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

Outcomes of mentoring programs in psychiatry training: a literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Current evidence regarding mentorship in psychiatry is limited and there is a lack of clarity regarding the relationship between positive outcomes and mentorship. Components of the included programs may act as confounders. Mentorship, protected teaching time, and didactic teaching may be important to encourage research. Other potential benefits of mentorship include enhanced career guidance, perceived support, and enriched teaching skills. PMID: 30983391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: You D, Kealy-Bateman W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"To suit the occasion, I wore my schizophrenic fancy dress"1 - the life of Janet Frame.
CONCLUSIONS:: Janet Frame has written both autobiographical and fictional accounts of her many years of psychiatric treatment, describing individuals, interpersonal relationships, and everyday life in these institutions. Her own life story demonstrates extraordinary recovery and achievement. PMID: 30945930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lim X, Galletly C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Body parts of clinical concern in anorexia nervosa versus body dysmorphic disorder: a cross-diagnostic comparison.
CONCLUSIONS:: These findings may help inform differential diagnosis in complex cases and aid in the formulation of targeted interventions. PMID: 30931578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Toh WL, Grace SA, Rossell SL, Castle DJ, Phillipou A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Beyond psychiatry: motivations for considering an Australian wellbeing program within Malaysian health services.
CONCLUSIONS:: The Optimal Health Program has potential as a comprehensive socio-culturally responsive self-management programme that is relevant within mental health services and adaptable for task-sharing of mental health care in Malaysia. PMID: 30931582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silim UA, Suhaimi AF, Moore G, Ryan B, Castle DJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A RANZCP trainee's experience of working with patients with an intellectual disability: a case series.
CONCLUSIONS:: More focus is required on training and skills development across mental-health services regarding the assessment of psychiatric disorders in people with an intellectual disability. PMID: 30931584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naveed S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The importance of self-awareness: musings of a medical student.
CONCLUSION:: The capacity for self-awareness is essential to the modern-day physician seeking a long and fulfilling career. Mindfulness meditation and reflective writing are two simple, proven methods that can be easily implemented into medical training. PMID: 30931586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ouliaris C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Acute electroconvulsive therapy in the elderly with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a literature review.
CONCLUSIONS:: Acute electroconvulsive therapy may present a valuable treatment modality for elderly patients with primary psychotic conditions who do not respond adequately to antipsychotic medications. PMID: 30920288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kumagaya D, Halliday G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A mental health rotation.
PMID: 30920305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Grace S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatrist burnout: a meta-analysis of Maslach Burnout Inventory means.
CONCLUSIONS:: The high level of psychiatrist emotional exhaustion is a significant concern. Further research is needed to consider the role of modifiable risk factors in the aetiology of psychiatrist burnout. PMID: 30907115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rotstein S, Hudaib AR, Facey A, Kulkarni J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"Too much too soon, let me out of here!" Psychiatric and obstetric implications of a child's pregnancy.
CONCLUSION:: Termination of pregnancy at the youthful extreme raises unique challenges for all involved. PMID: 30896258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ghosh S, Bruxner G, Kothari A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The physical health of Indigenous people with a mental illness in the Kimberley: is ongoing monitoring effective?
CONCLUSIONS:: More needs to be done to improve the physical health of Indigenous mental health patients - culturally appropriate and secure interventions incorporating holistic models of care are needed. PMID: 30880407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stanley SH, Laugharne J, Chapman M, Balaratnasingam S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

