Wednesday, May 25, 2011

An unexhaustive list of medical journal papers in which Prof. Patrick D McGorry was an author and failed to or did not disclose competing interests

you may need to click on "Author" info boxes in these online journal papers to get to the sections for conflict of interest or competing interest declarations (or non-declarations)

Alexandra G Parker, Sarah E Hetrick, Anthony F Jorm, Alison R Yung, Patrick D McGorry, Andrew Mackinnon, Bridget Moller, and Rosemary Purcell (2011) The effectiveness of simple psychological and exercise interventions for high prevalence mental health problems in young people: a factorial randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2011; 12: 76. Published online 2011 March 13.

Amresh Shrivastava, P. D. McGorry, Ming Tsuang, Scott W. Woods, Barbara A. Cornblatt, Cheryl Corcoran and William Carpenter (2011) “Attenuated psychotic symptoms syndrome” as a risk syndrome of psychosis, diagnosis in DSM-V: The debate. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011 Jan-Mar; 53(1): 57–65. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.75560.

Takahashi T, Wood SJ, Yung AR, Walterfang M, Phillips LJ, Soulsby B, Kawasaki Y, McGorry PD, Suzuki M, Velakoulis D, Pantelis C. (2010) Superior temporal gyrus volume in antipsychotic-naive people at risk of psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry. March 2010 196: 206-211. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.069732

Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Sara Gook, Elizabeth Cosgrave, Hok Pan Yuen, Patrick McGorry and Alison Yung (2009) Study protocol: the development of a randomised controlled trial testing a postcard intervention designed to reduce suicide risk among young help-seekers. BMC Psychiatry. 2009; 9: 59. Published online 2009 September 23. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-9-59.

Jo Robinson, Sara Gook, Hok Pan Yuen, Patrick D McGorry and Alison R Yung (2008) Managing deliberate self-harm in young people: An evaluation of a training program developed for school welfare staff using a longitudinal research design. BMC Psychiatry. 2008; 8: 75. Published online 2008 September 15. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-8-75.

Patrick D McGorry, Eóin Killackey and Alison R Yung (2007) Early intervention in psychotic disorders: detection and treatment of the first episode and the critical early stages. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S8-S10.

Michael Berk, Karen Hallam, Nellie Lucas, Melissa Hasty, Craig A McNeil, Philippe Conus, Linda Kader and Patrick D McGorry (2007) Early intervention in bipolar disorders: opportunities and pitfalls. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S11-S14.

Andrew M Chanen, Louise K McCutcheon, Martina Jovev, Henry J Jackson and Patrick D McGorry (2007) Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S18-S21.

Patrick D McGorry, Rosemary Purcell, Ian B Hickie, Alison R Yung, Christos Pantelis and Henry J Jackson (2007) Clinical staging: a heuristic model for psychiatry and youth mental health. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S40-S42.

Alison R Yung, Patrick D McGorry, Shona M Francey, Barnaby Nelson, Kathryn Baker, Lisa J Phillips, Gregor Berger and G Paul Amminger (2007) PACE: a specialised service for young people at risk of psychotic disorders. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S43-S46.

Patrick D McGorry (2007) The specialist youth mental health model: strengthening the weakest link in the public mental health system. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S53-S56.

Patrick D McGorry, Chris Tanti, Ryan Stokes, Ian B Hickie, Kate Carnell, Lyndel K Littlefield and John Moran (2007) Headspace: Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation — where young minds come first. Medical Journal of Australia. 2007; 187 (7 Suppl): S68-S70.

Annemarie Wright, Patrick D McGorry, Meredith G Harris, Anthony F Jorm and Kerryn Pennell (2006) Development and evaluation of a youth mental health community awareness campaign – The Compass Strategy. BMC Public Health. 2006; 6: 215.
Published online 2006 August 22. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-215.

And some journal papers in which Prof. McGorry DID disclose conflicting interests

Patrick D McGorry, Sherilyn Goldstone (2011) Is this normal? Assessing mental health in young people. Australian Family Physician. Vol 40, (3) 94-97.
[see the download for COI info]

McGorry, Patrick (2008) Is early intervention in the major psychiatric disorders justified? Yes. British Medical Journal. August 4th 2008. 337:a695.
[need to register to access full text]

Patrick D McGorry (2005) Evidence based reform of mental health care
Early, intensive, and home based treatments are the answer. British Medical Journal. 2005 September 17; 331(7517): 586–587.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.331.7517.586.

Further Reading

Webb, David and Raven, Melissa (2010) McGorry's 'early intervention' in mental health: a prescription for disaster. On Line Opinion. April 6th 2010.


usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...


I'm supposed to start a new job on's totally volunteer of helping a homeschool teacher/mom finish a cool web page she started.

Your posts alone are going to make me stroke out if I don't get something else to do. I want to go back to my world of delusion. But anyhow...before I do that, I told myself I was going to write a "diary" post on Daily Kos here in America. Have you ever heard of it? Probably nothing will come of will scroll off and nobody will read it...BUT I might get lucky.

You are my muse. I'm going to entitle it ...damn it I can't remember...hope I make it back here after I look it up..."The Demonization of Childhood", and I want to use some of your links. You might get some traffic, and if that's a problem I won't link directly to your blog. Or you may not get any traffic and it will scroll off the main page, but I can die knowing I did the right thing. I'm doing that more and more these days.

It's for the kids, ya know? They are getting a royal f*ckover by people who are supposed to care for them..."the thorazine doesn't work very well" , wasn't that what that dear heart said? I mean, I gave my kid ritalin for's not like I'm a saint...but I just feel like screaming lately "WAKE THE F8CK UP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!". I had seen the story of that little synth somewhere and your writeup kind of haunts me. I remember hearing about 6 month old children getting major drugs 12 years ago when Ben was going to kindergarten on ritalin.

I can't make sense. It's just like a light has been shot through my heart.Somebody needs to slap the shit out of these 'grownups' and todays post was the most bothersome to me. All I read was the LAST paper,the expose.


Lili Marlene said...

Traffic is not a problem for me. I don't get charged for anything in this blog. Google have recently been placing advertisements that I haven't asked for, but I can't do much about that.

Link to me all you like. I hope you say nice things! When drug companies make money out of not doing the right thing by children it makes me very angry. Its worth writing about.

usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...

About 4 people looked at it than it scrolled off. Sh*T.

thanks for your info. it was invaluable! too tired to capita......

Lili Marlene said...

That looks most interesting! I've never seen that website before. I love the illustrations you used. I hope to read your article through after I do today's chores.