Professor Thiagarajan Sitharthan

Honorary Professor
Psychiatry, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9840 3950
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Selected grants

2007

  • Randomised Controlled Trial of a New Intervention for Alcohol Craving; Kavanagh D, Kavanagh D, Young R, Connor J, Sitharthan T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Integrating treatment for alcohol use problems and comorbid PTSD; Sannibale C, Mills K, Teesson M, Sitharthan T, Creamer M, Mills K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2005

  • National correspondence program to reduce alcohol consumption and co-occurring disorders (depression/anxiety):a randomised trial; Sitharthan T; Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation/Research Grant.

2003

  • A controlled trial of an opportunistic intervention to reduce suicide risk among alcohol and other substance misusers; Sitharthan T, Sitharthan G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • A controlled trial of emotional cue exposure for relapse prevention in alcohol abuse; Kavanagh D, Sitharthan T, Sitharthan G, Saunders J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Saunders, J., Allsop, S., Pead, J., Condon, J., Sitharthan, T. (2005). Alcohol Practice Guidelines: For practitioners helping veterans with alcohol problems. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia for Dept of Vet Affairs.

Journals

  • Hunt, G., Siegfried, N., Morley, K., Sitharthan, T., Cleary, M. (2014). Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(1), 18-20. [More Information]
  • Morley, K., Sitharthan, G., Haber, P., Tucker, P., Sitharthan, T. (2014). The Efficacy of an Opportunistic Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Package (OCB) on Substance Use and Comorbid Suicide Risk: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(1), 130-140. [More Information]
  • Hunt, G., Siegfried, N., Morley, K., Sitharthan, T., Cleary, M. (2013). Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (10), 1-258. [More Information]
  • Sannibale, C., Teesson, M., Creamer, M., Sitharthan, T., Bryant, R., Sutherland, K., Taylor, K., Bostock-Matusko, D., Visser, A., Peek-O'Leary, M. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy for comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders. Addiction, 108(8), 1397-1410. [More Information]
  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T. (2012). A six-year study of substance use and mental health disorders: Ascertaining the prevalence of comorbidity. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 12(3), 180-186. [More Information]
  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T. (2012). Comparison of inpatients with comorbid mental health disorders and alcohol-and other-substance-use disorders within general hospitals and psychiatric hospitals in NSW, Australia. Journal of Substance Use, 17(3), 301-309. [More Information]
  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T., Huang, Q. (2012). Exploration of the Comorbidity of Alcohol Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders Among Inpatients Presenting to All Hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. Substance Abuse, 33(2), 138-145. [More Information]
  • Sitharthan, T., Lai, H. (2012). Exploration of the Comorbidity of Cannabis Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders among Inpatients Presenting to All Hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38(6), 567-574. [More Information]
  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T., Hough, M. (2009). Alcohol versus placebo drinks in reducing feelings of sadness: Pilot study. Australian Psychologist, 44(4), 248-252.
  • Kemp, R., Harris, A., Vurel, E., Sitharthan, T. (2007). Stop Using Stuff: trial of a drug and alcohol intervention for young people with comorbid mental illness and drug and alcohol problems. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(6), 490-493. [More Information]
  • Kavanagh, D., Sitharthan, G., Young, R., Sitharthan, T., Saunders, J., Shockley, N., Giannopoulos, V. (2006). Addition of cue exposure to cognitive-behaviour therapy for alcohol misuse: a randomized trial with dysphoric drinkers. Addiction, 101(8), 1106-1116.
  • Kypri, K., Sitharthan, T., Cunningham, J., Kavanagh, D., Dean, J. (2005). Innovative approaches to intervention for alcohol problems. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18(3), 229-234.
  • Sitharthan, T., Job, R., Kavanagh, D., Sitharthan, G., Hough, M. (2003). Development of a controlled drinking self-efficacy scale and appraising its relation to alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 11, 351-362. [More Information]
  • Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D. (2001). Alcohol Helplessness Index: Predicting depression amongst problem drinkers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(1445), 1457.
  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D., Saunders, J. (2001). Brief Oppportunistic Intervention: The Role of Psychologists in Initiating Self-change Amongst Problem Drinkers. Australian Psychologist, 36 No 3, 219-226.
  • Sitharthan, T., Sitharthan, G., Kavanagh, D. (2001). Emotional Cue Exposure for Alcohol Abuse: Develpment of a New Treatment Procedure to Train Moderation Drinking in the Context of Dysphoria. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 8, 73-78.
  • Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D. (2001). The Alcohol Helplessness Scale and Its Prediction of Depression among Problem Drinkers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol 57(12), 1445-1457.
  • Sitharthan, T., Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Kavanagh, D. (1997). Cue exposure in moderation drinking: A comparison with cognitive-behaviour therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65(5), 878-882.
  • Sitharthan, T., McGrath, D., Sitharthan, G., Saunders, J. (1992). The meaning of craving in research on addictions. Psychological Reports, 71(823), 826.

