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The Psych Review

The Psych Review is a podcast reviewing recent developments in Australian psychiatry. The cast is hosted by three psychiatry registrars: Alanna, Shakira, and Mazz.We realise how hard it can be to stay on top of the latest research, so we created this cast to help our colleagues (and ourselves) keep up to date, in quick summary shows of less than 30 minutes.Disclaimer: The Psych Review is not affiliated in any way with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Pschiatrists (RANZCP) nor either of the RANZCP journals, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (ANZJP) or Australasian Psychiatry.

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S4E5 - Love, Drugs, and Anorexia

It's the final episode of season four, and Mazz's final episode on the show! Shakira walks us through new methods of supporting prisoners who are dependent on opioids, Alanna dives into the sociocultural milieu that exists around people with anorexia nervosa, and Mazz takes us step by step through a new approach to dealing with loneliness. The references for this episode are:- Shakira: Russ S, Andrew A, Thomas O. Long-acting injectable buprenorphine – ‘best practice’ opioid agonist therapy for Australian prisoners. Australasian Psychiatry. December 2021. doi:10.1177/10398562211059086- Alanna: to be updated.- Mazz: Kar Ray M. et al. LOVE in the time of Covid-19: a brief mental health intervention to overcome loneliness. Australasian Psychiatry, 2021. Vol 29 (5), 529-534.The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

31mins

9 Dec 2021

Rank #1

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S4E4 - Prolactin, Relapse Prevention, and Gut Microbes

It's episode four of season four, and our first 'non-special' episode of the season. Mazz looks into the rationale behind routine prolactin monitoring, Shakira talks to us about the evidence behind psychosocial interventions in Schizophrenia, and Alanna takes us for a walk down the intestinal tract to look at different types of gut microbes.The references for this episode are:- Mazz: Jones, A. et al. Prolactin ordering patterns in psychiatric inpatients and the impact this has on patient management. Australasian Psychiatry, 2021. Vol 29 (3), pp 282-285.- Shakira: Psychosocial and psychological interventions for relapse prevention in schizophrenia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Bighelli, Irene et al. The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 11, 969 - 980- Alanna: Nikolova VL, Smith MRB, Hall LJ, Cleare AJ, Stone JM, Young AH. Perturbations in Gut Microbiota Composition in Psychiatric Disorders: A Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2573The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

30mins

30 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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S4E3 - ADHD Special

The third episode of season four is an ADHD special, but that's not the only reason it's special - because for this episode the former host of The Psych Review Dave is back! Dave leads the team through an in-depth discussion of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, referencing a modern article that considers whether this disorder is overdiagnosed. Join us as we explore different aspects of ADHD and learn about a few helpful tips along the way. The reference for this episode is:- Dave: Kazda L. et al. 2021. Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents. A Systematic Scoping Review. JAMA Netw Open. 4 (4).The websites of the recommended texts from this episode are:- https://www.adhdgo2guide.com/- https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/med/9780198739258.001.0001/med-9780198739258The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

30mins

27 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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S4E2 - Mood Disorder Guideline Special

In the second episode of season four The Psych Review team dig into the recent Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline for mood disorders. Alanna summarizes some of the themes and paradigms of the document, Mazz takes us step by step through the approach to Major Depressive Disorder, and Shakira walks the team through the approach to Bipolar Affective Disorder.The reference for this guideline is as follows:- Mahli, G., et al. 2021. The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. ANZJP, 55(1) 7-117.The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

32mins

22 Aug 2021

Rank #4

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S4E1 - Royal Commission Final Report Special

After a long break the team is back for season four! In this special episode we review the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. Mazz provides a brief summary of some of the practical and logistical changes, Shakira walks us through the concept for the new mental health and wellbeing act, and Alanna looks into the language used in the report.Important reference points for this episode include:- The Final Report: https://finalreport.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au/- The Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Engagement Paper: https://engage.vic.gov.au/mhwa- The Interim Report: http://rcvmhs.archive.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/interim-report.htmlThe Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

31mins

25 Jul 2021

Rank #5

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S3E6 - Havana Syndrome, CTOs, and the Productivity Commission

In the final episode of season three Alanna investigates a Cuban hysteria crisis, Shakira uncovers concerning statistics regarding use of CTOs on people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and Mazz turns the pages of the recent Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into Mental Health.The articles covered in this month's episode are:- Alanna: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2020. An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25889.- Shakira: Kisley, S., Yu, D., Maehashi, S., Siskind, D. 2000. A systematic review and meta-analysis of predictors and outcomes of community treatment orders in Australia and New Zealand. ANZJP, 1-16.- Mazz: https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mental-health/reportThe Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

32mins

20 Dec 2020

Rank #6

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S3E5 - Amisulpride, Social Media, and Legal Aid

