Louise Mewton

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BACKGROUND This paper reports the results of a pilot randomized controlled trial comparing the delivery modality (mobile phone/tablet or fixed computer) of a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for the treatment of depression. The aim was to establish whether a previously validated computerized program (The Sadness Program) remained efficacious when(More)
AIMS To evaluate the proposed revisions to the DSM-IV alcohol use disorder criteria using epidemiological data. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Data came from the 1997 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being. The sample consisted of 10, 641 participants aged 18 years and over. MEASUREMENTS Alcohol use disorders were assessed using a(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines the psychometric properties and presence of gender bias in the major depression criteria using data from the Australian general population. METHODS Data came from a subsample of respondents from the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB; n=2061). A two-parameter logistic model was employed to yield(More)
AIMS To report nationally representative data on the prevalence and correlates (including psychiatric comorbidity and treatment) of DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence in Australian adults. DESIGN The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB). SETTING Australian nationally representative household survey. PARTICIPANTS 8841(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of internet cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The current study aims to determine whether these efficacy findings, established under controlled research conditions, translate into effectiveness in practice. METHODS The sample comprised 588(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. Given the strong association between depression and suicide, treatment for depression should be a fundamental component of suicide prevention. Currently it is not. This study aims to demonstrate the usefulness of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for depression as a means of(More)
BACKGROUND Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural treatment (iCBT) has been shown to be effective for the combined treatment of depression and anxiety in randomised controlled trials. The degree to which these findings generalise to patients in primary care awaits further investigation. METHODS Using an open-trial design, we investigated adherence to,(More)
BACKGROUND Large community-based epidemiological surveys have consistently identified high co-morbidity between major depressive episode (MDE) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Some have suggested that this co-morbidity may be artificial and the product of the current diagnostic system. Because of the added direct and indirect costs associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to evaluate the proposed cannabis use disorder criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) using epidemiological data. METHOD Data came from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Lifetime DSM-IV and DSM-5 cannabis use disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study investigates the performance of alcohol use disorders in young adults using item response theory and differential item functioning (DIF). METHOD The 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (Australia) sample was based on a stratified, multistage area probability sample of people ages 18 years and older in the(More)