Associate Professor Vladan Starcevic

Associate Professor
Psychiatry, Nepean Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 4734 2585
Fax +61 2 4734 3343

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Selected grants

2008

  • Impulse Control Disorders and Quality of Life; Krause M, Starcevic V; Parkinson's New South Wales Incorporated/Research Support.
  • Preliminary validation of the nepean dysphoria scale; Starcevic V; University of Sydney/Internal Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Starcevic, V., Porter, G. (2010). Virtual violence: The games people play. In E Aboujaoude & L M Koran (Eds.), Impulse Control Disorders, (pp. 182-188). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Starcevic, V. (2009). The relationship between psychodynamic and cognitive and behavioural theories and therapies. In Eric Lj (Eds.), Psychodynamic Psychiatry, (pp. 284-292). Croatia: Sluzbeni glasnik.
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Do benzodiazepines have a role in the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders? In D. Castle, S. Hood, M. Kyrios (Eds.), Anxiety Disorders: Current Controversies, Future Directions, (pp. 203-212). Australia: Australian Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). The conceptual validity of panic disorder and agoraphobia. In D. Castle, S. Hood, M. Kyrios (Eds.), Anxiety Disorders: Current Controversies, Future Directions, (pp. 1-10). Australia: Australian Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). How to Improve Pharmacological Treatment of Panic Disorder? In Sanfelippo A (Eds.), Panic Disorders: New Research, (pp. 147-162). Hauppauge, New York,: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Hypochondriasis: An endless source of controversies? In Maj M; Akiskal H; Mezzich J; Okasha A (Eds.), Somatoform Disorders Volume 9. World Psychiatric Association Series “Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry", (pp. 1896-1901). Chichester, England: Wiley.

