A comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous users of MindSpot: an Australian digital mental health service.
CONCLUSIONS: MindSpot treatments were effective in treating anxiety and depression in Indigenous Australians, and outcomes were similar to those of non-Indigenous patients. Services like MindSpot are a treatment option that can help overcome barriers to mental health care for Indigenous Australians. PMID: 30058351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Titov N, Schofield C, Staples L, Dear BF, Nielssen O Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A comparison of the reported use of involuntary treatment orders within Australian jurisdictions.
CONCLUSION: The publicly available data for involuntary treatment orders in Australia is inadequate for jurisdictional comparisons. This concern should be addressed to enable transparent public reporting and facilitate benchmarking. PMID: 30058355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Clugston B, Young A, Heffernan EB Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Revising the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists code of ethics.
CONCLUSIONS: A comprehensive, rigorous and established review process occurred and was carefully documented resulting in a sound and contemporary revision of the code of ethics. RANZCP members will be duty-bound to adhere to, and apply, the code to optimise their ethical standards. PMID: 30058364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bloch S, Kenn F, Smith G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Case formulation using pattern-based formulation (PBF) methodology: clinical case 4.
CONCLUSIONS: The PBF method of using patterns as building blocks enables development of a psychobiological formulation that can accommodate considerable complexity. PBF represents a broadly applicable method that may assist psychiatry trainees and others to develop good quality formulations. PMID: 30047780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fernando I, Lampe L Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Early Australian experience in the maintenance of schizophrenia management with 3-monthly paliperidone palmitate.
CONCLUSIONS: Convenient 3-monthly dosing was preferred by clinicians and patients, and symptoms were adequately managed. This has the potential to improve adherence and lead to better outcomes as patients only need four intramuscular doses per year. PMID: 30047801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pai N, Warden M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A model for the provision of integrated perinatal and infant mental health services in regional settings.
CONCLUSIONS: A coordinated and integrated approach with focus on early intervention is needed to deliver perinatal and infant mental health services. Services need to focus on the infant and parent-infant relationship in addition to parental mental health. PMID: 30009620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lee VWW, Newman LK Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neuropsychiatric manifestations of Huntington's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Neuropsychiatric symptoms can precede the classic motor clinical symptoms of HD (prodromal HD) by decades, and cause significant functional impairment. HD provides key insights and understanding into the organic psychiatric disorders, including contemporary clinical insights into the process of neurodegeneration and manifestation of neuropsychiatric symptoms. PMID: 30012004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - July 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goh AM, Wibawa P, Loi SM, Walterfang M, Velakoulis D, Looi JC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Between SET and ASP: balancing the scales of student evaluation of teaching (SET) and teachers' assessments of student performance (ASP) for medical school education in psychiatry.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that SET and ASP need to be better researched as outcome measures, and input from both processes needs to be balanced in evaluating psychiatric medical education. PMID: 29961354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Looi JC, Anderson KJ Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety Williams Brent Educational Resources Ltd , New edition, 2017 , 160 pp, hardback. ISBN: 9780473390068.
PMID: 29952226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beaglehole B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: 'white-out' 'white-out' Pridmore Saxby Selected published poems 1986-2016 Lacuna Publishing , 2016 ; 204 pp, paperback. ISBN: 9781922198242 .
PMID: 29952227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kumar V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Correlation between symptoms and functioning in psychiatric patients and temporal patterns of medication refills derived from pharmacy prescription claims.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pharmacy dispensing claims data provide longitudinal records of prescriptions and refill events. Previous studies in psychiatric patients have utilised these data to derive indicators of medication adherence based on information regarding the amount of medication supplied and its dosage. An alternative approach was developed in which the regularity of medication refill events was analysed as a potential indicator of psychiatric patient symptoms and functioning. METHODS: A method to quantify the regularity of medication refills was developed and subsequently used to investigate how the res...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ermes M, Vuorinen AL, Schrader G, Bidargaddi N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Suicide in early China and the current West.
CONCLUSIONS: The suicide and related behaviour of early China shares many features with late Western societies, but one form (to satisfy the wishes of others) is currently undetected. PMID: 29926733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pridmore S, Pridmore W Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: Fighting for mental health. A personal viewFighting for mental health. A personal view Sartorius Norman Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2002 , 252 pp. ISBN 0521582431.
