H Christensen

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Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of adherence among community users of a cognitive behavior therapy website
    Philip J Batterham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Patient Prefer Adherence 2:97-105. 2008
  2. pmc Barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking for young elite athletes: a qualitative study
    Amelia Gulliver
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:157. 2012
  3. pmc A systematic review of help-seeking interventions for depression, anxiety and general psychological distress
    Amelia Gulliver
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:81. 2012
  4. pmc The law of attrition revisited
    Helen Christensen
    J Med Internet Res 8:e20; author reply e21. 2006
  5. pmc Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: randomized controlled trial
    Daniel L Costin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 11:e42. 2009
  6. pmc Exploring the nature of stigmatising beliefs about depression and help-seeking: implications for reducing stigma
    Lisa J Barney
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:61. 2009
  7. pmc Mental health literacy as a function of remoteness of residence: an Australian national study
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:92. 2009
  8. pmc Age differences in mental health literacy
    Louise Farrer
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:125. 2008
  9. pmc The impact of employee level and work stress on mental health and GP service use: an analysis of a sample of Australian government employees
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University ACTON ACT 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 4:41. 2004
  10. pmc Internet-based treatment for older adults with depression and co-morbid cardiovascular disease: protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial
    Nicole L Cockayne
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 11:10. 2011

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  1. pmc Predictors of adherence among community users of a cognitive behavior therapy website
    Philip J Batterham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Patient Prefer Adherence 2:97-105. 2008
    ..To investigate the predictors of early and late dropout among community users of the MoodGYM website, a five module online intervention for reducing the symptoms of depression...
  2. pmc Barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking for young elite athletes: a qualitative study
    Amelia Gulliver
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:157. 2012
    ..However there are limited data available for young elite athletes. This study aims to determine what young elite athletes perceive as the barriers and facilitators to help-seeking for common mental health problems...
  3. pmc A systematic review of help-seeking interventions for depression, anxiety and general psychological distress
    Amelia Gulliver
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:81. 2012
    ..Therefore, this paper reports a systematic review of published randomised controlled trials targeting help-seeking attitudes, intentions or behaviours for depression, anxiety, and general psychological distress...
  4. pmc The law of attrition revisited
    Helen Christensen
    J Med Internet Res 8:e20; author reply e21. 2006
  5. pmc Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: randomized controlled trial
    Daniel L Costin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 11:e42. 2009
    ..There is a need to identify interventions that increase help seeking for depression among young adults...
  6. pmc Exploring the nature of stigmatising beliefs about depression and help-seeking: implications for reducing stigma
    Lisa J Barney
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:61. 2009
    ..This study aimed to inform the design of interventions to reduce stigma by systematically investigating community perceptions of beliefs about depression according to theorised dimensional components of stigma...
  7. pmc Mental health literacy as a function of remoteness of residence: an Australian national study
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:92. 2009
    ..This study sought to determine the impact of remoteness on public knowledge of depression and schizophrenia...
  8. pmc Age differences in mental health literacy
    Louise Farrer
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:125. 2008
    ..The community's knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, their risk factors, treatments and sources of help may vary as a function of age...
  9. pmc The impact of employee level and work stress on mental health and GP service use: an analysis of a sample of Australian government employees
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University ACTON ACT 0200 Australia
    BMC Public Health 4:41. 2004
    ..This study sought to identify the extent to which employee level and work stressors were associated with mental health problems experienced by Australian government employees, and with their use of primary care services...
  10. pmc Internet-based treatment for older adults with depression and co-morbid cardiovascular disease: protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial
    Nicole L Cockayne
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 11:10. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Stigma in response to mental disorders: a comparison of Australia and Japan
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 6:21. 2006
    ..This study seeks to compare the nature and extent of stigma among the public in the two countries...
  12. pmc The ANU WellBeing study: a protocol for a quasi-factorial randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of an Internet support group and an automated Internet intervention for depression
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Health and Psychological Sciences, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:20. 2010
    ..By contrast, despite their popularity, there is little evidence as to the effectiveness of Internet support groups which provide peer-to-peer mutual support...
  13. pmc Public beliefs about causes and risk factors for mental disorders: a comparison of Japan and Australia
    Yoshibumi Nakane
    Department of Social Work, The Faculty of Human Sociology, Nagasaki International University, Nagasaki, 859 3298, Japan
    BMC Psychiatry 5:33. 2005
    ..However, there has been little direct cross-cultural comparison. Here we report a comparison of public beliefs about the causes of mental disorders in Japan and Australia...
