Volume 4 Issue 1
Perceptions and Attitudes towards Involuntary Hospital Admissions of Psychiatric Patient
Adel Gabriel, FRCPC, MSc, DPIP, DPM, DTM&H*
Advocating for patients is an important strategic goal of mental health. This should include both effective patient day to day care, and defending patients’ rights. Involuntary admission is one of the ethically challenging practices in psychiatry. However, it is crucial to examine in more depth, patients’, psychiatrists’, and relatives’ perspectives.
Electroconvulsive Therapy in an Adolescent Patient with Treatment-Refractory Depression and Underlying Anxiety: A Case Report
Samuel B. Reynolds*, Laurence P. Karper MD, Edward R. Norris MD
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used most often in adult patients with treatment-refractory depression, but its utility in adolescents is seldom employed clinically. The objective of this report is to present a case of treatment-refractory depression in a 17 year-old female who, after repeatedly failing medication trials, would ultimately benefit tremendously from ECT. Research into the use of ECT in adolescents is also explored here, with a specific focus on its efficacy in treating depression, and on any reported adverse effects.
The Need for Trauma-Based Services in The Middle-East; A Pilot Study
Walid Abdul-Hamid (MRCPsych, PhD)*, Jamie Hacker Hughes (FAcSS, FBPsS, PsychD), Sian Morgan
29 participants and 2 facilitators of the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training conducted in Istanbul by UK EMDR and Ireland Association Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) were asked to complete an Arabic translation of ‘The Need for Trauma-based Services Questionnaire’ in the last two days of the training. All participants completed both quantitative and the qualitative questions. The participants in the course were mental health professionals from Syria (42%), Iraq (32%), and 2 each were from Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Palestine (7%).