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Attempted suicide: does lethality matter?

A M Doherty, S Moore, N Cobercoran, K M Malone,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To investigate whether high-lethality suicide attempters align to the demographic and clinical features observed in completed suicide in the national and international literature, and whether low-lethality attempters more closely align with the clinical profile of non-attempter ideators.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective chart review of adult suicide ideators and attempters presenting to an urban ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-5]

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Cognitive impairment and development of dementia in very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: a systematic review.

Victoria X Yang, Chun Chiang Sin Fai Lam, Joseph P M Kane,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study aimed to review the evidence base regarding cognitive impairment and the development of dementia in patients with very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis (VLOSLP).<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a systematic literature search of PubMed, PsycINFO and Web of Science according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA) guidelines. Two reviewers independently screened ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-13]

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Online news media reporting of ketamine as a treatment for depression from 2000 to 2017.

Bronagh Gallagher, Aaron Neiman, Marie-Claire Slattery, Declan M McLoughlin,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Since the first reporting of ketamine's antidepressant effects in 2000, there has been growing public interest in this novel rapid-acting treatment for depression despite its abuse potential. Online media is an increasingly popular way for the general public to source information. Our objective was to examine how online news outlets ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-9]

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Outside/inside: social determinants of mental health.

Sam Nishanth Gnanapragasam, Laurence Astill Wright, Max Pemberton, Dinesh Bhugra,

Individuals' mental health and wellbeing are dependent on many social factors including housing, employment, education and adequate nutrition among others. These factors can influence at personal, family and community levels. The interlinked and cumulative impact of these social determinants needs to be ascertained to aid appropriate patient management, as well ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2021, :1-11]

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Social discomfort, isolation and repercussions of lockdown across psychiatric inpatient campuses.

A Gribben, C McCarrick, D Lyons,

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A public health perspective on mental health: lessons for population health in the 21st century.

James V Lucey,

In December 2019, clinicians and academics from the disciplines of public health and psychiatry met in Dublin at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), to restate their shared commitment to population health. The purpose of this review is to bring our discussion to a wider audience. The meeting ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-4]

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Characteristics of a later life population in a general adult community mental health service setting.

R O'Sullivan, M Cosgrave, A Butler, J P Lyne,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Globally, increasing life expectancy has escalated demands on psychiatric services caring for a later life population. It is recognised that those with enduring mental illness may have specific needs with advancing age. In this study, we describe the characteristics of a population aged over 60 years attending a general adult ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-7]

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Personal journey and perspective from psychiatric nurse and medical student to intern doctor during COVID-19 - CORRIGENDUM.

D Lynch,

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
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Psychological anthropology and medical anthropology: a brief history of ideas and concepts.

Cormac Sheehan,

This paper sets out to briefly explore the definitions of two interrelated subfields of cultural anthropology; psychological anthropology and medical anthropology. This exploration will argue that culture and the individual are intimately intertwined. The theoretical evolution within psychological anthropology will be presented, from the bio-moral classifications of the 'primitive' to ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-6]

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A descriptive pilot survey of behavioural addictions in an adolescent secondary school population in Ireland.

David Columb, Eoghan Keegan, Mark D Griffiths, Colin O'Gara,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of the present study was to evaluate the levels of possible internet addiction, gaming addiction, gambling addiction and associated mental health difficulties in a secondary school population in Ireland.<h4>Methods</h4>An online survey containing questions related to internet addiction, gaming addiction, gambling addiction and associated mental health difficulties was administered ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-13]

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Staff stress and burnout in a community adult mental health service.

Norella Broderick, Roisin Vaughan, Fiona McNicholas, Larkin Feeney,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Burnout has been associated with medical errors and low levels should be considered an indicator of service quality. This study examined the level of personal, work and client-related burnout in medical, other clinical and non-clinical staff in an adult community mental health service.<h4>Methods</h4>An anonymous study-specific questionnaire was designed and circulated ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2021, :1-9]

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From heavy cannabis use to psychosis: is it time to take action?

L Johnson-Ferguson, M Di Forti,

Cannabis is one of the most widely used recreational drugs among people with clinical psychosis, after nicotine and alcohol. There has been a debate in psychiatry about whether or not we can infer a cause-and-effect relationship between the use of cannabis and psychotic disorders. In this editorial, we first present ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-6]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, comorbid psychopathology, behaviour problems and gastrointestinal symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Geraldine Leader, Roisín Moore, June L Chen, Aoife Caher, Sophia Arndt, Leanne Maher, Katie Naughton, Reanna Clune, Arlene Mannion,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The study aims to investigate attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, comorbid psychopathology and behaviour problems in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).<h4>Methods</h4>Parents of 147 children and adolescents with ASD aged 6-18 years completed the Conners 3 Parent-Short Form, Gastrointestinal Symptom Inventory, Behavior Problems Inventory-Short ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-11]

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University students and study habits.