  14. pmc Predictors of depression stigma
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 8:25. 2008
    ..To investigate and compare the predictors of personal and perceived stigma associated with depression...
  15. pmc Modifiable risk factors predicting major depressive disorder at four year follow-up: a decision tree approach
    Philip J Batterham
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 9:75. 2009
    ..The present study investigates the expected effects of a reduction of these risks over time, using the decision tree method favoured in assessing cardiovascular disease risk...
  16. pmc Perceived barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking in young people: a systematic review
    Amelia Gulliver
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:113. 2010
    ....
  17. pmc Public beliefs about treatment and outcome of mental disorders: a comparison of Australia and Japan
    Anthony F Jorm
    ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Locked Bag 10, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    BMC Med 3:12. 2005
    ..Japan is also more collectivist and Australia more individualist in values. These differences might influence recognition of disorders and beliefs about treatment in the two countries...
  18. pmc Psychoeducation for depression, anxiety and psychological distress: a meta-analysis
    Tara Donker
    Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorstraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med 7:79. 2009
    ..There are no published meta-analyses of the effectiveness of passive psychoeducation in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychological distress...
  19. pmc A comparison of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms of spontaneous users and trial participants of a cognitive behavior therapy website
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, 0200, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 6:e46. 2004
    ..However, it is unclear if the positive effects demonstrated in these trials transfer to community users of such sites...
  20. ncbi request reprint The brain reserve hypothesis, brain atrophy and aging
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 53:82-95. 2007
    ..A variety of brain reserve hypotheses exist, and different empirical strategies have been employed to investigate these variants...
  21. ncbi request reprint Computerised therapy for psychiatric disorders
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Lancet 370:112-3. 2007
  22. pmc The effect of web based depression interventions on self reported help seeking: randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN77824516]
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 6:13. 2006
    ..To date, there has been very little work investigating behaviour changes induced by interventions that are designed to increase help seeking. The present paper examines the effects of two Internet depression websites on help seeking...
  23. ncbi request reprint Within-occasion intraindividual variability and preclinical diagnostic status: is intraindividual variability an indicator of mild cognitive impairment?
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Neuropsychology 19:309-17. 2005
    ..Follow-up of the cohort in 4 years will yield data on the prospective validity of variability as a risk factor for impairment...
  24. ncbi request reprint Online randomized controlled trial of brief and full cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Psychol Med 36:1737-46. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors and treatment for substance abuse in older adults
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:587-92. 2006
    ..This paper briefly outlines new research on the epidemiology of alcohol and drug use in the older population, describes mental and cognitive consequences of substance use and summarizes recent treatment trials for alcohol dependence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Free range users and one hit wonders: community users of an Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy program
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:59-62. 2006
    ..The latter site requires compulsory completion of 'core' online assessments and may increase completion of site questionnaires...
  27. pmc Delivering interventions for depression by using the internet: randomised controlled trial
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMJ 328:265. 2004
    ....
  28. pmc Models in the delivery of depression care: a systematic review of randomised and controlled intervention trials
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 9:25. 2008
    ..This paper aims to determine the effective components of depression care in primary care through a systematic examination of both general practice and community based intervention trials...
  29. ncbi request reprint Funding for mental health research: the gap remains
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 195:681-4. 2011
    ..The quality of Australian research in mental health was also examined using objective indicators of research strength...
  30. pmc A population study comparing screening performance of prototypes for depression and anxiety with standard scales
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:154. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of four new prototype screeners for predicting depression and anxiety disorders and to compare their performance with existing scales...
  31. doi request reprint No clear potentiation of antidepressant medication effects by folic acid+vitamin B12 in a large community sample
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Affect Disord 130:37-45. 2011
    ..Observational studies link low folate levels to depressive symptoms and to poor antidepressant medication response. Evidence supports a role for folate in potentiating the effect of antidepressant medications...
  32. ncbi request reprint Using e-health applications to deliver new mental health services
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:S53-6. 2010
    ..It is timely to use the best features of these technologies to start to build a more responsive and efficient mental health care system...
