Youth

CMHR undertakes a range of mental health research with young people, including development and evaluation of prevention, early intervention and treatment programs for youth. This includes research within school and university environments.

Publications

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
  • Tait, R. J., Mackinnon, A., & Christensen, H. (2011). Cannabis use and cognitive function: 8-year trajectory in a young adult cohort. Addiction, 106(12), 2195-2203. 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

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., Pallister, E., Smale, S., Hickie, I. B., & Calear, A. L. (2010). Community-based prevention programs for anxiety and depression in youth: a systematic review. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(3), 139-170. 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.
  • Gulliver, A., Griffiths, K. M., & Christensen, H. (2010). Perceived barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking in young people: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 10(1), 113. 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
  • Calear, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2010). Systematic review of school-based prevention and early intervention programs for depression. Journal of Adolescence, 33(3), 429-238. 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.
  • Neil, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2009). Efficacy and effectiveness of school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 208-215. Abstract
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Griffiths, K. (2008). The Worry Busters Program: An Anxiety Intervention For Primary Aged Children. Health Sociology Review, 17(1), 113-115. Full text

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.
  • Neil, A. L., & Christensen, H. (2007). Australian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression: A systematic view. The Medical Journal of Australia, 186(6), 305-308. Abstract

2006

  • 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

2002

  • Parslow, R., Jorm, A., Christensen, H., & Jacomb, P. (2002). Factors associated with young adults' obtaining general practitioner services. Australian Health Review, 25(6), 109-118. Abstract

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