Dr Grant Sara

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Northern Clinical School

Telephone (02) 8877 5120
Fax (02) 9887 5722

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Journals

  • Liljeqvist, H., Muscatello, D., Sara, G., Dinh, M., Lawrence, G. (2014). Accuracy of automatic syndromic classification of coded emergency department diagnoses in identifying mental health-related presentations for public health surveillance. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2014). Cannabis and stimulant disorders and readmission 2 years after first-episode psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204(6), 448-453. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Luo, L., Carr, V., Raudino, A., Green, M., Laurens, K., Dean, K., Cohen, M., Burgess, P., Morgan, V. (2014). Comparing algorithms for deriving psychosis diagnoses from longitudinal administrative clinical records. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(11), 1729-1737. [More Information]
  • Sara, G. (2014). Drugs and psychosis .. and now for some good news. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(5), 484-485. [More Information]
  • Degenhardt, L., Baxter, A., Lee, Y., Hall, W., Sara, G., Johns, N., Flaxman, A., Whiteford, H., Vos, T. (2014). The global epidemiology and burden of psychostimulant dependence: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 137, 36-47. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2014). The impact of cannabis and stimulant disorders on diagnostic stability in psychosis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(4), 349. [More Information]
  • Nielssen, O., Sara, G., Lim, Y., Large, M. (2013). Country of birth and hospital treatment for psychosis in New South Wales. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(4), 613-620. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2013). Differences in associations between cannabis and stimulant disorders in first admission psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 147(2 - 3), 216-222. [More Information]
  • Sara, G. (2012). Cannabis, stimulants and psychosis. Commentary on Gururajan et al. (2012): drugs of abuse and increased risk of psychosis development. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(12), 1196-1197. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Paton, M., Sara, G., Wright, M., Nielssen, O. (2012). Measuring the distribution of the length of stay in acute psychiatric units. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care: psychiatric intensive care and low secure units, 8(2), 78-87. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Smith, G., Sara, G., Paton, M., Kedzior, K., Nielssen, O. (2012). Meta-analysis of self-reported substance use compared with laboratory substance assay in general adult mental health settings. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(2), 134-148. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Harris, M., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2012). Stimulant use disorders: Characteristics and comorbidity in an Australian population sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(12), 1173-1181. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H. (2011). Amphetamine availability and admissions for psychosis in New South Wales, 2001 – 2009. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(4), 317-324. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, V., Sara, G. (2011). Hospital admissions for obsessive-compulsive disorder in NSW, 1997 to 2010. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(6), 502-506. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Harris, M., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H. (2011). Stimulant use and stimulant use disorders in Australia: findings from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(10), 607-609. [More Information]
  • Stewart, G., Sara, G., Harris, M., Waghorn, G., Hall, A., Sivarajasingam, S., Gladman, B., Mowry, B. (2010). A brief measure of vocational activity and community participation: development and reliability of the Activity and Participation Questionnaire. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(3), 258-266. [More Information]
  • Sara, G. (2010). What's normal anyway? Normal and nonnormal distributions in psychiatry. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(6), 305-310.
  • Mottaghipour, Y., Woodland, L., Bickerton, A., Sara, G. (2006). Working with families of patients within an adult mental health service: development of a programme model. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(3), 267-271. [More Information]

2014

  • Liljeqvist, H., Muscatello, D., Sara, G., Dinh, M., Lawrence, G. (2014). Accuracy of automatic syndromic classification of coded emergency department diagnoses in identifying mental health-related presentations for public health surveillance. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2014). Cannabis and stimulant disorders and readmission 2 years after first-episode psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204(6), 448-453. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Luo, L., Carr, V., Raudino, A., Green, M., Laurens, K., Dean, K., Cohen, M., Burgess, P., Morgan, V. (2014). Comparing algorithms for deriving psychosis diagnoses from longitudinal administrative clinical records. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(11), 1729-1737. [More Information]
  • Sara, G. (2014). Drugs and psychosis .. and now for some good news. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(5), 484-485. [More Information]
  • Degenhardt, L., Baxter, A., Lee, Y., Hall, W., Sara, G., Johns, N., Flaxman, A., Whiteford, H., Vos, T. (2014). The global epidemiology and burden of psychostimulant dependence: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 137, 36-47. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2014). The impact of cannabis and stimulant disorders on diagnostic stability in psychosis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(4), 349. [More Information]

2013

  • Nielssen, O., Sara, G., Lim, Y., Large, M. (2013). Country of birth and hospital treatment for psychosis in New South Wales. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(4), 613-620. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2013). Differences in associations between cannabis and stimulant disorders in first admission psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 147(2 - 3), 216-222. [More Information]

2012

  • Sara, G. (2012). Cannabis, stimulants and psychosis. Commentary on Gururajan et al. (2012): drugs of abuse and increased risk of psychosis development. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(12), 1196-1197. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Paton, M., Sara, G., Wright, M., Nielssen, O. (2012). Measuring the distribution of the length of stay in acute psychiatric units. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care: psychiatric intensive care and low secure units, 8(2), 78-87. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Smith, G., Sara, G., Paton, M., Kedzior, K., Nielssen, O. (2012). Meta-analysis of self-reported substance use compared with laboratory substance assay in general adult mental health settings. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(2), 134-148. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Harris, M., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H., Hall, W. (2012). Stimulant use disorders: Characteristics and comorbidity in an Australian population sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(12), 1173-1181. [More Information]

2011

  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H. (2011). Amphetamine availability and admissions for psychosis in New South Wales, 2001 – 2009. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(4), 317-324. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, V., Sara, G. (2011). Hospital admissions for obsessive-compulsive disorder in NSW, 1997 to 2010. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(6), 502-506. [More Information]
  • Sara, G., Burgess, P., Harris, M., Malhi, G., Whiteford, H. (2011). Stimulant use and stimulant use disorders in Australia: findings from the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(10), 607-609. [More Information]

2010

  • Stewart, G., Sara, G., Harris, M., Waghorn, G., Hall, A., Sivarajasingam, S., Gladman, B., Mowry, B. (2010). A brief measure of vocational activity and community participation: development and reliability of the Activity and Participation Questionnaire. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(3), 258-266. [More Information]
  • Sara, G. (2010). What's normal anyway? Normal and nonnormal distributions in psychiatry. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(6), 305-310.

2006

  • Mottaghipour, Y., Woodland, L., Bickerton, A., Sara, G. (2006). Working with families of patients within an adult mental health service: development of a programme model. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(3), 267-271. [More Information]

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