  33. ncbi request reprint Beacon: a web portal to high-quality mental health websites for use by health professionals and the public
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:S40-4. 2010
    ..To describe the Beacon web portal, which lists and rates quality health websites, collects user characteristics and publishes user feedback; and to report summary data on Beacon's highest-rated (best evidence-based) sites for mental health...
  34. doi request reprint Community-based prevention programs for anxiety and depression in youth: a systematic review
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
    J Prim Prev 31:139-70. 2010
    ....
  35. pmc Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e-health application compared to attention placebo or sertraline in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Trials 11:48. 2010
    ..This study aims to determine the effectiveness of a web-based program for treating GAD relative to sertraline and attention placebo...
  36. pmc Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e health application for the prevention of Generalised Anxiety Disorder
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Health and Psychological Sciences, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:25. 2010
    ..The present trial (the WebGAD trial) aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based online prevention website for GAD...
  37. doi request reprint Education, atrophy, and cognitive change in an epidemiological sample in early old age
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:218-26. 2009
    ....
  38. pmc Adherence in internet interventions for anxiety and depression
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 11:e13. 2009
    ..We need to understand more about adherence in order to maximize the impact of Internet-based interventions on the disease burden associated with common mental disorders...
  39. doi request reprint The use of e-health applications for anxiety and depression in young people: challenges and solutions
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Early Interv Psychiatry 5:58-62. 2011
    ..However, challenges to their uptake amongst youth need to be investigated. This paper aims to explore the barriers to the use of these programs by young people and the methods by which these barriers might be overcome...
  40. pmc The association of APOE genotype and cognitive decline in interaction with risk factors in a 65-69 year old community sample
    Helen Christensen
    The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 8:14. 2008
    ..A cross-sectional study on the lifespan effects of the *E4 allele 1 failed to find any effect of the *E4 allele on cognitive performance at ages 20-24, 40-44 or 60-64 years...
  41. ncbi request reprint Plenty of activity but little outcome data: a review of the "grey literature" on primary care anxiety and depression programs in Australia
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S103-6. 2008
    ..To identify reports in the "grey literature" of programs conducted in Australian primary care to improve depression and anxiety outcomes, and to examine these reports for evidence of effectiveness...
  42. doi request reprint Cognition in pregnancy and motherhood: prospective cohort study
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 196:126-32. 2010
    ..Research has reported that pregnant women and mothers become forgetful. However, in these studies, women are not recruited prior to pregnancy, samples are not representative and studies are underpowered...
  43. ncbi request reprint A quantitative review of cognitive deficits in depression and Alzheimer-type dementia
    H Christensen
    Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 3:631-51. 1997
    ..The findings of the review are not consistent with the hypothesis that depression is associated with deficits in effortful processing. A model of psychological deficit in depression as a deficit in speed or attention has more promise...
  44. ncbi request reprint The prevention of depression using the Internet
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:S122-5. 2002
    ..Randomised controlled trials of CBT delivered by the Internet are required...
  45. ncbi request reprint An analysis of diversity in the cognitive performance of elderly community dwellers: individual differences in change scores as a function of age
    H Christensen
    National Health and Medical Research Council Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Psychol Aging 14:365-79. 1999
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Are changes in sensory disability, reaction time, and grip strength associated with changes in memory and crystallized Intelligence? A longitudinal analysis in an elderly community sample
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 46:276-92. 2000
    ..However, it is not known whether changes in these predictor variables are associated with changes in cognitive functioning...
  47. ncbi request reprint Sites for depression on the web: a comparison of consumer, professional and commercial sites
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:396-400. 2000
    ..To provide information on the range of treatments for depression provided by commercial, professional and consumer web sites...
  48. ncbi request reprint What cognitive changes can be expected with normal ageing?
    H Christensen
    The Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:768-75. 2001
    ..This paper briefly summarizes recent evidence on the nature of cognitive decline, the variability in individual responses to ageing, and risk factors known to affect the rate of cognitive decline...
  49. ncbi request reprint The Internet and mental health literacy
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:975-9. 2000
    ..This paper describes the informational and treatment opportunities offered by the Worldwide Web (WWW) and comments on the advantages, disadvantages and potential dangers of its role in mental health and mental health research...
  50. pmc Web-based cognitive behavior therapy: analysis of site usage and changes in depression and anxiety scores
    Helen Christensen
    The Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 4:e3. 2002
    ..anu.edu.au) designed to treat and prevent depression in young people, available to all Internet users, and targeted to those who may have no formal contact with professional help services...
