Vlasios Brakoulias

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Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The clinical characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder associated with high levels of schizotypy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 48:852-60. 2014
  2. doi request reprint The future of pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may lie in a better understanding of its heterogeneity
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    The University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychiatry, PO Box 63, Sydney Penrith, New South Wales 2751, Australia 61 2 4734 2585 61 2 4734 3343
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 15:1321-3. 2014
  3. doi request reprint The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 85:133-42. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:750-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Further support for five dimensions of obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney Penrith, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:452-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Hospital admissions for obsessive-compulsive disorder in NSW, 1997 to 2010
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, The University of Sydney, and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:502-6. 2011
  7. doi request reprint A cross-sectional survey of the frequency and characteristics of delusions in acute psychiatric wards
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 16:87-91. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The characterization of beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, NSW 2751, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 82:151-61. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: a comorbidity and family history perspective
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:151-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Delusions and reasoning: a study involving cognitive behavioural therapy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 13:148-65. 2008

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Publications32

  1. doi request reprint The clinical characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder associated with high levels of schizotypy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 48:852-60. 2014
    ..This study aims to examine the characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) associated with high levels of schizotypy...
  2. doi request reprint The future of pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may lie in a better understanding of its heterogeneity
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    The University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychiatry, PO Box 63, Sydney Penrith, New South Wales 2751, Australia 61 2 4734 2585 61 2 4734 3343
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 15:1321-3. 2014
    ..Treatment studies should use these findings to develop more targeted pharmacotherapy for patients with OCD. ..
  3. doi request reprint The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 85:133-42. 2014
    ..The findings encourage symptom-based approaches to cognitive-behavioural therapy for some OCD symptoms and call for further research on cognitions associated with contamination/cleaning symptoms and hoarding. ..
  4. doi request reprint The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 54:750-7. 2013
    ..In the quest to unravel the heterogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an increasing number of factor analytic studies are recognising unacceptable/taboo thoughts as one of the symptom dimensions of OCD...
  5. doi request reprint Further support for five dimensions of obsessive-compulsive symptoms
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney Penrith, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:452-9. 2013
    ..The YBOCS-SC-derived symptom components were predicted by their respective VOCI symptom subscale scores...
  6. doi request reprint Hospital admissions for obsessive-compulsive disorder in NSW, 1997 to 2010
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, The University of Sydney, and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:502-6. 2011
    ..To assess the characteristics of admissions to NSW hospitals with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  7. doi request reprint A cross-sectional survey of the frequency and characteristics of delusions in acute psychiatric wards
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 16:87-91. 2008
    ..The aim of this paper was to ascertain the frequency and characteristics of delusions across several acute psychiatric wards...
  8. doi request reprint The characterization of beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, NSW 2751, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 82:151-61. 2011
    ..This is likely to have implications for diagnostic conceptualization and subtyping of OCD...
  9. doi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: a comorbidity and family history perspective
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:151-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper was to assess whether rates of comorbidity and family history of OCSDs in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) supported this concept...
  10. doi request reprint Delusions and reasoning: a study involving cognitive behavioural therapy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 13:148-65. 2008
    ..Delusions are also effectively modified by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). We sought to examine whether CBT reduces delusional conviction by changing such general reasoning anomalies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients with deliberate self-harm seen by a consultation-liaison service
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Department of Psychiatry, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 14:192-7. 2006
    ..To examine Australian trends in deliberate self-harm in order to explore aetiological factors and improve clinical practice...
  12. doi request reprint Characteristics of admissions to a recently opened Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 18:326-9. 2010
    ..The goal of this paper was to report on the characteristics of admissions to a recently established PECC...
  13. doi request reprint Psychiatrists and GPs: diagnostic decision making, personality profiles and attitudes toward depression and anxiety
    Lisa Lampe
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 21:231-7. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Interpersonal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its relationship with checking compulsions
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 200:560-7. 2012
    ..Although a close relationship exists between IRS and checking compulsions, these results suggest important differences, with implications for understanding the factors that contribute to IRS and checking compulsions...
