Talking with Dr Mark Cross.
Authors: PMID: 26627360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - December 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Fellows.
Authors: PMID: 26627361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - December 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences and events.
Authors: PMID: 26627362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - December 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Way Forward: an Indigenous approach to well-being.
CONCLUSIONS: The Way Forward project is a broad workforce redesign approach to address these three key areas. This approach is designed to acknowledge the strengths among the Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and to utilise their specialised cultural knowledge. This strategy will also include working in relationships with key Community-controlled health and other organisations. The approach will be reviewed and evaluated. PMID: 26537872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 4, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Andersen K, Henderson J, Howarth E, Williamson D, Crompton D, Emmerson B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Balint groups: an Australasian perspective for psychiatrists.
CONCLUSIONS: Balint groups provide a unique setting in which clinicians can learn how to deal well with challenging doctor-patient relationships and the feelings evoked in clinical practice. Balint work is relatively undeveloped in Australasia. There is scope for involvement by psychiatrists and trainees as both participants and facilitators. PMID: 26537873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 4, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lustig M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Parents with Borderline Personality Disorder - approaches to early intervention.
CONCLUSION: Approaches to early intervention should focus on improving the parental capacity as an attachment figure and their sensitivity to infant emotional communication. PMID: 26537874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 4, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Newman L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The non-medical out-of-pocket costs to attend a free anxiety disorders treatment clinic in Australia.
CONCLUSION: This level of 'cost to attend' a free outpatient treatment clinic is non-trivial given people with anxiety and depressive disorders, like many others with chronic disorders, will need at least 6-10 visits to complete a course of treatment. PMID: 26530347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anderson R, Wong N, Newby JM, Andrews G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Argentine psychiatry: report on the 30th Congress.
CONCLUSIONS: Argentine trainees and consultants feel ill-prepared to meet the demands of the biomedical psychiatry. PMID: 26530348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Making defensible decisions in the era of recovery and rights.
CONCLUSION: We developed a framework influenced by civil liability law to develop a guide for clinical decision-making which emphasises collaboration, clarification of the available information and communication of decisions as essential components of recovery-oriented risk management. PMID: 26530349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carroll A, McSherry B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"You didn't just consult community, you involved us": transformation of a 'top-down' Aboriginal mental health project into a 'bottom-up' community-driven process.
CONCLUSION: The article contributes to a much-needed evidence base demonstrating how appropriate structures and strategies may create bottom-up processes leading to successful outcomes. PMID: 26530350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 3, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Singer J, Bennett-Levy J, Rotumah D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

'Mastication rage': a review of misophonia - an under-recognised symptom of psychiatric relevance?
CONCLUSION: Misophonia may be an under-recognised condition of psychiatric relevance. PMID: 26508801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bruxner G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

'Welcoming the Other': psychodrama in an acute inpatient unit.
CONCLUSIONS: A thematic analysis derived from group-members' evaluation of each session illuminates their felt sense depicting the ethic in action. PMID: 26503969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Development of an incipient Stevens-Johnson reaction while on a stable dose of lamotrigine.
CONCLUSION: The patient's severe reaction may reflect changing to a brand of lamotrigine that precipitously generated a higher serum level of lamotrigine. PMID: 26498148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parker G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The pivotal role of primary care in meeting the health needs of people recently released from prison.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary care is a necessary but not sufficient condition for effective post-release support. Positive outcomes may depend more on the quality than the quantity of care received. Given massive over-representation of Indigenous people in Australia's prisons, and compelling evidence of preventable morbidity and mortality after release from prison, effective models of care for this population are an important component of closing the gap in Indigenous life expectancy. PMID: 26498149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kinner SA, Young JT, Carroll M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Research leadership: should clinical directors be distinguished researchers?
CONCLUSION: Distinguished researchers still lead the most prestigious teaching hospitals and the most trusted departments of psychiatry in the United States where the clinical directorate structure originated. It is also known that good scholars can improve research output when appointed to leadership positions. This suggests that the clinical director's research track record should be a consideration at a time when research is being embedded in Australia's local health networks. A clinical director's leadership may influence the research performance of their department and contribute to the quality of mental healthcare. ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Allison S, Goodall A, Bastiampillai T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Graduate-entry medical students: older and wiser but not less distressed.
We examined whether graduate-entry medical students had higher levels of psychological distress than the same-age general population. METHOD: Psychological distress was assessed in 122 graduate-entry medical students in an Australian graduate-entry medical school using the 21-item Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale. Mean scores and the proportion of students with scores in the highly distressed range were compared with non-clinical population norms. Scores were also compared across demographic characteristics. RESULTS: Medical students reported higher mean depression, anxiety and stress scores than the general p...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Casey D, Thomas S, Hocking DR, Kemp-Casey A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Rel8: demonstrating the feasibility of delivering an 8-week social skills program in a public mental health setting.
CONCLUSIONS: "Rel8", an adapted 8-week social skills training group, is a feasible program in the context of community mental health services. The program added to the recovery-centred practice of the community mental health service while also adding to the diversity of clinician skills for psychosocial-oriented practice. PMID: 26498152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wauchope B, Terlich A, Lee S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Aboriginal involvement in caring-for-country: an economic case study in primary preventative health.
CONCLUSIONS: The suggested steps in optimising the cost effectiveness of such an approach demonstrate how it could be applied in addressing the global chronic disease pandemic. PMID: 26498153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Campbell D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From Oedipus to PACE, using the concepts of shame and guilt as golden thread.
CONCLUSIONS: Shame and guilt are archaic but quintessential concepts that already occupied thinkers in antiquity. Shame and guilt are concepts that preoccupied science and art over the millennia and continue as useful concepts to the present day. Moreover, shame and guilt, as concepts, continue to play a salient role in recent and contemporary psychiatry. PMID: 26487323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beckmann KM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

