A F Jorm

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behavior
    Betty A Kitchener
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 2:10. 2002
  4. pmc Mental health first aid training in a workplace setting: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN13249129]
    Betty A Kitchener
    Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 4:23. 2004
  5. ncbi Association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being: a community survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, 0200
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:434-40. 2003
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi Apolipoprotein E genotype and temperament: a longitudinal study from infancy to the late teens
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychosom Med 65:662-4. 2003
  8. ncbi Lack of association of a single-nucleotide polymorphism of the mu-opioid receptor gene with anxiety-related traits: results from a cross-sectional study of adults and a longitudinal study of children
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet 114:659-64. 2002
  9. ncbi Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200
    Med J Aust 176:S84-96. 2002
  10. ncbi History of depression as a risk factor for dementia: an updated review
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:776-81. 2001

Detail Information

Publications141 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behavior
    Betty A Kitchener
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 2:10. 2002
    ..This paper describes the training course and reports an evaluation study looking at changes in knowledge, stigmatizing attitudes and help provided to others...
  4. pmc Mental health first aid training in a workplace setting: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN13249129]
    Betty A Kitchener
    Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 4:23. 2004
    ..This article reports the first randomized controlled trial of this course...
  5. ncbi Association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being: a community survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, 0200
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:434-40. 2003
    ..To investigate the association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being (positive and negative affect) in three age groups...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi Apolipoprotein E genotype and temperament: a longitudinal study from infancy to the late teens
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Psychosom Med 65:662-4. 2003
    ..To replicate an earlier Finnish study by Keltikangas-Järvinen et al. (5) reporting that the APOE genotype is associated with temperamental traits involving increased activity...
  8. ncbi Lack of association of a single-nucleotide polymorphism of the mu-opioid receptor gene with anxiety-related traits: results from a cross-sectional study of adults and a longitudinal study of children
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet 114:659-64. 2002
    ..The data did not support a role for the Asn40Asp polymorphism in anxiety and depression, despite adequate statistical power to detect small effects...
  9. ncbi Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200
    Med J Aust 176:S84-96. 2002
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression...
  10. ncbi History of depression as a risk factor for dementia: an updated review
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:776-81. 2001
    ..It also considers the available evidence on the hypotheses proposed to explain the association between history of depression and dementia...
  11. ncbi Sexual orientation and mental health: results from a community survey of young and middle-aged adults
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 180:423-7. 2002
    ..Community surveys have reported a higher rate of mental health problems in combined groups of homosexual and bisexual participants, but have not separated these two groups...
  12. ncbi Association of hypotension with positive and negative affect and depressive symptoms in the elderly
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 178:553-5. 2001
    ..Previous research associating hypotension with depression has produced inconsistent results. A possible reasons is that depressive symptom scales reflect both high negative affect and low positive affect...
  13. ncbi Association of adverse childhood experiences, age of menarche, and adult reproductive behavior: does the androgen receptor gene play a role?
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 125:105-11. 2004
    ..Earlier age of menarche was found to be associated with adverse childhood experiences and earlier sexual activity. However, the androgen receptor gene polymorphism was unrelated to adverse fathering behavior or to marital breakdown...
  14. ncbi Projections of future numbers of dementia cases in Australia with and without prevention
    Anthony F Jorm
    Center for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canaberra, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:959-63. 2005
    ..These projections examine the effects of an ageing population on number of dementia cases and also the potential impact of preventive strategies that delay age of dementia onset...
  15. ncbi Use of medications to enhance memory in a large community sample of 60-64 year olds
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 16:209-17. 2004
    ..There are no existing epidemiological data on use of medications to enhance memory...
  16. ncbi Public beliefs about causes and risk factors for mental disorders: changes in Australia over 8 years
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:764-7. 2005
    ..Surveys of the public in several countries have found a predominant belief in social environmental causes of mental disorders. The present study was conducted to determine whether this has changed over time in Australia...
  17. ncbi The impact of beyondblue: the national depression initiative on the Australian public's recognition of depression and beliefs about treatments
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:248-54. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether a campaign to increase public knowledge about depression (beyondblue: the national depression initiative) has influenced the Australian public's ability to recognize depression and their beliefs about treatments...
