Z Steel

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of torture on post-traumatic stress symptoms in war-affected Tamil refugees and immigrants
    Derrick Silove
    School of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Health Services Building, University of New South Wales, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 43:49-55. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint No refuge from terror: the impact of detention on the mental health of trauma-affected refugees seeking asylum in Australia
    Derrick Silove
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Transcult Psychiatry 44:359-93. 2007
  3. pmc Trauma exposure, PTSD and psychotic-like symptoms in post-conflict Timor Leste: an epidemiological survey
    Ian Soosay
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Psychiatry 12:229. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Two year psychosocial and mental health outcomes for refugees subjected to restrictive or supportive immigration policies
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, The Liverpool Hospital, NSW 2170, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 72:1149-56. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Human rights and the trauma model: genuine partners or uneasy allies?
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research and Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 22:358-65. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Association of torture and other potentially traumatic events with mental health outcomes among populations exposed to mass conflict and displacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University New South Wales, Liverpool New South Wales, Australia
    JAMA 302:537-49. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Pathways to the first contact with specialist mental health care
    Zachary Steel
    Center for Population Mental Health Research, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:347-54. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of immigration detention and temporary protection on the mental health of refugees
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Level 4, Health Services Building, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 188:58-64. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders, disability and health service use amongst Vietnamese refugees and the host Australian population
    Z Steel
    Center for Population Mental Health Research, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:300-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric status of asylum seeker families held for a protracted period in a remote detention centre in Australia
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:527-36. 2004

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of torture on post-traumatic stress symptoms in war-affected Tamil refugees and immigrants
    Derrick Silove
    School of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Health Services Building, University of New South Wales, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 43:49-55. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint No refuge from terror: the impact of detention on the mental health of trauma-affected refugees seeking asylum in Australia
    Derrick Silove
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Transcult Psychiatry 44:359-93. 2007
    ..Documentation and research can be vital in achieving policy change in these settings...
  3. pmc Trauma exposure, PTSD and psychotic-like symptoms in post-conflict Timor Leste: an epidemiological survey
    Ian Soosay
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Psychiatry 12:229. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the prevalence of psychotic-like symptoms in conflict-affected Timor Leste and to examine whether symptoms were associated with trauma and PTSD...
  4. doi request reprint Two year psychosocial and mental health outcomes for refugees subjected to restrictive or supportive immigration policies
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, The Liverpool Hospital, NSW 2170, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 72:1149-56. 2011
    ..The data suggest a pattern of growing mental distress, ongoing resettlement difficulties, social isolation, and difficulty in the acculturation process amongst refugees subject to restrictive immigration policies...
  5. doi request reprint Human rights and the trauma model: genuine partners or uneasy allies?
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research and Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 22:358-65. 2009
    ..Consideration of third-generation rights raises important questions about the responsibilities facing mental health professionals applying the trauma model to non-Western settings...
  6. doi request reprint Association of torture and other potentially traumatic events with mental health outcomes among populations exposed to mass conflict and displacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University New South Wales, Liverpool New South Wales, Australia
    JAMA 302:537-49. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Pathways to the first contact with specialist mental health care
    Zachary Steel
    Center for Population Mental Health Research, Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:347-54. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Impact of immigration detention and temporary protection on the mental health of refugees
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Level 4, Health Services Building, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 188:58-64. 2006
    ..Over the past decade, developed Western countries have supplied increasingly stringent measures to discourage those seeking asylum...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders, disability and health service use amongst Vietnamese refugees and the host Australian population
    Z Steel
    Center for Population Mental Health Research, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:300-9. 2005
    ..To compare the prevalence of common mental disorders, disability and health service utilization amongst Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia for 11 years, with data obtained from a national survey of the host population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric status of asylum seeker families held for a protracted period in a remote detention centre in Australia
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:527-36. 2004
    ..To document the psychiatric status of a near complete sample of children and their families from one ethnic group held for an extended period of time in a remote immigration detention facility in Australia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Part I--the mental health impacts of migration: the law and its effects failing to understand: refugee determination and the traumatized applicant
    Zachary Steel
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia Center for Population Mental Health Research, Australia
    Int J Law Psychiatry 27:511-28. 2004
  12. doi request reprint International and indigenous diagnoses of mental disorder among Vietnamese living in Vietnam and Australia
    Zachary Steel
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Level 1, Mental Health Centre, The Liverpool Hospital, Cnr Forbes and Campbell Streets, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 194:326-33. 2009
    ..Whether the prevalence rates of common mental disorders can be compared across countries depends on the cultural validity of the diagnostic measures used...
