Helen Christensen

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Publications

  1. pmc E-health interventions for suicide prevention
    Helen Christensen
    School of Medicine, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2031, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:8193-212. 2014
  2. pmc The GoodNight study--online CBT for insomnia for the indicated prevention of depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    John A Gosling
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Building 63, Eggleston Road, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Trials 15:56. 2014
  3. pmc Prevention of generalized anxiety disorder using a web intervention, iChill: randomized controlled trial
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 16:e199. 2014
  4. pmc A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka
    Thilini Rajapakse
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    BMC Psychiatry 14:221. 2014
  5. pmc Online cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postnatal depression in at-risk mothers: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Bethany A Jones
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Building 63 Eggleston Road, ACTON ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:265. 2013
  6. pmc Preventing the development of depression at work: a systematic review and meta-analysis of universal interventions in the workplace
    Leona Tan
    University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry, Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
    BMC Med 12:74. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of the risk factors for suicide identified by the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behaviour
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, The University of New South Wales, Hospital Road, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 219:290-7. 2014
  8. pmc Psychosocial interventions for suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts: a database of randomised controlled trials
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Hospital Road, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 14:86. 2014
  9. pmc The Y-Worri Project: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Alison L Calear
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Trials 14:76. 2013
  10. pmc Characteristics of non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: a systematic review
    Thilini Rajapakse
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    BMC Public Health 13:331. 2013