  18. ncbi Cognitive deficits 3 to 6 years before dementia onset in a population sample: the Honolulu-Asia aging study
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:452-5. 2005
    ..To determine the type of cognitive deficits occurring 3 to 6 years before onset of dementia in a population sample...
  19. ncbi 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
    ....
  20. pmc Mental health first aid responses of the public: results from an Australian national survey
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 5:9. 2005
    ..How they respond to that person (the mental health first aid response) may affect outcomes. However, there is no information on what members of the public might do in such circumstances...
  21. ncbi The Informant Questionnaire on cognitive decline in the elderly (IQCODE): a review
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 16:275-93. 2004
    ..This review draws together research on the psychometric properties and validity of the IQCODE...
  22. ncbi Memory complaints in nondemented men predict future pathologic diagnosis of Alzheimer disease
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Neurology 63:1960-1. 2004
    ..Memory complaints were found to predict the neuropathologic diagnosis of AD after adjusting for age, time to death, education, depression, and cognitive functioning...
  23. pmc Mental health first aid training of the public in a rural area: a cluster randomized trial [ISRCTN53887541]
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 4:33. 2004
    ..However, this was an efficacy trial under relatively ideal conditions. Here we report the results of an effectiveness trial in which the course is given under more typical conditions...
  24. ncbi Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety disorders
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Building 63, Eggleston Road, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:S29-46. 2004
    ..To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety disorders...
  25. ncbi MRI hyperintensities and depressive symptoms in a community sample of individuals 60-64 years old
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Am J Psychiatry 162:699-705. 2005
    ..The present study investigates the association in a younger community sample (age 60-64 years) of depressed subjects and comparison groups for potential mediating and confounding variables...
  26. ncbi Association of a functional polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene with anxiety-related temperament and behavior problems in children: a longitudinal study from infancy to the mid-teens
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Mol Psychiatry 5:542-7. 2000
    ..However, at ages 13-14 years and 15-16 years, the long/long genotype was associated with higher anxiety. These findings do not support an association of the short allele with anxiety-related traits in early life...
  27. ncbi 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
    ....
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi Alzheimer's disease: risk and protection
    A F Jorm
    National Health and Medical Research Centre Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 167:443-6. 1997
    ..Possible protection factors, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, oestrogen replacement therapy and a high education level, are of great interest because they suggest possible preventive action...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. ncbi 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
    ....
  32. ncbi "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")...
  33. ncbi Is depression a risk factor for dementia or cognitive decline? A review
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra
    Gerontology 46:219-27. 2000
    ..It is generally accepted that depression can be associated with significant cognitive deficits and that depression can be comorbid with dementia...
  34. ncbi Long-term benzodiazepine use by elderly people living in the community
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:7-10. 2000
    ..To investigate the prevalence of long-term benzodiazepine use in an elderly community sample, and factors associated with such use...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. ncbi Association of a polymorphism of the dopamine transporter gene with externalizing behavior problems and associated temperament traits: a longitudinal study from infancy to the mid-teens
    A F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet 105:346-50. 2001
    ..There are a number of methodological differences from earlier studies that might explain the lack of associations with hyperactivity. It is also possible that the earlier findings are not replicable...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi Association between smoking and mental disorders: results from an Australian National Prevalence Survey
    A F Jorm
    NHMRC Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:245-8. 1999
    ..To assess the prevalence of mental disorders according to smoking status...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi 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
    ....
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi 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...
  47. ncbi 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
    ....
  48. ncbi 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...
  49. ncbi Some contributions to the epidemiology of dementia and depression
    A S Henderson
    National Health and Medical Research Council Social Psychiatry Research Unit, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:145-54. 1997
    ..To give an account of how a research programme in epidemiology at the NHMRC Social Psychiatry Research Unit developed, and an overview of work completed...
