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The case for TeleHealth Medicare item numbers being made available for Inpatients

Psychiatry is the best positioned, out of all the medical specialities, to provide care that is delivered as much as possible via TeleHealth and telephone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Aftershock of the Pandemic — a Brief Essay

When Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Prof Brendan Murphy hesitated for too long from implementing further containment measures after they presciently, admirably, closed our borders to China earlier than the World Health Organisation were advising, the medical community nervously swelled into calls for more decisive action

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ADHD

Full of Beans

Written by Dr Chris Wever and drawn by Dr Neil Phillips

Paperback Shrink-Rap Press

ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults

by Paul H., MD Wender

Paperback: 277 pages

Publisher: Oxford University Press; First published in 1974; 4th Edition

Delivered from Distraction : Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 4, 2005)

ISBN: 034544230X

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Metaphorical models - Bipolar Disorders

The Loose Switch Metaphor

Having bipolar disorder is like having a loose emotional switch. Flick the switch up and mood becomes elevated, flick down and mood becomes depressed. The switch tends to flick from north pole to south, or between black and white, without any shades of grey. It is as if there is an absence or a diminution of any inhibitory process to prevent the emotional momentum from building in a particular direction.

(Mood stabiliser) medication is like using glue to stiffen the switch, discouraging the switch from flicking to one pole, and discouraging mood instability.

The F...

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When a Bex and a lie down isn't enough

Life is never just plain sailing, but in times of emotional crisis you don't have to cope alone, writes Angie Kelly.

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