e-health

CMHR have explored the importance and quality of health information on the Internet, and the use of the Internet for disseminating public health information on mental health.

Publications

2012

  • Riper, H., & Tait, R. J. (2012). Using the Internet for Drug and Alcohol Prevention. In P. Miller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. Elsevier. Accepted 12/01/2012.
  • Farrer, L., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Mackinnon, A. (2012). Web-based cognitive behavior therapy for depression with and without telephone tracking in a national helpline: Secondary outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e68. Full text

2011

  • Christensen, H., Reynolds, J., & Griffiths, K. M. (2011). The use of e-health applications for anxiety and depression in young people: challenges and solutions. Early Interv Psychiatry, 5 Suppl 1, 58-62. Abstract
  • Reynolds, J., Griffiths, K., & Christensen, H. (2011). Anxiety and depression - online resources and management tools. Aust Fam Physician, 40(6), 38 Abstract
  • Lintvedt, O. K., Griffiths, K. M., Sorensen, K., Ostvik, A. R., Wang, C. E., Eisemann, M., et al. (2011). Evaluating the effectiveness and efficacy of unguided internet-based self-help intervention for the prevention of depression: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Psychol Psychother. Published online. Abstract
  • Farrer, L., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Mackinnon, A. (2011). Internet-based CBT for depression with and without telephone tracking in a national helpline: Randomised controlled trial. PLoS One, 6(11), e28099. Abstract
  • Calear, A. L., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2011). Personal and perceived depression stigma in Australian adolescents: Magnitude and predictors. Journal of Affective Disorders, 129(1-3), 104-108. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Reynolds, J., & Griffiths, K. M. (2011). The use of e-health applications for anxiety and depression in young people: challenges and solutions. Early Interv Psychiatry, 5 Suppl 1, 58-62. Abstract

2010

  • Tait, R. J., & Christensen, H. (2010). A systematic review of internet based interventions for young people with problematic substance use. Medical Journal of Australia, 192, S15-S21. Full text
  • Christensen, H., Murray, K., Calear, A. L., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., & Griffiths, K. (2010). Beacon: a web portal to  high-quality mental health websites for use by health professionals and the public. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S40-S44. Abstract
  • Bennett, K., Reynolds, J., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. M. (2010). e-hub: an online self-help mental health service in the community. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S48-S52. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., & Hickie, I. B. (2010). E-mental health: a new era in delivery of mental health services. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S2-S3. Abstract
  • Calear, A. L., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2010). Internet-based anxiety and depression prevention programs for children and adolescents. In J. Bennett-Levy, D. Richards, P. Farrand, H. Christensen, K. Griffiths, D. Kavanagh, B. Klein, M. Lau, J. Proudfoot, L. Ritterband, J. White & C. Williams (Eds.), Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions (pp. 393-398). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Griffiths, K., & Reynolds, J. (2010). Online mutual support bulletin boards. In J. Bennett-Levy, D. Richards, P. Farrand, H. Christensen, K. Griffiths, D. Kavanagh, B. Klein, M. Lau, J. Proudfoot, L. Ritterband, J. White & C. Williams (Eds.), Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions (pp. 295-301). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hickie, I. B., Davenport, T. A., Luscombe, G. M., Moore, M., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2010). Practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy: evaluation of the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S31-S35. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Mackinnon, A., Kalia, K., Batterham, P. J., Kenardy, J., et al. (2010). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e health application for the prevention of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. BMC Psychiatry, 10(25). Full text
  • Christensen, H., Guastella, A. J., Mackinnon, A. J., Griffiths, K. M., Eagleson, C., Batterham, P. J., et al. (2010). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e-health application compared to attention placebo or sertraline in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Trials, 11(48). Abstract
  • Calear, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2010). Review of internet-based prevention and treatment programs for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S12-S14. Abstract
  • Griffiths, K. M., Crisp, D., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A. J., & Bennett, K. (2010). The ANU WellBeing study: a protocol for a quasi-factorial randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of an Internet support group and an automated Internet intervention for depression. BMC Psychiatry, 10, 20. Abstract
  • Griffiths, K. M., Farrer, L., & Christensen, H. (2010). The efficacy of internet interventions for depression and anxiety disorders: a review of randomised controlled trials. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S4-S11. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., & Hickie, I. B. (2010). Using e-health applications to deliver new mental health services. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11), S53-S56. Abstract

2009

  • O'Kearney, R., Kang, K., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2009). A controlled trial of a school-based Internet program for reducing depressive symptoms in adolescent girls. Depression and Anxiety, 26(1), 65-72.
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., & Farrer, L. (2009). Adherence in Internet interventions for anxiety  and depression. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(2: e13). Full text
  • Costin, D., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K., Batterham, P. J., Bennett, A., Bennett, K., et al. (2009). Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(4), e42. Abstract
  • Neil, A. L., Batterham, P. J., Christensen, H., Bennett, K., & Griffiths, K. (2009). Predictors of adherence by adolescents to a cognitive behaviour therapy website in school and community-based settings. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(1), e6.
  • Griffiths, K., Calear, A. L., & Banfield, M. (2009). Systematic review on Internet support groups (ISGs) and depression (1): Do ISGs reduce depressive symptoms? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11, e40. Full text
  • Griffiths, K., Calear, A. L., Banfield, M., & Tam, A. (2009). Systematic review on Internet support groups (ISGs) and depression (2): What is known about depression ISGs? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11, e41. Full text
  • Calear, A. L., Christensen, H., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K. M., & O’Kearney, R. (2009). The YouthMood Project: A cluster randomized controlled trial of an online cognitive-behavioral program with adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(6), 1021-1032. Abstract

