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

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

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

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

Subspecialty training pathways in intellectual and developmental disability psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand: current status and future opportunities.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychiatrists working in intellectual and developmental disability mental health strongly support enhancements to intellectual or developmental disability training, including the development of subspecialty training, and can identify potential training capacity if such subspecialty training was developed. PMID: 31294610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eagleson C, Cvejic RC, Weise J, Davies K, Trollor JN Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clinical capacity of Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists who work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CONCLUSIONS: Surveyed psychiatrists had considerable experience in IDDMH. However, their work in IDDMH represented a relatively small proportion of their overall work hours, and a minority of respondents were responsible for a large proportion of clinical work. Exploring ways to broaden capacity is crucial to ensuring the mental health needs of people with IDD are met. PMID: 31294611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Davies K, Eagleson C, Weise J, Cvejic RC, Trollor JN Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Prevalence, detection and associations of depression in Australian dialysis patients.
CONCLUSION: Depressive symptoms are prevalent in Australian dialysis patients. Robust evidence is needed on the effectiveness of treatments for depression in changing outcomes in chronic kidney disease. PMID: 31287327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kwan E, Draper B, Harvey SB, Endre ZH, Brown MA Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Revisiting the role of electroconvulsive therapy in schizophrenia: Where are we now?
CONCLUSION: Our brief review of the evidence suggests that clinical practice in developing countries has not kept up with the growing literature supporting ECT use in schizophrenia. As such, we advocate that ECT should not be a treatment of last resort. Rather, it should be considered more readily as an add-on therapy when there has been a poor response to antipsychotic medications or concerns exist about side effects. Further research is needed into the efficacy of maintenance ECT. PMID: 31287328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Teodorczuk A, Emmerson B, Robinson G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychological testing in the age of Machine Learning: Blade Runner's vision (Alcon Entertainment/Columbia Pictures, Released October 2017, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green).
PMID: 31282176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Indranada A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effect of limited English proficiency and interpreter service use on clinical outcomes in psychiatric inpatient units.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence of significant effects of limited English on both service burden and outcome. PMID: 31282178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Daly C, Phillips K, Kanaan R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Pacific models of mental health service delivery in New Zealand: Part I: What do we know about Pacific mental health in New Zealand? A narrative review.
CONCLUSION: There is limited evidence about Pacific people's mental health in New Zealand. Patterns of psychopathology and service use may be different from other ethnic groups. Protective factors in Pacific culture should not be undermined when delivering mental health services. PMID: 31282187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mulder R, Sorensen D, Kautoke S, Jensen S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effect of a mindfulness programme training to prevent the sport injury and improve the performance of semi-professional soccer players.
CONCLUSION: Mindfulness training shows promise in preventing injury and improving performance. The intervention could be applied to other sports and be helpful in clinical settings given the importance of exercise in promoting psychological well-being. PMID: 31282193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zadeh MM, Ajilchi B, Salman Z, Kisely S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Career medical officers in psychiatry and addiction in NSW: description, role and educational needs.
CONCLUSION: CMOs are an often senior group of clinicians working in important areas of service provision. Ongoing educational support for this group of medical practitioners is prudent to ensure the delivery of best practice mental health and drug health care. PMID: 31267760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nash L, Meltzer M, Karageorge A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Integration of traditional and western treatment approaches in mental health care in Pacific Island Countries.
CONCLUSION: Local research on integrative mental health care is needed to guide mental health policy and service development in PICs. Any research must include the full range of formal and informal service providers as well as patients and families. PMID: 31267773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Blignault I, Kaur A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Is the RANZCP CPD programme a competency-based educational programme?
CONCLUSION: The RANZCP have implemented a competency-based CPD programme, but a number of areas, especially assessment, can strengthen the competency-based approach. PMID: 31264890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Beer W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Methamphetamine use in an early psychosis service: a cross-sectional retrospective cohort study.
This study involved 116 young people (19 using methamphetamine regularly) referred to the Camperdown Early Intervention in Psychosis Service from January 2015 to January 2016. Variables including demographic information, psychosocial functioning and psychosis outcomes were collected on referral to the service, updated throughout treatment and at discharge. RESULTS: There were significant associations found between regular methamphetamine use and a criminal history (p
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McInnis P, Lee A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Internalized stigma, disclosure and self-esteem among psychiatric patients in a general hospital outpatient clinic.