Journals

  • Starcevic, V. (2014). Boundaries and overlap between hypochondriasis and other disorders: Differential diagnosis and patterns of co-occurrence. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 10(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Phu, A., Xu, Z., Brakoulias, B., Mahant, N., Fung, V., De Moore, G., Martin, A., Starcevic, V., Krause, M. (2014). Effect of impulse control disorders on disability and quality of life in Parkinson's disease patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(1), 63-66. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B. (2014). New diagnostic perspectives on obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and its links with other conditions. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27(1), 62-67. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2014). Should we deplore the disappearance of hypochondriasis from DSM-5? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(4), 373-374. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2014). The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 85(2), 133-142. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D. (2013). Cyberchondria: towards a better understanding of excessive health-related Internet use. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 13(2), 205-213. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Bearle, D., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2013). Further Support for Five Dimensions of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(6), 452-459. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Gustav Mahler as Freud's patient: a note on possible obstacles to communication and understanding. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 271-275. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Hypochondriasis and health anxiety: conceptual challenges. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(1), 7-8. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Is Internet addiction a useful concept? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Is the need for medications with calming effects ever going to disappear? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 971-971. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Looking for balance between promoting adult separation anxiety disorder and overlooking it. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(8), 782-784. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder co-occurring with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Conceptual and clinical implications. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 65-73. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Seymour, J., Lee, J., Sammut, P., Starcevic, V. (2013). Predictors of the length of stay in a psychiatric emergency care centre. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(6), 563-566. [More Information]
  • Lampe, L., Fritz, K., Boyce, P., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B., Walter, G., Shadbolt, N., Harris, A., Malhi, G. (2013). Psychiatrists and GPs: diagnostic decision making, personality profiles and attitudes toward depression and anxiety. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 231-237. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Separation anxiety disorder in adults: Is the neglect real? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(2), 188-189. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(7), 750-757. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Portman, M. (2013). The status quo as a good outcome: how the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder remained unchanged from the DSM-IV criteria. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(11), 995-997. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 117-121. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Video-gaming disorder and behavioural addictions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Monti, M., D’Agostino, A., Berle, D. (2013). Will DSM-5 make us feel dysphoric? Conceptualisation(s) of dysphoria in the most recent classification of mental disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 954-955. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2012). Benzodiazepines for anxiety disorders: Maximising the benefits and minimising the risks. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 18(4), 250-258. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Lamplugh, C., Eslick, G. (2012). Can levels of a general anxiety-prone cognitive style distinguish between various anxiety disorders? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(5), 427-433. [More Information]
  • Lampe, L., Shadbolt, N., Starcevic, V., Boyce, P., Brakoulias, B., Hitching, R., Viswasam, K., Walter, G., Malhi, G. (2012). Diagnostic processes in mental health: GPs and psychiatrists reading from the same book but on a different page. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(5), 374-378. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Moses, K. (2012). Disgust propensity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: cross-sectional and prospective relationships. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(1), 656-663. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Portman, M., Beck, A. (2012). Generalized anxiety disorder: between neglect and an epidemic. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200(8), 664-667. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2012). Interpersonal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its relationship with checking compulsions. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 560-567. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2012). Preliminary validation of the Nepean Dysphoria Scale. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 322-326. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2012). Reconsidering benzodiazepines in the treatment of panic disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 271-272. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2012). The life and music of Alexander Scriabin: megalomania revisited. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(1), 57-60. [More Information]
  • Portman, M., Starcevic, V., Beck, A. (2011). Challenges in assessment and diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 41(2), 79-85. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). Functions of compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(6), 449-457. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2011). Have Anxiety Disorders Been Disowned by Psychiatrists? Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 12-16. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: a comorbidity and family history perspective. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(2), 151-155. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Janca, A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: still in search of the concept-affirming boundaries. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24(1), 55-60. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Sammut, P. (2011). Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18(4), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Porter, G., Fenech, P. (2011). Problem Video Game Use and Dimensions of Psychopathology. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9(3), 248-256. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V. (2011). The Characterization of Beliefs in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 82(2), 151-161. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). The nature and correlates of avoidance in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(10), 871-879. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Hood, S. (2011). Treatment-Refractory Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 41(2), 104-112. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Mandali, R., Seymour, J., Sammut, P., Starcevic, V. (2010). Characteristics of admissions to a recently opened Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(4), 326-329. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Moses, K. (2010). Do Symptom Interpretations Mediate the Relationship Between Panic Attack Symptoms and Agoraphobic Avoidance? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38(3), 275-289. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Euphemisms, political correctness and the identity of psychiatrists. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(2), 181-182. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Problematic Internet use: a distinct disorder, a manifestation of an underlying psychopathology, or a troublesome behaviour? World Psychiatry, 9(2), 92-93. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Fenech, P. (2010). Recognizing problem video game use. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(2), 120-128. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Brakoulias, B. (2010). The Factor Structure of the Kessler-10 Questionnaire in a Treatment-Seeking Sample. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(9), 660-664. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Fenech, P., Milicevic, D., Lamplugh, C., Hannan, A. (2009). Distinctiveness of perceived health in panic disorder and relation to panic disorder severity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(3), 323-333. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Soldatovic, I., Stamenovi, M., Starcevic, V. (2009). Panic attacks simulate presence of somatic illnesses. Medicinski pregled, 62(3-4), 165-170. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V. (2008). A cross-sectional survey of the frequency and characteristics of delusions in acute psychiatric wards. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(2), 87-91. [More Information]
