Vladan Starcevic

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Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Anxiety states: a review of conceptual and treatment issues
    Vladan Starcevic
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:79-83. 2006
  2. doi 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
  3. doi 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
  4. doi 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
  5. doi The life and music of Alexander Scriabin: megalomania revisited
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:57-60. 2012
  6. doi 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
  7. doi Generalized anxiety disorder: between neglect and an epidemic
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:664-7. 2012
  8. doi Can levels of a general anxiety-prone cognitive style distinguish between various anxiety disorders?
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychological Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 53:427-33. 2012
  9. ncbi Dysphoric about dysphoria: towards a greater conceptual clarity of the term
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:9-13. 2007
  10. doi Anxiety disorders no more?
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 16:317-21. 2008

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  1. ncbi Anxiety states: a review of conceptual and treatment issues
    Vladan Starcevic
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:79-83. 2006
    ..The aim is to review studies published between August 2004 and July 2005, which address selected conceptual and treatment issues regarding various anxiety states...
  2. doi 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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  3. doi 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...
  4. doi 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...
  5. doi The life and music of Alexander Scriabin: megalomania revisited
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:57-60. 2012
    ..To shed more light on the relationship between the grandiosity of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) and his creative output, and discuss its implications for psychopathology...
  6. doi 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...
  7. doi Generalized anxiety disorder: between neglect and an epidemic
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:664-7. 2012
    ..The likely inclusion of many such "false-positives" will result in an artificial increase in the prevalence of GAD and will have further negative consequences...
  8. doi Can levels of a general anxiety-prone cognitive style distinguish between various anxiety disorders?
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychological Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 53:427-33. 2012
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  9. ncbi Dysphoric about dysphoria: towards a greater conceptual clarity of the term
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:9-13. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to conceptualize dysphoria in a way that is clearer, better delineated and more clinically useful, after reviewing its meanings in a variety of psychopathological contexts and the consequent conceptual confusion...
  10. doi Anxiety disorders no more?
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 16:317-21. 2008
    ..The aim of this article was to critically examine options for the future classification of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) group of anxiety disorders...
  11. doi Treatment of panic disorder: recent developments and current status
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychological Medicine Head, Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital, PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:1219-32. 2008
    ..These include simplified modes of delivery of cognitive-behavior therapy, optimal ways of combining medications with cognitive-behavior therapy, and minimizing the risk of recurrence after the cessation of treatment...
  12. doi Co-occurrence of Axis I and Axis II disorders in female and male patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia Department of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital, Sydney Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 49:537-43. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to compare female and male patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) for the co-occurring Axis I and Axis II (personality) disorders, to better understand sex differences in PDA...
  13. doi 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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  14. ncbi Pathological worry, anxiety disorders and the impact of co-occurrence with depressive and other anxiety disorders
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital, Sydney Penrith, NSW, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 21:1016-27. 2007
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  15. ncbi Psychiatric comorbidity: concepts, controversies and alternatives
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 13:375-8. 2005
    ..A further aim is to propose an alternative term that might be more clinically useful and meaningful for describing the coexistence of mental disorders...
  16. ncbi Cognitive specificity of anxiety disorders: a review of selected key constructs
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 23:51-61. 2006
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for diagnostic systems and treatment, and suggest areas for further research...
  17. ncbi Are there gender differences in catastrophic appraisals in panic disorder with agoraphobia?
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychological Medicine, and Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 24:545-52. 2007
    ..These findings also support a notion that there is no gender difference in response to CBT-based treatment of PDA...
  18. ncbi Issues in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, and Nepean Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 13:371-4. 2005
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  19. ncbi Somatoform disorders and DSM-V: conceptual and political issues in the debate
    Vladan Starcevic
    Univ of Sydney and Nepean Hospital, Dept of Psychological Medicine, P O Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia
    Psychosomatics 47:277-81. 2006
    ..It is suggested that political pressures to change certain terms should be resisted, and that such changes should be made only if the alternatives have clear advantages...
  20. doi 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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  21. doi 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. doi Cognitive factors in panic disorder, agoraphobic avoidance and agoraphobia
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Nepean Hospital, P O Box 63, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 46:282-91. 2008
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  24. doi 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...
