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Good or bad - how does our digital world affect our mental health?

We live in a digital world of online interconnectedness with information and recreation at our fingertips 24/7. A new book published by Professor Vladan Starcevic from Nepean Hospital delves into the little known world of the effect of our digital behaviours on our mental health. Read more...

Selected Publications

2018

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Nepean Dysphoria Scale in a Clinical Sample.

Berle D, Starcevic V, Viswasam K, Milicevic D, Hannan A, Brakoulias V, Steel Z.

Psychiatr Q. 2018 Sep;89(3):621-629.

 

Routine treatment duration for clients attending a community based anxiety disorders clinic.

Hannan A, Berle D, Milicevic D, Dale E, Starcevic V, Brakoulias V, Viswasam K.

Australas Psychiatry. 2018 Jun;26(3):307-310.

 

The Nepean Belief Scale: preliminary reliability and validity in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Brakoulias V, Starcevic V, Milicevic D, Hannan A, Viswasam K, Brown C.

Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2018 Jun;22(2):84-88.

 

Changing characteristics of a Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre. An eight year follow-up study.

Seymour J, Chapman T, Starcevic V, Viswasam K, Brakoulias V.

Australas Psychiatry. 2018 May 1:1039856218772252.

 

Effect of three- vs four-dimensional ultrasonography on maternal attachment.

Viswasam K, Starcevic V, Kennedy NJ, Mein BJ, Wye DA, Martin A, Benzie RJ,

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Apr;51(4):558-559.

 

2017

 

The Nepean Belief Scale: preliminary reliability and validity in obsessive–compulsive disorder

Vlasios Brakoulias, Vladan Starcevic, Denise Milicevic, Anthony Hannan, Kirupamani Viswasam and Christopher Brown

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, 2017

https://doi.org/10.1080/13651501.2017.1374413

 

Internet gaming disorder: Inadequate diagnostic criteria wrapped in a constraining conceptual model.

Starcevic V.

J Behav Addict. 2017 Mar 17:1-4. doi: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.012. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Reconsidering Emotion Dysregulation.

D'Agostino A, Covanti S, Rossi Monti M, Starcevic V.

Psychiatr Q. 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.1007/s11126-017-9499-6. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

 

No role for benzodiazepines in posttraumatic stress disorder? A surplus of certainty despite scarce evidence.

Starcevic V.

Australas Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1:1039856216689535. doi: 10.1177/1039856216689535. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Current understanding of the relationships between obsessive-compulsive disorder and personality disturbance.

Starcevic V, Brakoulias V.

Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;30(1):50-55.

 

Trichotillomania and other 'manias': A lesson in inconsistency, selective concern about stigma and political correctness.

Starcevic V.

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;51(1):97. doi: 10.1177/0004867416658134..

 

Internet addiction: reappraisal of an increasingly inadequate concept.

Starcevic V, Aboujaoude E.

CNS Spectr. 2017 Feb;22(1):7-13. doi: 10.1017/S1092852915000863.

 

Does the severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms reduce with age?

Brakoulias V, Rehn S.

J Affect Disord. 2017 Feb 22;213:178-179. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.02.024. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Pharmacotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): predicting response and moving beyond serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.

Brakoulias V, Tsalamanios E.

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017 Jan;18(1):1-3. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2016.1250886.

 

Current understanding of the relationships between obsessive-compulsive disorder and personality disturbance.

Starcevic V, Brakoulias V.

Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;30(1):50-55.

 

2016

Routine treatment duration for clients attending a community based anxiety disorders clinic.

Hannan A, Berle D, Milicevic D, Dale E, Starcevic V, Brakoulias V, Viswasam K.

Australas Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 2.

 

The structure and intensity of self-reported autonomic arousal symptoms across anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Berle D, Starcevic V, Milicevic D, Hannan A, Dale E, Skepper B, Viswasam K, Brakoulias V.

J Affect Disord. 2016 Jul 15;199:81-6

 

The familiality of specific symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Brakoulias V, Starcevic V, Martin A, Berle D, Milicevic D, Viswasam K.

Psychiatry Res. 2016 May 30;239:315-9.

 

Does emotional reasoning change during cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety?

Berle D, Moulds ML, Starcevic V, Milicevic D, Hannan A, Dale E, Viswasam K, Brakoulias V.

Cogn Behav Ther. 2016;45(2):123-35.

 

Use of benzodiazepines in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Starcevic V, Berle D, do Rosário MC, Brakoulias V, Ferrão YA, Viswasam K, Shavitt R, Miguel E, Fontenelle LF.

Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Jan;31(1):27-33.

 

2015

Assessment and treatment of hoarding disorder.

Brakoulias V, Milicevic D.

Australas Psychiatry. 2015 Aug;23(4):358-60.

 

Specificity of the Relationships Between Dysphoria and Related Constructs in an Outpatient Sample.

Starcevic V, Berle D, Viswasam K, Hannan A, Milicevic D, Brakoulias V, Dale E.

Psychiatr Q. 2015 Dec;86(4):459-69.

 

Do patients prefer face-to-face or internet-based therapy?

Berle D, Starcevic V, Milicevic D, Hannan A, Dale E, Brakoulias V, Viswasam K.

Psychother Psychosom. 2015;84(1):61-2.

 

Inconsistent portrayal of medication dependence, withdrawal and discontinuation symptoms in treatment guidelines for anxiety disorders.

Starcevic V, Brakoulias V, Viswasam K, Berle D.

Psychother Psychosom. 2015;84(6):379-80

 

 

 

Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD, FRANZCP Publications [PDF]

  • Phu, A., Xu, Z., Brakoulias, V., Mahant, N., Fung, V., De Moore, G., Martin, A., Starcevic, V., Krause, M. (2014). Effect of impulse control disorders on disability and quality of life in Parkinson's disease patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(1), 63-66.
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, V. (2014). New diagnostic perspectives on obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and its links with other conditions. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27(1), 62-67.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Viswasam, K., Mann, K. (2014). The clinical characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder associated with high levels of schizotypy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(9), 852-860.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2014). The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 85(2), 133-142.
  • Brakoulias, V. (2014). The future of pharmacotherapy for obsessive--compulsive disorder may lie in a better understanding of its heterogeneity. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 15(10), 1321-1323. 
  • Brakoulias, V. (2013). Diagnostic subtyping of obsessive-compulsive disorder: have we got it all wrong? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 23-25.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2013). Further Support for Five Dimensions of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(6), 452-459.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder co-occurring with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Conceptual and clinical implications. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 65-73.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(7), 750-757.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 117-121.
  • Brakoulias, V. (2012). Are we becoming obsessed about climate change? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 275-276.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Moses, K. (2012). Disgust propensity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: cross-sectional and prospective relationships. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(1), 656-663.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2012). Interpersonal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its relationship with checking compulsions. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 560-567.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). Functions of compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(6), 449-457.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: a comorbidity and family history perspective. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(2), 151-155.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V. (2011). The Characterization of Beliefs in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 82(2), 151-161.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). The nature and correlates of avoidance in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(10), 871-879.
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, V. (2008). Symptom subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: are they relevant for treatment.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(8), 651-661
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2014). The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 85(2), 133-142.

 

 

 

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