Psych Matters

Psych Matters

Psych Matters is an informative and educational podcast by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Psych Matters provides regular interesting topics for psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees and others with an interest in psychiatry. Disclaimer: This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics. The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement. By accessing the RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website - RANZCP Website Terms of Use Agreement Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website - Your Health In Mind

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August 4, 2022 31 min

In this podcast, Professor Jayashri Kulkarni speaks on the current social context of women's mental health, and the impact this has in our work as psychiatrists. Professor Kulkarni's podcast focusses on problems with the diagnostic term "Borderline Personality Disorder", as well as the hormone impacts on women's mental health. She speaks about new treatments for premenstrual depression, depression related to hor...

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In this episode Professor Mal Hopwood and Dr Dhamidhu Eratne discuss The Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Study. The MiND Study is an Australia-wide research study led by Professor Dennis Velakoulis and Dr Eratne in Neuropsychiatry at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne, aiming to develop a routinely available blood test to diagnose (or rule out) dementia and other illnesses quickly and accurately, and...

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In this episode of Psych Matters Dr Rees Tapsell, from the Arawa canoe of Ngāti Whakaue descent, describes systemic features affecting Maori mental health, including the impact of the RANZCP’s Te Kaunihera committee, imminent changes to the NZ health system which will see a new Maori Health Authority working alongside Health NZ, and the importance of self-determination for First Nation peoples across the world. Dr Andrew Amos hoste...

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This podcast is a discussion of the performance of the Victorian health system during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with reference to the Australian and International context for health systems and population mental health. Issues related to managing through adversity, adaptation health, wellbeing, workforce and mental health service data collection are also discussed by Professors Vinay Lakra, Tarun Bastiampillai and Je...

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Over the years there has been an increasing awareness of the fact that while the vast majority of individuals with autism spectrum conditions are law abiding, some on the spectrum do commit serious acts of violence. In this podcast we look at the core features of autism, explore differences across the spectrum and review the evidence on the link, if any, between autism and serious violence. We also look at the contribution of the c...

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Over the years there has been an increasing awareness of the fact that while the vast majority of individuals with autism spectrum conditions are law abiding, some on the spectrum do commit serious acts of violence. In this podcast we look at the core features of autism, explore differences across the spectrum and review the evidence on the link, if any, between autism and serious violence. We also look at the contribution of the c...

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May 12, 2022 39 min

Remote psychiatry is one part of the diverse practice of regional, rural, and remote psychiatry that is unique to countries such as Australia and New Zealand.  Remote psychiatry brings a number of unique challenges and benefits for clinicians and is not for the faint hearted. 

Working in resource poor areas, across large geographical areas means that psychiatrists must be adept in providing the whole range of psychiatric skills and ...

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April 28, 2022 39 min

Dr Elder is the author of Aroha:Māori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet and in this episode of Psych Matters facilitated by Dr Andrew Amos, she discussed how spiritual stories of the Māori people can improve the health and wellbeing of psychiatrists and their patients through expanded understanding of the meaning of absolute self-determination, the rhythms of kinship and relationship, and awareness of the...

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April 14, 2022 52 min

The Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry is comprised of a small group of psychiatrists from around Australia and New Zealand.  It is an active section that hosts the only annual Youth Forensic conference worldwide.  In this podcast, members of the binational committee for Child and Adolescent Youth Forensic Psychiatry discuss violence in Youth.
Their discussions will include the historical context in which rates of ...

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March 31, 2022 58 min

The Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry is comprised of a small group of psychiatrists from around Australia and New Zealand.  It is an active section that hosts the only annual Youth Forensic conference worldwide.  In this podcast, members of the binational committee for Child and Adolescent Youth Forensic Psychiatry discuss violence in Youth. 
Their discussions will include the historical context in which rates of...

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The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the most significant global pandemic since the Spanish influenza.   

Our mental health system is chronically strained and health professionals regularly struggle with burnout, at the best of times. The workforce shortage has consistently impacted the care provided to patients and COVID-19 introduced additional challenges.
At international, national and community levels, leaders across ...

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March 4, 2022 56 min

The execution of individuals with mental disorder is prohibited by international law, such that the presence of mental disorder, and how it is dealt with during the investigatory or trial and sentencing process, may render a conviction legally unsafe.  Although legal principles designed to protect those with mental disorder from the death penalty are not in dispute, for them to operate mental health professionals must be both equip...

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February 18, 2022 47 min

In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Lee-Fay Low is joined by Professor Henry Brodaty, Associate Professor Lyn Phillipson and Dr Meredith Gresham to discuss how to tell someone they have dementia, the evidence for post-diagnostic treatments and support, and the resources available at https://www.forwardwithdementia.org/au/

Professor Lee-Fay Low is Professor in Ageing and Health, University of Sydney. She is a registered psych...

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The prevalence of intellectual disability ( or ID) in Australia is about 1 to 2% of the population and it is now recognized that not only do adults with an ID experience substantially higher rates of mental health problems than the rest of the population, but they also have difficulties in getting these needs met because of the range of barriers to people in accessing mental health services. These barriers are discussed in this pod...

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January 21, 2022 59 min

Dr Fiona Wilkes, Stage 2 Psychiatry Trainee, Dr Angus Finlay, Stage 3 Advanced Trainee, and Professor Jeffrey Looi, Psychiatrist, discuss their experiences in choosing and training in Psychiatry as a career. They discuss the process of choosing psychiatric training, experiences of training, the nature of the work with people suffering from mental illness, and the varied career possibilities within psychiatry. Listeners might also b...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Tanveer Ahmed and Dr Elizabeth Moore discuss the work and significance of the social, cultural and rehabilitation section of the College.

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a Sydney based psychiatrist, author and columnist. He works in both the private and public sectors, including as a Staff Specialist at Bankstown Community Health. 

 Dr Elizabeth Moore is the Coordinator General of the Office for Mental Health...

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December 24, 2021 52 sec

As 2021 draws to a close, the Psych Matters team would like to thank you for your support during the year. 

We hope that you’ve enjoyed the many topics presented during 2021, and we look forward to bringing many more to you in 2022.

We would especially like to thank College members and others who have generously given their time to develop and present Psych Matters, and we thank the management and staff of The Royal Australian and Ne...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Vinay Lakra is joined by Dr Sidney Cabral, Dr Alida Connell and Dr Ajay Vijayakrishnan to discuss specialist international medical graduates transitioning to practice.

Associate Professor Vinay Lakra
Associate Professor Vinay Lakra is the President of the College. He is also a Clinical Director and a member of the Victorian Board of Medical Board of Australia. He completed his medical and psychia...

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November 26, 2021 69 min

In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Colleen Loo and Dr Brett Simpson discuss Electro Convulsive Therapy.

Professor Colleen Loo is a clinical psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia. She is an internationally recognised clinical expert and researcher in the field of ECT, ketamine and novel brain stimulation treatments (rTMS, tDCS) for depression. Her research spans labo...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Nathan Gibson shares a panel discussion from a workshop, recently hosted at Congress in Hobart.

The workshop provided valuable information and insight into the written exams and the marking process.


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This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author...

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