Reflections of a CEQ Examiner.
Abstract The Critical Essay Question (CEQ) tests some of the key skills necessary for the practice of psychiatry. Many candidates find the CEQ a challenge but there are some basic rules of writing which can help. PMID: 29400546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Selzer R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Civil forensic psychiatry - Part 1: an overview.
Conclusions Civil forensic psychiatry is an important sub-speciality component of forensic psychiatry that requires specific skills, knowledge and the ability to assist legal bodies in determining the significance of psychiatric issues. PMID: 29400548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Samuels AH Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Case formulation using pattern-based formulation methodology: clinical case 3.
CONCLUSIONS: The application of three PBFs accurately contributed to the development of this patient's case formulation. The case formulation demonstrated here, and the patterns introduced in this paper, will serve as educational materials for teaching psychiatric case formulation. PMID: 29400549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fernando I Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Who let the dogs out? Therapy dogs in clinical practice.
CONCLUSIONS: A series of recommendations are made for the professionalisation of AAT, including the development of consensus definitions, clinical governance, accreditation, research and evaluation. PMID: 29400550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jones MG, Rice SM, Cotton SM Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book Review: Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry Bloch Sidney Green Stephen A. Janca Aleksandar Mitchell Philip B. Robertson Michael Melbourne University Press ; 4th Revised edition , 612 pages, paperback. ISBN-13: 978-0522870954 .
PMID: 29400554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ilchef R Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 29383992 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 29383994 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Metformin prescription in psychiatry.
PMID: 29383995 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suetani SC, Parker S, Korman N, Crompton D, Dark F, Siskind D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Two new College networks established.
Authors: PMID: 29383997 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Addiction Psychiatry and Manufactured Epiphanies.
PMID: 29383998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Medical Board of Australia releases its new Professional Performance Framework.
Authors: PMID: 29384000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Submitting your 2017 CPD claim via My CPD.
Authors: PMID: 29384001 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The multiple facets of addiction in psychiatry.
PMID: 29384002 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Daglish M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

RANZCP congratulates new President of the World Psychiatric Association.
Authors: PMID: 29384003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Management of acute severe behavioural disturbance in Australia and in the UK.
PMID: 29384004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sapunov A, Bertram R, Hubbeling D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Which audit?
PMID: 29384005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