#IHMayDay: tweeting for empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing.
CONCLUSIONS: Twitter-based events such as #IHMayDay and initiatives such as the rotated, curated account @IndigenousX are powerful platforms for learning, exchange, advocacy and dialogue about the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. PMID: 26487324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sweet M, Geia L, Dudgeon P, McCallum K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Intellectual disability in Indigenous Australians: issues and challenges.
CONCLUSIONS: ID is an emerging area of health concern for general and mental health professionals working with Indigenous Australians. This important area requires further research, appropriate training, and resourcing. PMID: 26466978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 14, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Balaratnasingam S, Roy M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A theory of expert leadership (TEL) in psychiatry.
CONCLUSIONS: The TEL proposes that psychiatric leaders, as opposed to non-expert managers, improve organizational performance through several channels. First, experts' knowledge influences organizational strategy. Second, having been 'one of them', a psychiatrist understands how to create the optimal work environment for psychiatric teams, through appropriate goal-setting, evaluation and support. These factors are positively associated with workers' wellbeing and performance. Third, exceptional psychiatrist-leaders are likely to set high standards for hiring. Fourth, leaders' credibility extends their influence among core ...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 12, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goodall AH Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Enhancing research quality through cultural competence: a case study in Queensland prisons.
CONCLUSIONS: This paper describes in practical terms how to conduct culturally informed research and how this approach enhanced the scientific rigour of a complex Indigenous health research project. Indigenous health research should be conducted using a culturally competent method. PMID: 26460333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 12, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Heffernan E, Andersen K, Kinner SA Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Translating research knowledge in dementia care organisations.
CONCLUSIONS: We propose a number of strategies to improve knowledge translation in dementia care. PMID: 26460334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 12, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alyami H, Peri K, Vanderpyl J, Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Time to invest in developing community mental health services.
CONCLUSIONS: This review and benchmarking study highlights the need for mental health policy implementation to be further supported with: development of a service delivery framework outlining essential components of a specialist community mental health system; operational guidance to enable effective team specialisation in accordance with research; investment in practitioner training to support the development of evidence based practice; and processes to ensure effective consumer and carer participation in developing recovery oriented services. PMID: 26442518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 6, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Halloran P, O'Connor N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

