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Australian Psychiatry Review

Australian Psychiatry Review is a monthly podcast which collects news, reviews, and research from the major Australian and international journals of psychiatry, and notes significant papers of interest to psychiatric doctors in general medical journals.

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October 2013

In October Australian Psychiatry Review features a focus section on cerebral organoids, an exciting new technique for exploring neurodevelopmental processes using cells taken from adults. The literature review includes Gin Malhi’s critique of the poorly defined and variably implemented diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and evidence by Lopez and colleagues suggesting recent claims of the severe harms of prescription of antipsychotic medications for behavioural disturbances in dementia in nursing homes may be overstated. Koesters and colleagues show that agomelatine is ineffective for depression when negative unpublished data are considered, while Harrow and Jobe argue that the benefits of long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia have not been convincingly demonstrated. And now, let’s consider research in Australian psychiatric journals.


7 Oct 2013

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November 2012

Highlights of today's episode include summaries of research on mood disorders in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, efforts to improve the validity of psychiatric diagnoses in children in the American Journal of Psychiatry, and a special issue on the ultra-high-risk state in Schizophrenia Bulletin. I also mention Articles in the American Journal of Psychiatry and the British Medical Journal which examine the effects of antidepressant and mood stabilising medications during pregnancy.


7 Dec 2012

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February 2013

In February the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry examines mobile and internet services for mental health, and Australasian Psychiatry records the 50th anniversary of the RANZCP and the 20th anniversary of the journal.


10 Feb 2013

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January 2013

In January the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry look forward to the release of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V in May 2013.


13 Jan 2013

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December 2012

This month the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry examines the relationship between substance abuse and psychosis, with clinical articles regarding depression, anorexia nervosa, and the use of online resources and social media in early psychosis. Australasian Psychiatry has a report on involuntary community treatment in Australia. The American Journal of Psychiary examines links between ADHD and bipolar disorder, while the British Journal of Psychiatry features research on delays initiating clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia, while Amminger and colleagues publish a letter in Molecular Psychiatry which speculates on possible mechanisms preventing transition to psychosis in high-risk patients on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.


24 Dec 2012

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October 2012

Summary of news, reviews, and research of interest to psychiatric doctors for the month of October 2012.


9 Nov 2012

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March 2013

In March the international psychiatric literature examines metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin celebrates the 100th anniversary of publication of Jaspers' General Psychopathology.


17 Mar 2013

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April 2013

In April the international psychiatric literature debates the bereavement exclusion criterion of depression, a successful use of telemedicine for depressed patients in underserved rural areas of the US, and deep brain stimulation of treatment refractory anorexia.


11 Apr 2013

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June 2013


3 Jun 2013

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May 2013

In May the international psychiatric literature includes interesting articles on forensic psychiatry, and the interaction between media, mass shootings, and public opinion of gun control laws in the US.


13 May 2013

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