Proceedings of the Second Biennial Meeting of the American Balint Society
This collection of papers comes from the second national meeting of the American Balint Society, which was held in June 2016. The ABS is a “non-profit organization dedicated to improving the therapeutic relationships between healing professionals and their clients/patients.”
Nearly 3000 people die by suicide in Australia every year. The World Health Organization, and several organisations in Australia, USA and UK all endorse similar evidence-based strategies. If implemented, these strategies would reduce suicide by as much as 20–30% moving forward. Given this, it is fair to conclude that the failure to reduce a substantial number of suicide deaths is due to poor implementation and not ignorance about what to do.
Eating Disorders and Obesity
Articles in this issue show the investigation of eating disorders and obesity is a fast-moving field of research where significant progress has been made in recent years. Although the challenge of a considerable unmet need remains, an increasing emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to the study of eating disorders and obesity and co-morbid psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia and ADHD is likely to identify improved therapies for patients.
Clinical EEG and Neuroscience published a special issue in January 2018 on several hot topics concerning negative symptom research. The editorial by guest editors highlights what this special issue aims to achieve and the impact it will have.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Almost 34,000 people are displaced by war, conflict or persecution everyday. This is likely to increase, making research into social integration and mental health practices for refugees and asylum seekers more important than ever. This thematic issue was prepared by the Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association to hopefully stimulate further research, the development of culturally responsive clinical services, and effective policy and practice.
Topical commentaries – a “must-read” from ANZJP
These commentaries give a much-needed insight into many complex issues in psychiatry today.
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Female psychopharmacology matters! Towards a sex-specific psychopharmacology by Blanca Bolea-Alamanac, Sarah J Bailey, Thelma A Lovick, Dirk Scheele and Rita Valentino
Improving patient care after a suicide attempt by Fiona Shand, Laura Vogl and Jo Robinson
Teaching resident physicians the power of implicit bias and how it impacts patient care utilizing patients who have experienced incarceration as a model by Sabrina Hofmeister and Andrya Soprych
A transcultural study of hoarding disorder: Insights from the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, and Brazil by Ashley E. Nordsletten, Lorena Fernández de la Cruz, Elena Aluco Pino Alonso, Clara López-Solà, José M. Menchón, Tomohiro Nakao, Masumi Kuwano, Satoshi Yamada, Leonardo F. Fontenelle, André Luís Campos-Lima and David Mataix-Cols
Psychedelics and the essential importance of context by Robin Lester Carhart-Harris, Leor Roseman, Eline Haijen, David Erritzoe, Rosalind Watts, Igor Branchi and Mendel Kaelen
Neuropsychiatric Profile in Early Versus Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease by Mario do Céu Ferreira, Maria João Abreu, Célia Machado, Beatriz Santos, Álvaro Machado and Ana Sofia Costa
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
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Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
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