An examination of supportive management practices promoting health workforce stability in remote northern Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Health professionals working in remote Australia face unique pressures due to their geographical and professional isolation. Therefore, providing support improves their professional competence and personal wellbeing, and promotes workforce stability, which benefits the remote community through better access to health services. PMID: 26438652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 5, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Onnis LL Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A collaborative approach to improve the assessment of physical health in adult consumers with schizophrenia in Queensland mental health services.
CONCLUSIONS: Significant improvements were made over a 3-year period by all mental health services involved in the collaborative, supporting the application of a quality improvement methodology to drive change across mental health services. PMID: 26432652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 2, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Plever S, McCarthy I, Anzolin M, Emmerson B, Khatun M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Towards culturally appropriate assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well-being.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary use of the HANAA and CIGT suggests that they are well received, easy to deploy and effective instruments that promote cultural security and communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. PMID: 26432653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 2, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Balaratnasingam S, Anderson L, Janca A, Lee J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental health consequences of stress and trauma: allostatic load markers for practice and policy with a focus on Indigenous health.
CONCLUSIONS: Allostatic load brings together a set of neuroendocrine, metabolic, immune and cardiovascular biomarkers that are elevated in individuals with adverse early life experiences and are predictive of cardiovascular and metabolic risk in psychiatric illness of critical importance for Indigenous Australians. PMID: 26432654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - October 2, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Berger M, Juster RP, Sarnyai Z Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The importance of psychiatry of old age.
PMID: 26405238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking about frontotemporal dementia with Prof Jeff Looi.
PMID: 26405239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Dinosaurs and democracy.
PMID: 26405240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patton M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Hyponatraemia and confusion in a 70-year-old female when bupropion was added to dothiepin and escitalopram.
CONCLUSIONS: Our case and review of the available literature highlights the dangers of polypharmacy in the management of treatment-resistant depression. Our findings suggest that the association of hyponatraemia with bupropion in our and subsequent cases was likely the result of medication interaction and not a direct side effect of bupropion. Where bupropion is being used as an augmenting agent in the treatment of depression we would suggest checking of serum sodium prior to commencement of bupropion, and monitoring thereafter. This is especially important in elderly patients where other risk factors for hyponatraemia are...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wiggins A, Balasubramanian T, Ferraro A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Predictors of rapid reincarceration in mentally ill young offenders.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Describe characteristics of mentally ill young offenders released from custody and predictors of those who rapidly returned to custody. METHOD: Ambidirectional cohort study of 51 young males with mental disorders released from the largest New South Wales Juvenile Justice Centre (2005-2007), a health file audit at time of release and prospective determination of reincarceration. RESULTS: Overall 47% were Aboriginal, 43% originated from regional communities, substance disorders were highly prevalent and only 12% accessed prior community mental health care. Over half (57%) satisfied diag...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kasinathan J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Future-proofing the psychiatry workforce in Australia: evaluation of an innovative enrichment programme for medical students.
CONCLUSION: The Institute has been successful in encouraging medical students to pursue a career in psychiatry. Enrichment programmes are emerging as an effective recruitment strategy and will assist in future-proofing the psychiatric workforce in decades to come. PMID: 26405243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lyons Z, Hans D, Janca A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Frontotemporal Dementias.
Authors: PMID: 26405244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Suicide explained [well].
PMID: 26405245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Auchincloss S, Pridmore S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Inside Out (Pixar/Disney, June 2015, directed by Pete Docter, screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauvre, Josh Cooley).
PMID: 26405246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: King J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Macdonaldisation.
PMID: 26405247 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 26405248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the CEO.
Authors: PMID: 26405249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

RANZCP joins Recognise campaign.
Authors: PMID: 26405250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New policy and submissions from RANZCP in 2015.
Authors: PMID: 26405251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Dr Graham Mellsop.
Authors: PMID: 26405252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pulp fiction: finding the truth within psychiatry.
Authors: PMID: 26405253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Fellows.
Authors: PMID: 26405254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences and events.
Authors: PMID: 26405255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A survey of the mental health workforce in Guangdong: implications for policy and workforce planning.
CONCLUSION: Guangdong province has a significant treatment gap for severe mental illness and a shortage in the mental health workforce. The distribution of the mental health workforce and facilities is imbalanced towards hospital care rather than community care. PMID: 26405074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Li Y, Jia F, Hou C, Ryan B, Blashki G, Everall I, Ng C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

One psychiatrist's experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: The author acknowledges the importance of stopping the boats and proposes that a more humane approach is needed for asylum seekers who arrive by boat. PMID: 26405075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Adler R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? An audit of records of involuntary detention.
CONCLUSIONS: A number of patients are presently being detained under incomplete MHA certificates. Educational initiatives that aim to improve awareness of the MHA's requirements, and the potential uses of the information contained in MHA certificates, could encourage professionals to complete these certificates in a more appropriate and clinically useful manner. PMID: 26400447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - September 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connor N, Belford A, Corish J, Olmstead C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research