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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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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.

    S4E3 - ADHD Special

    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-9780198739258

    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.

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    S4E2 - Mood Disorder Guideline Special

    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.

    • 32 min
    S4E1 - Royal Commission Final Report Special

    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.html

    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.

    • 31 min
    S3E6 - Havana Syndrome, CTOs, and the Productivity Commission

    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/report

    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.

    • 32 min
    S3E5 - Amisulpride, Social Media, and Legal Aid

    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.pdf

    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.

    • 32 min
    S3E4 - COVID-19 Special

    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.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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51 Ratings

bizababa ,

Very helpful, entertaining

I like it.
Consider having guests from other states and talking about issues like the recent 4 corners on the mental health system.

Diana Wang2 ,

Keep it up

Hi guys, love the podcast.l, very useful for exam prep. Your comments are always very insightful and pragmatic.

Horatio S ,

Great podcast!

Hi guys,
I've listened to all your episodes and I am very grateful for all the info you are distilling for us, psych registrars on our training journey...
Keep up the great work! :)

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