSW mental health inpatient service before and after a campaign designed to educate mental health workers about the importance of metabolic monitoring. Results from both audits were compared for statistically significant improvements in monitoring rates. RESULTS: Rates of monitoring plasma lipids increased from 21.7% to 78.8% (p
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Viglione L, Short BL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Does a community based recovery service reduce inpatient bed days?
CONCLUSION: It is possible that inpatient bed day reduction may not be an appropriate outcome measure for a service built on principles of personal recovery. How to translate recovery-outcomes to justifiable financial benefits for services requires further consideration and alignment of values with reporting measures. PMID: 32615782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Isobel S, Thomas M, Boardman H, Clenaghan P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Therapeutic frames - exploring the relationship between psychiatry and visual art.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatry and art are both concerned with the visual embodiment of abstract internal states, compelling us to deconstruct surface appearances in the pursuit of deeper meaning. Both also offer a window into the manifold ways in which others perceive the world. In a practical sense, art has significant therapeutic value, providing patients and clinicians with novel ways of processing emotions and fostering self-expression and agency. PMID: 32600056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Selikowitz A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Zealand community mental healthcare provider experience in schizophrenia management with 3-monthly paliperidone palmitate.
CONCLUSIONS: From the clinician perspective, 3-monthly paliperidone palmitate offers patients the potential to remain adherent and improve social functioning. PMID: 32586110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cassidy C, Miles W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

When should we image our patients? Appropriate use of imaging in inpatient psychiatry.
CONCLUSION: Psychiatrists and their junior colleagues would benefit from considering both pre- and post-test probability in each presentation. PMID: 32586111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Forbes M, Somasundaram A, Jagadheesan K, Stuckey S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prolactin ordering patterns in psychiatric inpatients and the impact this has on patient management.
CONCLUSIONS: Adherence to guideline recommendations of baseline prolactin testing was poor. When established on antipsychotics, measuring prolactin rarely changed management in asymptomatic patients; however, it did in those with hyperprolactinaemic symptoms. Measuring prolactin in asymptomatic patients on antipsychotics appears unhelpful. PMID: 32586112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jones AS, Sztal-Mazer S, Rauchberger I, Hamblin PS Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Sodium valproate prescription to women of childbearing age in a New Zealand inpatient psychiatric unit.
CONCLUSIONS: Prescription of valproate to women of childbearing age in our sample currently falls well short of best practice. Urgent action at both clinician and organisational levels is required to address this risk. PMID: 32586113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goldspink R, Pumipi T, Dey S, Menkes DB Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Moving beyond the descriptive in psychotherapy research.
This article therefore discusses methodological advances in applying this design to the field. The application of evidence-based practice to psychotherapy means that people with psychological problems, clinicians, health services and any third-party payers can confidently choose from a range of effective treatments that are best suited to an individual's needs. PMID: 32586114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kisely S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The mediating role of gratitude in the relationship between attachment styles and psychological well-being.
CONCLUSIONS: Gratitude plays a mediating role attachment and psychological well-being. These results may have implications for the development of interventions to improve mental well-being with a focus on enhancing gratitude. PMID: 32551876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nourialeagha B, Ajilchi B, Kisely S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pathogenic language in psychiatric practice and how to combat it.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatrists have the potential to harm patients and their families by using pathogenic language when communicating with them. We conclude that meticulous attention to this risk, coupled with appropriate ethically based and educational strategies, can contribute to the eradication of pathogenic language and prevent its recurrence. PMID: 32551864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bloch S, Haslam N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A new form of solastalgia?
PMID: 32551865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Moratis L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Does the Australian mental health system provide mental health or psychiatric care? Returning to Engel 40 years on.
CONCLUSION: Thus, with the predictions of an increase in mental and substance use in the next 30 years, it is imperative to take measures to try to negate this increasing burden and associated costs. Therefore, returning to the holistic views of Engel and incorporating the psychological and social needs of patients in treatment is recommended as a way to attempt to minimise the impact. PMID: 32538187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pai N, Vella SL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Enhancing the quality of supervision: description and initial outcomes of a blended-learning approach to RANZCP supervisor accreditation.
CONCLUSIONS: The blended learning approach to supervisor training was preferred by participants and may provide a model to be adopted by other training committees and institutions. PMID: 32525694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parker S, Warren N, Hamilton S, Cabral S, Cutbush J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research