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Australasian Psychiatry August 2012 - New Reasearch

New psychiatry research released

The latest issue of Australasian Psychiatry has been released and contains a number of highly interesting articles pertaining to various aspects of the field. These include:

• Better laws for coercive psychiatric treatment: lessons from the Waterlow case

• Thoughts of suicide and stage of recovery in patients with schizophrenia in community mental health care

• Patterns of hypnotic medication use for sleep disturbance amongst hospital inpatients

• Characteristics of falls in inpatient psychiatric units

• Trends in the use of Emergency Examination Orders in Queensland since the implementation of the Mental Health Intervention Project

Abstracts of articles in the August issue are available at:

Published by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Australasian Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed journal promoting lively and informed discussions about the art of psychiatry and issues at the forefront of psychiatry practice.


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