What can videogames teach us about psychosis? Why don’t people with schizophrenia take their medications? And how can psychosis possibly be regarded as beneficial?
One of the commonest complaints of mental health services is a perceived failure of communication between caregivers and clinicians regarding those with mental health issues. With this in mind, a few of us put together a form that could
I work in an old age mental health service. We have a patient, a 77 year old woman, who used to live in her family’s backyard in a tent. She would sleep each night in the cold, regardless of
In 2014, Michelle Carter sent numerous text messages urging her boyfriend, then 18, to kill himself. Last week, a Massachusetts court convicted her of involuntary manslaughter. This week, the director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke, determined that this posed all
My interview regarding the plight of the elderly in Australia.
I look after the mental health of older adults in the community. Despite common opinion, older adults are usually not more depressed – whilst physical deterioration commonly occurs, one is statistically more likely to enjoy better mental health as one
Published in MindCafe February 2017 Dopaminergic theories of schizophrenia predominate most psychopharmacological teaching regarding relevant receptor contributions to mental illness. We discuss dopamine-mediated flow through prefrontal and limbic regions, with a certainty borne from decades of successful drug development
In the latest Australasian Psychiatry journal, I provide an update regarding the current state of evidence for psychotherapeutic interventions for the elderly.
No political figure has ever mobilised, and frustrated, the mental health profession as much as President Trump. Prior to Mr Trump’s inauguration, 3 professors of psychiatry called for a ‘neuropsychiatric evaluation’. Shortly after, with the first wave of chaos from
Three psychiatry professors called for a formal evaluation. Psychologists and other mental health professionals worldwide are of surprising consistency in their interpretations. We have to ask – does the President of the United States have Narcissistic Personality Disorder?