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Journal: Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

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To describe the author’s experience of visiting Christmas Island and Nauru offshore detention centres as a visiting child and adolescent psychiatrist in the context of his own experience as a refugee from Europe after WWII.

Concepts: Europe, English language, Australia, Refugee, World War II, Island, Australian dollar, Kiribati

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We aim to review marriage equality in New Zealand and Australia and critically evaluate the health impact of such a legal change.

Concepts: Same-sex marriage, New Zealand, Denmark

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The aim is to identify the role and scope of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) services in the mental health sector and to provide insight as to how AEPs can contribute to the multidisciplinary mental health team.

Concepts: Psychology, Physiology, Physical exercise, Mental health, Mental disorder, Psychiatry, Mental health professional, Exercise physiology

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To explore the condition of misophonia, its definition, possible neurological correlates, its associated morbidity, its possible psychiatric relevance and potential treatment.

Concepts: Greek loanwords

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The pop culture phenomenon of Star Wars has been underutilised as a vehicle to teach about psychiatry. It is well known to students, registrars, and consultants alike. New Star Wars films are expected out in 2015, which will likely lead to further popularity. The purpose of this article is to illustrate psychopathology and psychiatric themes demonstrated by supporting characters, and ways they can be used to teach concepts in a hypothetical yet memorable way.

Concepts: Psychology, Neuroscience, Culture, Observation, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Star Wars, Biological psychiatry

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To examine the Australian Border Force Act (BFA) and its context, its implications for asylum-seeker healthcare and professionals, and contemporary and historical parallels.

Concepts: Australia

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The poor mental health of asylum seekers and refugees in immigration detention has consistently been reported in peer-reviewed literature internationally; however, data on the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees detained in Australian immigration has been very limited.

Concepts: Academic publishing, Europe, Immigration, Australia, Canada, France, Refugee, Right of asylum

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Physical activity (PA) and exercise is increasingly being recognised as an efficacious component of treatment for various mental disorders. The association between PA and cardiometabolic disease is well established, as is the strong link between mental illness, sedentary behaviour and poor cardiometabolic health. Examples of successful integration of clinical PA programs within mental health treatment facilities are increasing. The aim of this review was to summarise the evidence regarding PA and mental illness, and to present examples of clinical exercise programs within Australian mental health facilities.

Concepts: Psychology, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Psychiatry, Insomnia

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This paper aims to provide an overview of evidence-based psychological treatments for trichotillomania.