CONCLUSION: The results confirmed our study hypotheses. Marriage and older age seemed to confer a protective effect on self-esteem. PMID: 31246103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lim L, Goh J, Chan YH Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reflections upon the need for and approaches to enhance membership engagement in the RANZCP: a fellowship better together.
CONCLUSION: We propose approaches to improve membership engagement based on the sociological concepts of social capital, addressing the pressures of psychiatric practice and the medico-political environment. We also propose harnessing the CPD program to enhance RANZCP volunteering. PMID: 31246105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Allison S, Bastiampillai T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Unemployment and the rate of psychoactive-substance-related psychiatric hospital admission in regional Queensland: An observational, longitudinal study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between a regional economic downturn (indicated by the rise of population unemployment rate) and the rate of psychoactive-substance-induced psychiatric hospital admissions in the population in a rural/regional setting. METHODS: Hospital admission records from January 2013 to December 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. All patients with admissions to the Mackay inpatient psychiatric unit with diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use were recorded using (ICD-10) F10-F19 codes. The relationship between the regional unemploym...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bui TA, Wijesekera N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Should psychiatrists support the availability of nicotine e-cigarettes in Australia?
CONCLUSION: There is limited evidence supporting the efficacy of nicotine e-cigarettes as an effective tobacco harm-reduction or cessation strategy for people with mental illness. The recommendations to increase their availability under regulation must be balanced with the physical and mental health risks of vapour inhalation and nicotine use, particularly for youth. Future recommendations by the RANZCP in relation to e-cigarettes must consider both the available evidence for harm reduction and the potential risks associated with youth e-cigarette use. PMID: 31246116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Scott JG, Jhetam S, Chen R, Daglish M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The vacant chair: headless psychiatry departments in the Group of Eight universities of Australia.
CONCLUSION: University psychiatric departmental head vacancies arise from a number of factors: challenges and limitations in public sector psychiatry and universities; structural problems with such appointments; lack of a developmental pipeline for academic psychiatry; and other attractive alternative options, such as private practice. PMID: 31241344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Velakoulis D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Documenting psychiatric risk: more than ticking boxes.
CONCLUSION: Accurate risk formulation and safety planning are more important than ensuring all boxes are ticked on a form. Optimising the design of electronic forms may enhance access to information about historical risk. PMID: 31241347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ng L, Zeng I, Kalinowski C, Watson P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Insight and capacity to consent to electroconvulsive therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: After considering the concepts of insight and capacity to consent to treatment, the paper concludes that the decision in NJE and PBU v Mental Health Tribunal [2018] VSC 564 is problematic clinically. PMID: 31208202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Scott R, Prowacki S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A systematic review of efficacy of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) in managing suicide risk and deliberate self-harm in adult populations.
CONCLUSIONS: Although CAMS appears to show promise in managing suicidal patients across a range of measures, further evidence is needed to clarify its efficacy in managing suicide risk and deliberate self-harm. PMID: 31184492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hanratty D, Kilicaslan J, Wilding H, Castle D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The impact of substance use on treatment as a compulsory patient.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: This paper considers the impact of having a diagnosis of substance use disorder on the utilisation of compulsory orders under the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014). METHODS: We analysed the subsequent treatment episodes over 2 years of people who had been on a community treatment order for at least 3 months and determined the odds of a further treatment order if there was a diagnosis of substance use at or about the time the index community treatment order ended. RESULTS: An additional diagnosis of a substance use disorder was coded in 47.7% and was associated with significantly inc...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vine R, Tibble H, Pirkis J, Spittal M, Judd F Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Time to end the drought in the bush.
CONCLUSION: Funding for postgraduate medical specialist training in Australia is undergoing a shift away from solely metropolitan-centric training schemes, based on substantial evidence over the past two decades in undergraduate medical training. Psychiatry is well placed to lead the development of dedicated postgraduate rural training pathways to enhance recruitment and retention of an urgently required rural and remote psychiatry workforce. PMID: 31179717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Coleman M, Playford D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Youth Stream: evaluating the transition to a new model of care at a regional health service.
CONCLUSIONS: Cost-neutral changes to services can create change, if that change is based on need identified within the service. As much care needs to be taken with data entry and evaluation if the service is aiming to perform a retrospective analysis. PMID: 31179718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Coleman M, Ridley K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Is it time to include people with intellectual disabilities in Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' treatment guidelines?
