Dr Christopher Ryan

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School

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Biographical details

Dr Ryan is the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Sydney's Westmead Hospital and an Honorary Associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, where he is the Program Director of the Mental Health and Psychiatry stream. Though his work is primarily clinical, he maintains an active research programme and a keen interest in medical education. He is Chair of the NSW Section of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Committee for Advanced Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He is on the National Advisory Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Research interests

Dr Ryan has a long standing interest in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Medical Ethics and the Law. His numerous publications - available here - have covered such areas as delirium, body integrity identity disorder, deliberate self-harm, risk categorisation, patient-therapist sexual contact, mental health legislation, advance directives, physician-assisted dying and euthanasia.

Teaching and supervision

Dr Ryan lectures in the Sydney Medical Program, in Bioethics Programs within Sydney University, in Philosophy and in Law. He is also the Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry's Committee for Advanced Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and a member of the Written Examination Committee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ryan, C. (2012). The ethics of intervening in cases of severe domestic squalor. In John Snowdon, Graeme Halliday and Sube Banerjee (Eds.), Severe Domestic Squalor, (pp. 150-159). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Paton, M., Singh, S. (2014). Can violence risk assessment really assist in clinical decision-making? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(3), 286-288. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2014). Communication, confidentiality and consent in mental health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(1), 9-9. [More Information]
  • Paton, M., Large, M., Ryan, C. (2014). Debate: Clinical risk categorisation is valuable in the prevention of suicide and severe violence-No. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(1), 10-12. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Walsh, G., Stein-Parbury, J., Patfield, M. (2014). Nosocomial suicide. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(2), 118-121. [More Information]
  • Eagle, K., Ryan, C. (2014). Potentially incapable patients objecting to treatment: doctors' powers and duties. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(6), 352-354. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2014). Suicide risk assessment: myth and reality. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68(6), 679-681. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2014). The lived experience of involuntary community treatment: a qualitative study of mental health consumers and carers. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(4), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Harris, A. (2013). Declaring conflicting interests. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(2), 193-194. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health legislation and likelihood of harm criteria. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 280. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2013). Re: Suicide risk assessment: Where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2013). Risk of suicide is insufficient warrant for coercive treatment for mental illness. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36(5-6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 462-463. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M., Callaghan, S. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M. (2013). Suicide screening in general hospitals. Psychosomatics, 54(6), 604-605. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2013). Taking care when taking part in public debate. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 93-97. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). An unethical policy on sexual boundary violations. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(6), 584-584. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). Be said to be influenced by personal prejudice (six letters). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 504-505. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2012). Better laws for coercive psychiatric treatment: lessons from the Waterlow case. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 283-286. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Community treatment orders in Australia: rates and patterns of use. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(6), 478-482. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2012). Hindsight bias and the overestimation of suicide risk in expert testimony. The Psychiatrist, 36(6), 236-237. [More Information]
  • Stewart, C., Cockburn, T., Madden, B., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Leave to Intervene in Cases of Gender Identity Disorder; Normative Causation; Financial Harms and Involuntary Treatment; and the Right to Be Protected From Suicide. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2012). Letter to the Editor: Screening for suicide: a comment on Steeg et al. Psychological Medicine, 42(9), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Eagle, K., Ryan, C. (2012). Mind the gap: the potentially incapable patient who objects to assessment. Australian Law Journal, 86, 685-696. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2012). Minority report on violence risk assessment. The Psychiatrist, 36(1), 36-36. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: making involuntary community treatment visible in the mental health system. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(9), 591-593. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). Playing the ferryman: Psychiatrys role in end-of-life decision-making. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(10), 932-935. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Savell, K., Ryan, C. (2012). Psychiatrists and termination of pregnancy: Clinical, legal and ethical aspects. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(1), 18-27. [More Information]
