Publications list for Associate Professor Adam Guastella

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  • Guastella, A., Hickie, I., McGuinness, M., Otis, M., Woods, E., Disinger, H., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013), Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(5), 612-625. [Abstract]
  • Hickie, I., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., Glozier, N., Scott, J., Scott, E. (2013), Evaluating differential developmental trajectories to adolescent-onset mood and psychotic disorders. BMC Psychiatry. 13(1), 303. [Abstract]
  • McCade, D., Savage, G., Guastella, A., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2013), Emotion recognition deficits exist in mild cognitive impairment, but only in the amnestic subtype. Psychology and Aging. 28(3), 840-852. [Abstract]
  • Liu, J., Guastella, A., Dadds, M. (2013), Exploring the role of intra-nasal oxytocin on the partner preference effect in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(4), 587-591. [Abstract]
  • Quintana, D., Guastella, A., McGregor, I., Hickie, I., Kemp, A. (2013), Moderate alcohol intake is related to increased heart rate variability in young adults: Implications for health and well-being. Psychophysiology. 50(12), 1202-1208. [Abstract]
  • Scott, E., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., De Regt, T., White, D., Lagopoulos, J., Hickie, I. (2013), Distinguishing young people with emerging bipolar disorders from those with unipolar depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 144(3), 208-215. [Abstract]
  • Quintana, D., McGregor, I., Guastella, A., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2013), A Meta-Analysis on the Impact of Alcohol Dependence on Short-Term Resting-State Heart Rate Variability: Implications for Cardiovascular Risk. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. 37(S1), E23-E29. [Abstract]
  • Wudarczyk, O., Earp, B., Guastella, A., Savulescu, J. (2013), Could intranasal oxytocin be used to enhance relationships? Research imperatives, clinical policy, and ethical considerations. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 26(5), 474-484. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Hermens, D., Van Zwieten, A., Naismith, S., Lee, R., Cacciotti-Saija, C., Scott, E., Hickie, I. (2013), Social cognitive performance as a marker of positive psychotic symptoms in young people seeking help for mental health problems. Schizophrenia Research. 149, 77-82. [Abstract]
  • McCade, D., Savage, G., Guastella, A., Hickie, I., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2013), Emotion Recognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Relationship to Psychosocial Disability and Caregiver Burden. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 26(3), 165-173. [Abstract]
  • Hickie, I., Scott, E., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., Kaur, M., Sidis, A., Whitwell, B., Glozier, N., Davenport, T., Pantelis, C., Wood, S., McGorry, P. (2013), Applying clinical staging to young people who present for mental health care. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 7(1), 31-43. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Alvares, G., Hickie, I., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013), Unitary hormonal models, peripheral markers, and evaluation of response to drug: A response to Weisman and Feldman. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(5), 627-628. [Abstract]
  • Quintana, D., Guastella, A., McGregor, I., Hickie, I., Kemp, A. (2013), Heart rate variability predicts alcohol craving in alcohol dependent outpatients: further evidence for HRV as a psychophysiological marker of self-regulation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 132(1-2), 395-398. [Abstract]
  • Shahrestani, S., Kemp, A., Guastella, A. (2013), The impact of a single administration of intranasal oxytocin on the recognition of basic emotions in humans: A meta-analysis. Neuropsychopharmacology. 38(10), 1929-1936. [Abstract]
  • Carson, D., Guastella, A., Taylor, E., McGregor, I. (2013), A brief history of oxytocin and its role in modulating psychostimulant effects. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 27(3), 231-247. [Abstract]
  • Quintana, D., Kemp, A., Alvares, G., Guastella, A. (2013), A role for autonomic cardiac control in the effects of oxytocin on social behavior and psychiatric illness. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7, 48. [Abstract]
  • van Zwieten, A., Meyer, J., Hermens, D., Hickie, I., Hawes, D., Glozier, N., Naismith, S., Scott, E., Lee, R., Guastella, A. (2013), Social cognition deficits and psychopathic traits in young people seeking mental health treatment. PloS One. 8(7), e67753. [Abstract]
  • Alvares, G., Quintana, D., Kemp, A., Van Zwieten, A., Balleine, B., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2013), Reduced heart rate variability in social anxiety disorder: associations with gender and symptom severity. PloS One. 8(7), e70468. [Abstract]
  • Scott, E., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., White, D., Whitwell, B., Lagopoulos, J., Scott, J., Hickie, I. (2013), Distress and disability in young adults presenting to clinical services with mood disorders. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. 1, 23.
  • Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Lagopoulos, J., Lee, R., Guastella, A., Scott, E., Hickie, I. (2013), Neuropsychological profile according to the clinical stage of young persons presenting for mental health care. BMC Psychology. 1, 3.
  • Hickie, I., Scott, J., Hermens, D., Scott, E., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., Glozier, N., McGorry, P. (2013), Clinical classification in mental health at the cross-roads: which direction next?. BMC Medicine. 11, 125. [Abstract]
  • Clarke, P., Macleod, C., Guastella, A. (2013), Assessing the role of spatial engagement and disengagement of attention in anxiety-linked attentional bias: a critique of current paradigms and suggestions for future research directions. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping. 26(1), 1-19. [Abstract]