  51. ncbi request reprint Rates of forgetting in Alzheimer dementia
    H Christensen
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Neuropsychologia 36:547-57. 1998
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Education and decline in cognitive performance: compensatory but not protective
    H Christensen
    NH and MRC Social Psychiatry Research Unit, ANU, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:323-30. 1997
    ..The findings suggest that education slows the rate of decline on crystallized intelligence, but not other cognitive abilities. Education may compensate for neurodegenerative changes rather than protect against them...
  53. ncbi request reprint ICD-10 mild cognitive disorder: its outcome three years later
    H Christensen
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:581-6. 1997
    ..The hypotheses were that (i) persons with MCD are more likely to develop dementia than those without MCD; (ii) symptoms of anxiety or depression predict MCD caseness at follow-up...
  54. ncbi request reprint An association study of a functional polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene with personality and psychiatric symptoms
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Mol Psychiatry 3:449-51. 1998
    ..We found no associations with personality traits (including neuroticism, negative affect and behavioral inhibition), anxiety and depressive symptoms, or alcohol misuse...
  55. ncbi request reprint Predicting anxiety and depression from personality: is there a synergistic effect of neuroticism and extraversion?
    A F Jorm
    National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:145-9. 2000
    ..Both studies found that neuroticism predicted anxiety and depression, but there were no Neuroticism x Extraversion interaction effects. These results cast doubt on the generalizability of the original findings...
  56. ncbi request reprint Smoking and mental health: results from a community survey
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 170:74-7. 1999
    ..To assess the relationship of smoking with depression and anxiety symptoms and with risk factors for depression...
  57. ncbi request reprint Predictors of GP service use: a community survey of an elderly Australian sample
    A E Korten
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 22:609-15. 1998
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Occupation type as a predictor of cognitive decline and dementia in old age
    A F Jorm
    NH and MRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Age Ageing 27:477-83. 1998
    ..To assess whether an individual's main occupation predicts cognitive decline or dementia...
  59. ncbi request reprint Association of smoking and personality with a polymorphism of the dopamine transporter gene: results from a community survey
    A F Jorm
    Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Am J Med Genet 96:331-4. 2000
    ..These negative findings suggest that either the original associations are not replicable or that any association is very small...
  60. ncbi request reprint GP attendance by elderly Australians: evidence for unmet need in elderly men
    P A Jacomb
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 166:123-6. 1997
    ..To examine GP service use by elderly people and, in particular, to compare those who had not consulted a GP in one year with those who were low attenders and those who were high attenders...
  61. ncbi request reprint Providing information about the effectiveness of treatment options to depressed people in the community: a randomized controlled trial of effects on mental health literacy, help-seeking and symptoms
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 33:1071-9. 2003
    ..To facilitate choices about treatment, the present study examined the effects of providing depressed people in the community with evidence on whether various treatment options work...
  62. ncbi request reprint "Mental health literacy": a survey of the public's ability to recognise mental disorders and their beliefs about the effectiveness of treatment
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Social Psychiatry Research Unit, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 166:182-6. 1997
    ..To assess the public's recognition of mental disorders and their beliefs about the effectiveness of various treatments ("mental health literacy")...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association of a functional polymorphism of the monoamine oxidase A gene promoter with personality and psychiatric symptoms
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra
    Psychiatr Genet 10:87-90. 2000
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Age is no kinder to the better educated: absence of an association investigated using latent growth techniques in a community sample
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Psychol Med 31:15-28. 2001
    ..Most importantly, practice effects may favour the better educated and hence account for the supposed protective effect in many longitudinal studies of cognitive change...
  65. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints as a precursor of memory impairment in older people: a longitudinal analysis over 7-8 years
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Psychol Med 31:441-9. 2001
    ..However, current negative affect (anxiety and depression symptoms) shows the greatest association with memory complaints...
  66. ncbi request reprint COMT and DRD3 polymorphisms, environmental exposures, and personality traits related to common mental disorders
    A S Henderson
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet 96:102-7. 2000
    ..We conclude that neither the COMT nor DRD3 polymorphisms are associated with anxiety, depression, or alcohol abuse. Am. J. Med. Genet. (Neuropsychiatr. Genet.) 96:102-107, 2000..