  • Lamplugh, C., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Starcevic, V. (2008). A pilot study of cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder augmented by panic surfing. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 15(6), 440-5. [More Information]
  • Stuart, S., Noyes, R., Starcevic, V., Barsky, A. (2008). An integrative approach to somatoform disorders combining interpersonal and cognitive-behavioural theory and techniques. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 38, 45-53.
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Anxiety disorders no more? Australasian Psychiatry, 16(5), 317-21. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Latas, M., Kolar, D., Vucinic-Latas, D., Bogojevic, G., Milovanovic, S. (2008). Co-occurrence of Axis I and Axis II disorders in female and male patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49, 537-543. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Lamplugh, C., Fenech, P. (2008). Cognitive factors in panic disorder, agoraphobic avoidance and agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46(2), 282-291. [More Information]
  • Uhlenhuth, E., Starcevic, V., Qualls, C., Antal, E., Matuzas, W., Javaid, J., Barnhill, J. (2008). Cognitive style, alprazolam plasma levels, and treatment response in panic disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 25(8), E18-26. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Hypochondriasis between health and psychosis. Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, 136(9-10), 559-565. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Trajkovic, G., Starcevic, V. (2008). Predictors of psychiatric comorbidity in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Psihijatrija danas, 40, 163-173.
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B. (2008). Symptom subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: are they relevant for treatment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(8), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Treatment of panic disorder: recent developments and current status. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 8(8), 1219-1232. [More Information]
  • Bandelow, B., Yenson, T., Yeo, B., Hollander, E., Kasper, S., Moller, H., Starcevic, V., et al (2008). World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress disorders - first revision. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 9(4), 248-312. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Starcevic, V. (2007). Are violent video games harmful? Australasian Psychiatry, 15(5), 422-426. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Body as the source of threat and fear of death in hypochondriasis and panic disorder. Psihijatrija danas, 39, 73-82.
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Dysphoric about dysphoria: towards a greater conceptual clarity of the term. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(1), 9-13. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2007). Inconsistencies between reported test statistics and p-values in two psychiatry journals. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 16(4), 202-207. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Is the subtyping of panic attacks valid? World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 8, 87.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Lamplugh, C., Eslick, G. (2007). Pathological worry, anxiety disorders and the impact of co-occurrence with depressive and other anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21(8), 1016-1027. [More Information]
  • Uhlenhuth, E., Starcevic, V., Qualls, C., Antal, E., Matuzas, W., Javaid, J., Barnhill, J. (2006). Abrupt Discontinuation of Alprazolam and Cognitive Style in Patients With Panic Disorder: Early Effects on Mood, Performance, and Vital Signs. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(5), 519-523. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Anxiety states: a review of conceptual and treatment issues. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19(1), 79-83. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Latas, M., Kolar, D., Berle, D. (2006). Are there gender differences in catastrophic appraisals in panic disorder with agoraphobia? Depression and Anxiety, DOI: 10.1002/da.20245, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D. (2006). Cognitive specificity of anxiety disorders: a review of selected key constructs. Depression and Anxiety, 23(2), 51-61. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Mitrovic, M., Starcevic, V. (2006). Gender differences in psychopathologic features of agoraphobia with panic disorder. Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-Medical and Pharmaceutical Review, 63, 569-574. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Lipsitt, D. (2006). Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of somatoform disorders. Psychiatric Annals, 36(5), 341-348.
  • Latas, M., Starcevic, V., Trajkovic, G. (2006). Relationship of psychiatric comorbidity and treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, 134, 267-72. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Review: worldwide lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders is 16.6%, with considerable heterogeneity between studies. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 9(4), 115. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Somatoform disorders and DSM-V: conceptual and political issues in the debate. Psychosomatics, 47(4), 277-281. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). The spectrum of psychopathology in hypochondriasis. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, 34, 38-39.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Fear of Death in Hypochondriasis: Bodily Threat and Its Treatment Implications. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 35(3), 227-237.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). How to set priorities and fulfil expectations from the mental health care system? - Australian experience. Psihijatrija danas, 37, 59-63.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Issues in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 371-374.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Psychiatric comorbidity: Concepts, controversies and alternatives. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 375-378.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2005). Thought–action fusion: Review of the literature and future directions. Clinical Psychology Review, 25(3), 263-284. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2004). Hypochondriasis: A Challenge For Psychopathology And Treatment. Medical Investigations, 38, 26-32.
  • Latas, M., Starcevic, V., Vucinic, D. (2004). Predictors Of Work Disabilities In Patients With Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia. European Psychiatry, 19(5), 280-284.
  • Starcevic, V., Linden, M., Uhlenhuth, E., Kolar, D., Latas, M. (2004). Treatment Of Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia In An Anxiety Disorders Clinic: Factors Influencing Psychiatrists' Treatment Choices. Psychiatry Research, 125(1), 41-52.
  • Starcevic, V. (2003). Psychotherapy in the era of evidence-based medicine. Australasian Psychiatry, 11(3), 278-281.