  • Scott, E., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., White, D., Whitwell, B., Guastella, A., Glozier, N., Hickie, I. (2012), Thoughts of death or suicidal ideation are common in young people aged 12 to 30 years presenting for mental health care. BMC Psychiatry. 12(1), 234. [Abstract]
  • Lowe, R., Guastella, A., Chen, N., Menzies, R., Packman, A., O'Brian, S., Onslow, M. (2012), Avoidance of eye gaze by adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders. 37(4), 263-274. [Abstract]
  • Liu, J., Guastella, A., Dadds, M. (2012), Effects of oxytocin on human social approach measured using intimacy equilibriums. Hormones and Behavior. 62(5), 585-591. [Abstract]
  • Quintana, D., Guastella, A., Outhred, T., Hickie, I., Kemp, A. (2012), Heart Rate Variability Predicts Emotion Recognition: Direct Evidence for a Relationship Between the Autonomic Nervous System and Social Cognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 86(2), 168-172. [Abstract]
  • Clarke, P., Hickie, I., Scott, E., Guastella, A. (2012), Clinical staging model applied to young people presenting with social anxiety. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 6(3), 256-264. [Abstract]
  • Clarke, P., Chen, N., Guastella, A. (2012), Prepared for the best: Readiness to modify attentional processing and reduction in anxiety vulnerability in response to therapy. Emotion. 12(3), 487-494. [Abstract]
  • Chen, N., Clarke, P., Macleod, C., Guastella, A. (2012), Biased attentional processing of positive stimuli in social anxiety disorder: an eye movement study. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 41(2), 96-107. [Abstract]
  • Alvares, G., Chen, N., Balleine, B., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2012), Oxytocin selectively moderates negative cognitive appraisals in high trait anxious males. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37(12), 2022-2031. [Abstract]
  • Graustella, A., MacLeod, C. (2012), A critical review of the influence of oxytocin nasal spray on social cognition in humans: evidence and future directions. Hormones and Behavior. 61(3), 410-418. [Abstract]
  • Scott, E., Hermens, D., Glozier, N., Naismith, S., Guastella, A., Hickie, I. (2012), Targeted primary care-based mental health services for young Australians. Medical Journal of Australia. 196(2), 136-140. [Abstract]
  • Bryant, R., Hung, L., Guastella, A., Mitchell, P. (2012), Oxytocin as a moderator of hypnotizability. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37(1), 162-6. [Abstract]
  • Kemp, A., Quintana, D., Kuhnert, R., Griffiths, K., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2012), Oxytocin increases heart rate variability in humans at rest: implications for social approach-related motivation and capacity for social engagement. PLoS One. 7(8), e44014. [Abstract]


  • Guastella, A., Kenyon, A., Unkelbach, C., Alvares, G., Hickie, I. (2011), Arginine Vasopressin selectively enhances recognition of sexual cues in male humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 36(2), 294-7. [Abstract]
  • Kemp, A., Guastella, A. (2011), The Role of Oxytocin in Human Affect: A Novel Hypothesis. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 20(4), 222-231.


