Book Review: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry Lieberman Jeffrey A. , with Ogas Ogi Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2015 . 342 pp.
Book Review: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry Lieberman Jeffrey A. , with Ogas Ogi Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2015 . 342 pp. Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 01;:1039856217715998 Authors: Maheshwari R PMID: 28658970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maheshwari R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a 10-week group program based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills among patients with personality and mood disorders: findings from a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Limiting the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy program to a short-term skills-based group component was successful with the targeted patient group; however, more research is required to establish the generalizability of these results. PMID: 28648090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Conrad AM, Sankaranarayanan A, Lewin TJ, Dunbar A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono Stories of Maori Healing & Psychiatry.
Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono Stories of Maori Healing & Psychiatry. Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 01;:1039856217706825 Authors: NiaNia W, Bush A, Epston D PMID: 28648092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NiaNia W, Bush A, Epston D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Key performance indicators for Australian mental health court liaison services.
CONCLUSIONS: This paper describes the process and outcomes of a national collaboration to develop a framework and KPIs. The measures have been developed to support future benchmarking activities and to assist services to identify best practice in this area of mental health service delivery. PMID: 28648095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Davidson F, Heffernan E, Greenberg D, Butler T, Burgess P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Promoting psychotherapy within Australasian Psychiatry.
PMID: 28541722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Halasz G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 28541723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind Meares Russell New York , Routledge , 2016 , Paperback, 227 pages.
PMID: 28541724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connor NJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"Expert leadership - why psychiatrists should lead mental health services: a junior doctor's perspective".
"Expert leadership - why psychiatrists should lead mental health services: a junior doctor's perspective". Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;25(3):316-317 Authors: Gibson R PMID: 28541725 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gibson R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychotherapy and Neurobiology - an interview with George Halasz.
PMID: 28541726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Conversational model psychotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Conversational Model Therapy remains an important evidence-based option in fostering recovery and growth for many patients with traumatic disruptions and restrictions of self. It is one of an emerging group of relational psychotherapies, broadly reflecting a change from a one person to a two person (intersubjective) psychological paradigm in psychotherapy. PMID: 28541727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Korner A, McLean L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Methamphetamine and psychiatry: A story of the colourless substance of abuse.
CONCLUSION: Despite over a century of clinical experience, methamphetamine remains a troublesome substance. There remains an urgent need at multiple levels from various sectors to combat this ongoing problem, and psychiatry has an essential role in this endeavour. PMID: 28541728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suetani S, Reddan J, Anderson C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Characteristics of clients currently accessing a national online alcohol and drug counselling service.
This study explored the characteristics of clients accessing a national AOD online counselling service (Counselling Online) over time and across jurisdictions. METHOD: 2003 clients completed a brief demographics questionnaire before commencing their Counselling Online session. Demographic (e.g. gender, primary drug of concern) and service provision (timing of session, length of session) characteristics were explored to build a profile of individuals accessing online support for AOD concerns. RESULTS: Service provision and client characteristics remained relatively stable over time; alcohol remained the most commo...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Garde EL, Manning V, Lubman DI Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Results of a metabolic health clinic at a hostel for homeless men.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: People who are homeless have high mortality and morbidity, including from metabolic disorder. The aim of this study was to report on the characteristics and progress of the metabolic health of people attending a metabolic clinic at a homeless men's shelter. METHODS: Homeless men attending the clinic were assessed by measuring their weight, height, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, blood pressure, blood lipids, fasting blood glucose and, if indicated, HbA1c. The sample characteristics of people who attended once (one-off clients) were compared to those who attended on more than o...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nielssen O, Chudleigh A, Chen M, Large M, Markovic T, Cooper L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Usher syndrome and late-onset psychosis.
PMID: 28541731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gupta A, Bastiampillai T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 28541732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Associate Professor Brett Emmerson AM.
Authors: PMID: 28541733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Dr Husaini Hafiz.
Authors: PMID: 28541736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Therapy over 50: Aging issues in psychotherapy and the therapist's life Kottler Jeffrey A Carlson Jon New York : Oxford University Press , 2016.
