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Mental Health: MHU Issue 1 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 1 of 2024 (February)

Welcome to Mental Health Update - a current awareness library bulletin for staff at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. 

Full text access: Articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access.
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Feature articles

Consultation liaison

Decision making

Inpatient care

Lived experience


Psychosocial interventions

Trauma informed

Everything else

Staff publications

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  1. Workforce perspectives of sustaining the utilisation of a harm reduction instrument in a mental health residential setting. Kroes S, McKim H, Petrakis M. Healthcare (Basel), 2024, 12(2)
  2. Adjunctive continuous theta burst stimulation for major depressive disorder or bipolar depression: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies. Cai DB, Qin XD ... Ng CH, Zheng W, Xiang YT. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2024, 346:266-272
  3. Clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Insight as a predictor of symptom changes. Acevedo N, Rossell S, Castle D, Groves C, Cook M, McNeill P, Olver J, Meyer D, Perera T, Bosanac P. Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 2024, 78(2):131-141
  4. *The promise and challenges of transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation as therapeutic options for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Acevedo N, Castle D, Rossell S. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 2024, 24(2):145-158
  5. Prevalence and variability of restrictive care practice use (physical restraint, seclusion and chemical restraint) in adult mental health inpatient settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Belayneh Z, Chavulak J, Lee DA, Petrakis M, Haines TP. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2024, 02:02
  6. Cognitive deficits among people with schizophrenia and prediabetes or diabetes. John AP, Mya T, Haywood D. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2024, 149(1):65-76
  7. Intersections of phenomenology, voice beliefs and distress in bipolar disorder: A comparison with schizophrenia. Smith L, Rossell SL, Thomas N, Toh WL. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2024, 52(1):78-92
  8. Disordered gambling among people with psychotic disorders: A systematic review. Sankaranarayanan A, Ramanathan P, Mathew R, Wilding H, Castle D. Schizophrenia (Heidelberg, Germany), 2024, 10(1):4
  9. The mental health of Australians bereaved during the first two years of the covid-19 pandemic: A latent class analysis. Maccallum F, Breen LJ, Phillips JL, ... Kinchin I, Glasgow N, Lobb EA. Psychological Medicine, 2024:1-12
  10. Recurrent mental health presentations to public hospital services: A focus on borderline personality disorder. Smith D, Cammell P, Battersby M, ... Bastiampillai T. The Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders, 2024, 26(1):09
  11. To what extent does white matter map to cognition in bipolar disorder? A systematic review of the evidence. Caruana GF, Carruthers SP, Berk M, Rossell SL, Van Rheenen TE. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 2024, 128:110868
  12. Multisensory hallucinations and other unusual sensory experiences in the context of migraine: A systematic review. Li Y, Yolland COB, Rossell SL, Sommer IEC, Toh WL. Journal of Neurology, 2024, 18:18
  13. Depression and anxiety among caregivers of psychiatric patients during the late stage of the covid-19 pandemic: A perspective from network analysis. Sun HL, Zhao YJ, ... Ng CH, An FR, Xiang YT. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2024, 344:33-40

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