He korowai o ng ā tīpuna: Voice hearing and communication from ancestors.
CONCLUSIONS:: Kaitiaki are commonly accepted in Te Ao Māori (the Māori world) as an explanation for some types of voice hearing experiences. Collaboration between a Māori healer and a psychiatrist can offer Māori whānau (individuals and families) more appropriate mental health assessment and intervention than conventional psychiatric assessment alone when Māori spiritual experiences are suspected. PMID: 30860396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NiaNia W, Jake, Bush A, Epston D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Burnout and distress in Australian physician trainees: Evaluation of a wellbeing workshop.
CONCLUSION:: High rates of psychological morbidity detected in the study suggest that physician trainees are a vulnerable group who may benefit from initiatives that promote wellbeing and changes in the workplace to reduce distress. PMID: 30854868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Axisa C, Nash L, Kelly P, Willcock S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A case study of feedback and cognitive assessment of a young adult inpatient with major depressive disorder.
CONCLUSIONS:: Personalised feedback in this setting can be employed as a management tool to identify and prioritise care. PMID: 30777445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tickell AM, Scott EM, Hickie IB, Hermens DF Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Huarahi Oranga: an introduction to M āori concepts informing a Māori healing and psychiatry partnership.
CONCLUSIONS:: Wairua (spiritual) problems can resemble psychiatric disorders or symptoms. Knowledge of relevant Māori concepts such as mauri, tapu, mana, matekite and manaakitanga may assist psychiatrists in collaborating with Māori healers and kaumātua (elders) to enable more appropriate cultural and clinical assessment, as well as helping to build rapport and clinical interactions with Māori whānau (individuals and families). PMID: 30773897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NiaNia W, Bush A, Epston D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Te Ara Waiora a T āne: a kaupapa Māori mental-health assessment and intervention planning approach.
CONCLUSIONS:: Te Ara Waiora a Tāne is a kaupapa Māori (Māori-centred) mental-health engagement, assessment, goal setting and planning approach designed to enhance the mana (spiritual and personal authority) of whānau (individuals and family/families) at the point they enter a Māori service and during ongoing mental-health work. Preliminary evaluation indicated that staff considered the model user-friendly and helpful for whānau. Further evaluation is needed to assess the impact of this approach on Māori whānau engagement with services. PMID: 30773902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bush A, Campbell W, Ransfield M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the symptom profile of major depressive episode.
This study aimed to explore the effects of a four-week course of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on the following symptoms of major depressive episode (MDE): mood, work activities, health concerns, guilt, anxiety and retardation. METHOD:: Patients underwent 20 daily sessions of 10 Hz TMS (two sets of 10 daily treatments separated by two days of rest). The six-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-6) was administered before and after treatment. Remission was operationalised as a HAMD-6 score of
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: May T, Pridmore S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychodynamic therapy for non-compliance: a case report.
CONCLUSIONS:: Further research could lead to a better understanding of how and in what contexts, psychodynamic therapy and psychodynamic thinking can be utilised in the public health system. PMID: 30763113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Saha S, McCarthy C, Dhillon R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Qualitative research: An overview of emerging approaches for data collection.
CONCLUSIONS:: A variety of data-collection tools is available for researchers and practitioners in psychiatry. These can be used independently or in conjunction with other quantitative and qualitative methods. PMID: 30763115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carr EM, Zhang GD, Ming JHY, Siddiqui ZS Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

'Conceivably Neglected' - Are prescribers sufficiently aware of the risks of prescribing sodium valproate to women with mental illness?
CONCLUSIONS:: The significant risks associated with SV oblige all prescribers to proactively access authoritative guidelines such as those published by the Centre of Perinatal Excellence. PMID: 30763123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Perera C, Patterson S, Bruxner G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Applying mindfulness training to enhance the mental toughness and emotional intelligence of amateur basketball players.
CONCLUSIONS:: These findings may have implications on sport mindfulness training in increasing the MT and emotional intelligence of athletes. PMID: 30763131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ajilchi B, Amini HR, Ardakani ZP, Zadeh MM, Kisely S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Overdosing with apricot kernels - seriously?
PMID: 30755001 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beckmann KM, Gleadow R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Towards lexithymia: concepts in art and psychotherapy.
PMID: 30755006 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hassan I Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Lithium for geriatric bipolar mood disorder - gold standard or faux bijoux?
PMID: 30755010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naguy A, Shoukry TM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Slow crisis in the emergency department: bed block and human rights.
PMID: 30755011 [PubMed] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
PMID: 30755012 [PubMed] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenkins K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Arts.
PMID: 30669849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Burges IPP Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Treatment of postpartum psychosis in a mother-baby unit: do both mother and baby benefit?
CONCLUSIONS:: The mother-baby unit enabled severely ill women to remain with their infants during treatment. While a minority of infants showed developmental concerns, appropriate development was noted in most. Future efforts should focus on determining the most effective treatments and further defining the risks and benefits for infants in mother-baby units. PMID: 30663319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hill R, Law D, Yelland C, Sved Williams A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The current status of RANZCP CPD 2017 programme: a shift to regulation.
CONCLUSIONS:: The three features that appear to be essential for an effective CPD programme are the presence of high internal motivation for CPD participation, membership valuing workplace learning, and to ensure that the content for learning remains largely work-focused. The need to incorporate best learning evidence has witnessed the international trend to include peer, reflective and interactive learning tasks into the CPD programme. For this latter change to be successful, members need to be informed about the value of these new and different learning methodologies. PMID: 30663325 [PubMed - as supplied by publishe...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: de Beer W, Harvey RJ, Hill A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Synthetic cannabinoid use disorder: an update for general psychiatrists.
CONCLUSION:: When synthetic cannabinoid use is identified, along with management of acute physical and psychiatric adverse effects, psychotherapeutic strategies to reduce use and/or harm are recommended. PMID: 30663326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Grigg J, Manning V, Arunogiri S, Lubman DI Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Evaluating the use of responsive art therapy in an inpatient child and adolescent mental health services unit.
CONCLUSIONS:: Responsive art therapy was a useful strategy to support the safe expression of distress and was seen as a positive experience by adolescents in inpatient mental health care. PMID: 30652940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nielsen F, Isobel S, Starling J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Inpatient management of gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal.
CONCLUSIONS:: There were low numbers attending for elective treatment for GHB use. Heavier GHB use predicted poor treatment retention. Polysubstance use and psychiatric co-morbidities need consideration in treatment planning. PMID: 30652947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cappetta M, Murnion BP Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research