PMID: 29926734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khanlari S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Facilitated Learning Groups: an initiative to enhance psychiatric training in South Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: A forum for trainees to develop reflective practice and discuss challenging issues, which is not involved in their assessment, was experienced positively by the majority of participants and should be considered for wider adoption across Australia and New Zealand. PMID: 29926736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Asan A, Gill S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Building workforce capacity in Australia and New Zealand: a profile of psychiatrists with an interest in intellectual and developmental disability mental health.
CONCLUSIONS: While some elements of the IDDMH workforce profile suggest this workforce is tailored to the needs of the population, the potential shortage of IDDMH psychiatrists highlights the need for the development of a specific training programme and pathway in this area. PMID: 29926737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cvejic RC, Eagleson C, Weise J, Davies K, Hopwood M, Jenkins K, Trollor JN Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of a simplified screening test for metabolic syndrome in a Dutch patient cohort with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
CONCLUSION: This simplified screening test did not have diagnostic validity for metabolic syndrome in a Dutch cohort of patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. PMID: 29888619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amzand SG, Luteijn BL, van der Ven E, Bogers JP, Selten JP Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Macdonaldisation of depression.
PMID: 29873548 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Will the real psychiatry please stand up?
PMID: 29873549 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kasinathan J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety Williams Brent Educational Resources Ltd , New edition, 2017 , 160 pp, hardback. ISBN: 9780473390068.
PMID: 29873550 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beaglehole B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Forensic psychiatry and the autonomy trapdoor.
PMID: 29873551 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comment on: Parker G. Managing melancholic depression: a personal perspective. Australasian Psychiatry 2017; 25: 25-27.
PMID: 29873552 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zimmerman N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: 'white-out' 'white-out' Pridmore Saxby Selected published poems 1986-2016 Lacuna Publishing , 2016 ; 204 pp, paperback. ISBN: 9781922198242 .
PMID: 29873553 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kumar V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Australasian Psychiatry CPD modules now available in Learn it.
Authors: PMID: 29873554 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New online training administration system, InTrain, is on the way.
Authors: PMID: 29873555 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

A step forward for physical health.
Authors: PMID: 29873556 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Dr Shuichi Suetani.
Authors: PMID: 29873559 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Activity-based funding and mental health: a rejoinder.
PMID: 29873560 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rosenberg S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

On the importance of focusing on family and parent factors in multilevel analyses regarding psychopathology of adolescents with an intellectual disability who present to general hospital services.
PMID: 29873561 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Giannouli V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Oppression in public psychiatry.
PMID: 29873562 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 29873563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Positive psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality disorder: a valuable but still not completely understood clinical marker of the illness.
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Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Frías A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
PMID: 29873565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jenkins K Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Hamlet and psychiatry intertwined.
CONCLUSION: The linkages between psychiatry and Hamlet have existed since the 17th century, and perhaps Shakespeare's Hamlet should have a place on every psychiatrist's shelf. PMID: 29847995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rotstein S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Psychiatry's ethical involvement in gender-affirming care.
CONCLUSION: The author raises questions about the implications for ethical treatment of transgender individuals. PMID: 29783857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: D'Angelo R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

LGI1 antibody encephalitis and psychosis.
CONCLUSION: Increased awareness of leucine-rich, glioma inactivated 1-antibody encephalitis may promote early recognition and treatment. PMID: 29756462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wang D, Hao Q, He L, Wang Q Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The language we use - the effect of writing mental health care plans in the first person.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that a simple time-limited, facilitated intervention resulted in a change of thematic content in recovery plans. The use of these plans and its effect on care planning will need further evaluation. PMID: 29756467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wyder M, Kisely S, Meurk C, Dietrich J, Fawcett T, Siskind D, Robinson G, Crompton D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Where there is no psychiatrist Where there is no psychiatrist Patel Vikram London : RCPsych Publications , 2003 , 288 pp. ISBN 1901242757 .
PMID: 29756469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hunter E Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Demographics and study practices of psychiatry trainees sitting the RANZCP written examinations.
Conclusions Trainees are sitting the written exams with clinical experience commensurate with RANZCP recommendations. Total study hours and favourable perceptions of exam processes appear to be predictors of success. PMID: 29745722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khanna R, Matta G, Visa B, Ryan A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Management of a complex patient - intravenous olanzapine use.
