Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Enhancing treatment fidelity in psychotherapy research: novel approach to measure the components of cognitive behavioural therapy for relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    ORYGEN Research Centre and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:1013-20. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Road to full recovery: longitudinal relationship between symptomatic remission and psychosocial recovery in first-episode psychosis over 7.5 years
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychol Med 42:595-606. 2012
  3. doi request reprint On the HORYZON: moderated online social therapy for long-term recovery in first episode psychosis
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre, Australia
    Schizophr Res 143:143-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Internet-based interventions for psychosis: a sneak-peek into the future
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 35:735-47. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for relapse following treatment for first episode psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre, Australia
    Schizophr Res 139:116-28. 2012
  6. pmc Preventing the second episode: a systematic review and meta-analysis of psychosocial and pharmacological trials in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Department of Psychiatry, Marques de Valdecilla Public Foundation Research Institute FMV IFIMAV Av Valdecilla s n, 39009, Santander, Spain
    Schizophr Bull 37:619-30. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of antipsychotic-induced weight gain with early behavioural intervention in first-episode psychosis: 2-year results of a randomized controlled trial
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Marques de Valdecilla Public Foundation Research Institute FMV IFIMAV, Santander, Spain
    Schizophr Res 116:16-9. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of adherence to cognitive-behavioural therapy in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Can J Psychiatry 54:710-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Differential predictors of critical comments and emotional over-involvement in first-episode psychosis
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Psychol Med 40:63-72. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Non-pharmacological management of antipsychotic-induced weight gain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 193:101-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Enhancing treatment fidelity in psychotherapy research: novel approach to measure the components of cognitive behavioural therapy for relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    ORYGEN Research Centre and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:1013-20. 2008
    ..e. therapy phases) of the individual intervention of a psychotherapy clinical trial (the EPISODE II trial)...
  2. doi request reprint Road to full recovery: longitudinal relationship between symptomatic remission and psychosocial recovery in first-episode psychosis over 7.5 years
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychol Med 42:595-606. 2012
    ..This study sought to: (1) examine the relationships between FFR and symptom remission in FEP over 7.5 years; (2) test two different models of the interaction between both variables...
  3. doi request reprint On the HORYZON: moderated online social therapy for long-term recovery in first episode psychosis
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre, Australia
    Schizophr Res 143:143-9. 2013
    ..An Internet-based intervention specifically designed for young people with psychosis may provide a cost-effective alternative to prevent loss of treatment benefits from early intervention...
  4. doi request reprint Internet-based interventions for psychosis: a sneak-peek into the future
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 35:735-47. 2012
    ..This article reviews the current evidence on Internet-based interventions for psychosis, including potential benefits, risks, and future challenges. Recommendations are proposed for developing future online interventions for psychosis...
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for relapse following treatment for first episode psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre, Australia
    Schizophr Res 139:116-28. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically compile and analyse risk factors for and rates of relapse in the early course of psychosis...
  6. pmc Preventing the second episode: a systematic review and meta-analysis of psychosocial and pharmacological trials in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Department of Psychiatry, Marques de Valdecilla Public Foundation Research Institute FMV IFIMAV Av Valdecilla s n, 39009, Santander, Spain
    Schizophr Bull 37:619-30. 2011
    ..This study sought to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to prevent relapse in FEP patients...
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of antipsychotic-induced weight gain with early behavioural intervention in first-episode psychosis: 2-year results of a randomized controlled trial
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Marques de Valdecilla Public Foundation Research Institute FMV IFIMAV, Santander, Spain
    Schizophr Res 116:16-9. 2010
    ..Weight-management interventions may need to be offered for longer periods to maintain preventative effects. Alternatively, booster sessions may need to be regularly delivered after intervention completion...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of adherence to cognitive-behavioural therapy in first-episode psychosis
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Can J Psychiatry 54:710-8. 2009
    ..To investigate predictors of adherence with a cognitive-behavioural intervention in first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients...
  9. doi request reprint Differential predictors of critical comments and emotional over-involvement in first-episode psychosis
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Psychol Med 40:63-72. 2010
    ..Carers were reassessed at 7 months follow-up...
  10. doi request reprint Non-pharmacological management of antipsychotic-induced weight gain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 193:101-7. 2008
    ..Antipsychotic-induced weight gain is a major concern in the treatment of psychosis. The efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions as well as the optimal intervention approach for this side-effect remain unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic-induced weight gain in chronic and first-episode psychotic disorders: a systematic critical reappraisal
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    ORYGEN Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    CNS Drugs 22:547-62. 2008
    ..Although antipsychotics present idiosyncratic patterns of weight gain, they may also generate similar absolute gains...
  12. doi request reprint Prediction of a single psychotic episode: a 7.5-year, prospective study in first-episode psychosis
    M Alvarez-Jimenez
    Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 125:236-46. 2011
    ..5-year follow-up; and 2) to identify significant predictors for this subgroup independent of potential confounders...
  13. doi request reprint Family outcomes from a randomized control trial of relapse prevention therapy in first-episode psychosis
    John F M Gleeson
    University of Melbourne Psychology Clinic, 14 20 Blackwood Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3010
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:475-83. 2010
    ..Secondary hypotheses were that RPT would be associated with reduced expressed emotion and improved psychological distress...