  50. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder and other predictors of health care consumption by Vietnam veterans
    R P Marshall
    Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Centre, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian National University, Canberra, New South Wales
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1609-11. 1998
    ..Alcohol consumption was not related to health care costs. Other important variables contributing to costs were depression, educational status, the quality of the repatriation experience, and social support...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi Suicide and mental health in rural, remote and metropolitan areas in Australia
    Tanya M Caldwell
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 181:S10-4. 2004
    ..To compare the prevalence of mental health disorders and the use of professional help by area of residence, age and sex; and to determine whether the differences parallel differences in suicide rates...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. ncbi No interaction between the serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and childhood adversity or recent stressful life events on symptoms of depression: results from two community surveys
    P Chipman
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:561-5. 2007
    ..This interaction should be interpreted cautiously due to the small number of depressed subjects in the sample with persistently high levels of family adversity...
  55. ncbi 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..
  56. ncbi 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...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi 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...
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. ncbi Changes in psychological distress in Australia over an 8-year period: evidence for worsening in young men
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:47-50. 2006
    ..To assess whether psychological distress has changed in the Australian population...
  61. ncbi Depression in mild cognitive impairment in a community sample of individuals 60-64 years old
    Rajeev Kumar
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:471-80. 2006
    ..The data presented here are from the first wave of the longitudinal Personality and Total Health Through Life 60+ (PATH 60+) Project...
  62. ncbi General practice encounters for psychological problems in rural, remote and metropolitan areas in Australia
    T M Caldwell
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:774-80. 2004
    ..This article investigated rates of GP services for psychological problems across rural, remote and metropolitan areas...
  63. ncbi Mental health nurses' beliefs about interventions for schizophrenia and depression: a comparison with psychiatrists and the public
    T M Caldwell
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:602-11. 2000
    ..Factors affecting nurses' beliefs were also investigated...
  64. ncbi 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...
  65. ncbi Who uses mental health services in Australia? An analysis of data from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 34:997-1008. 2000
    ..This study sought to identify sociodemographic and psychological measures associated with utilisation of mental health services in Australia, using information collected through the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing...
  66. ncbi 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
    ....
  67. ncbi 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...
  68. ncbi Predictors of types of help provided to people using services for mental health problems: an analysis of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Eggleston Road, Acton, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:183-9. 2001
    ..We also sought to identify the extent to which sociodemographic factors, patterns of psychiatric morbidity and type of health practitioner seen were associated with receiving different types of mental health help...
  69. ncbi 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...
  70. ncbi Predictors of partially met or unmet need reported by consumers of mental health services: an analysis of data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:455-63. 2001
    ..Predictor factors included sociodemographic variables, psychological morbidity measures and type of health practitioner seen...
  71. ncbi 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...
  72. ncbi Mental health nurses' beliefs about likely outcomes for people with schizophrenia or depression: a comparison with the public and other healthcare professionals
    T M Caldwell
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 10:42-54. 2001
    ..Given the potential impact on consumers and the public, all practitioners need to be aware of their own beliefs and those of their professional colleagues...
  73. ncbi 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...
  74. ncbi Association of polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor gene with anxiety-related traits in children and adolescents: a longitudinal study
    Zoë Prichard
    John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Med Genet 114:169-76. 2002
    ..8% of the total variance for anxiety in this population. The discordance in Hardy-Weinberg proportions at the XbaI locus between the sexes is an important finding, perhaps indicating a sex-specific role for ESRalpha in fetal survival...
  75. doi No association between the serotonin-1A receptor gene single nucleotide polymorphism rs6295C/G and symptoms of anxiety or depression, and no interaction between the polymorphism and environmental stressors of childhood anxiety or recent stressful life eve
    Phillip Chipman
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Psychiatr Genet 20:8-13. 2010
    ..There are conflicting reports of an association between a common functional single nucleotide polymorphism (rs6295C/G) in the serotonin-1A receptor gene (HTR1A) and psychological disorders...
  76. ncbi 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...
  77. ncbi 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...
  78. ncbi Distress experienced by participants during an epidemiological survey of posttraumatic stress disorder
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 13:465-71. 2000
    ..We concluded that research interviews about PTSD may cause short-term distress, but found no evidence of long-term harm...
