25 episodes

The Psych Review is a monthly 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.

The Psych Review The Psych Review

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The Psych Review is a monthly 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.

    S3E3 - COVID-19, Psilocybin, and PAPUs

    S3E3 - COVID-19, Psilocybin, 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 the
    field? 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.

    • 31 min
    S3E2 - Psychological Trauma Special

    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.

    • 30 min
    S3E1 - Hallucinations, Linguistics, and Neurofilaments

    S3E1 - Hallucinations, Linguistics, and Neurofilaments

    Welcome to first episode of season three of The Psych Review, where we are very excited to introduce our brand new host Alanna. This month Mazz kicks things off with a discussion around the differences (or lack thereof) between hallucinations in personality disorders and psychotic disorders, Alanna looks into some promising research regarding the use of biomarkers in psychiatry, and Shakira takes us through the latest on the linguistic expertise of psychiatrists.

    The articles covered in this month's episode are:
    - Mazz: Beatson, J. (2019). Borderline personality disorder and auditory verbal hallucinations. Australasian Psychiatry, 27(6).
    - Alanna: Eratne D, et al. A pilot study of the utility of cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light chain in differentiating neurodegenerative from psychiatric disorders: A 'C-reactive protein' for psychiatrists and neurologists? Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2020. Jan;54(1):57-67. doi: 10.1177/0004867419857811. Epub 2019 Jun 21
    - Shakira: Galletly, C., Ash, D., Sweeney, S., O’Neill, F., & Crichton, J. (2019). Identifying and exploring linguistic expertise of psychiatrists in interviews with patients with thought disorder. Australasian Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856219889316

    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.

    • 30 min
    S2E9 - Royal Commission Interim Report Special

    S2E9 - Royal Commission Interim Report Special

    In the final episode of season two The Psych Review team go in depth into the recent Interim Report from the Royal Commission Into Victoria's Mental Health System. This report likely will have far reaching implications for both the rest of Australia - and possibly the world. We also take a bittersweet moment in this special episode to say goodbye to one of the podcasts founding hosts - Dave.

    The material covered in this month's episode was sourced from:
    - The Royal Commission Into Victoria's Mental Health Services Interim Report: https://rcvmhs.vic.gov.au/interim-report

    The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a new 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.

    • 29 min
    S2E8 - Yoda, Durkheim, and the Auditor General

    S2E8 - Yoda, Durkheim, and the Auditor General

    In episode eight of season two of The Psych Review Dave talks about proposed medicare changes and interesting results regarding fluoxetine prescription in youth, Shakira discusses suicide rates from the perspective of Durkheim, and Mazz summarises the recent Victorian Auditor General reports into mental health services.

    The articles covered in this month's episode are:
    - Dave: Davey, C. G., Chanen, A. M., Hetrick, S. E., Cotton, S. M., Ratheesh, A., Amminger, G. P., ... & Rice, S. (2019). The addition of fluoxetine to cognitive behavioural therapy for youth depression (YoDA-C): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre clinical trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(9), 735-744.
    - Shak: Bastiampillai, T., Allison, S., Looi, J. C., Tavella, A., & Agis, U. (2019). Why are Australia’s suicide rates returning to the hundred-year average, despite suicide prevention initiatives? Reframing the problem from the perspective of Durkheim. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867419872815
    - Mazz: https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/access-mental-health-services

    The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a new 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.

    • 34 min
    S2E7 - Infliximab, Antipsychotic Duration, and Dimensional Diagnosis

    S2E7 - Infliximab, Antipsychotic Duration, and Dimensional Diagnosis

    The seventh episode of season two of The Psych Review finds Dave looking internationally (again) at the use of infliximab in the treatment of bipolar depression, see's Shakira explore how we should talk about duration of antipsychotic treatment with patients with schizophrenia, and allows Mazz to have a rant about whether personality disorder diagnosis should be typological or dimensional.

    The articles covered in this month's episode are:
    - Dave: McIntyre, R. S., Subramaniapillai, M., Lee, Y., Pan, Z., Carmona, N. E., Shekotikhina, M., ... & Miller, S. (2019). Efficacy of Adjunctive Infliximab vs Placebo in the Treatment of Adults With Bipolar I/II Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA psychiatry.
    - Shakira: Bendall, S. (2019). Costs versus benefits and impact on life goals should be part of communication around anti-psychotic treatment duration in schizophrenia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(8), 811–812. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867419860905
    - Mazz: Irwin, L. and Mahli, S. G. (2019). Borderline personality disorder and ICD-11: A chance for change. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53(7) pages 698-700.

    The Psych Review was brought to you by Call to Mind, a new 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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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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! :)

tamhonks11 ,

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Have been listening to episodes of the Psych Review during workouts at the gym and whilst the cool calm discussions don’t really pump me up too much, it’s good to work out my brain as well as my body.

Who doesn’t love simultaneously listening to great local evidence based research whilst attempting their new squat max? 5/5 stars. Thanks team!

ael17 ,

Love it

Hey Guys, I’m a psych reg from nsw and love your podcast. You are all doing a fantastic job and its a pleasure to listen. I look forward to lots more episodes. If you need a nsw correspondent I am ready and keen

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