PMID: 28541737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeyasingam NR Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman Daniel New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux , 2011 , 499 pp, ISBN: 978-0-374-27563-1 .
PMID: 28541738 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parker G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Atomic psychiatry? An essay.
CONCLUSION: It is desirable to separate out neuroscience and clinical research and to become better acquainted with the concepts of quantum mechanical/quantum biological theory and its contribution to medicine. PMID: 28539053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Burges Watson IPP Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Successful clozapine re-challenge following myocarditis.
CONCLUSION: This case adds to the 17 cases of clozapine re-challenge following myocarditis, of which 71% were successful (12 cases). This demonstrates that re-challenge could be performed safely and effectively in the context of clozapine-induced myocarditis, if accompanied by a strict and rigorous monitoring protocol. PMID: 28506077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nguyen B, Du C, Bastiampillai T, Dhillon R, Tibrewal P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

'My husband is possessed by a jinn': a case study in transcultural mental health.
Conclusion It is important to understand cultural and religious differences in psychiatry, as it affects the way patients perceive and attribute symptoms. It also helps clinicians to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate treatments. Beliefs about jinn possession should not automatically be regarded as delusional. In alleged cases of jinn possession, clinicians should consider all the biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual factors that are unique to the individual. Further research is still needed in this area. PMID: 28506078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheng K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychodynamic formulation in the era of the brain - towards integration.
CONCLUSION: Developmental psychopathology is now better able to describe the significance of early developmental periods and the interpersonal context of self-development. These findings contribute to an integrated biopsychosocial psychodynamic formulation based on core principles of early development. PMID: 28486814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Newman LK Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Evaluation of a novel risk assessment method for self-harm associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.
This study compared physician-assessed self-harm risk and intervention choice according to a (i) standard risk assessment and (ii) BPD-specific risk assessment methods. METHODS: Forty-five junior and senior mental health physicians were assigned to standard or BPD-specific risk training groups. The assessment utilized a BPD case vignette containing four scenarios describing high/low lethality self-harm and chronic/new patterns of self-harm behaviour. Participants chose from among four interventions, each corresponding to a risk category. RESULTS: Standard and BPD-specific groups were alike in their assessment of ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rao S, Broadbear JH, Thompson K, Correia A, Preston M, Katz P, Trett R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Experiencing place: Younger people with dementia facing aged care.
Conclusions: Emotional distress with the loss of a meaningful life can result from the placement of younger people with dementia into old age services. Development of age-appropriate services are required. PMID: 28488889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rimkeit S, McIntosh J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A substantial peer-worker workforce in a psychiatric service will improve patient outcomes - the case against.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite considerable research into the effectiveness of peer workers in clinical psychiatry, there is insufficient evidence to support the proposition that a substantial peer workforce would improve the outcomes of people living with mental illness. PMID: 28468505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connor N, Clark S, Ryan CJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A substantial peer workforce in a psychiatric service will improve patient outcomes: the case for.
CONCLUSIONS: Peer workers are increasingly being employed within mental health services. Early adopters of this new workforce note advantages in terms of engagement of peers but also a bidirectional sharing of knowledge between clinicians and peer workers that has been mutually beneficial. Greater research and evaluation needs to occur to understand how best to incorporate peer workers into mental health care. PMID: 28468506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dark F, Patton M, Newton R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy Hobson R. Peter Oxford University Press , 2016 , 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0-19-872500-8.
PMID: 28462583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Haliburn J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Inter-agency collaboration between mental health services and police in Queensland.
CONCLUSION: Queensland has developed a number of initiatives for intervention and response to incidents involving police and persons with mental illness. Future research should focus on identifying interventions that promote effective resolution of incidents involving police. PMID: 28462589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Scott R, Meehan T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychopathology of adolescents with an intellectual disability who present to general hospital services.
