MJA: highlighting mental health

5 Mar 2015

The latest edition of Medical Journal of Australia contains a number of articles focusing on mental health:

  • Stephen Leeder opens the edition with a discussion about the need for better advocacy for mental health, highlighting the impact of inadequate mental health care on individual wellbeing and the national economy.
  • Two Perspectives articles look at: the work of the Australian Early Psychosis Research Network; and the need to listen more closely to the independent auditors of our mental health system.
  • Research is presented on: the frequency and quality of mental health treatment for affective and anxiety disorders; and the failure of the Better Access initiative to provide universality and consistent equity of delivery in mental health care.
  • Clinical Focus examines the management of the acutely agitated patient in a remote location.