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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July 22, 2021 58 min


In this episode of Psych Matters, authors of the 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders, address some key aspects of translating and implementing the guidelines into clinical practice. These key areas were selected based on feedback received since the publication of the guidelines in January 2021, and include both practical aspects of clinical management, and ...

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This episode of Psych Matters discusses the Australian psychiatric healthcare implications of the advent of Managed Care in Private Health Insurance with the recent emergence of a private company that can selectively contract with healthcare providers on behalf of insurers. The basic characteristics of managed care: selective contracting, financial incentives for performance and utilisation management present significant challenges...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Andrew Amos is joined by Dr Manjula O'Connor and Dr Karen Williams for a second, more clinically oriented podcast on Coercive Control.
Dr Karen Williams describes specific strategies used by male perpetrators to systematically destroy female partner’s sense of agency and eliminate alternative sources of social, emotional, and financial support.
Dr Manjula O’Connor reports research showing how...

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This episode of Psych Matters discusses research conducted by the Consortium of Australian-Academic Psychiatrists for Independent Policy Research and Analysis (CAPIPRA), focused on improve mental healthcare delivery for patients and the community. The research addresses responses to various commissions and inquiries related to mental healthcare, as well as analysis of population datasets on mental healthcare.

Professors Jeffrey Loo...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Manjula O'Connor, Chair of the RANZCP's Family Violence Psychiatry Network, and Dr Karen Williams, Founder of the advocacy and support group Doctors Against Violence Towards Women, educate Dr Andrew Amos on the legal, clinical, and social functions of the recently established category of domestic violence known as coercive control. Dr O'Connor and Dr Williams explain that the new cat...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi and Dr Rebecca Reay discuss Contemporary Research on Private Psychiatry and Psychological Services.

Speakers:

Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi
Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi, MBBS Syd, MD ANU, DMedSc Melb, FRANZCP, AFRACMA, is a clinical academic neuropsychiatrist, in private and public practice, and Head of the Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at t...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Salam Hussain and Professor Paul Fitzgerald discuss Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Speakers:
Dr Salam Hussain
Salam Hussain is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), in the area of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, and a Lead Clinician for the Neuromodulation unit at the SCGH Day Procedure Unit. Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer at the School ...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi and his guests discuss a day in the life of private practice.

Speakers:
Associate Professor Jeffrey Looi
Dr Michelle Atchison
Dr Gary Galambos

Links:
Private psychiatry in Australia: reflections on career opportunities, benefits, and challenges
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1039856220978856

RANZCP Section of Private Practice Psychiatry
https://www.ranzcp.or...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Michael Gardner,  Associate Professor Robert Selzer and Dr Phoebe Gao discuss approaching the Critical Essay Question (CEQ).

The CEQ examination assesses candidates’ ability to evaluate and critically appraise a proposition relevant to psychiatry, apply an evidence-based analysis and demonstrate a capacity for balanced reasoning.

Disclaimer: This podcast is provided to you for information purposes...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Associate Professor Stephen Parker, Dr  Catherine Maud, Dr Karen Freier and Dr Roth Trisno share their own personal insights and opinions on how to prepare for Modified Essay Questions exam and are not necessarily the views of the Committee for examinations and the College.

The Essay-style exam is a summative assessment and a Fellowship requirement of the RANZCP Fellowship Program.
It is set at the s...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Gin Malhi and his guests  discuss The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. This discussion is the 3rd in the series and focusses on  Management of Bipolar Disorder.

Speakers:
Professor Gin Malhi – University of Sydney
Doctoral Researcher Erica Bell – University of Sydney
Associate Professor Darryl Bassett – University ...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Gin Malhi and his guests  discuss The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. This discussion is the 2nd in the series and focusses on  Management of Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Non-Response

Speakers:
Professor Gin Malhi – University of Sydney
Doctoral Researcher Erica Bell – University of Sydney
Professor Gre...

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In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Gin Malhi and his guests  discuss The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. This discussion is the 1st in the series and focusses on  Classification, Diagnosis, Assessment and Formulation.

Speakers:
Professor Gin Malhi – University of Sydney
Doctoral Researcher Erica Bell – University of Sydney
Professor Greg Murray – ...

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Over the last few election cycles the RANZCP Board and its Presidents have pursued a conscious strategy of increasing efforts to communicate clear priorities to members and encouraging feedback on those priorities and other important issues. The COVID pandemic prevented delivery of the Presidential address as a centrepiece of the annual college congress, leading President John Allan to deliver an address at the virtual AGM in June....

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Borderline personality disorder is a very important area where there is not only a lot of distress but also a loss of quality of life and shortening of life.
In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Nick Bendit joins experienced clinicians Associate Professor Sathya Rao and Associate Professor Josephine Beatson to discuss the nuts and bolts of working with the patient with BPD and to try to explode some of the myths.

References:
Half in...

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In this episode of Psych Matters Dr Andrew Amos and his guests Dr Kathryn Turner and Dr Jessica Henry discuss how health services can approach suicide prevention, and support of health staff who care for people at risk of suicide.

No individual cases are mentioned, but some listeners may find the topic confronting.

If you are worried about your own or others' wellbeing you can find crisis contacts on the RANZCP'S "Your ...

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In this episode of Psych Matters Dr Andrew Amos discusses the topic of The Role of Psychiatry in Treating Hepatitis C. His guests for this discussion are Dr Shalini Arunogiri and Dr Andrew Beckwith.

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 Th...

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Planning for Continuing Professional Development by developing a Professional Development Plan allows for consideration of the many facets of the practice of psychiatry and how each element may be enhanced through Continuing Professional Development. Learning  activities may be planned with the aim of enhancing strengths, addressing issues, and to take advantage of opportunities for improvement in all aspects of practice.
In this e...

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This episode of Psych Matters is the last of three episodes looking at perinatal and infant mental health.
In this episode, Professor Anne Buist is joined by Dr Nick Kowalenko and Dr Matthew Roberts to discuss fathers during the perinatal period, their mental health challenges and the effects on the infant.

References:
SMS4dads provides new fathers with information and connections to online services through their mobile phones.
www.sm...

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This episode of Psych Matters is the second of three looking at perinatal mental illness.
In this episode, Professor Anne Buist is joined by Professor Megan Galbally, Dr Adaobi Udechuku and Dr Rebecca Hill to discuss the latest research on perinatal mental illness and management challenges including medication for pregnant and lactating women.

References:
Burger, H;  Verbeek, T; Aris-Meijer, J et al. 2019 Effects of psychological tre...

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