Harvey A Whiteford

Summary

Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The mental health policy template: domains and elements for mental health policy formulation
    Clare Townsend
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    Int Rev Psychiatry 16:18-23. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Leadership in mental health policy: the national context
    Harvey Whiteford
    Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Richlands, QLD, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 13:21-6. 2005
  3. pmc Predicting the impact of the 2011 conflict in Libya on population mental health: PTSD and depression prevalence and mental health service requirements
    Fiona J Charlson
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e40593. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Harvey A Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, QLD, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1575-86. 2013
  5. doi request reprint How did we arrive at burden of disease estimates for mental and illicit drug use disorders in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010?
    Harvey A Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:376-83. 2013
  6. pmc Differences in wage rates for males and females in the health sector: a consideration of unpaid overtime to decompose the gender wage gap
    Nerina Vecchio
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, 4076, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    Hum Resour Health 11:9. 2013
  7. pmc Patterns of multimorbidity in working Australians
    Libby Holden
    School of Medicine, Griffith University University Drive Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 9:15. 2011
  8. pmc Schizophrenia in Thailand: prevalence and burden of disease
    Pudtan Phanthunane
    Setting Priorities Using Information on Cost Effectiveness SPICE project, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Popul Health Metr 8:24. 2010
  9. pmc Cost-effectiveness of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia
    Pudtan Phanthunane
    Setting Priorities Using Information on Cost Effectiveness SPICE project, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 9:6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Policy implications of the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Harvey Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Wacol, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:644-51. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint The mental health policy template: domains and elements for mental health policy formulation
    Clare Townsend
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    Int Rev Psychiatry 16:18-23. 2004
    ..The Mental Health Policy Template and the work of the Consortium for Mental Health Services will be presented and the future role of the template in mental health policy development and reform in developing countries will be discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Leadership in mental health policy: the national context
    Harvey Whiteford
    Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Richlands, QLD, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 13:21-6. 2005
    ..To describe how mental health policy is developed and implemented...
  3. pmc Predicting the impact of the 2011 conflict in Libya on population mental health: PTSD and depression prevalence and mental health service requirements
    Fiona J Charlson
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e40593. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Harvey A Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, QLD, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1575-86. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint How did we arrive at burden of disease estimates for mental and illicit drug use disorders in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010?
    Harvey A Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 26:376-83. 2013
    ..Here, we provide an overview of the methodological approach taken to this work, as well as the challenges and limitations encountered in deriving the burden of mental and drug use disorders...
  6. pmc Differences in wage rates for males and females in the health sector: a consideration of unpaid overtime to decompose the gender wage gap
    Nerina Vecchio
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, 4076, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    Hum Resour Health 11:9. 2013
    ..The investigation accounts for unpaid overtime. Given the limited availability of information, little empirical evidence exists that accounts for unpaid overtime...
  7. pmc Patterns of multimorbidity in working Australians
    Libby Holden
    School of Medicine, Griffith University University Drive Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 9:15. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. pmc Schizophrenia in Thailand: prevalence and burden of disease
    Pudtan Phanthunane
    Setting Priorities Using Information on Cost Effectiveness SPICE project, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Popul Health Metr 8:24. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and disease burden of schizophrenia in Thailand using local data sources that recently have become available...
  9. pmc Cost-effectiveness of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia
    Pudtan Phanthunane
    Setting Priorities Using Information on Cost Effectiveness SPICE project, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 9:6. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  10. doi request reprint Policy implications of the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Harvey Whiteford
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Wacol, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:644-51. 2009
    ..To describe some of the policy implications of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing...
  11. ncbi request reprint Depression in primary care: expanding the evidence base for diagnosis and treatment
    Harvey A Whiteford
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:S101-2. 2008
    ..Primary care has the lead role in reducing the burden of common mental disorders in Australia. This supplement adds to the evidence base needed to achieve it...
