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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a clinical review of the concept, diagnosis and management.

B D Kelly,

The history of psychiatry is the history of therapeutic enthusiasm with all of the triumph and tragedy, hubris and humility that this brings. As a result, the emergence of any new diagnosis, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), needs to be greeted with caution, rigour and scientific objectivity, as well ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(3):157-161]

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Community-based, cross-sectional study of self-reported health in post-recession Ireland: what has changed?

B D Kelly, G M Sorin, J M Barry, L Whiston, E Donnelly-Swift, C Darker,

BACKGROUND:Health has a complex relationship with economic conditions. Ireland's economic recession (2008-13) and sharp recovery (from 2014 onwards) offer a valuable opportunity to study self-reported health and its correlates in the context of rapid economic change. AIM:To assess the correlates of self-reported health in Dublin, Ireland after the economic recession ... Read more >>

QJM (QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians)
[2018, 111(8):555-559]

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Are we finally making progress with suicide and self-harm? An overview of the history, epidemiology and evidence for prevention.

B D Kelly,

Ireland's suicide rate is falling, but suicide and self-harm remain substantial societal problems. It is not possible to predict suicide at the level of the individual but good primary care, good mental health care and good social care all likely reduce risk. In terms of targeted interventions, public health measures, ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(2):95-101]

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Hunger strikes in prisons: a narrative systematic review of ethical considerations from a physician's perspective.

G Gulati, B D Kelly, D Meagher, H Kennedy, C P Dunne,

OBJECTIVES:We sought to identify and review published studies that discuss the ethical considerations, from a physician's perspective, of managing a hunger strike in a prison setting. METHODS:A database search was conducted to identify relevant publications. We included case studies, case series, guidelines and review articles published over a 20-year period. ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2018, 35(2):135-142]

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Forgiveness, spirituality and love: thematic analysis of last statements from Death Row, Texas (2002-17).

S R Foley, B D Kelly,

Background:Psychological features associated with execution are not fully understood. Aims:To analyse demographics of individuals executed in Texas and investigate whether there has been any change in common themes and psychological factors evident in last statements before execution between 2002 and 2017. Design:Analysis of last statements from Death Row, Texas. Methods:We ... Read more >>

QJM (QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians)
[2018, 111(6):399-403]

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Involuntary psychiatric admission based on risk rather than need for treatment: report from the Dublin Involuntary Admission Study (DIAS).

B D Kelly, A Curley, R M Duffy,

Aims Involuntary psychiatric admission in Ireland is based on the presence of mental disorder plus serious risk to self/others and/or need for treatment. This study aimed to examine differences between use of risk and treatment criteria, about which very little is known. Methods We studied 2,940 admissions, of which 423 (14.4%) were involuntary, ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(4):736]

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Diversion of Mentally Ill Offenders from the Criminal Justice System in Ireland: Comparison with England and Wales.

G Gulati, B D Kelly,

<h4>Aim</h4>It is generally accepted that certain people who are mentally ill and have contact with the criminal justice system should be diverted to psychiatric care rather than imprisoned. We sought to comment on priorities relating to the development of diversion services in Ireland through comparison with developments in a neighbouring ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(3):719]

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Analysis of last statements prior to execution: methods, themes and future directions.

B D Kelly, S R Foley,

Worldwide, over 1000 people were executed in 2016 and over 3000 sentenced to death. Death row prisoners have high rates of mental illness, often combined with neurological impairment. Prolonged confinement has further negative effects on psychological function. There is a growing literature examining key themes and psychological constructs in death ... Read more >>

QJM (QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians)
[2018, 111(1):3-6]

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Voluntary and involuntary psychiatric admissions in a suburban area: comparison with national rates, diagnosis and other correlates of involuntary admission status.

J Gilhooley, E Umama-Agada, M Asghar, S McManus, P F Whitty, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To establish if the relatively low rate of involuntary psychiatric admission in a suburban area between 2007 and 2011 was maintained in 2014/2015, and explore key correlates of involuntary status.<h4>Methods</h4>We used existing hospital records and data sources to extract rates and selected potential correlates of voluntary and involuntary admission in ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2017, 34(4):243-249]

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Demographic characteristics of survivors of torture presenting for treatment to a national centre for survivors of torture in Ireland (2001-2012).

R M Duffy, S O'Sullivan, G Straton, B Singleton, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The asylum process has received a lot of recent media attention but little has been said about the psychological needs of those seeking or granted asylum. Many asylum seekers have experienced trauma and torture, which is associated with substantial psychiatric and psychological morbidity. The Spiritan Asylum Services Initiative (Spirasi) is ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2017, 34(2):111-116]

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Can psychiatry lead the way in legislating for health and wellbeing?

R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2017, 110(6):591]

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Hearing Voices: Lessons from the History of Psychiatry in Ireland.

B D Kelly,

The history of psychiatry is a history of therapeutic enthusiasm, with all of the triumph and tragedy, hubris and humility that such enthusiasm brings. During the 1800s and early 1900s, Ireland-s public asylums were routinely overcrowded, unhygienic and, quite commonly, fatal. The asylums became all-too-convenient options for a society with ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2017, 110(3):537]

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The Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine: expanding horizons, moving on.