C Clarke, M Mullin, D McGrath, N Farrelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The objective of this study was to understand the variables or study habits that inform study in undergraduate and postgraduate students attending Trinity College Dublin.<h4>Methods</h4>A descriptive, cross-sectional anonymous online survey was used to gather data to explore student study habits. Survey 1 was completed by participants in April 2019 and ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-10]

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Psychotic-like experiences? Trajectories and typologies of hallucinations and delusions from early adolescence to early adulthood in a population-based sample of Irish youth.

H Coughlan, N Humphries, M C Clarke, C Healy, M Cannon,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Hallucinations and delusions that occur in the absence of a psychotic disorder are common in children and adolescents. Longitudinal phenomenological studies exploring these experiences are notably lacking. The objective of the current paper was to explore the phenomenology and characteristics of hallucinations and delusions from early adolescence to early adulthood.<h4>Methods</h4>Participants ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2021, :1-16]

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Familial sleep and autism spectrum disorder: a pilot actigraphy study of sleep quality, quality of life and psychological distress.

Geraldine Leader, Carmel Glynn, Bernadette Kirkpatrick, June L Chen, Páraic S O'Súilleabháin, Arlene Mannion,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Sleep problems are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can have a negative impact on the child's behaviour and daytime functioning. The current pilot study examined objective measurements of child and parent sleep as factors associated with the stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, social support and quality of ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-11]

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Opinions of key stakeholders regarding the inpatient Individual Care Plan.

A Nikkhah, B Hallahan, C McDonald,

<h4>Objectives</h4>In Ireland, regularly reviewed Individual Care Plans (ICPs) for inpatients at all acute psychiatric inpatient units are a requirement of the Mental Health Act 2001. In this study, we comprehensively evaluated and compared opinions of key stakeholders in relation to the ICP as a care delivery tool.<h4>Methods</h4>We employed a descriptive ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-12]

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Psychiatrists and physical health competencies: a cross-sectional survey.

Muireann O'Donnell, Vishnu Pradeep, Colum P Dunne, David Meagher, Brendan D Kelly, Gautam Gulati,

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Consultant psychiatrists's experience of the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on mental health services in Ireland.

Eric Kelleher, Eoin Geary, Mary Tawfik, Eimear Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Blánaid Gavin, Mary Wall, John Lyne, Anne M Doherty, Fiona McNicholas,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide threatening human health. To reduce transmission, a 'lockdown' was introduced in Ireland between March-May 2020. The aim of this study is to capture the experiences of Consultant Psychiatrists during lockdown and their perception of it's impact on Mental Health Services.<h4>Methods</h4>A questionnaire designed ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2021, :1-28]

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A snapshot in time: a 1-month review of all referrals to paediatric liaison psychiatry services in Dublin following emergency department presentation.

Fiona McNicholas, Sorcha Parker, Elizabeth Barrett,

<h4>Introduction</h4>An emerging picture has seen increasing numbers of young people with mental health crisis attend paediatric emergency departments in Ireland. Following paediatric review, many are referred to in-house paediatric liaison psychiatry (PLP) services. This pilot study describes referral patterns and practice over a 1-month period across three Dublin centres.<h4>Methods</h4>Case notes ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-9]

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How exclusion from the public and private realm can negatively effect adolescents' sense of community belonging.

C Barron,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This paper discusses the issue of adolescent exclusion from the public (playgrounds, beaches, roads) and private realm (homes) and its link to their sense of community belonging, identity, and mental health.<h4>Methods</h4>This research project employed a rights-based approach, and such a methodology focuses on research with, rather than research about, children ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-8]

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Admission patterns in a psychiatric intensive care unit in Ireland: a longitudinal follow-up.

S Raaj, S Navanathan, B Matti, A Bhagawan, P Twomey, J Lally, R Browne,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aims to describe the course of admission and clinical characteristics of admissions to a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) in the Phoenix Care Centre (PCC), Dublin, Ireland.<h4>Methods</h4>This retrospective chart study was conducted at the PCC, Dublin, Ireland. The cohort included all admission episodes (n = 91 complete data) ... Read more >>

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with pre-existing mood disorders.

James McLoughlin, Margaret M O'Grady, Brian Hallahan,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To examine the psychological and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with established mood disorders during a period of stringent mandated social restrictions.<h4>Methods</h4>Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 36 individuals attending the Galway-Roscommon Mental Health Services with an International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision ... Read more >>

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What is the role of doctors in respect of suspects with mental health and intellectual disabilities in police custody?

G Gulati, B D Kelly, W Cullen, S Kukaswadia, A Cusack, S Kilcommins, C P Dunne,

People with severe mental illness and intellectual disabilities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system worldwide and this is also the case in Ireland. Following Ireland's ratification of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2018, there has been an increasing emphasis on ensuring access ... Read more >>

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Comorbidity and COVID-19: investigating the relationship between medical and psychological well-being.

Owen Stafford, Anna Berry, Laura K Taylor, Sinead Wearen, Cian Prendergast, Eddie Murphy, Mark Shevlin, Louise McHugh, Alan Carr, Tom Burke,

<h4>Objective</h4>The unprecedented occurrence of a global pandemic is accompanied by both physical and psychological burdens that may impair quality of life. Research relating to COVID-19 aims to determine the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations who are at high risk of developing negative health or psychosocial outcomes. Having an ... Read more >>

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