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  1. pmc E-health interventions for suicide prevention
    Helen Christensen
    School of Medicine, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2031, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:8193-212. 2014
    ..The evidence for the use of intervention practices using social media is possible, although validity, feasibility and implementation remains highly uncertain. ..
  2. pmc The GoodNight study--online CBT for insomnia for the indicated prevention of depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    John A Gosling
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Building 63, Eggleston Road, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Trials 15:56. 2014
    ..Therefore, this study aims to examine whether Internet delivery of fully automated self-help CBT-I designed to reduce insomnia will prevent depression...
  3. pmc Prevention of generalized anxiety disorder using a web intervention, iChill: randomized controlled trial
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 16:e199. 2014
    ..Web-based interventions are acceptable, engaging, and can be delivered at scale. Few randomized controlled trials evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs for anxiety, or the factors that improve effectiveness and engagement...
  4. pmc A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka
    Thilini Rajapakse
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    BMC Psychiatry 14:221. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to describe gender differences in non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka with respect to substances ingested, triggers, stressors, suicidal intent and psychiatric morbidity...
  5. pmc Online cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postnatal depression in at-risk mothers: a randomised controlled trial protocol
    Bethany A Jones
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Building 63 Eggleston Road, ACTON ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:265. 2013
    ..Internet interventions can help overcome some barriers to reducing the impact of PND. However, to date there are no published studies that investigate the efficacy of internet interventions for the prevention of PND...
  6. pmc Preventing the development of depression at work: a systematic review and meta-analysis of universal interventions in the workplace
    Leona Tan
    University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry, Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
    BMC Med 12:74. 2014
    ..The workplace is potentially an important location for interventions aimed at preventing the development of depression, but to date, the mental health impact of universal interventions in the workplace has been unclear...
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of the risk factors for suicide identified by the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behaviour
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, The University of New South Wales, Hospital Road, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 219:290-7. 2014
    ..The findings highlight the importance of perceived social support in suicide risk, identify the importance of personality and other factors as new avenues of research, and provide some validation for the independence of the constructs...
  8. pmc Psychosocial interventions for suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts: a database of randomised controlled trials
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Hospital Road, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 14:86. 2014
    ..In this paper, we present a database of randomised controlled outcome studies on psychosocial interventions targeting suicidal behaviour. The database is updated annually and can be accessed by contacting the corresponding author...
  9. pmc The Y-Worri Project: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Alison L Calear
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Trials 14:76. 2013
    ..The aim of the current project is two-fold: to test the effectiveness of an intervention program for anxiety relative to a control condition, and to compare two methods of implementing the program...
  10. pmc Characteristics of non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: a systematic review
    Thilini Rajapakse
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    BMC Public Health 13:331. 2013
    ..This review examines the published literature for the characteristics and factors associated with non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka...
  11. pmc Breakingtheice: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of an internet-based intervention addressing amphetamine-type stimulant use
    Robert J Tait
    Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 12:67. 2012
    ..Internet interventions have proven to be effective for some substance use problems but none has specifically targeted users of amphetamine-type stimulants...
  12. doi request reprint Research priorities in mental health
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:355-62. 2013
    ..It is not clear, however, whether research funding targeting health services or prevention or promotion has been prioritized, or whether funding priorities in general have shifted over the last decade...
  13. doi request reprint State of the e-mental health field in Australia: where are we now?
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:117-20. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint A test of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in a large community-based cohort
    Helen Christensen
    Black Dog Institute, The University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2033, Australia
    J Affect Disord 144:225-34. 2013
    ..However, few datasets exist which allow the examination of these predictions. The present study aimed to test predictions from the model in a population-based cohort...
  15. pmc Smartphones for smarter delivery of mental health programs: a systematic review
    Tara Donker
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e247. 2013
    ..The rapid growth in the use of mobile phone applications (apps) provides the opportunity to increase access to evidence-based mental health care...
  16. pmc Internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled noninferiority trial
    Tara Donker
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Internet Res 15:e82. 2013
    ..Online CBT interventions have demonstrated efficacy in decreasing depressive symptoms and can facilitate the dissemination of therapies among the public. However, the efficacy of Internet-delivered IPT is as yet unknown...
  17. pmc Impact of a mobile phone and web program on symptom and functional outcomes for people with mild-to-moderate depression, anxiety and stress: a randomised controlled trial
    Judith Proudfoot
    Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Hospital Road, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:312. 2013
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  18. pmc Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with mild to moderate depression and high cardiovascular disease risks: a randomised attention-controlled trial
    Nicholas Glozier
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e59139. 2013
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  19. doi request reprint Online interventions for anxiety disorders
    Helen Christensen
    aBlack Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales bCentre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 27:7-13. 2014
    ..The present article updates knowledge regarding the evidence base for online interventions for anxiety disorders, and provides an overview of recent advances in online interventions for anxiety over the past 18 months...
  20. doi request reprint Effects of a classroom-based educational resource on adolescent mental health literacy: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Yael Perry
    Black Dog Institute, Hospital Rd, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia Electronic address
    J Adolesc 37:1143-51. 2014
    ..However, these effects were significantly greater in the HeadStrong condition. The study demonstrates the potential of HeadStrong to improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma. ..
  21. doi request reprint The suicidal ideation attributes scale (SIDAS): Community-based validation study of a new scale for the measurement of suicidal ideation
    Bregje A J van Spijker
    Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 44:408-19. 2014
    ..Scores ≥ 21 indicated high risk of suicide behavior. The SIDAS appears to be a valid web-based measure for severity of suicidal ideation. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint e-Mental health for mood and anxiety disorders in general practice
    Jan Orman
    MBBS, MPsychMed, General Practitioner Services Consultant, Black Dog Institute, Randwick, NSW
    Aust Fam Physician 43:832-7. 2014
    ..Despite a strong evidence base of time- and cost-effectiveness, as well as clinical efficacy, the uptake of these programs in general practice remains low...
  23. ncbi request reprint Practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy: evaluation of the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial
    Ian B Hickie
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:S31-5. 2010
    ..To determine the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial in Australia of the effectiveness of general practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and enhanced psychological care...
  24. pmc Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice
    Bettina Meiser
    Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, The University of New Sourth Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:325. 2013
    ..The intervention will also incorporate a risk assessment tool. The content and delivery of the intervention will be pilot-tested...