2014

  • Starcevic, V. (2014). Boundaries and overlap between hypochondriasis and other disorders: Differential diagnosis and patterns of co-occurrence. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 10(1), 24-33. [More Information]
  • Phu, A., Xu, Z., Brakoulias, B., Mahant, N., Fung, V., De Moore, G., Martin, A., Starcevic, V., Krause, M. (2014). Effect of impulse control disorders on disability and quality of life in Parkinson's disease patients. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(1), 63-66. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B. (2014). New diagnostic perspectives on obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and its links with other conditions. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27(1), 62-67. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2014). Should we deplore the disappearance of hypochondriasis from DSM-5? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(4), 373-374. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2014). The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 85(2), 133-142. [More Information]

2013

  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D. (2013). Cyberchondria: towards a better understanding of excessive health-related Internet use. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 13(2), 205-213. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Bearle, D., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Martin, A. (2013). Further Support for Five Dimensions of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(6), 452-459. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Gustav Mahler as Freud's patient: a note on possible obstacles to communication and understanding. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 271-275. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Hypochondriasis and health anxiety: conceptual challenges. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(1), 7-8. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Is Internet addiction a useful concept? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Is the need for medications with calming effects ever going to disappear? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 971-971. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Looking for balance between promoting adult separation anxiety disorder and overlooking it. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(8), 782-784. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2013). Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder co-occurring with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Conceptual and clinical implications. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(1), 65-73. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Seymour, J., Lee, J., Sammut, P., Starcevic, V. (2013). Predictors of the length of stay in a psychiatric emergency care centre. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(6), 563-566. [More Information]
  • Lampe, L., Fritz, K., Boyce, P., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B., Walter, G., Shadbolt, N., Harris, A., Malhi, G. (2013). Psychiatrists and GPs: diagnostic decision making, personality profiles and attitudes toward depression and anxiety. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 231-237. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Separation anxiety disorder in adults: Is the neglect real? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(2), 188-189. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive–compulsive disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(7), 750-757. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Portman, M. (2013). The status quo as a good outcome: how the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder remained unchanged from the DSM-IV criteria. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(11), 995-997. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Martin, A. (2013). The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 117-121. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2013). Video-gaming disorder and behavioural addictions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Monti, M., D’Agostino, A., Berle, D. (2013). Will DSM-5 make us feel dysphoric? Conceptualisation(s) of dysphoria in the most recent classification of mental disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(10), 954-955. [More Information]

2012

  • Starcevic, V. (2012). Benzodiazepines for anxiety disorders: Maximising the benefits and minimising the risks. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 18(4), 250-258. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Lamplugh, C., Eslick, G. (2012). Can levels of a general anxiety-prone cognitive style distinguish between various anxiety disorders? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(5), 427-433. [More Information]
  • Lampe, L., Shadbolt, N., Starcevic, V., Boyce, P., Brakoulias, B., Hitching, R., Viswasam, K., Walter, G., Malhi, G. (2012). Diagnostic processes in mental health: GPs and psychiatrists reading from the same book but on a different page. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(5), 374-378. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Moses, K. (2012). Disgust propensity in obsessive-compulsive disorder: cross-sectional and prospective relationships. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(1), 656-663. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Portman, M., Beck, A. (2012). Generalized anxiety disorder: between neglect and an epidemic. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200(8), 664-667. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2012). Interpersonal reassurance seeking in obsessive-compulsive disorder and its relationship with checking compulsions. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 560-567. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2012). Preliminary validation of the Nepean Dysphoria Scale. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 322-326. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2012). Reconsidering benzodiazepines in the treatment of panic disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 271-272. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2012). The life and music of Alexander Scriabin: megalomania revisited. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(1), 57-60. [More Information]

2011

  • Portman, M., Starcevic, V., Beck, A. (2011). Challenges in assessment and diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 41(2), 79-85. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). Functions of compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(6), 449-457. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2011). Have Anxiety Disorders Been Disowned by Psychiatrists? Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 12-16. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: a comorbidity and family history perspective. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(2), 151-155. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Janca, A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: still in search of the concept-affirming boundaries. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24(1), 55-60. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Sammut, P. (2011). Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18(4), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Porter, G., Fenech, P. (2011). Problem Video Game Use and Dimensions of Psychopathology. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9(3), 248-256. [More Information]
  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V. (2011). The Characterization of Beliefs in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Psychiatric quarterly, 82(2), 151-161. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, B., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. (2011). The nature and correlates of avoidance in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(10), 871-879. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Hood, S. (2011). Treatment-Refractory Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 41(2), 104-112. [More Information]

