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SAGE Psychiatry News

Welcome to SAGE Psychiatry News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in psychiatry including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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Special Issues


Intellectual Disabilities: Special issue of Australasian Psychiatry

This issue addresses the mental health needs of people with intellectual disability. The development of specialised mental health services which are accessible to all jurisdictions will be necessary for those with intellectual disability and more complex needs. Evidence is compelling, tools and expertise are available to support these developments, and failure to proceed at this point carries significant financial and human cost.




History of Psychiatry Special Issue: Historicizing transcultural psychiatry

The history of transcultural psychiatry has recently attracted much attention, this issue presents papers from a 2016 workshop for an international panel of scholars at the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord (MSH-PN). By conceiving of transcultural psychiatry as a dynamic social field that frames its knowledge claims around epistemic objects that are specific to the field, and by focusing on the ways that concepts within this field are used to organize intellectual work, several themes are explored that draw this field into the historiography of psychiatry.




Physical Health Conditions Special Section: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry’s latest issue contains a special section of articles about Physical Health Conditions and their impact on child psychology and psychiatry. Including papers on the rehabilitation for adolescents with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, experiences of children diagnosed with cancer and identity formation in young people with chronic illnesses.




Journal News


Australasian Psychiatry - How to critically appraise a research article

Watch an interview with the Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, Dr Bill Brakoulias, to learn how to critically appraise an article. 




Become a Member of the EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society

For only $200 for a year's subscription you will receive a free copy of the journal, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. You will have access to research from experts in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and rehabilitation involved in translational research and clinical developments in the field of behavioural neuropsychiatry.



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New Guideline from Journal of Psychopharmacology 

Joint BAP NAPICU evidence-based consensus guidelines for the clinical management of acute disturbance: De-escalation and rapid tranquillisation

An evidence-based consensus guideline for the clinical management of acute disturbance. It includes recommendations for clinical practice and an algorithm to guide treatment by healthcare professionals with various options outlined according to their route of administration and category of evidence.


Top-Read Articles


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The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Mental Disorder Symptoms among Public Safety Personnel in Canada by R. Nicholas Carleton, Tracie O. Afifi, Sarah Turner, Tamara Taillieu, Sophie Duranceau, Daniel M. LeBouthillier, Jitender Sareen, Rose Ricciardelli, Renee S. MacPhee, Dianne Groll, Kadie Hozempa, Alain Brunet, John R. Weekes, Curt T. Griffiths, Kelly J. Abrams, Nicholas A. Jones, Shadi Beshai, Heidi A. Cramm, Keith S. Dobson, Simon Hatcher, Terence M. Keane, Sherry H. Stewart, and Gordon J. G. Asmundson




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Journal of Psychopharmacology

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized phase 2 controlled trial by Marcela Ot’alora G, Jim Grigsby, Bruce Poulter, Joseph W Van Derveer III, Sara Gael Giron, Lisa Jerome, Allison A Feduccia, Scott Hamilton, Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Amy Emerson, Michael C Mithoefer Rick Doblin

Calls for Papers

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Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

JGPN is pleased to announce a new competition in honor of Associate Editor Jeffrey L. Cummings. The best original manuscript submitted by a Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry or Neuropsychology Fellow currently in fellowship training or within one year of completion will be chosen for the award, which includes a free one-year digital subscription to the journal, promotion of the article on our JGPN homepage, and a 90-day free-access link to the article the author can share. JGPN will publish the chosen review or research report in the same issue as a special invited article by Dr. Cummings in which he discusses a widely used research tool he developed, the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI).

To submit your work for consideration, please email


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The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry includes peer-reviewed scientific articles analyzing ongoing developments in Canadian and international psychiatry. Regular features include the popular "In Review" series, written on a broad range of biopsychological topics; new perspectives articles that take evidence-based sides on controversial, complex, or emerging themes; and the latest Original Research and Systematic Review papers.

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Upcoming Conferences

RANZCP 2019 Congress

The Congress will offer a comprehensive scientific program that will feature a full range of topics spanning the breadth of contemporary psychiatric practice and research.

Date: 12-16 May 2019

Location: Cairns, Australia

Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie (PxP)

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) are excited to announce a new conference: Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie (PxP). PxP2019 is the inaugural event that replaces CPhA and OPA’s individual conferences. It is the national gathering for the entire pharmacy community to come together to learn, connect and be inspired about pharmacy as a profession, a practice and a calling. From big picture perspectives to practical takeaways, PxP2019 will feature engaging sessions that encourage delegates to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Date: June 2-5, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, USA

BAP Summer Meeting 2019

Carlos Zarate M.D. from NIMH will be giving the guest lecture on the hot topic of ketamine and next generation fast acting antidepressants.

Date: 14-17 July 2019

Location: Manchester, UK


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Australasian Psychiatry

Listen to all recent podcasts here, including from December 2018: the primacy of person-centred care for patients with intellectual disability by Professor Julian Trollor