  13. ncbi request reprint Why the high rate of dropout from individualized cognitive-behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa?
    Z Steel
    Department of Psychology, Macarthur Mental Health Service, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Eat Disord 28:209-14. 2000
    ..To investigate predictors of dropout from cognitive-behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa...
  14. ncbi request reprint The mental health implications of detaining asylum seekers
    Z Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney
    Med J Aust 175:596-9. 2001
    ..Studies are urgently required to examine the mental health consequences of detention, and to determine the effect of detention on acculturation and adaptation for asylum seekers subsequently released into the community...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term effect of psychological trauma on the mental health of Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia: a population-based study
    Zachary Steel
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 360:1056-62. 2002
    ..We aimed to assess the long-term effects of trauma on mental health and disability in Vietnamese refugees resettled in Australia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Policies of deterrence and the mental health of asylum seekers
    D Silove
    University of New South Wales, Level 4 Health Services Bldg, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW 2170, Australia
    JAMA 284:604-11. 2000
    ..The medical profession has a role in educating governments and the public about the potential risks of imposing excessively harsh policies of deterrence on the mental health of asylum seekers. JAMA. 2000;284:604-611..
  17. doi request reprint The impact of fear for family on mental health in a resettled Iraqi refugee community
    Angela Nickerson
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
    J Psychiatr Res 44:229-35. 2010
    ..The effect of ongoing threat to family still living in conflict-ridden countries on the mental health of refugees should be further considered in the context of healthcare...
  18. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the mental health of refugees with temporary versus permanent protection visas
    Shakeh Momartin
    Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors STARTTS, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:357-61. 2006
    ..To determine the impact of the Australian provisions for temporary rather than permanent protection for asylum seekers found to be genuine refugees...
  19. ncbi request reprint Understanding community psychosocial needs after disasters: implications for mental health services
    D Silove
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Australia
    J Postgrad Med 52:121-5. 2006
    ..Establishing mental health services that are community-based, family-focused and culturally sensitive in the post-emergency phase can create a model that helps shape future mental health policy for countries recovering from disaster...
  20. ncbi request reprint Science and the common good: indefinite, non-reviewable mandatory detention of asylum seekers and the research imperative
    Zachary Steel
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, UK
    Monash Bioeth Rev 23:93-103. 2004
    ..This imperative, however, must be carefully balanced against the risks that may face detainees agreeing to participate in such research...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of PTSD and depression: associations with trauma exposure, symptom severity and functional impairment in Bosnian refugees resettled in Australia
    Shakeh Momartin
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney, NSW 2150, Australia
    J Affect Disord 80:231-8. 2004
    ..We examined whether a subgroup of refugees with comorbid PTSD and depression were at particularly high risk of disability. We also investigated whether specific trauma experiences were linked to this comorbid pattern...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of trauma associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caseness, severity and functional impairment: a study of Bosnian refugees resettled in Australia
    S Momartin
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 57:775-81. 2003
    ..It may be that human rights violations pose a more general threat to the survivor's future psychosocial adaptation in areas of functioning that extend beyond the confines of PTSD...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of the refugee decision on the trajectory of PTSD, anxiety, and depressive symptoms among asylum seekers: a longitudinal study
    Derrick Silove
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Australia
    Am J Disaster Med 2:321-9. 2007
    ..To identify the direct impact of the refugee decision on psychiatric symptoms by adjusting for other variables, namely sociodemographic characteristics, past trauma, and ongoing postmigration stresses...
  24. doi request reprint Explosive anger as a response to human rights violations in post-conflict Timor-Leste
    Derrick Silove
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 69:670-7. 2009
    ..The data provide a foundation for exploring further the role of trauma-induced anger in the cycles of violence that are prevalent in post-conflict countries...
  25. doi request reprint Fear of cultural extinction and psychopathology among Mandaean refugees: an exploratory path analysis
    Angela Nickerson
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
    CNS Neurosci Ther 15:227-36. 2009
    ..Treatment interventions implemented with cultural groups facing extinction should take into consideration anxiety about loss of culture...
  26. doi request reprint Estimating clinically relevant mental disorders in a rural and an urban setting in postconflict Timor Leste
    Derrick Silove
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service and School of Psychiatry, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1205-12. 2008
    ..Epidemiologic studies undertaken in postconflict countries have focused primarily on trauma-related disorders. There is a need to include disabling psychotic disorders in order to plan clinical services in these settings...