  • Frankish, K., Ryan, C., Harris, A. (2012). Psychiatry and online social media: potential, pitfalls and ethical guidelines for psychiatrists and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(3), 181-187. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge in Compulsory Treatment - new Approaches to Mental Health law in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 611-620. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2012). Sanism, stigma and the belief in dangerousness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(11), 1099-1100. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2012). Suicide risk assessment: Reply to Draper. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 387-387. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Western Australia - rising to the human rights challenge? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 683-683. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2011). BIID is not BDD - Comment on Kwok-Kwan Chan et al. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 64(1), 8-9. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Capacity as a Determinant of Non-consensual Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Australia. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 18(2), 248-262. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Adams, J., Miller, P., Sale, I., Bloch, S., Sullivan, D., Mendelson, F., Ng, F., Cutbush, J., Newlands, C. (2011). Defusing the time-bomb: clarifying annotation 3.13. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(3), 269-269. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Lies, Damn Lies and Placebos: A Comment on Foreid et al. Neuroethics, 4(3), 261-262. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). NSW law, ECT and DBS. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 85-85. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). One Flu Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Comparing Legislated Coercive Treatment for Mental Illness with that for Other Illness. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 87-93. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Refusing medical treatment after attempted suicide: rethinking capacity and coercive treatment in light of the Kerrie Wooltorton case. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), 811-819. [More Information]
  • Sacca, R., Ryan, C. (2011). Relationships between interpersonal contact as a volunteer companion and stigma. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(5), 439-443. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Response: Limits to Responsibility and Care? Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 103-104. [More Information]
  • Nielssen, O., Ryan, C., Large, M. (2011). Risk assessment and resource allocation. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(3), 270-270. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Sharma, S., Cannon, E., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2011). Risk factors for suicide within a year of discharge from psychiatric hospital: a systematic meta-analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45, 619-628. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Singh, S., Paton, M., Nielssen, O. (2011). The Predictive Value of Risk Categorization in Schizophrenia. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 19(1), 25-33. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2011). The validity and utility of risk assessment for inpatient suicide. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(6), 507-512. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). What is the value of professional opinion? Medical Journal of Australia, 195(2), 101-102. [More Information]
  • Chan, A., Gunja, N., Ryan, C. (2010). A Comparison of Venlafaxine and SSRIs in Deliberate Self-poisoning. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 6(2), 116-121. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T., Harris, A. (2010). Body integrity identity disorder: response to Patrone. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(3), 189-190. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Nielssen, O., Paton, M., Large, M. (2010). Clinical decisions in psychiatry should not be based on risk assessment. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(5), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Walter, G., Robertson, M. (2010). College activities and the ethics of advertising. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(2), 101-105. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2010). Helpful and unhelpful risk assessment practices. Psychiatric Services, 61(5), 530. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: the Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Long time, no see. Australians with mental illnesses wait too long before independent review of detention. Alternative Law Journal, 35(3), 128-189.
  • Sands, M., Dantoc, B., Hartshorn, A., Ryan, C., Lujic, S. (2010). Single Question in Delirium (SQiD): testing its efficacy against psychiatrist interview, the Confusion Assessment Method and the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 24(6), 561-565. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2009). Case study. Dirty blood. Commentary. Hastings Center Report, 39(5), 15. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Shaw, T., Ryan, C. (2009). Fugue associated with migraine. BMJ Case Reports. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2009). Out on a Limb: The Ethical Management of Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Neuroethics, 2(1), 21-33.
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2008). Depression and assisted dying. Psychiatric review is mandatory in Australia. BMJ (online), 337, a2478. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Nielssen, O., Ryan, C., Hayes, R. (2008). Mental health laws that require dangerousness for involuntary admission may delay the initial treatment of schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43(3), 251-256. [More Information]
  • Wu, P., Jones, S., Ryan, C., Michail, D., Robinson, T. (2008). Modafinil-induced psychosis. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(8), 677-678. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O., Hayes, R. (2008). The danger of dangerousness: why we must remove the dangerousness criterion from our mental health acts. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(12), 877-881. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2008). Very limited role of psychiatry in late termination. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(2), 173-174. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2008). Violence and commitment to treatment. Psychiatric Services, 59(5), 575-576. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Shaw, T., Ryan, C. (2007). Fugue associated with migraine. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 78(1), 104-105. [More Information]
  • Nielssen, O., Large, M., Ryan, C., Hayes, R. (2007). Legal implications of the increased risk of homicide and serious violence in the first episode of psychotic illness. Criminal Law Journal, 31, 287-294.
  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Walter, G. (2007). Overview of psychiatric ethics III: principles-based ethics. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 281-286. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Walter, G. (2007). Overview of psychiatric ethics IV: the method of casuistry. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 287-291. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, V., Ryan, C., Byth Wilson, K. (2006). Patients with deliberate self-harm seen by a consultation-liaison service. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(2), 192-197. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Anderson, J. (2001). Case 12-2001: Stychnine Poisoning. New England Journal of Medicine, 345, 1577-1577.
  • Ryan, C., Kotze,, E. (2001). Hand-held computers and consultation-liaison psychiatry: a practical tool for the information age. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 203-206.
  • Ryan, C. (2001). Optimising management of delirium. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 322, 1602-1602.
  • Ryan, C. (2001). When our patients die. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 524-525.