2010

  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Brakoulias, B., Mandali, R., Seymour, J., Sammut, P., Starcevic, V. (2010). Characteristics of admissions to a recently opened Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(4), 326-329. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Moses, K. (2010). Do Symptom Interpretations Mediate the Relationship Between Panic Attack Symptoms and Agoraphobic Avoidance? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38(3), 275-289. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Euphemisms, political correctness and the identity of psychiatrists. Australasian Psychiatry, 18(2), 181-182. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2010). Problematic Internet use: a distinct disorder, a manifestation of an underlying psychopathology, or a troublesome behaviour? World Psychiatry, 9(2), 92-93. [More Information]
  • Porter, G., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Fenech, P. (2010). Recognizing problem video game use. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(2), 120-128. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P., Brakoulias, B. (2010). The Factor Structure of the Kessler-10 Questionnaire in a Treatment-Seeking Sample. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(9), 660-664. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Porter, G. (2010). Virtual violence: The games people play. In E Aboujaoude & L M Koran (Eds.), Impulse Control Disorders, (pp. 182-188). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2009

  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Fenech, P., Milicevic, D., Lamplugh, C., Hannan, A. (2009). Distinctiveness of perceived health in panic disorder and relation to panic disorder severity. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(3), 323-333. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Soldatovic, I., Stamenovi, M., Starcevic, V. (2009). Panic attacks simulate presence of somatic illnesses. Medicinski pregled, 62(3-4), 165-170. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2009). The relationship between psychodynamic and cognitive and behavioural theories and therapies. In Eric Lj (Eds.), Psychodynamic Psychiatry, (pp. 284-292). Croatia: Sluzbeni glasnik.

2008

  • Brakoulias, B., Starcevic, V. (2008). A cross-sectional survey of the frequency and characteristics of delusions in acute psychiatric wards. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(2), 87-91. [More Information]
  • Lamplugh, C., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Starcevic, V. (2008). A pilot study of cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder augmented by panic surfing. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 15(6), 440-5. [More Information]
  • Stuart, S., Noyes, R., Starcevic, V., Barsky, A. (2008). An integrative approach to somatoform disorders combining interpersonal and cognitive-behavioural theory and techniques. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 38, 45-53.
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Anxiety disorders no more? Australasian Psychiatry, 16(5), 317-21. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Latas, M., Kolar, D., Vucinic-Latas, D., Bogojevic, G., Milovanovic, S. (2008). Co-occurrence of Axis I and Axis II disorders in female and male patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49, 537-543. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Lamplugh, C., Fenech, P. (2008). Cognitive factors in panic disorder, agoraphobic avoidance and agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46(2), 282-291. [More Information]
  • Uhlenhuth, E., Starcevic, V., Qualls, C., Antal, E., Matuzas, W., Javaid, J., Barnhill, J. (2008). Cognitive style, alprazolam plasma levels, and treatment response in panic disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 25(8), E18-26. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Hypochondriasis between health and psychosis. Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, 136(9-10), 559-565. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Trajkovic, G., Starcevic, V. (2008). Predictors of psychiatric comorbidity in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Psihijatrija danas, 40, 163-173.
  • Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, B. (2008). Symptom subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: are they relevant for treatment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(8), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2008). Treatment of panic disorder: recent developments and current status. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 8(8), 1219-1232. [More Information]
  • Bandelow, B., Yenson, T., Yeo, B., Hollander, E., Kasper, S., Moller, H., Starcevic, V., et al (2008). World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress disorders - first revision. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 9(4), 248-312. [More Information]

