Psychiatrist, Writer, Commentator


Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Formulation for beginners

Selzer R, Ellen S. Formulation for beginners. (2014) Australiasian Psychiatry. 22(4), 397-401. Abstract Objective: Developing a formulation is an important method of understanding the people we treat. Writing a formulation need not be seen as burdensome or difficult. Our objective is to provide a framework for the formulation process to make it more accessible for beginners. Conclusion: We describe a...
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Thursday, 01st August 2013

Alignment: a conceptual shift from adherence. [Review]

Selzer RM; Ellen S; McGartland M. Internal Medicine Journal. 43(8):940-2, 2013 Aug. [Journal Article. Review] Abstract: Developing a treatment plan with a patient is one of the cornerstones of clinical medicine. The current concept of adherence, a conceptual shift away from the notion of compliance, connotes an agreement to and implementation of a plan. There are, however, myriad causes that...
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Friday, 01st February 2013

Disability after injury: the cumulative burden of physical and mental health.

O'Donnell ML; Varker T; Holmes AC; Ellen S; Wade D; Creamer M; Silove D; McFarlane A; Bryant RA; Forbes D. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 74(2):e137-43, 2013 Feb. Abstract: CONTEXT: Injury is one of the leading contributors to the global burden of disease. The factors that drive long-term disability after injury are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The main aim of the study...
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Sunday, 01st April 2012

Stepped early psychological intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders, and depression following serious injury.

O'Donnell ML; Lau W; Tipping S; Holmes AC; Ellen S; Judson R; Varker T; Elliot P; Bryant RA; Creamer MC; Forbes D. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 25(2):125-33, 2012 Apr. Abstract: The best approach for implementing early psychological intervention for anxiety and depressive disorders after a traumatic event has not been established. This study aimed to test the effectiveness of a...
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Sunday, 01st January 2012

Reconceptualising hypochondriasis as health anxiety disorder: Issues and perspectives

Ellen SR. Book Chapter in: Anxiety Disorders: Current Understandings, Novel Treatments Eds Castle D, Hood S, Starcevic V. Australian Postgraduate Medicine 2012.  
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Wednesday, 01st December 2010

Mailing GP reply letters after psychiatric assessment - a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Selzer R; McGartland M; Foley FM; Fitzgerald PB; Ellen S; Blashki G; Lee SJ. Australian Family Physician. 39(12):959-62, 2010 Dec. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Patients are not always fully aware of the details of their assessment and management plan detailed in the letter sent from the specialist to the general practitioner following referral. One approach to solving this problem is for the...
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Wednesday, 01st September 2010

Posttraumatic stress disorder after injury: does admission to intensive care unit increase risk?.

O'Donnell ML; Creamer M; Holmes AC; Ellen S; McFarlane AC; Judson R; Silove D; Bryant RA. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 69(3):627-32, 2010 Sep. Abstract: BACKGROUND: This study aimed to index the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after injury requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission to investigate whether an ICU admission after injury increases risk for PTSD...
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Thursday, 10th June 2010

How to treat: Generalised anxiety disorder

Ellen S, Moncur D. How to treat: Generalised anxiety disorder. Australian Doctor. Pp 31-36, 4 June, 2010.
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Thursday, 01st April 2010

Twelve tools for teaching medical students.

Selzer R; Ellen S. Australasian Psychiatry. 18(2):170-3, 2010 Apr. Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to outline strategies for teaching psychiatry to medical students. The background is that today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors. Undergraduate psychiatry teaching provides us a unique opportunity to instil positive attitudes, knowledge and skills in the medical workforce of the future. Moreover, teaching...
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Sunday, 24th May 2009

The role of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in predicting disability after injury

Full article Meaghan L O'Donnell, Alexander C Holmes, Mark C Creamer, Steven Ellen, Rodney Judson, Alexander C McFarlane, Derrick M Silove and Richard A Bryant Med J Aust 2009; 190 (7): 71. Abstract Objectives: To examine the relationship between psychological response to injury at 1 week and 3 months, and disability at 12 months. Design: Multisite, longitudinal study. Participants...
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