  25. ncbi Treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia in an anxiety disorders clinic: factors influencing psychiatrists' treatment choices
    Vladan Starcevic
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital and University of Sydney, P O Box 63, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 125:41-52. 2004
    ..These choices appear rational and resulted in substantial clinical improvement at the end of intensive treatment in the clinic...
  26. doi 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...
  27. ncbi Thought-action fusion: review of the literature and future directions
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Department of Psychological Medicine, Nepean Hospital, P O Box 63, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:263-84. 2005
    ..TAF is also associated with the presence of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. Educational and cognitive therapy approaches to reduce TAF and consequent symptoms are discussed, and suggestions for further research made...
  28. doi 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...
  29. doi Do symptom interpretations mediate the relationship between panic attack symptoms and agoraphobic avoidance?
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Penrith, Australia
    Behav Cogn Psychother 38:275-89. 2010
    ..There is little consensus as to whether agoraphobic avoidance in panic disorder is characterized by a prominence of particular symptoms and interpretations of those symptoms...
  30. doi Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Clin Psychol Psychother 18:339-46. 2011
    ..Further research should confirm the psychometric properties of the 3-item version when administered independently of the other items and assess the scale's test-retest reliability...
  31. doi 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...
  32. doi A pilot study of cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder augmented by panic surfing
    Claire Lamplugh
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Clin Psychol Psychother 15:440-5. 2008
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  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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. ..
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi 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)...
  37. doi Cyberchondria: towards a better understanding of excessive health-related Internet use
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Nepean, Discipline of Psychiatry, Penrith, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Expert Rev Neurother 13:205-13. 2013
    ..Managing cyberchondria poses a challenge, and several approaches as part of the treatment of health anxiety and hypochondriasis are described. The article makes suggestions for further research on cyberchondria...
  38. doi Recognizing problem video game use
    Guy Porter
    Herbert Street Drug and Alcohol Clinic, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:120-8. 2010
    ..The main objectives of the present study were to identify individuals with problem video game use and compare them with those without problem video game use on several variables...
  39. ncbi Panic disorder patients at the time of air strikes
    Vladan Starcevic
    Hunter Mental Health Service and University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 16:152-6. 2002
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  40. doi 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...
  41. doi Inconsistencies between reported test statistics and p-values in two psychiatry journals
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Sydney West Area Health Service, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 16:202-7. 2007
    ..1% for APS. We conclude that inconsistencies in p-values are common and may reflect errors of analysis and rounding, typographic errors or typesetting errors. Suggestions for reducing the occurrence of such inconsistencies are provided...
  42. doi Have anxiety disorders been disowned by psychiatrists?
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:12-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper was to examine the place of anxiety disorders in contemporary psychiatry, its origins, and possible implications for the future of psychiatry...
  43. doi 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. ..
  44. doi 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...
  45. doi 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...
  46. doi Gustav Mahler as Freud's patient: a note on possible obstacles to communication and understanding
    Vladan Starcevic
    Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 21:271-5. 2013
    ..This article examines the meeting between Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud from a perspective that takes into account possible obstacles to their interaction...
  47. ncbi Preliminary validation of the Nepean Dysphoria Scale
    David Berle
    Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:322-6. 2012
    ..To present the psychometric properties of the Nepean Dysphoria Scale (NDS), the first instrument developed to measure the severity of dysphoria...
  48. doi Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: still in search of the concept-affirming boundaries
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Sydney, Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 24:55-60. 2011
    ..This review will re-examine OCSDs in light of the currently available evidence...
  49. ncbi A general anxiety-prone cognitive style in anxiety disorders
    E H Uhlenhuth
    Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2400 Tucker, N E, Albuquerque, NM 87131 5326, USA
    J Affect Disord 70:241-9. 2002
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  50. ncbi Predictors of work disabilities in patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia
    Milan Latas
    Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Pasterova 2, Belgrade 11000, Serbia and Montenegro
    Eur Psychiatry 19:280-4. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to ascertain predictors of work insufficiency in patients with panic disorder (PD) with agoraphobia (AG)...
  51. ncbi Abrupt discontinuation of alprazolam and cognitive style in patients with panic disorder: early effects on mood, performance, and vital signs
    E H Uhlenhuth
    Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:519-23. 2006
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  52. ncbi Overcoming therapeutic pessimism in hypochondriasis
    Vladan Starcevic
    University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Newcastle, Australia
    Am J Psychother 56:167-77. 2002
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