Dr Jean Starling

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 97678770
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Research interests

Research interests include the early identification and treatment of mental illness in children and teenagers, in particular early psychosis and mood disorders.

Selected grants

2011

  • Unique sample of early onset psychosis patients:study; Brennan A, Williams L, Harris A, Starling J; Schizophrenia Fellowship of New South Wales inc/Peter Meyer Fund.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Starling, J., Harris, A. (2013). Assessment and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders in Adolescence. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 357-`372). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dossetor, D., Starling, J. (2005). Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry. In Richard Wooton & Jennifer Batch (Eds.), Telepaediatrics: telemedicine and Child Health, (pp. 77-87). London, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.

Journals

  • Starling, J. (2014). Are we over-diagnosing autism? The case against. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(1), 92-93. [More Information]
  • Pathmanandavel, K., Starling, J., Dale, R., Brilot, F. (2013). Autoantibodies and the immune hypothesis in psychotic brain diseases: challenges and perspectives. Clinical & Developmental Immunology, 2013, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2013). Commentary on Levy (2012) Politics vs practice: Withdrawal of the Draft NHMRC ADHD Guidelines. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 91-92. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Williams, L., Hainsworth, C., Harris, A. (2013). The presentation of early-onset psychotic disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2013). Time for some reason in the ADHD debate. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 958-959. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2012). Changes in occipital lobe gyrification may be an early marker for psychosis in youth with velo-cardio-facial syndrome. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 15(4-5), 86-86. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kloet, L., Starling, J., Hainsworth, C., Berntsen, E., Chapman, L., Hancock, K. (2011). Risk factors for self-harm in children and adolescents admitted to a mental health inpatient unit. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(9), 749-755. [More Information]
  • Berntsen, E., Starling, J., Durheim, E., Hainsworth, C., de Kloet, L., Chapman, L., Hancock, K. (2011). Temporal trends in self harm and aggression on a paediatric mental health ward. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 64-69. [More Information]
  • Hainsworth, C., Starling, J., Brand, F., Groen, K., Munro, K. (2011). Trauma and psychotic symptoms: Data from a pediatric mental health inpatient unit. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24(4), 491-494. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Dossetor, D. (2009). Pervasive developmental disorders and psychosis. Current Psychiatry Reports, 11(3), 190-196. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Harris, A. (2008). Case reports: an opportunity for early intervention: velo-cardio-facial syndrome and psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2(4), 262-267. [More Information]
  • Athanasakos, E., Starling, J., Ross, F., Nunn, K., Cass, D. (2006). An example of psychological adjustment in chronic illness: Hirschsprung's disease. Pediatric Surgery International, 22(4), 319-325. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Foley, S. (2006). From pilot to permanent service: ten years of paediatric telepsychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12(S3), 80-82. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Bridgland, K., Rose, D. (2006). Psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents: an Emergency Department audit. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(4), 403-407. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2005). School-based interpersonal psychotherapy improves depression in older adolescents. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 8(1), 11. [More Information]
  • Dixon, A., Howie, P., Starling, J. (2005). Trauma Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress, and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Female Juvenile Offenders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(8), 798-806. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Rey, J., Simpson, J. (2004). Depressive Symptoms And Suicidal Behaviour: Changes With Time In An Adolescent Clinic Cohort. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38(9), 732-737.
  • Dixon, A., Howie, P., Starling, J. (2004). Psychopathology In Female Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(6), 1150-1158.
  • Starling, J., Rosina, R., Nunn, K., Dossetor, D. (2003). Child and adolescent telepsychiatry in New South Wales: moving behond clinical consultation. Australasian Psychiatry, 11(Supplement 1), S117-S121.

Conferences

  • Starling, J. (2004). Semantic-Pragmatic Impairments In Older Children And Adolescents: "Understanding The Big Picture". 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Brisbane, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.

