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Mental Health: MHU Issue 3 of 2024

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Mental Health Update - Issue 3 of 2024 (11 April)

Welcome to Mental Health Update - a current awareness library bulletin for staff at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. This collection of light reading hopes to inspire discussion whether you agree with the viewpoints shared or not! Don't forget to stop for a moment to admire the research by our own peeps too :)

Full text access: Articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access. If you have an SVHM login and have problems with accessing any full text articles please let us know. 
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Updated topic guides

Feature articles


Dual diagnosis

Mood disorders


Peer work

Read more:

Physical health



Self harm and suicidality


Featured books in the Carl de Gruchy Library

Yes we have REAL print books! We even use a rubber stamp to add the due date to a return slip. Talk about retro!

SVHM staff publications

Congratulations to our very own staff members for their published research! 

  1. Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: Clinician perspectives on implementation barriers and facilitators. Altman RAE, Reser M, Tan EJ, Rossell SL. Rehabilitation Psychology, 2024 (abstract only)
  2. Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Optimal stimulation sites. Meyer GM, Hollunder B, ... Acevedo N,... Rossell SL, Bosanac P, ... Neudorfer C, Horn A. Biological Psychiatry, 2024 (abstract only)
  3. Editorial: Linking treatment target identification to biological mechanisms underlying mood disorders - volume II. Hu S, Ng CH, Mann JJ. Frontiers in psychiatry Frontiers Research Foundation, 2024, 15:1385955
  4. A hierarchy of visual processing deficits in body dysmorphic disorder: A conceptual review and empirical investigation. Pikoos TD, Malcolm A, Castle DJ, Rossell SL. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 2024:1-25
  5. Relative associations of behavioral and physiological risks for cardiometabolic disease with cognition in bipolar disorder during mid and later-life: Findings from the UK biobank. Ringin E, Dunstan DW, ... Rossell SL, Van Rheenen TE. Psychological Medicine, 2024:1-11
  6. Is it time to discard the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM) in psycho-oncology? Haywood D, Kotov R, Krueger RF, Wright AGC, Forbes MK, Dauer E, Baughman FD, Rossell SL, Hart NH. Cancer Letters, 2024:216818 (abstract only)

Library services

We are very pleased to re-introduce our sparkly new space with its lovely fresh paint and lush library plants! Did you know that the library offers SVHM staff and students much more than books and journals? 

Browse our website or contact us to find out more or book a tutorial.

HOT TIP: When booking in a tutorial CALL US on 9231 2540 to avoid lengthy email conversations!