  67. ncbi request reprint Public beliefs about the helpfulness of interventions for depression: effects on actions taken when experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:619-26. 2000
    ..However, it is not known whether the public's beliefs actually influence their behaviour when they develop psychiatric symptoms...
  68. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards people with depression: effects on the public's help-seeking and outcome when experiencing common psychiatric symptoms
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:612-8. 2000
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Age and gender differences among Australian suicide ideators: prevalence and correlates
    A Kate Fairweather
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:130-6. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Age group differences in psychological distress: the role of psychosocial risk factors that vary with age
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Psychol Med 35:1253-63. 2005
    ..Two reasons for this inconsistency are age bias in measures and different patterns of exposure to risk factors across age groups in various studies...
  71. ncbi request reprint The cognitive decline scale of the psychogeriatric assessment scales (PAS): longitudinal data on its validity
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:261-5. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The Cognitive Decline scale allows a valid retrospective assessment of change and has predictive validity for subsequent cognitive deterioration and increased mortality...
  72. ncbi request reprint The "common cause hypothesis" of cognitive aging: evidence for not only a common factor but also specific associations of age with vision and grip strength in a cross-sectional analysis
    H Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Psychol Aging 16:588-99. 2001
    ..APOE was significantly associated with memory but not with the common factor. The findings suggest that a number of specific processes may operate concurrently with any common cause factor...
  73. ncbi request reprint Reproductive period and cognitive function in a representative sample of naturally postmenopausal women aged 60-64 years
    L F Low
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Climacteric 8:380-9. 2005
    ..In women, the highest levels of endogenous estrogen occur during their reproductive period, between menarche and menopause...
  74. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards people with a mental disorder: a survey of the Australian public and health professionals
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 33:77-83. 1999
    ..The aim of this paper was to compare the Australian public's attitudes towards people who have been treated for a mental disorder with the attitudes of general practitioners, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists...
  75. ncbi request reprint Actions taken to cope with depression at different levels of severity: a community survey
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 34:293-9. 2004
    ..Little is known about the actions taken by these people to reduce their symptoms. The present study aimed to assess, in a community sample, actions taken to cope with depression at different levels of psychological distress...
  76. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in 60- to 64-year-old community-dwelling individuals: The Personality and Total Health through Life 60+ Study
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:67-74. 2005
    ..The prevalence rate varies up to six-fold according to the diagnostic criteria applied, with limited overlap between diagnoses. There is an urgent need for standardization of the criteria...
  77. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of telephone-based interventions for mental disorders
    L S Leach
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra
    J Telemed Telecare 12:122-9. 2006
    ..However, further evidence using large-scale, randomized controlled trials must be obtained in order to inform government and telephone counselling agencies about the efficacy of telephone interventions...
  78. ncbi request reprint Impact of pet ownership on elderly Australians' use of medical services: an analysis using Medicare data
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Med J Aust 166:376-7. 1997
    ..To determine whether pet ownership by elderly people is associated with lower use of health services...
  79. ncbi request reprint Memory complaints in a community sample aged 60-64 years: associations with cognitive functioning, psychiatric symptoms, medical conditions, APOE genotype, hippocampus and amygdala volumes, and white-matter hyperintensities
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Psychol Med 34:1495-506. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Clinical and neuroimaging correlates of mild cognitive impairment in a middle-aged community sample: the personality and total health through life 60+ study
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 21:44-50. 2006
    ..Structural neuroimaging may not have an added advantage in the detection of MCI in middle-aged community-dwelling subjects. It may be that this age group is too young for such brain changes to be identified...
  81. pmc Predictors of refusal to participate: a longitudinal health survey of the elderly in Australia
    Patricia A Jacomb
    The Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Public Health 2:4. 2002
    ..The study described here examines reasons for refusal over three waves of a survey of persons aged >or=70 years...
  82. ncbi request reprint Patterns of association between alcohol consumption and symptoms of depression and anxiety in young adults
    T M Caldwell
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Addiction 97:583-94. 2002
    ..Little is known about the age at which this develops. This paper examines levels of affect, depression and anxiety over the full range of alcohol consumption in young adults...
  83. ncbi request reprint The public's ability to recognize mental disorders and their beliefs about treatment: changes in Australia over 8 years
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:36-41. 2006
    ..The present study aimed to find out whether recognition and treatment beliefs have changed over 8 years...
