D M Clarke

Summary

Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hazardous or harmful alcohol use in Royal Australian Navy veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: identification of high risk subgroups
    Dean P McKenzie
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:1683-94. 2006
  2. pmc A randomised trial of a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients integrated into routine care: the PROMPT study (promoting optimal outcomes in mood through tailored psychosocial therapies)
    Jane Turner
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:48. 2011
  3. pmc Autonomy, rationality and the wish to die
    D M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Ethics 25:457-62. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Somatic symptoms, hypochondriasis and psychological distress: a study of somatisation in Australian general practice
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:560-4. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint What do general practitioners think depression is? A taxonomy of distress and depression for general practice
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S110-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Growing old and getting sick: maintaining a positive spirit at the end of life
    David M Clarke
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:148-54. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Demoralization: its phenomenology and importance
    David M Clarke
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:733-42. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint An examination of the efficiency of the 12-item SPHERE questionnaire as a screening instrument for common mental disorders in primary care
    David M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:236-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint An empirically derived taxonomy of common distress syndromes in the medically ill
    David M Clarke
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 54:323-30. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint A qualitative examination of the experience of 'depression' in hospitalized medically ill patients
    David M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychopathology 39:303-12. 2006

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Hazardous or harmful alcohol use in Royal Australian Navy veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: identification of high risk subgroups
    Dean P McKenzie
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:1683-94. 2006
    ..The findings have important implications for effective development of public health initiatives designed to encourage safe alcohol use among veterans...
  2. pmc A randomised trial of a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients integrated into routine care: the PROMPT study (promoting optimal outcomes in mood through tailored psychosocial therapies)
    Jane Turner
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:48. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Autonomy, rationality and the wish to die
    D M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Ethics 25:457-62. 1999
    ..Roman suicide, sometimes held as an example of "rational suicide", illustrates the effects of culture, tradition and values on the attitudes to, and the practice of, suicide...
  4. ncbi request reprint Somatic symptoms, hypochondriasis and psychological distress: a study of somatisation in Australian general practice
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:560-4. 2008
    ..To measure the prevalence of somatisation (multiple somatic symptoms and hypochondriasis) among Australian general practice attendees, its recognition by general practitioners, and its relationship with symptoms of depression and anxiety...
  5. ncbi request reprint What do general practitioners think depression is? A taxonomy of distress and depression for general practice
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S110-3. 2008
    ..To create a taxonomy of distress and depression for use in primary care, that mirrors the thinking and practice of experienced general practitioners...
  6. ncbi request reprint Growing old and getting sick: maintaining a positive spirit at the end of life
    David M Clarke
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:148-54. 2007
    ..To offer this, a well-resourced and coordinated, multidisciplinary and skilled workforce is needed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Demoralization: its phenomenology and importance
    David M Clarke
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:733-42. 2002
    ..The aim here is to review and summarize the literature pertaining to demoralization in order to examine the validity of the construct...
  8. ncbi request reprint An examination of the efficiency of the 12-item SPHERE questionnaire as a screening instrument for common mental disorders in primary care
    David M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:236-9. 2003
    ..To further examine the screening capabilities (sensitivity, specificity, etc.) of the 12-item Somatic and Psychological Health Report (SPHERE) questionnaire...
  9. ncbi request reprint An empirically derived taxonomy of common distress syndromes in the medically ill
    David M Clarke
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 54:323-30. 2003
    ..Distress syndromes are common, but classifications fail to differentiate syndromes relevantly. We sought to take a fresh look at the common distress syndromes in the medically ill...
  10. ncbi request reprint A qualitative examination of the experience of 'depression' in hospitalized medically ill patients
    David M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychopathology 39:303-12. 2006
    ..We aimed to describe, using qualitative interviews, the experience of 'being depressed', separating experiences that are unique to depression from experiences that are common to being ill and in hospital...
  11. ncbi request reprint Place of the psyche in health care
    David Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:745. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Depression and physical illness: more complex than simple comorbidity
    David M Clarke
    Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:S52-3. 2009
    ..Depression alone is debilitating, and this effect is multiplied in people with physical illness...
