Guanfacine

Cite this article as: Hardimon, M. Guanfacine, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13727On 22nd August 2017, guanfacine hydrochloride (current sole brand name Intuniv) was accepted as a new chemical entity by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.1 Whilst new to Australia, guanfacine has been available within the United States of America and Europe…

Schrodinger’s PANDAS

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Schrodinger’s PANDAS, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11670The existence of PANDAS and other Paediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes has been controversial for the last two decades. What is PANDAS? Paediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection, is a concept first mooted by Swedo, an American paediatrician…

Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11391I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the few paediatric registrars allocated to an Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health ward for a 6 month rotation. Although I’d worked in (adult) Psych wards before, I had few well formed ideas…

Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10082So much of paediatrics, and medicine in general, is focussed on small experimental or observational studies. This series of posts takes the wider view; we’re talking here about some of the biggest and longest running…

Munchausen by Proxy : Fabricated & Induced Illness

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Munchausen by Proxy : Fabricated & Induced Illness, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9772I recently attended a superbly insightful presentation by Dr Sue Wilson, the psychiatrist for our Consultation Liaison team here at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Some years ago, I was involved with a case of…

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