CONCLUSION: There is no current prescribing guideline regarding the use of IV olanzapine for acute agitation associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Most of the literature available regarding the use of IV olanzapine has originated from studies performed in the ED setting, with the majority of studies reporting a favourable efficacy and safety profile for IV olanzapine. Further research on the utilization of IV olanzapine in the general medical ward is required. Until more data is available, use of IV olanzapine in the acute arousal setting on a general medical ward remains off-label. PMID: 29745723 [PubMe...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goh PY, Huang B, Pehlivan N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comparative familial aggregation of bipolar disorder in patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings support the view that bipolar disorder is heritable. The comparable rates in the two bipolar sub-types support the positioning of bipolar II disorder as a valid condition with strong genetic underpinnings. PMID: 29737181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Parker GB, Romano M, Graham RK, Ricciardi T Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with comorbid panic disorder and major depression.
CONCLUSIONS: High-frequency rTMS delivered at left-DLPFC may have a potential role in treatment of comorbid panic disorder and depression. Future studies done on a larger sample in a controlled environment are required to establish its role. PMID: 29737182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kumar S, Singh S, Parmar A, Verma R, Kumar N Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Clozapine toxicity in a CYP2D6 poor metaboliser: Additive effects of haloperidol and valproate on clozapine metabolism.
CONCLUSIONS: Clozapine metabolism is complex and influenced by multiple factors, including interactions with hepatic P450 enzyme inducers/inhibitors, genetic polymorphisms and the potential for saturation of the N-demethylation metabolic pathway. PMID: 29737183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Reznik R, Chen RYY, Stanford P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnoea is more prevalent in men with schizophrenia compared to general population controls: results of a matched cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: OSA is prevalent in men with schizophrenia. Obesity may be an important contributing factor to the increased rate of OSA. PMID: 29737184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Myles H, Vincent A, Myles N, Adams R, Chandratilleke M, Liu D, Mercer J, Vakulin A, Wittert G, Galletly C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neuro-reciprocity and vicarious trauma in psychiatrists.
CONCLUSIONS: High rates of trauma in mental health service users, understanding of the effects of trauma on the brain and mechanisms of neuro-reciprocity in empathic attunement suggest that psychiatrists are at high risk of vicarious trauma. Preventing vicarious trauma at an organizational level through trauma-informed approaches is of paramount importance. PMID: 29737185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Isobel S, Angus-Leppan G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Family Systems Training for Medical Students.
CONCLUSIONS: This workshop is an educationally effective and expedient way to equip medical students with some knowledge and understanding about family systems. It may benefit their future work with individual patients and families. PMID: 29737187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thabrew H Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessing workplace discrimination among medical practitioners in Western Sydney.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this survey indicate that a proportion of doctors experience discrimination in the workplace in Australia. This phenomenon was more commonly reported by doctors of minority status. PMID: 29737190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Agrawal R, Foresti K, Rajadurai J, Zubaran C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

What affects completion of the scholarly project? A survey of RANZCP trainees.
CONCLUSIONS: Identifying and protecting research time and ensuring adequate supervision appear essential to improve the uptake and completion of this training requirement. PMID: 29737192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheung G, Gale C, Menkes DB Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Changing characteristics of a Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre. An eight year follow-up study.
The objective of this study was to report changes in characteristics of admissions to an established Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC) eight years after its opening. METHOD: Key clinical characteristics of admissions to the PECC were documented for 327 patients in 2015 and compared with the 477 patients in 2007, which is when the centre first opened. The characteristics of admission were evaluated using an audit of medical records from June to December in both 2007 and 2015. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences ( p
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Seymour J, Chapman T, Starcevic V, Viswasam K, Brakoulias V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Inflammatory bowel disease-related fatigue is correlated with depression and gender.
CONCLUSIONS: Depression was the strongest predictor of variance in fatigue scores. Gender as a cause of fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease requires further exploration. Attachment style, however, may still help clinicians to conceptualise help-seeking behaviour and clinician-patient relationships in medically unexplained symptoms. PMID: 29737197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Keightley P, Reay RE, Pavli P, Looi JC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Huntington's disease: Managing neuropsychiatric symptoms in Huntington's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Neuropsychiatric symptoms may precede the classic motor clinical symptoms of HD (prodromal HD) by decades and cause significant functional impairment. Early recognition and comprehensive non-pharmacological, usually in combination with pharmacological, treatment is essential. PMID: 29687724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - April 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Loi SM, Walterfang M, Velakoulis D, Looi JC Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research