Conferences

  • Morley, K., Haber, P., Sitharthan, G., Tucker, P., Sitharthan, T. (2012). Clinical Predictors of Suicidal Behaviour Among Patients with Alcohol and/or Substance Abuse and Suicide Risk. APSAD Conference, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Melbourne.

Other

  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T. (2011), Don't get worked up: you can beat your porn addiction.. if you want to. The Conversation.

2014

  • Hunt, G., Siegfried, N., Morley, K., Sitharthan, T., Cleary, M. (2014). Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(1), 18-20. [More Information]
  • Morley, K., Sitharthan, G., Haber, P., Tucker, P., Sitharthan, T. (2014). The Efficacy of an Opportunistic Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Package (OCB) on Substance Use and Comorbid Suicide Risk: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(1), 130-140. [More Information]

2013

  • Hunt, G., Siegfried, N., Morley, K., Sitharthan, T., Cleary, M. (2013). Psychosocial interventions for people with both severe mental illness and substance misuse. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (10), 1-258. [More Information]
  • Sannibale, C., Teesson, M., Creamer, M., Sitharthan, T., Bryant, R., Sutherland, K., Taylor, K., Bostock-Matusko, D., Visser, A., Peek-O'Leary, M. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy for comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders. Addiction, 108(8), 1397-1410. [More Information]

2012

  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T. (2012). A six-year study of substance use and mental health disorders: Ascertaining the prevalence of comorbidity. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 12(3), 180-186. [More Information]
  • Morley, K., Haber, P., Sitharthan, G., Tucker, P., Sitharthan, T. (2012). Clinical Predictors of Suicidal Behaviour Among Patients with Alcohol and/or Substance Abuse and Suicide Risk. APSAD Conference, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Melbourne.
  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T. (2012). Comparison of inpatients with comorbid mental health disorders and alcohol-and other-substance-use disorders within general hospitals and psychiatric hospitals in NSW, Australia. Journal of Substance Use, 17(3), 301-309. [More Information]
  • Lai, H., Sitharthan, T., Huang, Q. (2012). Exploration of the Comorbidity of Alcohol Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders Among Inpatients Presenting to All Hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. Substance Abuse, 33(2), 138-145. [More Information]
  • Sitharthan, T., Lai, H. (2012). Exploration of the Comorbidity of Cannabis Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders among Inpatients Presenting to All Hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38(6), 567-574. [More Information]

2011

  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T. (2011), Don't get worked up: you can beat your porn addiction.. if you want to. The Conversation.

2009

  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T., Hough, M. (2009). Alcohol versus placebo drinks in reducing feelings of sadness: Pilot study. Australian Psychologist, 44(4), 248-252.

2007

  • Kemp, R., Harris, A., Vurel, E., Sitharthan, T. (2007). Stop Using Stuff: trial of a drug and alcohol intervention for young people with comorbid mental illness and drug and alcohol problems. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(6), 490-493. [More Information]

2006

  • Kavanagh, D., Sitharthan, G., Young, R., Sitharthan, T., Saunders, J., Shockley, N., Giannopoulos, V. (2006). Addition of cue exposure to cognitive-behaviour therapy for alcohol misuse: a randomized trial with dysphoric drinkers. Addiction, 101(8), 1106-1116.

2005

  • Saunders, J., Allsop, S., Pead, J., Condon, J., Sitharthan, T. (2005). Alcohol Practice Guidelines: For practitioners helping veterans with alcohol problems. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia for Dept of Vet Affairs.
  • Kypri, K., Sitharthan, T., Cunningham, J., Kavanagh, D., Dean, J. (2005). Innovative approaches to intervention for alcohol problems. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18(3), 229-234.

2003

  • Sitharthan, T., Job, R., Kavanagh, D., Sitharthan, G., Hough, M. (2003). Development of a controlled drinking self-efficacy scale and appraising its relation to alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 11, 351-362. [More Information]

2001

  • Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D. (2001). Alcohol Helplessness Index: Predicting depression amongst problem drinkers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(1445), 1457.
  • Sitharthan, G., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D., Saunders, J. (2001). Brief Oppportunistic Intervention: The Role of Psychologists in Initiating Self-change Amongst Problem Drinkers. Australian Psychologist, 36 No 3, 219-226.
  • Sitharthan, T., Sitharthan, G., Kavanagh, D. (2001). Emotional Cue Exposure for Alcohol Abuse: Develpment of a New Treatment Procedure to Train Moderation Drinking in the Context of Dysphoria. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 8, 73-78.
  • Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Sitharthan, T., Kavanagh, D. (2001). The Alcohol Helplessness Scale and Its Prediction of Depression among Problem Drinkers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol 57(12), 1445-1457.

1997

  • Sitharthan, T., Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Kavanagh, D. (1997). Cue exposure in moderation drinking: A comparison with cognitive-behaviour therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65(5), 878-882.

1992

  • Sitharthan, T., McGrath, D., Sitharthan, G., Saunders, J. (1992). The meaning of craving in research on addictions. Psychological Reports, 71(823), 826.

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