2014

  • Starling, J. (2014). Are we over-diagnosing autism? The case against. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(1), 92-93. [More Information]

2013

  • Starling, J., Harris, A. (2013). Assessment and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders in Adolescence. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults, (pp. 357-`372). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Pathmanandavel, K., Starling, J., Dale, R., Brilot, F. (2013). Autoantibodies and the immune hypothesis in psychotic brain diseases: challenges and perspectives. Clinical & Developmental Immunology, 2013, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2013). Commentary on Levy (2012) Politics vs practice: Withdrawal of the Draft NHMRC ADHD Guidelines. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 91-92. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Williams, L., Hainsworth, C., Harris, A. (2013). The presentation of early-onset psychotic disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Starling, J. (2013). Time for some reason in the ADHD debate. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 958-959. [More Information]

2012

  • Starling, J. (2012). Changes in occipital lobe gyrification may be an early marker for psychosis in youth with velo-cardio-facial syndrome. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 15(4-5), 86-86. [More Information]
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, R., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Paxton, K., Hawke, C., et al (2012). The study design and methodology for the ARCHER Study - Adolescent Rural Cohort Study of Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships. BMC Pediatrics, 12, 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Kloet, L., Starling, J., Hainsworth, C., Berntsen, E., Chapman, L., Hancock, K. (2011). Risk factors for self-harm in children and adolescents admitted to a mental health inpatient unit. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(9), 749-755. [More Information]
  • Berntsen, E., Starling, J., Durheim, E., Hainsworth, C., de Kloet, L., Chapman, L., Hancock, K. (2011). Temporal trends in self harm and aggression on a paediatric mental health ward. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 64-69. [More Information]
  • Hainsworth, C., Starling, J., Brand, F., Groen, K., Munro, K. (2011). Trauma and psychotic symptoms: Data from a pediatric mental health inpatient unit. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24(4), 491-494. [More Information]

2009

  • Starling, J., Dossetor, D. (2009). Pervasive developmental disorders and psychosis. Current Psychiatry Reports, 11(3), 190-196. [More Information]

2008

  • Starling, J., Harris, A. (2008). Case reports: an opportunity for early intervention: velo-cardio-facial syndrome and psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2(4), 262-267. [More Information]

2006

  • Athanasakos, E., Starling, J., Ross, F., Nunn, K., Cass, D. (2006). An example of psychological adjustment in chronic illness: Hirschsprung's disease. Pediatric Surgery International, 22(4), 319-325. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Foley, S. (2006). From pilot to permanent service: ten years of paediatric telepsychiatry. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12(S3), 80-82. [More Information]
  • Starling, J., Bridgland, K., Rose, D. (2006). Psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents: an Emergency Department audit. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(4), 403-407. [More Information]

2005

  • Dossetor, D., Starling, J. (2005). Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry. In Richard Wooton & Jennifer Batch (Eds.), Telepaediatrics: telemedicine and Child Health, (pp. 77-87). London, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
  • Starling, J. (2005). School-based interpersonal psychotherapy improves depression in older adolescents. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 8(1), 11. [More Information]
  • Dixon, A., Howie, P., Starling, J. (2005). Trauma Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress, and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Female Juvenile Offenders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(8), 798-806. [More Information]

2004

  • Starling, J., Rey, J., Simpson, J. (2004). Depressive Symptoms And Suicidal Behaviour: Changes With Time In An Adolescent Clinic Cohort. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38(9), 732-737.
  • Dixon, A., Howie, P., Starling, J. (2004). Psychopathology In Female Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(6), 1150-1158.
  • Starling, J. (2004). Semantic-Pragmatic Impairments In Older Children And Adolescents: "Understanding The Big Picture". 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Brisbane, Australia: Speech Pathology Australia.

2003

  • Starling, J., Rosina, R., Nunn, K., Dossetor, D. (2003). Child and adolescent telepsychiatry in New South Wales: moving behond clinical consultation. Australasian Psychiatry, 11(Supplement 1), S117-S121.

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