  12. pmc Burden of depressive disorders by country, sex, age, and year: findings from the global burden of disease study 2010
    Alize J Ferrari
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Med 10:e1001547. 2013
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Employee absenteeism measures reflecting current work practices may be instrumental in a re-evaluation of the relationship between psychological distress/mental health and absenteeism
    Michael F Hilton
    The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:37-47. 2009
    ..Employees with psychological distress may take time off work but it appears that they make up for lost time possibly to stay up to speed with task driven occupations and avoid performance review...
  14. doi request reprint Using the interaction of mental health symptoms and treatment status to estimate lost employee productivity
    Michael F Hilton
    University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:151-61. 2010
    ..The aim of the current paper was to estimate employee work productivity by mental health symptoms while considering different treatment-seeking behaviours...
  15. doi request reprint Policy initiative to improve access to psychological services for people with affective and anxiety disorders: population-level analysis
    Meredith G Harris
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Locked Bag 500, Sumner Park BC, Queensland 4077, Australia
    Br J Psychiatry 198:99-108. 2011
    ..Despite massive uptake, it has been suggested that Better Access is selectively treating socioeconomically advantaged people, including some who do not warrant treatment, and people already receiving equivalent services...
  16. doi request reprint Mental ill-health and the differential effect of employee type on absenteeism and presenteeism
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1228-43. 2008
    ..Mental ill-health results in substantial reductions in employee productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism). This paper examines the relationship between employee psychological distress, employee type and productivity...
  17. ncbi request reprint The epidemiological modelling of dysthymia: application for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Fiona J Charlson
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Affect Disord 151:111-20. 2013
    ..This paper reports findings from a systematic review of global epidemiological data and the subsequent development of an internally consistent epidemiological model of dysthymia...
  18. doi request reprint Which health conditions impact on productivity in working Australians?
    Libby Holden
    School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 53:253-7. 2011
    ..To identify health conditions associated with productivity loss in working Australians, adjusting for comorbidity, demographics, and work-related characteristics...
  19. doi request reprint Employee psychological distress and treated prevalence by indices of rurality
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:458-65. 2010
    ..This paper examines the prevalence and treated prevalence of psychological distress in employees by urban-rural indicators...
  20. ncbi request reprint The burden attributable to mental and substance use disorders as risk factors for suicide: findings from the global burden of disease study 2010
    Alize J Ferrari
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e91936. 2014
    ..Here, we estimate suicide DALYs attributable to mental and substance use disorders...
  21. doi request reprint Work-related injury in the nursing profession: an investigation of modifiable factors
    Nerina Vecchio
    Economics Griffith Business School, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Gold Coast Mail Center, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 67:1067-78. 2011
    ..This paper is a report of a correlational study of the relationships between work-related injury-risk events and modifiable risk factors in a nursing population after controlling for socioeconomic factors...
  22. doi request reprint The global burden of conduct disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2010
    Holly E Erskine
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, QLD, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 55:328-36. 2014
    ..The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) is the first to include conduct disorder (CD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for burden quantification...
  23. doi request reprint Estimating treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia
    Harvey A Whiteford
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, QLD 4076, Australia Emails
    Aust Health Rev 38:80-5. 2014
    ..To estimate the percentage of Australians with a mental disorder who received treatment for that disorder each year between 2006-07 and 2009-10...
  24. doi request reprint The prevalence of psychological distress in employees and associated occupational risk factors
    Michael F Hilton
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Locked Bag 500, Richlands, Queensland 4077, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 50:746-57. 2008
    ..There is limited occupational health industry data pertaining to 1) the prevalence of psychological distress in various employee subtypes and 2) risk factors for employee psychological distress...
  25. doi request reprint The impact of mental health symptoms on heavy goods vehicle drivers' performance
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 41:453-61. 2009
    ..As the impact of HGV accidents is potentially large, including loss of life, it would be sensible to extend the research findings here into an action plan...