CONCLUSIONS: The general hospital environment may offer opportunities for liaison psychiatry services to screen and provide management expertise for adolescent individuals with intellectual disability presenting for physical health issues. PMID: 28462590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Theodoratos O, McPherson L, Franklin C, Tonge B, Einfeld S, Lennox N, Ware RS Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perinatal and infant mental health in Australia: moving forward towards REAL prevention and early intervention - can we do it?
CONCLUSIONS: Advocacy through across-agency and across-political-party support has been markedly successful for perinatal and infant mental health in the United Kingdom. A solid foundation exists in Australia. Australian psychiatrists have the ability to continue to change the face of prevention and early intervention. PMID: 28447467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sved Williams AE Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Six years of national mental health seclusion data: the Australian experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Seclusion event rates in Australia's specialised public acute mental health hospital services are declining. The use of existing administrative data was instrumental in establishing a national data source to facilitate the monitoring and reporting of progress of seclusion reduction strategies. PMID: 28375028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Allan JA, Hanson GD, Schroder NL, O'Mahony AJ, Foster RM, Sara GE Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Antipsychotic long-acting injections Antipsychotic long-acting injections , 2nd ed . Haddad P Lambert T Lauriello J (eds) Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 , 366pp . ISBN: 978-0-19-872947-1.
PMID: 28375050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Rourke P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 28375051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The harmful portrayal of psychiatry in popular culture: the call within its sting.
Authors: PMID: 28375052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Professor Roger Bartrop.
Authors: PMID: 28375054 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

RANZCP offers new orientation and wellbeing resources for new trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates.
Authors: PMID: 28375055 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Medical student teaching in the private sector.
PMID: 28375056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dawes K, Pai N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Scholarly Project in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists training program: getting up and running in Stage 1.
PMID: 28375057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: You D, Glozier N, Kealy-Bateman W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 28375058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: Foundations of consultation-liaison psychiatry: the bumpy road to specialization Lipsitt Don R New York : Routledge , 2016 , 314 pp. ISBN- 978-113-8906259.
PMID: 28375059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ilchef R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The oft-times overlooked "pharmacologic" relapse in schizophrenia.
The oft-times overlooked "pharmacologic" relapse in schizophrenia. Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;25(2):201-202 Authors: Naguy A, Abu-Zeid M PMID: 28375060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naguy A, Abu-Zeid M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Novel biotherapies are needed in youth mental health.
PD Abstract Adverse effects and lack of efficacy in a significant number of patients limit pharmaceutical interventions in youth psychiatry. This is exemplified by the fact that no medication is currently approved for the treatment of non-OCD anxiety disorders or major depressive disorder in young people younger than 18 years of age in Australia. Here, emerging biological therapies for youth with mental health problems are discussed. There is an urgent need for more research into biological interventions with acceptable risk-benefit balances. Omega-3 fatty acids, cannabidiol and N-acetylcysteine are currently bei...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amminger GP, Berger M, Rice SM, Davey CG, Schäfer MR, McGorry PD Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Thinking on writing a critical essay.
CONCLUSION: To prepare for writing a critical essay, candidates are advised to read widely and critically, to practise writing essays with a clear structure under examination conditions and seek constructive critique from colleagues. This will help them to write succinctly and develop a reasoned argument that is relevant to the quotation. PMID: 28375062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ng LL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Youth mental health and mental wealth: reaping the rewards.
PMID: 28375063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Practice Modified Essay Question (MEQ).
PMID: 28375064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A, Lampe L, Newman L, Halasz G, Suetani S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Antipsychotic polypharmacy in psychiatric practice: is it really doomed?
PMID: 28375065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naguy A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Dr Helen McConaghy (nee Molony).
Authors: PMID: 28375067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Youth mental health and mental wealth: reaping the rewards.
PMID: 28375068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McGorry P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A clinical update on post-traumatic stress disorder in burn injury survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: The role of the multidisciplinary treatment, integrated and trauma-informed care is essential. While level 1 evidence for PTSD treatments theoretically applies, adaptations that consider comorbidities and treatment contexts are often essential with further research required. PMID: 28372459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McLean L, Chen R, Kwiet J, Streimer J, Vandervord J, Kornhaber R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research