  13. ncbi request reprint Depression, anxiety and their relationship with chronic diseases: a review of the epidemiology, risk and treatment evidence
    David M Clarke
    Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:S54-60. 2009
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  14. ncbi request reprint Monash Interview for Liaison Psychiatry (MILP). Development, reliability, and procedural validity
    D M Clarke
    Monash University Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychosomatics 39:318-28. 1998
    ..Mean kappas for these comparisons were 0.61, 0.56, and 0.31, respectively. As predicted, the MILP more fully covered the spectrum of somatizing disorders, compared with the other methods for establishing diagnoses...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in illness and recovery
    D M Clarke
    Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine, Melbourne, Australia
    N Z Med J 111:410-2. 1998
    ..Psychological factors do significantly affect outcomes of physical illness. The role of psychological treatments, alongside somatic therapies, needs further study...
  16. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of supervision and the training experience in psychiatry
    D M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 33:248-52. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and trial a method of trainee evaluation of the supervision and training experience...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sex, honesty and the supervisory relationship: a response to Ryan
    D M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 33:339-43. 1999
    ..This paper challenges that view...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adjusting to illness and other major life events: how can GPs help?
    David M Clarke
    School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:206-10. 2007
    ..However, research in this area has tended to concentrate on the patient who is overwhelmed and unable to cope, focusing on the negative consequences of anxiety and depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Somatisation. What is it?
    D M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne
    Aust Fam Physician 29:109-13. 2000
    ..Patients with a strong somatic conviction despite an absence of objective measures of physical disease are vexing and frustrating for doctors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Management of somatoform disorders
    D M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne
    Aust Fam Physician 29:115-9. 2000
    ..Physical illness, where there is no apparent disease, is a problem for doctors and the health system. Such an illness is also a cause of distress and anguish for patients and families. General practitioners are inevitably involved...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of psychopathology in the medically ill. A latent trait analysis
    D M Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Psychosomatics 41:418-25. 2000
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  22. ncbi request reprint Consultation-liaison psychiatrists' management of somatoform disorders
    G C Smith
    Monash University Department of Psychological Medicine and Southern Healthcare Network, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Psychosomatics 41:481-9. 2000
    ..Differences in characteristics and treatment of the subgroups tended to be consistent with their constructs and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses...
  23. ncbi request reprint Demoralization syndrome--a relevant psychiatric diagnosis for palliative care
    D W Kissane
    Centre for Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Palliat Care 17:12-21. 2001
    ..Overall, demoralization syndrome has satisfactory face, descriptive, predictive, construct, and divergent validity, suggesting its utility as a diagnostic category in palliative care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effectiveness of integrated interventions: terminology and approach
    Graeme Smith
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Victoria, Australia
    Med Clin North Am 90:533-48. 2006
    ..Recent developments in theoretic constructs in these areas give promise of better answers to the question, "What works for whom in what context?". Qualitative methodology should form part of this research...
  25. ncbi request reprint Accurate confidence intervals for measures of test performance
    D P McKenzie
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 69:207-9. 1997
    ..Characteristics of the computer program, 'AccuCon', which is available from the authors, are described...
  26. ncbi request reprint The contribution of spirituality and spiritual coping to anxiety and depression in women with a recent diagnosis of gynecological cancer
    N Boscaglia
    Department of Psychological Medicine and General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 15:755-61. 2005
    ..We conclude that spirituality and spiritual coping are important to women with GC and that health professionals in the area should consider these issues...
  27. doi request reprint Changes to inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry service delivery over a 7-year period
    Dhayanthi Devasagayam
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Adult Mental Health Service, Eastern Health, Ringwood, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 16:418-22. 2008
    ..During the intervening years, psychogeriatric referrals have been included and gazetting of general hospital beds has resulted in detention of patients under the Mental Health Act (MHA)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a short course in psychiatry for general practitioners
    David Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 14:76-80. 2006
    ..To assess the acceptability and benefits to general practitioners (GPs) of a short course on the management of depression and anxiety...
  29. ncbi request reprint Balint groups. Examining the doctor-patient relationship
    David Clarke
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Department of General Practice, General Practice Psychiatry Unit, Monash University, Melbourne
    Aust Fam Physician 31:41-4. 2002
    ..Balint groups have been effectively used to assist in these domains...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of an educational intervention on general practitioners' skills in cognitive behavioural strategies: a randomised controlled trial
    Grant A Blashki
    Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S129-32. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on general practitioners' skills in cognitive behavioural strategies (CBS)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Consultation-liaison psychiatrists' use of antidepressants in the physically ill
    Graeme C Smith
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University and Southern Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychosomatics 43:221-7. 2002
    ..There is a paucity of randomized controlled trials on which to base practice guidelines. Practice-based research such as this helps inform those guidelines...