Conferences

  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Light, E., Boyce, P., Rosen, A., Carney, T. (2013). Conceptual Models of "Risk" and "Capacity" in Community-Based Compulsory Psychiatric Treatment: Results from an Empirical Study. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Ryan, C. (2005). Dangerous liaisons: Consultation-liaison and clinical ethics consultation services. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

2014

  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Paton, M., Singh, S. (2014). Can violence risk assessment really assist in clinical decision-making? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(3), 286-288. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2014). Communication, confidentiality and consent in mental health care. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(1), 9-9. [More Information]
  • Paton, M., Large, M., Ryan, C. (2014). Debate: Clinical risk categorisation is valuable in the prevention of suicide and severe violence-No. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(1), 10-12. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Walsh, G., Stein-Parbury, J., Patfield, M. (2014). Nosocomial suicide. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(2), 118-121. [More Information]
  • Eagle, K., Ryan, C. (2014). Potentially incapable patients objecting to treatment: doctors' powers and duties. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(6), 352-354. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2014). Suicide risk assessment: myth and reality. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68(6), 679-681. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2014). The lived experience of involuntary community treatment: a qualitative study of mental health consumers and carers. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(4), 345-351. [More Information]

2013

  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Light, E., Boyce, P., Rosen, A., Carney, T. (2013). Conceptual Models of "Risk" and "Capacity" in Community-Based Compulsory Psychiatric Treatment: Results from an Empirical Study. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Ryan, C., Harris, A. (2013). Declaring conflicting interests. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(2), 193-194. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health legislation and likelihood of harm criteria. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 280. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2013). Re: Suicide risk assessment: Where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2013). Risk of suicide is insufficient warrant for coercive treatment for mental illness. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36(5-6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 198(9), 462-463. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M., Callaghan, S. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M. (2013). Suicide screening in general hospitals. Psychosomatics, 54(6), 604-605. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2013). Taking care when taking part in public debate. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 93-97. [More Information]

2012

  • Ryan, C. (2012). An unethical policy on sexual boundary violations. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(6), 584-584. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). Be said to be influenced by personal prejudice (six letters). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 504-505. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2012). Better laws for coercive psychiatric treatment: lessons from the Waterlow case. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 283-286. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Community treatment orders in Australia: rates and patterns of use. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(6), 478-482. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2012). Hindsight bias and the overestimation of suicide risk in expert testimony. The Psychiatrist, 36(6), 236-237. [More Information]
  • Stewart, C., Cockburn, T., Madden, B., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Leave to Intervene in Cases of Gender Identity Disorder; Normative Causation; Financial Harms and Involuntary Treatment; and the Right to Be Protected From Suicide. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2012). Letter to the Editor: Screening for suicide: a comment on Steeg et al. Psychological Medicine, 42(9), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Eagle, K., Ryan, C. (2012). Mind the gap: the potentially incapable patient who objects to assessment. Australian Law Journal, 86, 685-696. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2012). Minority report on violence risk assessment. The Psychiatrist, 36(1), 36-36. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: making involuntary community treatment visible in the mental health system. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(9), 591-593. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). Playing the ferryman: Psychiatrys role in end-of-life decision-making. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(10), 932-935. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Savell, K., Ryan, C. (2012). Psychiatrists and termination of pregnancy: Clinical, legal and ethical aspects. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(1), 18-27. [More Information]
  • Frankish, K., Ryan, C., Harris, A. (2012). Psychiatry and online social media: potential, pitfalls and ethical guidelines for psychiatrists and trainees. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(3), 181-187. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge in Compulsory Treatment - new Approaches to Mental Health law in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 611-620. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C. (2012). Sanism, stigma and the belief in dangerousness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(11), 1099-1100. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2012). Suicide risk assessment: Reply to Draper. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 387-387. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2012). The ethics of intervening in cases of severe domestic squalor. In John Snowdon, Graeme Halliday and Sube Banerjee (Eds.), Severe Domestic Squalor, (pp. 150-159). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Western Australia - rising to the human rights challenge? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 683-683. [More Information]

