Published Articles

FDA approval of ketamine spray signals 'major shift' in depression therapy

It is 'quite likely' the TGA will approve the drug to treat resistant depression in Australia, says psychiatrist.
15 March 2019

'Worrying trend': Self-poisoning rates among kids double

A spike in self-harm over the past decade was mostly driven by those born after 1997.
21 February 2019

GPs warned off quetiapine for anxiety

The drug is poorly tolerated when compared with placebo, study finds.
15 February 2019

Landmark study shakes long-held view on risks of suicide ideation

Questions raised about predicting a patient's risk of suicide from ideation alone.
04 February 2019

Medicare relief for patients with severe eating disorders

Doctors will be able to refer for up to 40 psychological services and 20 with a dietitian each year.
10 December 2018

Refugee kids receive cash settlements over poor healthcare in detention

The government failed to protect the siblings from psychiatric harm, says family.
05 December 2018

Forced ECT on patient with schizophrenia 'violated human rights'

ANALYSIS: He was sedated and mechanically restrained to a bed before receiving six treatments against his will.
22 November 2018

Concussion linked with increased risk of suicide

A knock to the head is associated with long-term neuropsychiatric illness, study finds.
14 November 2018

Autism guidelines to offer GPs better direction

The aim is to improve inconsistent diagnostic practices.
22 October 2018

DORA the ignorer: Prescription-tracking system failing to monitor all high-risk addictive drugs

Diazepam, quetiapine and fluoxetine contributed to ex-Navy submariner's death, says coroner.
02 October 2018