  32. ncbi request reprint A Graduate Certificate and Master in General Practice Psychiatry by distance education--1998-2001
    Grant Blashki
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 31:394-7. 2002
    ..The learning is by distance education and multimode, including text packages sent out, tapes, teleconferences and two annual residential weekends with role plays and didactic teaching...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of cognitive-existential group therapy on survival in early-stage breast cancer
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:4255-60. 2004
    ..Given the debate about group therapy's association with increased survival in women with metastatic breast cancer, we were curious to check its effect at a much earlier stage in the cancer journey...
  34. ncbi request reprint A questionnaire to measure general practitioners' attitudes to their role in the management of patients with depression and anxiety
    Louise McCall
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 31:299-303. 2002
    ..Doctors' attitudes affect the recognition and management of mental health. We detail the development of an instrument to measure general practitioner attitudes to the recognition and management of depression and anxiety disorders...
  35. ncbi request reprint Adverse reactions to antidepressants in consultation-liaison psychiatry inpatients
    Graeme C Smith
    Monash University Department of Psychological Medicine and Southern Health, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychosomatics 43:228-33. 2002
    ..05). Consultation-liaison psychiatrists need to be well informed about pharmacodynamics and drug interactions in patients with physical/psychiatric comorbidity...
  36. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy for women with metastatic breast cancer: survival and psychosocial outcome from a randomized controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 16:277-86. 2007
    ..Mixed reports exist about the impact of supportive-expressive group therapy (SEGT) on survival...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-existential group psychotherapy for women with primary breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, St Vincent s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Psychooncology 12:532-46. 2003
    ..We conducted a randomised, controlled trial of cognitive-existential group therapy (CEGT) for women with early stage breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with the aim of improving mood and mental attitude to cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint The Demoralization Scale: a report of its development and preliminary validation
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Care 20:269-76. 2004
    ..Confirmatory validation is needed for the scale to be used as a measure of change in interventions designed to treat demoralization...
  39. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorder in women with early stage and advanced breast cancer: a comparative analysis
    David W Kissane
    Department ofpsychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:320-6. 2004
    ..To assess psychosocial morbidity in women with breast cancer and to compare the differential rates between women with early stage and advanced disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint A comparison of psychosocial and physical functioning in patients with motor neurone disease and metastatic cancer
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Palliat Care 21:173-9. 2005
    ..We suggest this difference in the quality of depression represents a difference in illness experience of the two groups and has relevance for the ways we treat depression in the medically ill...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sense of coherence as a protective factor for demoralisation in women with a recent diagnosis of gynaecological cancer
    Nadia Boscaglia
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychooncology 16:189-95. 2007
    ..In this study, we hypothesised on theoretical grounds that a strong SOC would be associated with lower levels of demoralisation in the context of gynaecological cancer (GC)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Psychological morbidity and quality of life in women with advanced breast cancer: a cross-sectional survey
    Brenda Grabsch
    University of Melbourne Centre for Palliative Care, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, St Vincent s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Palliat Support Care 4:47-56. 2006
    ..Our purpose was to determine the frequency of psychiatric morbidity and to assess the quality of life of women with advanced breast cancer...
  43. ncbi request reprint A review of psychosocial aspects of motor neurone disease
    Janet E McLeod
    Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    J Neurol Sci 258:4-10. 2007
    ..Although guidelines exist to direct physicians to attend to the physical care, there is a distinct lack of guidance to attend to the psychological state of the MND patient...
  44. ncbi request reprint Somatising disorders: untangling the pathology
    Louise Stone
    SIGPET, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:234-9. 2007
    ..The interaction between the illness worry of the patient and the disease worry of the doctor can lead to escalating disability and the risk of iatrogenic disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression in women with metastatic breast cancer: a comparison of the Beck Depression Inventory Short Form and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    Anthony W Love
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:526-31. 2004
    ..To compare two self-report questionnaires for identifying possible depression in women with metastatic breast cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy: the transformation of existential ambivalence into creative living while enhancing adherence to anti-cancer therapies
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 13:755-68. 2004
    ..This promotes compliance with anti-cancer treatments, including both the initiation of and perseverance with chemotherapy. This mechanism could prove to be a potentially important pathway in promoting longer survival...