RANZCP response to the NT Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children.
Authors: PMID: 29384006 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Obituary: Dr Pramila Fernandez (1947-2016).
Authors: PMID: 29384007 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Bullying in public psychiatry.
PMID: 29384008 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Brown P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Dr Denise Riordan.
Authors: PMID: 29384009 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Telepsychiatry in the Australian Defence Force: a success story.
PMID: 29384010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wallace D, Hodges S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"Your empathiser will see you now . . ." The Future of the Professions Susskind Richard Susskind Daniel Oxford , Oxford University Press , 2017 ISBN 978-0198799078.
"Your empathiser will see you now . . ." The Future of the Professions Susskind Richard Susskind Daniel Oxford , Oxford University Press , 2017 ISBN 978-0198799078. Australas Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;26(1):102 Authors: Goodbourn J PMID: 29384011 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - February 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Goodbourn J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The management of young people who self-harm by New Zealand Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: cutting-edge or cutting corners?
CONCLUSIONS: Although it is reassuring that many ICAMHS are using evidence-based approaches to address self-harm in young people, there is concerning variability in the way these therapies are delivered. Improvement in training in key modalities, further research into therapist performance and continuous evaluation of workforce development are needed to maximise the effectiveness of proven interventions and provide NZ young people with the state-of-the-art service they deserve. PMID: 29357671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thabrew H, Gandeza E, Bahr G, Bettany D, Bampton C, Cooney E, Coleman N, Tiatia-Seath J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Transforming an idea into a scholarly project.
CONCLUSIONS: Adult learning principles may assist trainees to develop their ideas for a scholarly project into research questions that are relevant to clinical practice. Harnessing the creative potential of a peer collective may encourage deeper inquiry, shifts to a tangible output and a sustained interest in research. PMID: 29359576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ng L, Cullum S, Cheung G, Friedman SH Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The development and implementation of a discharge checklist for psychiatric inpatients: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: There was a high rate of checklist completion. The lack of significant reductions in readmission rates supports more development of the checklist application and design before a longer implementation period and re-evaluation. PMID: 29359578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Khanbhai Y, Nance M, Smith D Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Paliperidone palmitate three-month depot formulation: a helpful innovation with practical pitfalls.
CONCLUSION: The three-month depot formulation of paliperidone for the treatment of schizophrenia is not a new compound. The nanocrystalline structure of the three-month formulation is larger and takes longer to disperse than the one-month formulation, hence its extended depot action. As expected, it is non-inferior to one-month depot paliperidone, and superior to placebo, for the treatment of schizophrenia. The side effect profile of three-month paliperidone is identical to the one-month formulation. The relapse rate on treatment is low, and the median time to relapse after ceasing the drug is 395 days. An understanding of...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hope JD, Keks NA Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Trends and repetition of non-fatal suicidal behaviour: analyses of the Gold Coast University Hospital's Emergency Department.
CONCLUSION: The increasing trends of NFSB and relatively high repetition rates emphasise the need for preventative actions. Monitoring of NFSB at the ED level should be further extended in Australia. PMID: 29345154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kõlves K, Crompton D, Turner K, Stapelberg NJC, Khan A, Robinson G, de Leo D 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 ISBN-10: 047339006X ISBN-13: 978-0473390068.
PMID: 29338287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beaglehole B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) safety: a practical guide for psychiatrists.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, rTMS is a well-tolerated treatment with common side effects (such as headache or local pain at the site of stimulation) being mild. Severe adverse effects, such as seizures, hearing impairment or mania, are uncommon. Certain populations, including adolescents, pregnant women, older adults and those with metal/electronic implants, require special consideration when prescribing and monitoring treatment courses. With adequate assessment and monitoring processes, rTMS can be administered safely in a large proportion of depressed patients. PMID: 29338288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Au...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Taylor R, Galvez V, Loo C Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Ethnic youth and sexual identity: the role of clinical and social support for 'double minorities'.
CONCLUSIONS: Youth from minority ethnic groups who do not identify with their native gender and/or who are not exclusively heterosexual are known as 'double minorities'. Available evidence suggests that such individuals are at particularly increased risk of depression and suicide, but that this may be mitigated by social support. More research is needed to understand the challenges faced by 'double minorities', notably their perception of and ability to access available clinical and social supports. PMID: 29334226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wong N, Menkes DB Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Using a television documentary to prevent suicide in men and boys.
CONCLUSIONS: Man Up appeared to effectively address factors that place males at heightened risk of suicide. PMID: 29334227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Schlichthorst M, King K, Spittal M, Reifels L, Phelps A, Pirkis J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Use of ECT in the presence of acute bilateral posterior vitreous detachmanet.
CONCLUSIONS: As the incidence of PVD increases with age, and ECT is used more frequently in elderly people with depression, we recommend paying attention to ophthalmic symptoms as part of the routine clinical monitoring of ECT side effects. If ophthalmic symptoms occur, the risks and benefits of ECT need to be weighed up including consultation with an ophthalmologist. PMID: 29334228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Taye T, Dobranici L, Fisher M, Cullum S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Physical and psychological health of carers of young people with first episode psychosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Caring for a young person with FEP is associated with poor physical and psychological health. Findings show the importance of supporting carers' physical and psychological health early in treatment of young people with FEP. PMID: 29334229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Poon AWC, Curtis J, Ward P, Loneragan C, Lappin J Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Impact of an assertive community treatment model of care on the treatment of prisoners with a serious mental illness.
CONCLUSIONS: Meeting the needs of mentally ill prisoners is challenged by the complexity of the custodial environment. Improvements made resulted from changing the model of care, rather than adding new resources. PMID: 29334235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: McKenna B, Skipworth J, Tapsell R, Pillai K, Madell D, Simpson A, Cavney J, Rouse P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Paradigm shift in psychiatry: what may it involve?
CONCLUSIONS: New findings in traumatology and neuroscience do form a potential platform for a paradigm shift. Prior conflicting paradigms are suggested to be due to biases arising from mental structures themselves. A new wholist perspective is proposed, which makes sense of and incorporates previous paradigms, and coheres recent understanding of right- and left-brain functioning and biopsychosocial traumatic processes and their ramifications. The perspective makes sense of the great variety of post-traumatic manifestations ranging from somatic to meaning-making dysfunctions. The wholist perspective may well be an important...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Valent P Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Nothing to fear: a review of 'Spookers': Directed by Florian Habicht, Madman Production Company, 2017 confirmed title.
PMID: 29320867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hoadley B Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Upcoming RANZCP conferences.
Authors: PMID: 29182059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Book review: Madness in civilization: a cultural history of insanity Madness in civilization: a cultural history of insanity Scull Andrew Princeton University Press , Princeton, NJ . 2015 , 448 pp. ISBN 978-0-691-17344-3 pbk.
PMID: 29182060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bloch S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

New Fellows.
Authors: PMID: 29182061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Shared decision-making in psychiatry of old age.
PMID: 29182062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Cheung G Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mediating assertive care and paternalism in old age psychiatry - An interview with Gary Cheung.
PMID: 29182063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Seton therapy.
PMID: 29182064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Roxanas MG Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Violence in severe mental illness: is cognition missing in the associations with ethnicity, cannabis and alcohol?
PMID: 29182065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Giannouli V Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

"Atomic psychiatry? An essay" by Ian Patrick (Paddy) Burges Watson.
"Atomic psychiatry? An essay" by Ian Patrick (Paddy) Burges Watson. Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Dec;25(6):635 Authors: Fernandes S PMID: 29182066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fernandes S Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Contemporary mental health care and the role of psychiatrists.
PMID: 29182067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hopwood M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Can clinical subtypes contribute to genetic studies on major depression?
PMID: 29182068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caldieraro MA, Blaya C, Brusius-Facchin AC, Kubaski F, Leistner-Segal S, Fleck MP Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the President.
Authors: PMID: 29182069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Talking with Dr Giles Newton-Howes.
Authors: PMID: 29182070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

From the CEO.
Authors: PMID: 29182071 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow and trainee forum.
Authors: PMID: 29182072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - November 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research