Routine testing for thyroid problems.
PMID: 27231321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hubbeling D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 27231322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the CEO.
Authors: PMID: 27231323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Professor Anne Buist.
Authors: PMID: 27231324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Official opening of the new premises of the College's South Australian Branch.
Authors: PMID: 27231325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

College releases new position statement on LGBTI mental health.
Authors: PMID: 27231326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Newly updated College policy documents in 2016.
Authors: PMID: 27231327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Fellows.
Authors: PMID: 27231328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences and events.
Authors: PMID: 27231329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Migration and psychosis in acute inpatient psychiatry.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of biological and psychosocial risk factors in the development of psychotic disorders with regards to immigrant status. Our hypothesis was that biological risk factors are more predictive of psychosis in non-immigrants, whereas psychosocial risk factors play a bigger role in immigrants. METHOD: A retrospective audit of admissions between December 2013 and June 2014 in an Australian adult inpatient unit was conducted, focussing on patients with psychotic disorders. We analysed the association between immigrant status, and biological and psychosocial variables. ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lim GY, Wong MT Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatry and the 'Gay Holocaust' - the lessons of Jill Soloway's Transparent.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatry's disturbing history regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community shares many aspects with the group's persecution by the National Socialist regime in Germany. The medicalised 'otherness' conferred on LGBTI patients, latent homophobia and transphobia, and lack of culturally sensitive clinical services for these people represent a major ethical challenge for modern Australasian psychiatry. PMID: 27222121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robertson MD, Light E, Walter G, Lipworth W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Seven steps towards a PhD in psychiatry.
CONCLUSIONS: Preparedness and diligence lead the way towards a PhD. This advice is also relevant for those undertaking research at any stage of their career. PMID: 27222122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Molina-Ruiz RM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Presentations by ambulance under the NSW Mental Health Act to an emergency department with a 24-hour mental health team.
CONCLUSIONS: A 24-hour ED mental health team provided specialised assessment and management for patients, alongside the necessary emergency medical intervention. This team assisted in easing the increasing pressure on the ED and minimising the patients' length of stay. The team redirected patients requiring admission, facilitated timely discharge of others and revoked Section 20 when less restrictive care was appropriate. PMID: 27222123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Skopek MA, Francis JL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The association between smoking and psychopathology adjusted for body mass index and gender.
This study examined the correlation between smoking habits and psychopathology status, as well as the impact of confounders such as body mass index and gender. METHOD: A total of 134 non-smokers and 152 smokers were enrolled in this study. We measured psychopathology features using Symptom Checklist 90-Revised. We ran logistic regression models testing the smoking-psychopathology association, controlling for body mass index and gender. RESULTS: Smoking was positively correlated with depression, interpersonal sensitivity, hostility, somatization, paranoid ideation and psychoticism (P
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dimitriadis DG, Mamplekou E, Dimitriadis PG, Dimitriadis GD, Papageorgiou C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Towards a better understanding of standard determination and standard setting in the RANZCP summative assessments.
CONCLUSION: There is no evidence of any single standard setting method to be the best. Multiple methods exist and will have varied results when applied. The judgement of a panel of subject experts remains an important component of the standard setting process. PMID: 27206467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Beer W, Bhatt A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Tuberculosis and mental health in the Asia-Pacific.
CONCLUSIONS: We overview key issues in tuberculosis and mental illness co-morbidity, highlight ethical concerns and advocate for a regional approach to tuberculosis and mental health that is consistent with the transnational challenges presented by this airborne infectious disease. Integrating tuberculosis and mental health services will go a long way to addressing the needs of vulnerable populations and stopping the transmission of one of the world's biggest infectious killers. PMID: 27206468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mason PH, Sweetland AC, Fox GJ, Halovic S, Nguyen TA, Marks GB Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Fever, confusion, acute kidney injury: is this atypical neuroleptic malignant syndrome following polypharmacy with clozapine and risperidone?
CONCLUSIONS: Atypical NMS is associated with clozapine. This case exposes the potential difficulties in diagnosis, and highlights the importance of considering less common diagnoses in acutely unwell psychiatric patients. PMID: 27194777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cherry S, Siskind D, Spivak V, Wysoczanski D, Halangoda P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Plumbing, philosophy and psychiatry.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatry stands on a complex of ideas and concepts that cannot be reduced to a satisfying or unifying underlying conceptual system or idea. The ideas and concepts have been patched together ad hoc and function until things go wrong. Growing professional dispute and public disquiet indicates that things are going wrong. I suggest that professional philosophers need to be engaged in the necessary infrastructure repairs. PMID: 27194778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rosenman S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

St George Acute Care Team: the local variant of crisis resolution model of care.
CONCLUSION: St George Acute Care Team provides a variety of clinical activities. The focus has shifted away from the original model of crisis resolution care to meet local and governmental requirements. PMID: 27184072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cupina DD, Wand AP, Phelan E, Atkin R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