  • Carson, D., Hunt, G., Guastella, A., Barber, L., Cornish, J., Arnold, J., Boucher, A., McGregor, I. (2010), Systemically administered oxytocin decreases methamphetamine activation of the subthalamic nucleus and accumbens core and stimulates oxytocinergic neurons in the hypothalamus. Addiction biology. 15(4), 448-63. [Abstract]
  • Alvares, G., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2010), Acute effects of intranasal oxytocin on subjective and behavioral responses to social rejection. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 18(4), 316-321. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Kenyon, A., Alvares, G., Carson, D., Hickie, I. (2010), Intranasal Arginine Vasopressin Enhances the Encoding of Happy and Angry Faces in Humans. Biological psychiatry. 67(12), 1220-2. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Einfeld, S., Gray, K., Rinehart, N., Tonge, B., Lambert, T., Hickie, I. (2010), Intranasal Oxytocin Improves Emotion Recognition for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Biological psychiatry. 67(7), 692-4. [Abstract]
  • Kemp, A., Guastella, A. (2010), Oxytocin: prosocial behavior, social salience, or approach-related behavior?. Biological Psychiatry. , e33-e34. [Abstract]
  • Christensen, H., Guastella, A., Mackinnon, A., Griffiths, K., Eagleson, C., Batterham, P., Kalia, K., Kenardy, J., Bennett, K., Hickie, I. (2010), Protocol for a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online e-health application compared to attention placebo or sertraline in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder. Trials. 11, 48. [Abstract]
  • Carson, D., Cornish, J., Guastella, A., Hunt, G., McGregor, I. (2010), Oxytocin decreases methamphetamine self-administration, methamphetamine hyperactivity, and relapse to methamphetamine-seeking behaviour in rats. Neuropharmacology. 58(1), 38-43. [Abstract]


  • Guastella, A., Howard, A., Dadds, M., Mitchell, P., Carson, D. (2009), A randomized controlled trial of intranasal oxytocin as an adjunct to exposure therapy for social anxiety disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34(6), 917-923. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Carson, D., Dadds, M., Mitchell, P., Cox, R. (2009), Does oxytocin influence the early detection of angry and happy faces?. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34(0), 220-5. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Dadds, M. (2009), Sequential Growth in Cognitive-behavioral Emotion-processing: A Laboratory Study. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 33(4), 368-374. [Abstract]


  • Guastella, A., Dadds, M. (2008), Cognitive-behavioural emotion writing tasks: A controlled trial of multiple processes. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry. 39(4), 558-66. [Abstract]
  • Unkelbach, C., Guastella, A., Forgas, J. (2008), Oxytocin selectively facilitates recognition of positive sex and relationship words. Psychological Science. 19(11), 1092-1094. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Mitchell, P., Mathews, F. (2008), Oxytocin Enhances the Encoding of Positive Social Memories in Humans. Biological psychiatry. 64(6), 256-8. [Abstract]
  • Dadds, M., El Masry, Y., Wimalaweera, S., Guastella, A. (2008), Reduced eye gaze explains "fear blindness" in childhood psychopathic traits. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 47(4), 455-63. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Richardson, R., Lovibond, P., Rapee, R., Gaston, J., Mitchell, P., Dadds, M. (2008), A randomized controlled trial of D-cycloserine enhancement of exposure therapy for social anxiety disorder. Biological psychiatry. 63(6), 544-549. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Mitchell, P., Dadds, M. (2008), Oxytocin increases gaze to the eye region of human faces. Biological psychiatry. 63(1), 3-5. [Abstract]