S4E4 - Prolactin, Relapse Prevention, and Gut Microbes

The Psych Review

30-10-2021 • 30 mins

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.2021.2573

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