  15. doi request reprint Functions of compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychiatry, Nepean Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:449-57. 2011
    ..The main aim of this study was to systematically ascertain what motivates individuals with OCD to perform compulsions...
  16. doi request reprint The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 21:117-21. 2013
    ..To describe the use of psychotropic agents in a sample of subjects with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and in particular the differences associated with different OCD symptoms...
  17. doi request reprint The factor structure of the Kessler-10 questionnaire in a treatment-seeking sample
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:660-4. 2010
    ..These findings call into question the construct validity of the K10 in treatment seeking samples, and the suitability of the scale for clinical settings may need to be reconsidered...
  18. doi request reprint Disgust propensity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: cross-sectional and prospective relationships
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Network, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:656-63. 2012
    ..We investigated the relationship between disgust propensity and OCD symptoms in a clinical sample and examined whether changes in disgust propensity are associated with changes in OCD symptoms...
  19. doi request reprint The nature and correlates of avoidance in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:871-9. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder co-occurring with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Conceptual and clinical implications
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:65-73. 2013
    ..This study aimed to test the proposition that OCPD may be a marker of severity of OCD by comparing groups of OCD individuals with and without OCPD on a number of variables...
  21. doi request reprint Specificity of the Relationships Between Dysphoria and Related Constructs in an Outpatient Sample
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Department of Psychiatry Nepean Hospital PO Box 63, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 86:459-69. 2015
    ..Conceptual rigor when referring to dysphoria should be promoted in both clinical practice and further research. ..
  22. doi request reprint New diagnostic perspectives on obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and its links with other conditions
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 27:62-7. 2014
    ..This review examines the conceptualization of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), its epidemiology and efforts to better understand the relationships between OCPD and other conditions...
  23. doi request reprint Diagnostic processes in mental health: GPs and psychiatrists reading from the same book but on a different page
    Lisa Lampe
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:374-8. 2012
    ..To explore the clinical reasoning processes underpinning diagnostic and management decision-making in treating patients presenting with psychological distress in general practice...
  24. doi request reprint Predictors of the length of stay in a psychiatric emergency care centre
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 21:563-6. 2013
    ..This paper aims to ascertain predictors of the length of stay in a Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC)...
  25. doi request reprint Use of benzodiazepines in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Vladan Starcevic
    aDiscipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney bSchool of Psychiatry, UNSW Australia, Randwick cSt John of God Health Care, Richmond Hospital, North Richmond dDepartment of Psychiatry, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales eSchool of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia fDepartment of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo gObsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Project, Institute and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo hDepartment of Psychiatry, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul iAnxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Research Program, Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, D Or Institute for Research and Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 31:27-33. 2016
    ..This calls for further research and clarification of the role of BDZs in the treatment of OCD. ..
  26. doi request reprint Symptom subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: are they relevant for treatment?
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychological Medicine, NSW, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:651-61. 2008
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  27. doi request reprint An evaluation of monitoring practices in patients on second generation antipsychotics
    Dang Nguyen
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine and Western Clinical School, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 17:295-9. 2009
    ..The aim was to audit what proportion of patients were having their weight, height, girth, body mass index, lipids and blood sugar levels monitored and recorded...
  28. doi request reprint Effect of impulse control disorders on disability and quality of life in Parkinson's disease patients
    Amy L Phu
    University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School, NSW, Australia Nepean Hospital, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 21:63-6. 2014
    ..There were no statistically significant differences in age, sex, major depressive disorders, PD duration, total levodopa equivalent daily dose, use of dopamine agonists, or UPDRS motor score between patients with and without ICDR. ..
  29. doi request reprint Patterns of hypnotic medication use for sleep disturbance amongst hospital inpatients
    Katherine Rankin
    Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:301-4. 2012
    ..The objective of this article is to examine patterns of temazepam prescribing amongst inpatients at a Sydney teaching hospital...
  30. doi request reprint Assessment and treatment of hoarding disorder
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, and Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Nepean Hospital, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 23:358-60. 2015
    ..To provide a brief selective review of the current literature regarding Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition Hoarding Disorder, with an emphasis on its associated risks, assessment and management approaches...
  31. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the response of pathological hoarding to pharmacotherapy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Discipline of Psychiatry, The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 229:272-6. 2015
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  32. ncbi request reprint Amisulpride and cardiomyopathy
    Vlasios Brakoulias
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:738. 2005