Category Archives: Psychiatry

On SAGE Insight: Why who we are makes a difference

Special section From Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry This special edition considers the increasingly ‘technocratic’ world of mental health and social care services. How can robust clinical services be provided that cater to the different levels of difference that clients … Continue reading

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Child abuse is the biggest contributor to mental health problems in the Canadian Armed Forces

Article title: Contribution of the Mission in Afghanistan to the Burden of Past-year Mental Disorders in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel, 2013 From The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Among the mental health disorders reported in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in … Continue reading

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Is Facebook good for us?

Article title: Social media, social avatars and the psyche: is Facebook good for us? From Australasian Psychiatry The human is a profoundly social animal and has a brain to match, so it is not surprising to observe that the many … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Social exclusion and mental health

Guest editors: Komilla Thapa and Rashmi Kumar From Psychology & Developing Societies Social exclusion denies participation in mainstream social, cultural, economic and political activities. As far as mental illness is concerned social exclusion focuses on the non-material disadvantages that result … Continue reading

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One psychiatrist’s experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia

From Australasian Psychiatry The current focus on refugees reaching Europe via the Mediterranean is a matter of concern for the entire world. Australia has been criticised for its treatment of asylum seekers who arrive by boat.  Those in offshore detention … Continue reading

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Suicidal behavior during economic hard times

From International Journal of Social Psychiatry Worldwide, over 800,000 individuals commit suicide each year, and suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 15–29 in 2012. The aim of this study is to learn about the circumstances, … Continue reading

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Maternal exposure to intimate partner abuse before birth is associated with autism spectrum disorder in offspring

From Autism The cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is largely unknown. Maternal exposure to psychosocial stressors during pregnancy has been hypothesized to affect the risk of ASD in offspring through several pathways. Stressors have also been hypothesized to trigger … Continue reading

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Announcing publication of clinical practice consensus guidelines in relation to eating disorders

From Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry These guidelines are for the clinical management of eating disorders They are intended to provide current evidence based guidance on the assessment and treatment of people with eating disorders by psychiatrists and … Continue reading

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When it comes to depressed men in the military, does size matter?

Size Matters: Stature is Related to Diagnoses of Depression in Young Military Men   From SAGE Open Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their uniformed colleagues of average height, this study finds. … Continue reading

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Australia leads the world in e-Mental Health

Special Issue e-Mental Health From Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry The Internet and related technologies are here to stay and have opened up a ‘brave new world’, which e-mental health has eagerly embraced – especially in Australia. E-mental … Continue reading

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The heightened risk of immigrants developing schizophrenia

Association between degrees of social defeat and themes of delusion in patients with schizophrenia from immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds From Transcultural Psychiatry Immigrants have a heightened risk of developing schizophrenia, suggesting that social factors play an important role in the … Continue reading

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