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



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


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

Concepts: Greek loanwords


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


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


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


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


Youth suicide rates are unacceptably high. Schools have long been accepted as an appropriate setting for suicide prevention activities. This review aims to synthesise the evidence for all types of suicide prevention interventions across educational settings.

Concepts: Setting


A single case report on cannabinoid treatment for treatment-resistant Tourette syndrome (TS).

Concepts: Tourette syndrome, Tic


It has been proposed that legislation for same-sex marriage has a positive mental health benefit. The purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the empirical and conceptual links between same-sex marriage and mental health.

Concepts: Mental health, Economics, Same-sex marriage