CONCLUSIONS: The enduring omission of people with an intellectual disability and co-occurring mental illness from RANZCP clinical guidelines is a missed opportunity in normalising care and optimising outcomes for people with an intellectual disability. There are substantial cultural, political and historical overlays contributing to the ongoing divide between health and disability. In developing psychiatric guidelines, authors should consider including people with co-occurring intellectual disability as a specific population, that requires distinctive consideration. PMID: 31179721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hill H Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Forensic patients, treating psychiatrist and the Mental Health Review Tribunal - An ethical question?
CONCLUSIONS: While respect for justice is the prevailing ethical paradigm for court-related forensic work, the medical paradigm should remain the key ethical framework for psychiatrists in treatment settings. Thus, psychiatrist should be aware of possible adverse consequences in acting as forensic experts for their patients. A conscientious adherence to clinical facts and awareness of the 'Two Hats' ethical pitfall can serve as important reference points in framing the psychiatric evidence in the decision-making process and safeguard treating psychiatrist's role. PMID: 31179722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sou...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maheshwari R, Skinner Y Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Memory clinic survey in New Zealand: a second look.
CONCLUSIONS: There is significant variability in the structure of memory clinics in New Zealand. These clinics could benefit from collaboration and bench-marking of their services. PMID: 31169408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stone C, Copeland B, Collier C, Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Beware bandwagons! The bandwagon phenomenon in medicine, psychiatry and management.
CONCLUSIONS: The bandwagon effect appears to operate across medicine, psychiatry and health management, often to the detriment of patients and health organisations. The authors provide advice on recognising and managing this phenomenon. PMID: 31165616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: O'Connor N, Clark S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental health patients in emergency departments are suffering: the national failure and shame of the current system. A report on the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine's Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit.
CONCLUSIONS: In response, in 2018, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) organised the national Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit. Delegates from across clinical disciplines and user groups were unified in their deep concern at the unacceptable state of mental health support available to people seeking help through EDs. The Summit identified four priorities for urgent action and urged government to take immediate steps to improve this situation. PMID: 31165624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Judkins S, Fatovich D, Ballenden N, Maher H Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A brief intervention to improve rates and quality of physical examinations for admissions to acute adult psychiatry units.
CONCLUSION: This audit supports the use of brief peer-led feedback to improve the rates and quality of physical examinations. PMID: 31165628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Munir U, Younus A, Brakoulias V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cultural validation of the structured clinical interview for diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders in Indigenous Australians.
CONCLUSION: When administered by a culturally safe trained psychologist, SCID-I is well tolerated in this group. PMID: 31165642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Toombs M, Nasir B, Kisely S, Ranmuthugala G, Gill NS, Beccaria G, Hayman N, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan SN, Nicholson GC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Borderline personality disorder and eating disorders: a trans-diagnostic approach to unravelling diagnostic complexity.
CONCLUSIONS: Trans-diagnostic elements can be identified across the two syndromes. Trans-diagnostic elements appear to include some shared aetiological factors as well as some shared syndromal components. The shared syndromal components include problems with affect, interpersonal problems, problems with self-concept and impulsivity. The pathoplastic effects of culture, attitudes to fatness and the neurobiology of starvation and/or restriction of intake are crucial to integrate into the understanding of co-morbidity of these two disorders. Trans-diagnostic approaches to treatment lead to trans-diagnostic improvements across...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Newton JR Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Corrigendum: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder - diminished responsibility and mitigation of sentence.
Authors: PMID: 31112032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Coercive care and human rights; a complex juxtaposition - part 1.
CONCLUSIONS: Both human rights and clinical perspectives are necessary in the management of the mentally ill. PMID: 31107099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Little JD Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Potemkin redux: the re-disorganisation of public mental health services in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: The re-disorganisation of public mental health services may be considered a politically expedient administrative response resulting in the illusion of activity and progress. It may be intentional or unintentional. Re-disorganisation can detract from effective policy, planning and implementation of improvements in provision of public mental health services. PMID: 31107102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Kisely SR Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Development of a joint mental-health and drug health assessment unit and short-stay unit.