2008

  • Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K., & Christensen, H. (2008). Comparative randomised trial of online cognitive–behavioural therapy and an information website for depression: 12-month outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 192, 130-134. Abstract
  • Batterham, P. J., Neil, A. L., Bennett, K., Griffiths, K., & Christensen, H. (2008). Predictors of adherence among community users of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy website. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2, 97–105. Abstract

2007

  • O'Kearney, R., Kang, K., Gibson, M., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2007). A CBT internet program for depression in adolescents (MoodGYM): Effects on depressive symptoms, attributional style, self-esteem and beliefs about depression. In D. Einstein (Ed.), Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (pp. 197-204). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Griffiths, K., Farrer, L., & Christensen, H. (2007). Clickety-click: e-mental health train on track. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(2), 100-108. Abstract
  • Christensen, H. (2007). Computerised therapy for psychiatric disorders. Lancet, 370(9582), 112-113. Abstract
  • Griffiths, K. (2007). ehub: Working on a virtual receipe for better mental health. Issues - Mental Health, 80, 41-44. Abstract
  • Griffiths, K., & Christensen, H. (2007). Internet-based mental health programs: a powerful tool in the rural medical kit. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15, 81-87. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2007). Reaching standards for dissemination: a case study. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129(1), 459-463. Abstract
  • Leach, L. S., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Jorm, A. F., & Mackinnon, A. J. (2007). Websites as a mode of delivering mental health information: Perceptions from the Australian public. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42(2), 167-172. Abstract

2006

  • Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2006). A review of randomised controlled trials of internet interventions for mental disorders and related conditions. Clinical Psychologist, 10(1), 16-29. Abstract
  • Griffiths, K. M., Farrer, L., & Christensen, H. (2006). Effective treatments a click away. InPsych, 28(1), 18-19. Full text
  • O'Kearney, R., Gibson, M., Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2006). Effects of a cognitive-behavioural Internet program on depression, vulnerability to depression and stigma in adolescents males: A school based controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 35(1), 43-54. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Groves, C., & Korten, A. (2006). Free range users and one hit wonders: community users of an internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy program. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 59-62. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2006). Getting help for depression by logging onto the Internet. The Australian Health Consumer, 3, 13-14. Full text (PDF, 83KB)
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Mackinnon, A. J., & Brittliffe, K. (2006). Online randomized controlled trial of brief and full cognitive behaviour therapy for depression. Psychological Medicine, 36(12), 1737-1746. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Leach, L. S., Barney, L. J., Mackinnon, A. J., & Griffiths, K. (2006). The effect of web based depression intervention on self reported help seeking: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 6, 13. Full text
  • Griffiths, K. (2006). Website Intervention Research at the Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU. Suicide Prevention Australia, 1(2).

2004

  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Korten, A., Brittliffe, K., & Groves, C. (2004). A comparison of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms of spontaneous users and trial participants of a cognitive behaviour therapy website. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(4), 1-10. Abstract
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., & Jorm, A. F. (2004). Delivering depression interventions using the Internet: positive results from a large randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 328, 1-5. Full text
  • Christensen, H., Hocking, B., & Smith, D. (2004). Editorial: Web and telecounselling in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 180, 604-605. Abstract

2003

  • Griffiths, K. M., Blomberg, S., & Christensen, H. (2003). An evaluation of the discussion paper ‘e-mental health in Australia: Implications of the Internet and related technologies for policy’. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Full text (PDF, 846 KB)
  • Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2003). MoodGYM and BluePages: Making a difference. OpenMind: The Mental Health Magazine, 121 (May/June).
  • Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. (2003). The internet and mental health practice. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 6(3), 66-69. Abstract

2002

  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., & Evans, K. (2002). e-Mental health in Australia: Implications of the Internet and related technologies for policy. ISC Discussion paper no. 3, 1-84. Full text (PDF, 461KB)
  • Griffiths, K. (2002). e-Mental health quality: global perspectives. In H. Christensen, K. Griffiths & K. Evans (Eds.), e-Mental Health in Australia: Implications for policy (pp. 46-51). Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Christensen, H., & Griffiths, K. M. (2002). The prevention of depression using the Internet. Medical Journal of Australia, 177, S122-S125. Abstract
  • Christensen, H. (2002). Web based prevention of depression. e-Mental Health in Australia, (ISC Discussion paper No 3), 28-31.
  • Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. G., & Korten, A. E. (2002). Web-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT): Analysis of site usage and changes in depression and anxiety scores. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 4(1), e3. Full text

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