Translational e-Mental Health Unit

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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