CONCLUSION: The Missenden Assessment Unit provides an alternative point of presentation for mental-health drug and alcohol patients. The short-stay unit provides coordinated, therapeutic interventions. The Missenden Assessment Unit/short-stay unit reduced the burden of presentations to the emergency department while providing the opportunity for training and collaboration. Further refinement of the models of care should occur with policy development and via research. PMID: 31107103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kealy-Bateman W, McDonald A, Haber PS, Green T, White B, Sundakov V, O'Cionnaith C, Glozier N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a brief intervention aimed at increasing distress tolerance for individuals in crisis or at risk of self-harm.
This study evaluated a brief psychological intervention aimed at improving distress tolerance and decreasing future admissions for individuals presenting to a mental health service in the context of crisis or self-harm. METHODS: Eighty-five participants completed The Crisis Intervention Package at the point of contact with the mental health service. The outcome of the intervention was evaluated through pre- and post-scores on the Distress Tolerance Scale and future hospital admissions. RESULTS: Participants showed a significant improvement in Distress Tolerance Scale scores ( P 
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yardley P, McCall A, Savage A, Newton R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Gaming the system: using transactional analysis to explore dysfunctional processes in clinical supervision.
CONCLUSIONS: Defensive game playing has face validity as a framework for understanding dysfunctional processes in clinical supervision. Being aware of these concepts may aid trainees and supervisors in promoting effective clinical supervision practice. PMID: 31090442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Muller T, Suetani S, Cutbush J, Parker S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The process of determining driving safety in people with dementia: A review of the literature and guidelines from 5 English speaking countries.
CONCLUSIONS: General practitioner training, funding for occupational therapist driving assessment and the establishment of a medical advisory board could be considered to improve the current practice of driving assessment in dementia. PMID: 31084441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Walsh L, Chacko E, Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based intervention to reduce burnout and psychological distress, and improve wellbeing in psychiatry trainees: a pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Psychiatry trainees can benefit from an occupational MBI program. This can positively impact their health as well as improve their work performance. A number of factors important for implementation of a mindfulness-based intervention program were also identified. PMID: 31081336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kang M, Selzer R, Gibbs H, Bourke K, Hudaib AR, Gibbs J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Amphetamine-type-substance-related presentations to the Emergency Department Mental Health Team of a local health district in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Amphetamine-type-substance users suffer from multiple comorbidities and pose a significant burden on emergency services. PMID: 31081337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chivaurah BM, Lienert D, Coates D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Supervision contracts for mental health professionals: a systematic review and exploration of the potential relevance to psychiatry training in Australia and New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: Despite strong advocacy, limited empirical evidence was found to support the value of formal supervision contracts across mental health professions. PROSPERO registration - PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018104142. PMID: 31081352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lu D, Suetani S, Cutbush J, Parker S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The complexities of the borderline patient: how much more complex when considering physical health?
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians need to be aware of the physical health problems in people with Borderline Personality Disorder and ensure appropriate screening and interventions, both preventative and therapeutic, are offered routinely. PMID: 31070464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Castle DJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Dopamine dysregulation syndrome in non-Parkinson's disease patients: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The pathophysiology underlying dopamine dysregulation syndrome has been thoroughly explored with numerous mechanisms posited. What remains unclear is whether dopamine dysregulation syndrome is a phenomenon specific to Parkinson's disease, as indicated in the proposed diagnostic criteria. A more useful predictor of susceptibility to dopamine dysregulation syndrome may be temperamental traits such as novelty seeking and impulsivity, which overlap with predisposing factors for an addiction disorder. PMID: 31032624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cartoon J, Ramalingam J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Understanding MRI in clinical psychiatry: perspectives from neuroimaging psychiatry registrars.
CONCLUSION: Better integration of magnetic resonance imaging into clinical psychiatry can be highly productive when our investments are focused on understanding the gaps in clinical knowledge and the systemic barriers involving the patient and relevant clinicians. PMID: 31032632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wibawa P, Rego T, Velakoulis D, Gaillard F Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Dissociation of identity following left parietal haematoma - a single case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This report is a compelling account of temporal correlation between dissociation of identity and left parietal haematoma. PMID: 30990341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sreenivasa V, Mayur P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A sense of dread: affect and risk perception in people with schizophrenia during an influenza pandemic.
CONCLUSION: Affect appears to play a role in risk perception of influenza and willingness to take protective measures against it in people with schizophrenia. PMID: 30983379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maguire PA, Reay RE, Looi JC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research