RDoC and shift of reference.
CONCLUSION: Current classification systems have helped unify psychiatry and the conditions that it is most concerned with. However, by relying too much on syndromes and symptoms, they too often do not define stable constructs. As a result, inclusions and removals from the manuals are not always backed by sound reasons. The RDoC framework is an important move towards ameliorating matters. This paper argues that it improves the current situation by re-referencing constructs to physical properties (biomarkers for disorders, for example), by allowing theoretical levels within the framework, and by treating psychiatry as a spec...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Castro-de-Araujo LF, Levy N, Kanaan RA Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The importance of taking a religious and spiritual history.
CONCLUSION: Religious and spiritual assessment enhances quality of patient care. Training programs for psychiatry registrars need to include modules on religious and spiritual assessment of patients. PMID: 27145798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Payman V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Acute laryngeal dystonia: a persisting psychiatric emergency.
CONCLUSION: Clinicians should take into account recent sedation and ongoing antipsychotic use in patients at risk of developing acute laryngeal dystonia. Awareness of this condition and prompt treatment with parenteral anticholinergic medication can be lifesaving. PMID: 27145799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: May R, Al-Taie A, Garg V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Burden associated with smoking as a suicidal risk factor in an Australian sample of patients with psychosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Smoking may exert a role either directly or indirectly. Evidence indicates that smoking is associated with psychological, biochemical and neurobiological changes that are in turn implicated in smoking. Suicidal behaviors are nevertheless complex behaviors needing multi-faceted approach. PMID: 27130725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sankaranarayanan A, Castle D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Managing patients who are ultra-rapid metabolisers of antidepressant medications.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of ultra-rapid metabolising status is not rare in patients who fail to report improvement with antidepressant medication. Two broad options are available for identifying ultra-metabolising status. While there are several management options available to the clinician, combination therapy is likely of low utility while there are risks associated with mega-prescribing. As the literature is limited, clinician observations about alternate strategies would be welcomed. PMID: 27130726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parker G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatry training experiences: a narrative synthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need to better understand how the junior doctor and medical student psychiatry experience influences perceptions of psychiatry and intention to specialise, especially in the Australian context. PMID: 27130727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karageorge A, Llewellyn A, Nash L, Maddocks C, Kaldelis D, Sandhu H, Edwards J, Kelly B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Presser - the forgotten story.
CONCLUSIONS: The Presser criteria are widely applied; however, the case involved a 14-year-old boy with intellectual disability. Greater awareness of Presser's narrative assists clinicians providing expert evidence regarding fitness to plead for adolescents and persons with intellectual disability. PMID: 27126819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kasinathan J, Le J, Barker A, Sharp G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mokken analysis of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales in acute inpatient and community samples.
CONCLUSIONS: HoNOS might best be conceived as two scales measuring aspects of social adjustment and depression. PMID: 27126820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Muncer S, Bass M, Dawkin M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Delusional infestation: the case for improved mental state testing.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians need to provide mental state information to an adequate standard that would allow confirmation of a diagnosis of delusions of infestation or exclude other possibilities. PMID: 27076497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connell JE, Jackson HJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Transitions to retirement.
PMID: 26994269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenkins K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Graceful ageing for the career psychiatrist.
PMID: 26994270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Transition to retirement.
Authors: PMID: 26994271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
PMID: 26994272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wearne D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Welcome to the loony bin: 55 years inside psychiatry and the law.
PMID: 26994273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shea P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Back-to-base pulse oximetry to prevent inpatient suicide.
PMID: 26994274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connor N, Paton M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The need for a Quality in Australian Mental Health Care study.
PMID: 26994275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Purushothaman S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

MacDonaldisation of the Medicare schedule.
PMID: 26994276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Vortioxetine in bipolar depression induces a mixed/manic switch.
PMID: 26994277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maud C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 26994278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the CEO.
Authors: PMID: 26994279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Dr Joel King.
Authors: PMID: 26994280 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Dr Warwick Keith Ashley.
Authors: PMID: 26994281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Professor Graham Dene Burrows.
Authors: PMID: 26994282 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Adolescent forensic psychiatry training in the Top End.
Authors: PMID: 26994283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Granting voting rights to Associates (trainees) and Affiliates.
Authors: PMID: 26994284 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Fellows.
Authors: PMID: 26994285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences and events.
Authors: PMID: 26994286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Can microteaching be used for teaching postgraduate psychiatry residents in a small group?
CONCLUSION: Although preliminary, our findings suggest that microteaching can be used for training postgraduate psychiatry residents. PMID: 26988229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Praharaj SK Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Correlates of a single-item Self-Rated Mental Health Question in people with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSION: The single-item Self-Rated Mental Health Question is a predictor of important clinical features in people with schizophrenia. As such, there are implications for health services, with a possible role as a brief, easily administered screening tool for the detection of clinical vulnerability. PMID: 26988230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maguire PA, Reay RE, Raphael B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A portrait of prefrontal lobotomy performed at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney by Dr Rex Money.
CONCLUSION: Notwithstanding various deficiencies in his clinical research, Money's descriptions give a relatively comprehensive account of one of the first series of prefrontal lobotomies performed in Australia. The current article also describes Dr Money's contributions to the promotion of psychosurgery in Sydney, and illustrates the participation of a senior neurosurgeon and of a major Sydney teaching hospital during the psychosurgery saga. PMID: 26961202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: White RT, McGee-Collett M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The advent of psychosurgery in Australia-with particular attention to its introduction into Sydney.
CONCLUSIONS: In New South Wales, from 1945 or 1946, prefrontal lobotomies were conducted in private clinics and in public hospitals but, because of legal and practical hurdles, it is unlikely that psychosurgery was performed in mental hospitals prior to December 1958. This paper gives some details regarding the participation of neurosurgeons and of the major public hospitals in psychosurgery, and touches on the attitudes within the Australian medical profession towards this dramatic new therapy. PMID: 26961203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: White RT, McGee-Collett M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research