The Psych Review

The Psych Review

The Psych Review is a podcast reviewing recent developments in Australian psychiatry. The cast is hosted by four psychiatric doctors: Alanna, Shakira, Mazz, and Dave.

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 Psychiatrists (RANZCP) nor either of the RANZCP journals, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (ANZJP) or Australasian Psychiatry. read less
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Episodes

S3E5 - Amisulpride, Social Media, and Legal Aid
25-10-2020
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.
S3E4 - COVID-19 Special
16-08-2020
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.
S3E3 - Psilocybin, Coronavirus, and PAPUs
22-03-2020
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.
S3E2 - Psychological Trauma Special
08-03-2020
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.