  26. doi request reprint Correlates of antidepressant and anxiolytic, hypnotic or sedative medication use in an Australian community sample
    Meredith G Harris
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:249-60. 2011
    ..To explore the rates and correlates of antidepressant (AD) and anxiolytic, hypnotic or sedative (AHS) medication use in Australia, and describe possible reasons for their use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Challenging the myth of an "epidemic" of common mental disorders: trends in the global prevalence of anxiety and depression between 1990 and 2010
    Amanda J Baxter
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 31:506-16. 2014
    ..Anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder (MDD) are common and disabling mental disorders. This paper aims to test the hypothesis that common mental disorders have become more prevalent over the past two decades...
  28. pmc Global epidemiology of mental disorders: what are we missing?
    Amanda J Baxter
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e65514. 2013
    ..Mental disorders are an important but, until recently, neglected agenda in global health. This paper reviews the coverage and limitations in global epidemiological data for mental disorders and suggests strategies to strengthen the data...
  29. doi request reprint The association between mental disorders and productivity in treated and untreated employees
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 51:996-1003. 2009
    ..In a large cross-sectional study, this article investigates associations between employee work productivity, psychological distress, and the treatment of mental disorders...
  30. doi request reprint Affective and anxiety disorders: prevalence, treatment and antidepressant medication use
    Samantha A Hollingworth
    University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 44:513-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and treatment of affective and anxiety disorders in adults in Australia and compare these with the dispensed prescriptions of drugs used to treat these disorders...
  31. pmc The epidemiological modelling of major depressive disorder: application for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Alize J Ferrari
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e69637. 2013
    ..These estimates were used to quantify the burden of MDD for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010)...
  32. doi request reprint The contribution of major depression to the global burden of ischemic heart disease: a comparative risk assessment
    Fiona J Charlson
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Med 11:250. 2013
    ..For the first time, the GBD 2010 has systematically and quantitatively assessed major depression as an independent risk factor for the development of ischemic heart disease (IHD) using comparative risk assessment methodology...
  33. doi request reprint A systematic review of the global distribution and availability of prevalence data for bipolar disorder
    Alize J Ferrari
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, QLD 4074, Australia
    J Affect Disord 134:1-13. 2011
    ..A systematic review was undertaken to explore the availability and quality of epidemiological data for BSD. This will inform the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study...
  34. ncbi request reprint Changes in private sector electroconvulsive treatment in Australia
    Darrel P Doessel
    Policy and Economics Group, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and the School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 40:362-7. 2006
    ..This paper reports on changes, over time and between states, in the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the private psychiatric sector in Australia between 1984 and 2004...
  35. doi request reprint Associations between psychological distress, workplace accidents, workplace failures and workplace successes
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:923-33. 2010
    ..This study investigates associations between psychological distress and workplace accidents, workplace failures and workplace successes...
  36. doi request reprint Work performance decrements are associated with Australian working conditions, particularly the demand to work longer hours
    Libby Holden
    School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 52:281-90. 2010
    ..To demonstrate the importance of including a range of working conditions in models exploring the association between health- and work-related performance...
  37. pmc Should global burden of disease estimates include depression as a risk factor for coronary heart disease?
    Fiona J Charlson
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, QLD, Australia
    BMC Med 9:47. 2011
    ..Therefore, despite some limitations in the available data, it is now appropriate to consider major depression as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in the new Global Burden of Disease Study...
  38. doi request reprint Epidemiological modelling of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
    Holly E Erskine
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, QLD, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1263-74. 2013
    ..We present the epidemiological profiles of ADHD and CD across three time periods for 21 world regions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Australia's National Mental Health Strategy and deinstitutionalization: some empirical results
    Darrel P Doessel
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:989-94. 2005
    ..To determine the role of the National Mental Health Strategy in the deinstitutionalization of patients in psychiatric hospitals in Queensland...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stakeholder concerns about Australia's mental health care system
    Clare E Townsend
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
    Aust Health Rev 30:158-63. 2006
    ....