  79. ncbi 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...
  80. ncbi Associations between plasma antioxidants and hypertension in a community-based sample of 415 Australians aged 60-64
    R A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Hum Hypertens 19:219-26. 2005
    ....
  81. doi The Self-Stigma of Depression Scale (SSDS): development and psychometric evaluation of a new instrument
    Lisa J Barney
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:243-54. 2010
    ..It is a promising tool for the measurement of self-stigma and is likely to be useful in further understanding self-stigma and evaluating stigma interventions...
  82. ncbi Research priorities in mental health, part 1: an evaluation of the current research effort against the criteria of disease burden and health system costs
    Anthony F Jorm
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:322-6. 2002
    ..To examine the amount of research that various mental disorders are currently receiving in Australia and compare this with the disease burden and health system costs attributable to these disorders...
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi Hormone replacement therapy and cognition in an Australian representative sample aged 60-64 years
    Lee Fay Low
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Maturitas 54:86-94. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and level of cognitive performance intra-individual variability, and interactions with statin use, progesterone therapy and type of menopause...
  85. ncbi 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
    ....
  86. ncbi Search for a common cause factor amongst cognitive, speed and biological variables using narrow age cohorts
    Andrew MacKinnon
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 52:243-57. 2006
    ..However, it has been claimed that the finding of shared variance among variables in these studies may be spurious because most studies have been cross-sectional and based on age-heterogeneous samples...
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi Stigma about depression and its impact on help-seeking intentions
    Lisa J Barney
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:51-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this article was to examine community help-seeking intentions and stigmatizing beliefs associated with depression...
  89. ncbi Weekly alcohol consumption, brain atrophy, and white matter hyperintensities in a community-based sample aged 60 to 64 years
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Psychosom Med 68:778-85. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between weekly alcohol consumption and brain atrophy in adults aged 60 to 64 years...
  90. ncbi Measuring physical and mental health using the SF-12: implications for community surveys of mental health
    Timothy D Windsor
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:797-803. 2006
    ..The effects of using different approaches to scoring the SF-12 summary scales of physical and mental health were examined with a view to informing the design and interpretation of community-based survey research...
  91. ncbi Examining geographical and household variation in mental health in Australia
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:491-7. 2006
    ..In contrast, strong and robust household effects are evident, though relatively rarely examined. This study investigated household and area effects in the distribution of mental health scores using Australian data...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi Use of prescription medications and complementary and alternative medicines to treat depressive and anxiety symptoms: results from a community sample
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Affect Disord 82:77-84. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent to which individuals in the community use CAMs instead of, or in addition to, medications they have been prescribed, for anxiety and depressive symptoms...
  95. ncbi Pet ownership and health in older adults: findings from a survey of 2,551 community-based Australians aged 60-64
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Gerontology 51:40-7. 2005
    ..However, findings of research on this topic have been mixed with a number of researchers reporting that, for older people, there is little or no health benefit associated with pet ownership...
  96. ncbi Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: another look
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:466-8. 2003
    ..To test the claim that pet ownership reduces cardiovascular risk...
  97. 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
    ....
  98. ncbi A community survey demonstrated cohort differences in the lifetime prevalence of self-reported head injury
    Peter Butterworth
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:742-8. 2004
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the lifetime prevalence and validity of self-reported head injury...
  99. ncbi Academic consumer researchers: a bridge between consumers and researchers
    Kathleen M Griffiths
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:191-6. 2004
    ..To describe the contributions that consumers, and academic consumer researchers in particular, can make to mental health research...
  100. ncbi Use of medical services after participation in a community-based epidemiological health survey
    Ruth A Parslow
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:311-7. 2004
    ..This study investigated effects of such participation on numbers of health services used by a representative sample of 7485 Australians...
  101. ncbi Association of pulmonary function with cognitive performance in early, middle and late adulthood
    Kaarin J Anstey
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Gerontology 50:230-4. 2004
    ..This study investigated whether this association is present for a range of cognitive measures, at three stages of adulthood, and whether it remains after controlling for demographic, health and lifestyle factors...