2007

  • Porter, G., Starcevic, V. (2007). Are violent video games harmful? Australasian Psychiatry, 15(5), 422-426. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Body as the source of threat and fear of death in hypochondriasis and panic disorder. Psihijatrija danas, 39, 73-82.
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Do benzodiazepines have a role in the long-term treatment of anxiety disorders? In D. Castle, S. Hood, M. Kyrios (Eds.), Anxiety Disorders: Current Controversies, Future Directions, (pp. 203-212). Australia: Australian Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Dysphoric about dysphoria: towards a greater conceptual clarity of the term. Australasian Psychiatry, 15(1), 9-13. [More Information]
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2007). Inconsistencies between reported test statistics and p-values in two psychiatry journals. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 16(4), 202-207. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). Is the subtyping of panic attacks valid? World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 8, 87.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A., Lamplugh, C., Eslick, G. (2007). Pathological worry, anxiety disorders and the impact of co-occurrence with depressive and other anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21(8), 1016-1027. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2007). The conceptual validity of panic disorder and agoraphobia. In D. Castle, S. Hood, M. Kyrios (Eds.), Anxiety Disorders: Current Controversies, Future Directions, (pp. 1-10). Australia: Australian Postgraduate Medicine.

2006

  • Uhlenhuth, E., Starcevic, V., Qualls, C., Antal, E., Matuzas, W., Javaid, J., Barnhill, J. (2006). Abrupt Discontinuation of Alprazolam and Cognitive Style in Patients With Panic Disorder: Early Effects on Mood, Performance, and Vital Signs. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(5), 519-523. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Anxiety states: a review of conceptual and treatment issues. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19(1), 79-83. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Latas, M., Kolar, D., Berle, D. (2006). Are there gender differences in catastrophic appraisals in panic disorder with agoraphobia? Depression and Anxiety, DOI: 10.1002/da.20245, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D. (2006). Cognitive specificity of anxiety disorders: a review of selected key constructs. Depression and Anxiety, 23(2), 51-61. [More Information]
  • Latas, M., Mitrovic, M., Starcevic, V. (2006). Gender differences in psychopathologic features of agoraphobia with panic disorder. Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-Medical and Pharmaceutical Review, 63, 569-574. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V., Lipsitt, D. (2006). Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of somatoform disorders. Psychiatric Annals, 36(5), 341-348.
  • Latas, M., Starcevic, V., Trajkovic, G. (2006). Relationship of psychiatric comorbidity and treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo, 134, 267-72. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Review: worldwide lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders is 16.6%, with considerable heterogeneity between studies. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 9(4), 115. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). Somatoform disorders and DSM-V: conceptual and political issues in the debate. Psychosomatics, 47(4), 277-281. [More Information]
  • Starcevic, V. (2006). The spectrum of psychopathology in hypochondriasis. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria, 34, 38-39.

2005

  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Fear of Death in Hypochondriasis: Bodily Threat and Its Treatment Implications. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 35(3), 227-237.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). How to Improve Pharmacological Treatment of Panic Disorder? In Sanfelippo A (Eds.), Panic Disorders: New Research, (pp. 147-162). Hauppauge, New York,: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). How to set priorities and fulfil expectations from the mental health care system? - Australian experience. Psihijatrija danas, 37, 59-63.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Hypochondriasis: An endless source of controversies? In Maj M; Akiskal H; Mezzich J; Okasha A (Eds.), Somatoform Disorders Volume 9. World Psychiatric Association Series “Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry", (pp. 1896-1901). Chichester, England: Wiley.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Issues in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 371-374.
  • Starcevic, V. (2005). Psychiatric comorbidity: Concepts, controversies and alternatives. Australasian Psychiatry, 13, 375-378.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V. (2005). Thought–action fusion: Review of the literature and future directions. Clinical Psychology Review, 25(3), 263-284. [More Information]

2004

  • Starcevic, V. (2004). Hypochondriasis: A Challenge For Psychopathology And Treatment. Medical Investigations, 38, 26-32.
  • Latas, M., Starcevic, V., Vucinic, D. (2004). Predictors Of Work Disabilities In Patients With Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia. European Psychiatry, 19(5), 280-284.
  • Starcevic, V., Linden, M., Uhlenhuth, E., Kolar, D., Latas, M. (2004). Treatment Of Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia In An Anxiety Disorders Clinic: Factors Influencing Psychiatrists' Treatment Choices. Psychiatry Research, 125(1), 41-52.

2003

  • Starcevic, V. (2003). Psychotherapy in the era of evidence-based medicine. Australasian Psychiatry, 11(3), 278-281.

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