  41. pmc Interacting with the public as a risk factor for employee psychological distress
    Michael F Hilton
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:435. 2010
    ..One aspect of these occupations is that there is an interaction with the public. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether employees who interact with the public are at greater risk of psychological distress...
  42. ncbi request reprint A reassessment of suicide measurement
    D P Doessel
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Queensland, Australia
    Crisis 30:6-12. 2009
    ..This paper applies two different methods of measuring suicide data: the conventional age-standardized suicide (count) rate; and the alternative rate, the potential years of life lost (PYLL) rate...
  43. doi request reprint Financial incentives and psychiatric services in Australia: an empirical analysis of three policy changes
    D P Doessel
    Policy and Economics Group, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, and School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Health Econ Policy Law 2:7-22. 2007
    ..This enables separate determination of the several policy changes. In fact, the empirical results indicate that the Commonwealth Government underestimated the 'savings' that would arise from the 'constraint' policy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research: the first 17 years
    John McGrath
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:533-41. 2005
    ..To reflect on the establishment and evolution of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research...
  45. ncbi request reprint Do nations' mental health policies, programs and legislation influence their suicide rates? An ecological study of 100 countries
    Philip Burgess
    The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:933-9. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that the presence of national mental health policies, programs and legislation would be associated with lower national suicide rates...
  46. pmc Mental disorders as risk factors: assessing the evidence for the Global Burden of Disease Study
    Amanda J Baxter
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, QLD 4076, Australia
    BMC Med 9:134. 2011
    ..We make suggestions for future research to strengthen the body of evidence for mental disorders as risk factors...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mental health policy development: case study of Cambodia
    Alexis Stockwell
    Mental Health Unit, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research QCMHR, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 13:190-4. 2005
    ..The research was formative because mental health policy analysis is a young and newly emerging discipline...
  48. doi request reprint Policy-appropriate measurement of suicide: headcount vs. potential years of life lost, Australia, 1907-2005
    D P Doessel
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Brisbane, Australia
    Arch Suicide Res 13:87-99. 2009
    ..In 2005, suicide represented 3.25% of all male deaths and 0.90% of female deaths using the count measure and, using PYLLs, 11.0% and 4.96%, respectively. The two measures produce quite different indications of suicide...
  49. pmc Health states for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder within the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study
    Alize J Ferrari
    The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Popul Health Metr 10:16. 2012
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Pro re nata medication for psychiatric inpatients: time to act
    Michael F Hilton
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:555-64. 2008
    ..Development of best practice guidelines for the use of PRN administration is essential...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ten years of mental health service reform in Australia: are we getting it right?
    Harvey A Whiteford
    University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Locked Bag 500, Richlands, Brisbane, Qld 4077, Australia
    Med J Aust 182:396-400. 2005
    ..Given broad national and international support for Australia's policy directions, the problems lie with the pace and extent of change and ensuring better outcomes from the increased investment in mental health care...
  52. ncbi request reprint International planning directions for provision of mental health services
    Jane Pirkis
    Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:377-87. 2007
    ..The challenge remains for individual countries to develop plans that include appropriate resource targets, and to implement initiatives that move them towards these targets...
  53. ncbi request reprint Correlates of victimisation amongst people with psychosis
    Benjamin Chapple
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol Qld 4076, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:836-40. 2004
    ..The participants were asked if they had been a victim of violence in the previous year. The association between selected demographic and clinical variables and being a victim of violence was examined using logistic regression...
  54. ncbi request reprint Disability, employment and work performance among people with ICD-10 anxiety disorders
    Geoff Waghorn
    QCMHR, The Park, Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Queensland, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:55-66. 2005
    ..To ascertain at a population level, patterns of disability, labour force participation, employment and work performance among people with ICD-10 anxiety disorders in comparison to people without disability or long-term health conditions...