B D Kelly,

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2016, 33(1):1-2]

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The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: what it is and why it matters.

B D Kelly,

<h4>Background</h4>Ireland's Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed by President Higgins in December 2015 and scheduled for commencement in 2016.<h4>Aims</h4>To explore the content and implications of the 2015 Act.<h4>Methods</h4>Review of the 2015 Act and related literature.<h4>Results</h4>The 2015 Act places the "will and preferences" of persons with impaired mental capacity at ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2017, 186(2):351-356]

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Mental Health Policy in Ireland: A Decade after A Vision for Change, Where Are We Now?

B D Kelly,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2015, 108(10):293]

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Pattern of Change in Renal Function Following Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma.

D Coyle, M R Quinlan, F T D'Arcy, B D Kelly, O Corcoran, G C Durkan, S Jaffry, K Walsh, E Rogers,

Radical nephrectomy (RN) is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in those with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We aimed to examine the pattern of change in post-operative renal function in patients who underwent RN for RCC over a 3 year period at our institution. ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2015, 108(8):232-235]

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Revising, reforming, reframing: Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 (2015).

B D Kelly,

Involuntary psychiatric admission and treatment in Ireland is chiefly governed by the Mental Health Act 2001. The Irish government announced a review of the 2001 Act in July 2011, and the Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 was published on 5 March ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2015, 32(2):161-166]

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Steroids, psychosis and poly-substance abuse.

R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objective</h4>To review consequences of the changing demographic profile of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use.<h4>Method</h4>Case report and review of key papers.<h4>Results</h4>We report here a case of a 19-year-old Irish male presenting with both medical and psychiatric side effects of methandrostenolone use. The man had a long-standing history of harmful cannabis use, but ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2015, 32(2):227-230]

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The Silver Surfer: Trends of Internet Usage in the Over 65 and the Potential Health Benefits.

K Edwards, R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

The Internet provides medical information and interventions with promising benefits. This cross-sectional study explores trends in Internet use among the elderly in Ireland from 2002 to 2010 and considers possible implications for health benefit. Data were analysed on 1606 Irish individuals. Internet use in Ireland is increasing at similar rates ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2015, 108(6):171-174]

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Asylum Doctor Extraordinaire: Dr. Thomas Drapes (1847-1919).

B D Kelly,

Dr. Thomas Drapes (1847-1919) was resident medical superintendent of Enniscorthy District Asylum in County Wexford, Ireland from 1883 to 1919, and one of the leading figures in Irish asylum medicine for several decades. Drapes' career was as complex as it was remarkable. Drapes was elected president of the Medico-Psychological Association ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2015, 184(3):565-571]

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The role of a neuropsychiatry clinic in a tertiary referral teaching hospital: a 2-year study.

F Jabbar, A Doherty, R Duffy, M Aziz, P Casey, J Sheehan, T Lynch, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Mental disorder is common among individuals with neurological illness. We aimed to characterise the patient population referred for psychiatry assessment at a tertiary neurology service in terms of neurological and psychiatric diagnoses and interventions provided.<h4>Methods</h4>We studied all individuals referred for psychiatry assessment at a tertiary neurology service over a 2-year ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2014, 31(4):271-273]

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Voting and mental illness: the silent constituency.

B D Kelly,

Mental illness has been long associated with denial of certain human rights, social exclusion and political disempowerment. Too often, the effects of adverse social, economic and political circumstances, along with stigma, constitute a form of 'structural violence', which impairs access to psychiatric and social services, and amplifies the effects of ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2014, 31(4):225-227]

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Undergraduate psychiatry students' attitudes towards teaching methods at an Irish university.

F Jabbar, P Casey, B D Kelly,

<h4>Background</h4>At University College Dublin, teaching in psychiatry includes clinical electives, lectures, small-group and problem-based teaching, consistent with international trends.<h4>Aims</h4>To determine final-year psychiatry students' attitudes towards teaching methods.<h4>Methods</h4>We distributed questionnaires to all final-year medical students in two classes (2008 and 2009), after final psychiatry examination (before results) and all of them ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2016, 185(4):981-984]

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The effectiveness of a brief intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in pregnancy: a controlled trial.

J Sheehan, A Gill, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Alcohol consumption during pregnancy potentially has significant effects on both mother and baby. The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a brief intervention to reduce alcohol consumption during pregnancy.<h4>Methods</h4>This study was performed at the outpatient antenatal clinics of a large academic maternity teaching hospital in Dublin ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2014, 31(3):175-189]

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Mental health professionals and information sharing: carer perspectives.

L S Wilson, D Pillay, B D Kelly, P Casey,

<h4>Background</h4>The important role played by carers of those with mental health problems is frequently undervalued among healthcare professionals.<h4>Aims</h4>To identify the difficulties encountered by carers in relation to obtaining information from mental health teams.<h4>Methods</h4>Participants in the study included carers or family members of persons with mental illness who were affiliated with ... Read more >>

Ir J Med Sci (Irish journal of medical science)
[2015, 184(4):781-790]

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