The Psych Review battles on through the pandemic, this month Shakira discusses how not all antipsychotic medications are equal, Alanna reviews links between social media use and eating disorders, and Mazz breaks down a submission to the Royal Commission made by Victorian Legal Aid.The articles covered in this month's episode are:- Shakira: Johnsen, E., Kroken, R., Løberg, E., Rettenbacher, M., Joa, I., Larsen, T., Reitan, S., Walla, B., Alisauskiene, R., Anda, L., Bartz-Johannessen, C., Berle, J., Bjarke, J., Fathian, F., Hugdahl, K., Kjelby, E., Sinkeviciute, I., Skrede, S., Stabell, L., Steen, V. and Fleischhacker, W., 2020. Amisulpride, aripiprazole, and olanzapine in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (BeSt InTro): a pragmatic, rater-blind, semi-randomised trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(11), pp.945-954.- Alanna: Wilksch, S. M., O’Shea, A., Ho, P., Byrne, S., & Wade, T. D. (2020). The relationship between social media use and disordered eating in young adolescents (PDF). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(1), 96-106.- Mazz: The 'Your story, your say' report published by Victorian Legal Aid in June 2020. The report can be found on the Victorian Legal Aid website at: https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/sites/www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/files/vla-your-story-your-say-report.pdfThe Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

32mins

25 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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S3E4 - COVID-19 Special

After a period of prolonged isolation, the Psych Review is back with a COVID-themed special - and to maintain as much social distancing as possible for the first time the entire episode was recorded over the internet!Join the registrars for the fourth episode of season three, where Mazz walks the fine line between mental health and public health legislation, Alanna goes back in time to look at the links between influenza and psychosis, and Shakira travels overseas to see what lessons can be learnt about global mental health during this pandemic. The articles covered in this month's episode are:- Shakira: - Moreno, C., Wykes, T., Galderisi, S., Nordentoft, M., Crossley, N., & Jones, N. et al. (2020). How mental health care should change as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet Psychiatry. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30307-2/fulltext - The Lancet Psychiatry. (2020). The end, and the beginning, of global mental health. The Lancet Psychiatry. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30348-5/fulltext- Alanna: Kępińska, A. P. et al. (2020) ‘Schizophrenia and Influenza at the Centenary of the 1918-1919 Spanish Influenza Pandemic: Mechanisms of Psychosis Risk’, Frontiers in Psychiatry. Frontiers, 11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00072.- Mazz: Calina, O., et colleagues. (2020). Preventing prejudice by preserving the spirit of mental health legislation during the COVID-19 national emergency. Australasian Psychiatry 1-4.The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

31mins

16 Aug 2020

Rank #8

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S3E3 - Psilocybin, Coronavirus, and PAPUs

It's episode three of 2020 and Shakira starts the show by covering recent developments of in the COVID-19 situation - including statements from the college of psychiatry. Alanna looks at a recent article covering the use of psilocybin assisted therapy in depression, and Mazz reviews a recent article covering Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Units that was submitted by a listener. The articles covered in this month's episode are:- Shakira: - Chen, Q., Liang, M., Li, Y., Guo, J., Fei, D., & Wang, L. et al. (2020). Mental health care for medical staff in China during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4), e15-e16. doi: 10.1016/s2215-0366(20)30078-x- Liu, S., Yang, L., Zhang, C., Xiang, Y., Liu, Z., Hu, S., & Zhang, B. (2020). Online mental health services in China during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4), e17-e18. doi: 10.1016/s2215-0366(20)30077-8 - Duan, L., & Zhu, G. (2020). Psychological interventions for people affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4), 300-302. doi: 10.1016/s22150366(20)30073-0- Alanna: Meikle, S. E., Liknaitzky, P., Rossell, S. L., Ross, M., Strauss, N., Thomas, N., …Castle, D. J. (2020). Psilocybin-assisted therapy for depression: How do we advance thefield? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(3),225–231. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867419888575- Mazz: Mitchel, DA., et colleagues. (2020). The efficacy, safety and acceptability of emergency embedded Psychiatry Assessment and Planning Units: An evaluation of Psychiatry Assessment and Planning Units in close proximity to their associated emergency departments. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 1-11 00(0).The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

31mins

22 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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S3E2 - Psychological Trauma Special

In episode two of the third season of The Psych Review the focus is on psychological trauma. Alanna and Shakira explore the consequences of childhood trauma, in both clinical and non-clinical contexts. Mazz looks globally into the mental health outcomes of protests, riots and revolutions.Warning: this episode may contain trauma-related content that could be distressing for some listeners. The articles covered in this month's episode are:- Alanna: Lippard, et. al. The Devastating Clinical Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect:Increased Disease Vulnerability and Poor Treatment Response in Mood Disorders. Am J Psychiatry 2020; 177:20–36; doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.19010020- Shakira: Beilharz, J. E., Paterson, M., Fatt, S., Wilson, C., Burton, A., Cvejic, E., … Vollmer-Conna, U. (2020). The impact of childhood trauma on psychosocial functioning and physical health in a non-clinical community sample of young adults. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(2), 185–194. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867419881206- Mazz: Ni, MY. et colleagues. (2020). Mental health during and after protests, riots and revolutions: A systematic review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1-12 00(0).The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a telepsychiatry service that you can learn more about at www.calltomind.com.au. The original music in our podcast was provided by the very talented John Badgery, and our logo was designed by the creative genius of Naz.

30mins

8 Mar 2020

Rank #10