2011

  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2011). BIID is not BDD - Comment on Kwok-Kwan Chan et al. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 64(1), 8-9. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Capacity as a Determinant of Non-consensual Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Australia. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 18(2), 248-262. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Adams, J., Miller, P., Sale, I., Bloch, S., Sullivan, D., Mendelson, F., Ng, F., Cutbush, J., Newlands, C. (2011). Defusing the time-bomb: clarifying annotation 3.13. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(3), 269-269. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Lies, Damn Lies and Placebos: A Comment on Foreid et al. Neuroethics, 4(3), 261-262. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). NSW law, ECT and DBS. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 85-85. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). One Flu Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Comparing Legislated Coercive Treatment for Mental Illness with that for Other Illness. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 87-93. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Refusing medical treatment after attempted suicide: rethinking capacity and coercive treatment in light of the Kerrie Wooltorton case. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), 811-819. [More Information]
  • Sacca, R., Ryan, C. (2011). Relationships between interpersonal contact as a volunteer companion and stigma. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(5), 439-443. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). Response: Limits to Responsibility and Care? Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 103-104. [More Information]
  • Nielssen, O., Ryan, C., Large, M. (2011). Risk assessment and resource allocation. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(3), 270-270. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Sharma, S., Cannon, E., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2011). Risk factors for suicide within a year of discharge from psychiatric hospital: a systematic meta-analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45, 619-628. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Singh, S., Paton, M., Nielssen, O. (2011). The Predictive Value of Risk Categorization in Schizophrenia. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 19(1), 25-33. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2011). The validity and utility of risk assessment for inpatient suicide. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(6), 507-512. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2011). What is the value of professional opinion? Medical Journal of Australia, 195(2), 101-102. [More Information]

2010

  • Chan, A., Gunja, N., Ryan, C. (2010). A Comparison of Venlafaxine and SSRIs in Deliberate Self-poisoning. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 6(2), 116-121. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T., Harris, A. (2010). Body integrity identity disorder: response to Patrone. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(3), 189-190. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Nielssen, O., Paton, M., Large, M. (2010). Clinical decisions in psychiatry should not be based on risk assessment. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(5), 398-403. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Walter, G., Robertson, M. (2010). College activities and the ethics of advertising. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(2), 101-105. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2010). Helpful and unhelpful risk assessment practices. Psychiatric Services, 61(5), 530. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: the Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Long time, no see. Australians with mental illnesses wait too long before independent review of detention. Alternative Law Journal, 35(3), 128-189.
  • Sands, M., Dantoc, B., Hartshorn, A., Ryan, C., Lujic, S. (2010). Single Question in Delirium (SQiD): testing its efficacy against psychiatrist interview, the Confusion Assessment Method and the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 24(6), 561-565. [More Information]

2009

  • Ryan, C. (2009). Case study. Dirty blood. Commentary. Hastings Center Report, 39(5), 15. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Shaw, T., Ryan, C. (2009). Fugue associated with migraine. BMJ Case Reports. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C. (2009). Out on a Limb: The Ethical Management of Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Neuroethics, 2(1), 21-33.

2008

  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2008). Depression and assisted dying. Psychiatric review is mandatory in Australia. BMJ (online), 337, a2478. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Nielssen, O., Ryan, C., Hayes, R. (2008). Mental health laws that require dangerousness for involuntary admission may delay the initial treatment of schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43(3), 251-256. [More Information]
  • Wu, P., Jones, S., Ryan, C., Michail, D., Robinson, T. (2008). Modafinil-induced psychosis. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(8), 677-678. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O., Hayes, R. (2008). The danger of dangerousness: why we must remove the dangerousness criterion from our mental health acts. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(12), 877-881. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Shaw, T. (2008). Very limited role of psychiatry in late termination. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(2), 173-174. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Nielssen, O. (2008). Violence and commitment to treatment. Psychiatric Services, 59(5), 575-576. [More Information]

2007

  • Porter, G., Shaw, T., Ryan, C. (2007). Fugue associated with migraine. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 78(1), 104-105. [More Information]
  • Nielssen, O., Large, M., Ryan, C., Hayes, R. (2007). Legal implications of the increased risk of homicide and serious violence in the first episode of psychotic illness. Criminal Law Journal, 31, 287-294.
  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Walter, G. (2007). Overview of psychiatric ethics III: principles-based ethics. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 281-286. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Walter, G. (2007). Overview of psychiatric ethics IV: the method of casuistry. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(4), 287-291. [More Information]

2006

  • Brakoulias, V., Ryan, C., Byth Wilson, K. (2006). Patients with deliberate self-harm seen by a consultation-liaison service. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(2), 192-197. [More Information]

2005

  • Ryan, C. (2005). Dangerous liaisons: Consultation-liaison and clinical ethics consultation services. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

2001

  • Ryan, C., Anderson, J. (2001). Case 12-2001: Stychnine Poisoning. New England Journal of Medicine, 345, 1577-1577.
  • Ryan, C., Kotze,, E. (2001). Hand-held computers and consultation-liaison psychiatry: a practical tool for the information age. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 203-206.
  • Ryan, C. (2001). Optimising management of delirium. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 322, 1602-1602.
  • Ryan, C. (2001). When our patients die. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 524-525.

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