  14. ncbi request reprint Attenuation of antipsychotic-induced weight gain with early behavioral intervention in drug-naive first-episode psychosis patients: A randomized controlled trial
    Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
    University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla Clinical and Social Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Santander, Spain
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1253-60. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive dimensions in first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch
    Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Santander, Spain
    J Psychiatr Res 41:968-77. 2007
    ..We aimed to characterize the basic cognitive functioning of a representative sample of patients with a first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
  16. doi request reprint Cognitive functioning and negative symptoms in first episode schizophrenia: different patterns of correlates
    Jose Manuel Rodríguez-Sánchez
    University Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
    Neurotox Res 14:227-35. 2008
    ..The widely described relationship between negative symptoms and executive impairments in schizophrenia appears to be mediated by likely dysfunctions in the speed of processing instead of by working memory impairment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between clinical and cognitive change in first-episode psychosis: the first 6 weeks of treatment
    Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch
    Mental Health Centre, University Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
    Can J Psychiatry 53:839-47. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of relapse prevention therapy for first-episode psychosis patients
    John F M Gleeson
    Department of Psychology, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:477-86. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychosocial treatment designed to prevent the second episode of psychosis compared with standardized early psychosis care...
  19. doi request reprint Preserved orbitofrontal function in first-episode schizophrenia: further evidence from the object alternation paradigm
    Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch
    Psychiatry Research Unit of Cantabria, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:67-70. 2008
    ..There were no significant differences between patients and control subjects with respect to the OAT. This finding suggests that the OFC function, as measured by decision-making tasks, is preserved in the early phases of schizophrenia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cognitive functioning in the early course of first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders: timing and patterns
    Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch
    Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Department of Psychiatry, planta 2a, Edificio 2 de Noviembre, Avda Valdecilla s n, 39008, Santander, Spain
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:364-71. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine possible cognitive changes throughout the early course of schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Weight gain induced by haloperidol, risperidone and olanzapine after 1 year: findings of a randomized clinical trial in a drug-naïve population
    Rocio Perez-Iglesias
    Department of Psychiatry, Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Avda Valdecilla s n, 39008, University of Cantabria, Spain
    Schizophr Res 99:13-22. 2008
    ..There is little information about weight gain induced by antipsychotics at long-term...
  22. doi request reprint Targeted intervention to improve monitoring of antipsychotic-induced weight gain and metabolic disturbance in first episode psychosis
    Andrew Thompson
    ORYGEN Youth Health, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:740-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate whether a targeted intervention could improve levels of monitoring in a first episode psychosis clinic...
  23. doi request reprint A systematic review of relapse measurement in randomized controlled trials of relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis
    John F M Gleeson
    Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne Psychology Clinic, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Schizophr Res 119:79-88. 2010
    ..There is an urgent need for a standardized, universally adopted set of criteria for psychotic relapse with appropriate specification of measurement instruments for use in future RCTs...
  24. doi request reprint Patient predictors of symptom and functional outcome following cognitive behaviour therapy or befriending in first-episode psychosis
    Kelly Allott
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 132:125-30. 2011
    ..The current study aimed to examine patient-related predictors of symptom and functional outcome following CBT and Befriending in first-episode psychosis (FEP)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal cognitive functions in stabilized first-episode patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a dissociation between dorsolateral and orbitofrontal functioning
    Jose Manuel Rodríguez-Sánchez
    Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Planta 2 a, Edificio 2 de Noviembre Avda Valdecilla s n, 39008 Santander, Spain
    Schizophr Res 77:279-88. 2005
    ..The OFC functions are unimpaired at the early phases of psychosis and in contrast there is a significant deficit in DLPFC functions in first-episode of schizophrenia...
  26. doi request reprint Promoting physical health in youth mental health services: ensuring routine monitoring of weight and metabolic indices in a first episode psychosis clinic
    Sarah Hetrick
    Centre of Excellence, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 18:451-5. 2010
    ..Such an approach is more likely to ensure that measures to improve practice are successful, are meaningful for the clinicians involved, and become imbedded in the clinical practice of the service...
  27. doi request reprint Childhood trauma increases the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in response to first-episode psychosis
    Sarah Bendall
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46:35-9. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress symptoms due to the experience of childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress symptoms due to the experience of psychosis...
  28. doi request reprint Outcome in early-onset schizophrenia revisited: findings from the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre long-term follow-up study
    G Paul Amminger
    Orygen Youth Health Centre for Youth Mental Health, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
    Schizophr Res 131:112-9. 2011
    ..To compare the long-term outcome in individuals with early-onset (before age 18) and adult-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorder who were initially diagnosed and treated in the same clinical center...
  29. pmc Using internet enabled mobile devices and social networking technologies to promote exercise as an intervention for young first episode psychosis patients
    Eoin Killackey
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 11:80. 2011
    ..The aim of the study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of an exercise program that will be delivered via internet enabled mobile devices and social networking technologies among young people with first episode psychosis...
  30. doi request reprint Quality of life in patients who have remitted from their first episode of psychosis
    S M Cotton
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Schizophr Res 121:259-65. 2010
    ..Quality of life (QoL) in first-episode psychosis (FEP) is strongly related to levels of psychopathology and may vary as a function of illness phase. QoL remains poorly understood in FEP...
  31. doi request reprint Community rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions for psychotic disorders in youth
    Eoin Killackey
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Electronic address
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 22:745-58. 2013
    ..It examines the extent of each of these issues, provides guidance as to what evidence there exists on which to base interventions, and describes such evidence. ..
  32. doi request reprint Relationship between vocational status and perceived stress and daily hassles in first-episode psychosis: an exploratory study
    Kelly A Allott
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1045-52. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine whether a relationship exists between vocational status and level of perceived stress and daily hassles in FEP...
  33. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of vocational intervention for young people with first-episode psychosis: method
    Eoin Killackey
    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Early Interv Psychiatry 7:329-37. 2013
    ..This study adds to the knowledge of vocational intervention in first-episode psychotic illness. Additionally, it expands this work into the areas of cognition, social cognition, social inclusion and economics...