  84. ncbi request reprint Associations of pre-trauma attributes and trauma exposure with screening positive for PTSD: analysis of a community-based study of 2,085 young adults
    Ruth A Parslow
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Locked Bag 10, Parkville, Victoria, AustraliaCentre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia
    Psychol Med 36:387-95. 2006
    ....
  85. pmc Quality of web based information on treatment of depression: cross sectional survey
    K M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    BMJ 321:1511-5. 2000
    ..To evaluate quality of web based information on treatment of depression, to identify potential indicators of content quality, and to establish if accountability criteria are indicators of quality...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cohort difference in sexual orientation: results from a large age-stratified population sample
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 49:392-5. 2003
    ..There is some community survey evidence for a cohort difference in female sexual orientation...
  87. ncbi request reprint Reaching standards for dissemination: a case study
    Helen Christensen
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 129:459-63. 2007
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Changes in depression awareness and attitudes in Australia: the impact of beyondblue: the national depression initiative
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:42-6. 2006
    ..To assess changes in depression awareness and attitudes in Australia and the effect that beyondblue: the national depression initiative has had on these...
  89. ncbi request reprint Research priorities in mental health, Part 2: an evaluationof the current research effort against stakeholders' priorities
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:327-39. 2002
    ..To examine the current distribution of mental health research in Australia and compare this with the priorities of various stakeholder groups...
  90. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with young adults' obtaining general practitioner services
    Ruth Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
    Aust Health Rev 25:109-18. 2002
    ..Strategies are also needed to encourage young men to seek general practitioner services when they are ill...
  91. doi request reprint Mental health profile of callers to a telephone counselling service
    Nicole Burgess
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Telemed Telecare 14:42-7. 2008
    ..05). Panic attacks were more common among more frequent callers. These results will be useful in developing new telephone-administered anxiety and depression treatment programmes...
  92. pmc Automated assessment of the quality of depression websites
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 7:e59. 2005
    ..There is a need to develop better consumer tools, and in particular to explore the potential of automated procedures for evaluating the quality of health information on the web...
  93. doi request reprint Personal and perceived depression stigma in Australian adolescents: magnitude and predictors
    Alison L Calear
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, ACTON ACT 0200, Australia
    J Affect Disord 129:104-8. 2011
    ..This study aimed to examine and compare levels of personal and perceived depression stigma amongst Australian adolescents and to identify predictors of these constructs...
  94. doi request reprint Comparison of data analysis strategies for intent-to-treat analysis in pre-test-post-test designs with substantial dropout rates
    Agus Salim
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 160:335-45. 2008
    ..However, CC analysis is generally biased under MAR. The magnitude of the bias is largest when the correlation of post- and pre-test is relatively low...
  95. doi request reprint A controlled trial of a school-based Internet program for reducing depressive symptoms in adolescent girls
    Richard O'Kearney
    School of Psychology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 26:65-72. 2009
    ..This study evaluates the benefits of a self-directed Internet intervention for depression (MoodGYM) delivered as a part of the high school curriculum...
  96. ncbi request reprint Internet-based interventions for young people with problematic substance use: a systematic review
    Robert J Tait
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:S15-21. 2010
    ..To conduct a systematic review of randomised trials of web-based interventions for problematic substance use by adolescents and young adults...
  97. doi request reprint Risk factors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder: the PATH through Life Study
    Nicolas Cherbuin
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, A C T, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 28:47-55. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to identify physical and mental health and lifestyle predictors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder (MCD)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Lower cognitive test scores observed in alcohol abstainers are associated with demographic, personality, and biological factors: the PATH Through Life Project
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Addiction 100:1291-301. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that demographic and personality variables would be important for explaining the association in all age cohorts, but that health variables would be more important in the older age-cohorts...
  99. ncbi request reprint Review of internet-based prevention and treatment programs for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents
    Alison L Calear
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:S12-4. 2010
    ..To identify and describe current internet-based prevention and treatment programs for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents...
  100. pmc Predictors of adherence by adolescents to a cognitive behavior therapy website in school and community-based settings
    Alison L Neil
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 11:e6. 2009
    ....
  101. doi request reprint Gender differences in the endorsement of symptoms for depression and anxiety: are gender-biased items responsible?
    Liana S Leach
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:128-35. 2008
    ..This study points to alternate biopsychosocial explanations and highlights the importance of choosing appropriate methods of analysis when assessing item bias...