  27. ncbi request reprint Trauma, PTSD and the longer-term mental health burden amongst Vietnamese refugees : a comparison with the Australian-born population
    Derrick Silove
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Level 1, Mental Health Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool NSW, 2170 Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:467-76. 2007
    ..The data were compared with a survey of the host population...
  28. ncbi request reprint Can structured interviews for posttraumatic stress disorder assist clinical decision-making after motor vehicle accidents? An exploratory analysis
    Derrick Silove
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, and Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales 2170, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 47:194-200. 2006
    ..81 for predicting those with either subthreshold PTSD or full PTSD over the 18-month follow-up period. The implications for further research into a stepped approach to intervention and monitoring are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factor structure and interpretation of the K10
    Robert T Brooks
    Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Psychol Assess 18:62-70. 2006
    ..The 4 factors, labeled Nervous, Negative Affect, Fatigue, and Agitation, were consistent with the original scales from which the items were taken. The 2 second-order factors represent Depression and Anxiety...
  30. ncbi request reprint Disability and health service utilization associated with psychological distress: the influence of ethnicity
    Soufiane Boufous
    Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ment Health Serv Res 7:171-9. 2005
    ..This was particularly true for those born in Southern and South-East Asia as well as the Middle East and Africa. Further research into the reasons underlying these findings for each ethnic group is warranted...
  31. doi request reprint Adult separation anxiety disorder among war-affected Bosnian refugees: comorbidity with PTSD and associations with dimensions of trauma
    Derrick Silove
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 23:169-72. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to clarify the pathogenic pathways leading to the comorbid PTSD-adult separation anxiety disorder pattern and its clinical implications...
  32. doi request reprint Social and trauma-related pathways leading to psychological distress and functional limitations four years after the humanitarian emergency in Timor-Leste
    D Silove
    Centre for Population Mental Health Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 23:151-60. 2010
    ..Although based on cross-sectional data, the model supports the relevance of past trauma, posttraumatic distress, and postconflict social conditions to functioning in societies such as Timor-Leste...
  33. pmc Cultural aspects of cancer genetics: setting a research agenda
    B Meiser
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Block 4, Level 5, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Genet 38:425-9. 2001
    ....
  34. doi request reprint The prevalence of depression among men living with HIV infection in Vietnam
    Catherine Anne Esposito
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 99:S439-44. 2009
    ..We assessed the prevalence of depression among men living with HIV infection in Vietnam and compared the findings with those from a general population survey of Vietnamese men...
  35. ncbi request reprint Complicated grief in Bosnian refugees: associations with posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
    Shakeh Momartin
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Compr Psychiatry 45:475-82. 2004
    ..While PTSD and grief share common symptoms of intrusion, the two symptom domains are sufficiently distinct to warrant independent assessment of grief in refugee populations...
  36. doi request reprint The child asylum seeker: psychological and developmental impact of immigration detention
    Louise K Newman
    Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Locked Bag 1014, Wallsend, New South Wales 2308, Australia
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 17:665-83, x. 2008
    ..The clinician has an important role in bearing witness to the harm done to detainees as well as trying to prevent harm in whatever way possible...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trauma, post-migration living difficulties, and social support as predictors of psychological adjustment in resettled Sudanese refugees
    Robert Schweitzer
    School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:179-87. 2006
    ..This paper explores the impact of pre-migration trauma, post-migration living difficulties and social support on the current mental health of 63 resettled Sudanese refugees...
  38. ncbi request reprint In protest
    Michael Dudley
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:978-9; discussion 979-80. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint An ethnographically derived measure of anxiety, depression and somatization: the Phan Vietnamese Psychiatric Scale
    Tuong Phan
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
    Transcult Psychiatry 41:200-32. 2004
    ..The PVPS was rated as superior in clinical sensitivity and acceptability in comparison to other related measures...
  40. ncbi request reprint Promoting walking as an adjunct intervention to group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders--a pilot group randomized trial
    Dafna Merom
    Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 22:959-68. 2008
    ..21, -3.41, and -5.14, respectively, p<0.05) compared to the GCBT+ED. The potential of exercise interventions as adjunct to GCBT for anxiety disorder needs to be further explored...
  41. ncbi request reprint Legal and ethical implications of medically enforced feeding of detained asylum seekers on hunger strike
    Mary A Kenny
    School of Law, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA
    Med J Aust 180:237-40. 2004
    ..If called upon to treat hunger strikers, medical practitioners should be aware of their ethical and legal responsibilities, and that they should act independently of government or institutional interests...