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Use of Seclusion in a Psychiatric Acute Inpatient Unit
TLDR
Seclusion remains an important part of psychiatric practice and its use needs to be carefully reviewed and monitored, representing as it does the greatest restriction on a person's freedom. Expand
ECT in the Asia Pacific Region: What Do We Know?
  • J. Little
  • Medicine
  • The journal of ECT
  • 1 June 2003
TLDR
The widespread use of ECT, its effectiveness and its relative safety despite equally widespread community reluctance were found, and a number of seemingly universal findings appeared in accord with the world literature. Expand
Right Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy at Six Times Seizure Threshold
TLDR
6 × RUL ECT was found to be clinically effective, associated with cognitive side-effects and relapse, and the debate over electrode placement is likely to continue. Expand
Does Electrode Placement Predict Time to Rehospitalization?
TLDR
Bitemporal ECT may be a preferred electrode placement, not only because of its demonstrated effectiveness across a range of diagnoses, but for its previously undocumented capacity to delay rehospitalization. Expand
Borderline Personality Disorder and Interagency Response
TLDR
Different agencies respond in different ways towards people with BPD, and these differences reflect ideological splits between agency groups. Expand
Staff Response to Inpatient and Outpatient Suicide: What Happened and What do We Do?
  • J. Little
  • Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 June 1992
TLDR
A practical, clinically-based protocol for managing such an event as a psychological autopsy is described and one event, the psychological autopsy, is placed within the general context of post-suicide management. Expand
The Clinician's Dilemma: Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Spectrum Disorder?
TLDR
The use of science as a basis for introducing bipolar spectrum disorder to conceptualize people who may otherwise be described as having borderline personality disorder is explored and suggestions for the management of clinical dilemmas are offered. Expand
Discontinuation Symptoms with Nefazodone
TLDR
Nefazodone discontinuation can result in withdrawal symptoms and therefore needs to be tapered gradually, and those who have experienced discontinuation symptoms with other antidepressants in the past may be at increased risk. Expand
Do I matter
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider whether a common process linking seemingly disparate phenomena could explain how men from a low-secure unit (LSU) could stabilise, progress andExpand
Building an ECT Service: An Outcomes-Equivalent Approach
TLDR
This paper attempts to reassure practitioners by incorporating changes into a simple approach to ECT based on outcomes equivalence, and suggests that a useful way of approaching ECT service delivery is to focus on what is actually important, getting patients better. Expand
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