Doctor Joseph Firth

Doctor Joseph Firth

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Healthy Minds,
Nicm Health Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Healthy Minds,
Nicm Health Research Institute

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Manchester
  • BSc(Honours) University of Sheffield

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Nicm Health Research Institute
  • Nicm Health Research Institute

Contact

Email: J.Firth@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4734
Mobile: 0457231815
Location: J.1.45
Westmead
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Carney, R. and Firth, J. (2018), 'mHealth and physical activity interventions among people with mental illness', Exercise-Based Interventions for Mental Illness: Physical Activity as Part of Clinical Treatment, Academic Press 9780128126059.

Journal Articles

  • Hallgren, M., Skott, M., Ekblom, O., Firth, J., Schembri, A. and Forsell, Y. (2019), 'Exercise effects on cognitive functioning in young adults with first-episode psychosis : FitForLife', Psychological Medicine, vol 49, no 3 , pp 431 - 439.
  • Veronese, N., Demurtas, J., Celotto, S., Caruso, M., Maggi, S., Bolzetta, F., Firth, J., Smith, L., Schofield, P., Koyanagi, A., Yang, L., Solmi, M. and Stubbs, B. (2019), 'Is chocolate consumption associated with health outcomes? : an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses', Clinical Nutrition, vol 38, no 3 , pp 1101 - 1108.
  • Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Correll, C., Solmi, M., Siskind, D., De Hert, M., Carney, R., Koyanagi, A., Carvalho, A., Gaughran, F. and Stubbs, B. (2019), 'The impact of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to improve physical health outcomes in people with schizophrenia : a meta-review of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials', World Psychiatry, vol 18, no 1 , pp 53 - 66.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Smith, L., Swinnen, N. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Associations between handgrip strength and mild cognitive impairment in middle-aged and older adults in six low- and middle income countries', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 34, no 4 , pp 609 - 616.
  • Veronese, N., Demurtas, J., Pesolillo, G., Celotto, S., Barnini, T., Calusi, G., Caruso, M., Notarnicola, M., Reddavide, R., Stubbs, B., Solmi, M., Maggi, S., Vaona, A., Firth, J., Smith, L., Koyanagi, A., Dominguez, L. and Barbagallo, M. (2019), '[In Press] Magnesium and health outcomes : an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational and intervention studies', European Journal of Nutrition, .
  • Lederman, O., Ward, P., Firth, J., Maloney, C., Carney, R., Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Kalucy, M. and Rosenbaum, S. (2019), 'Does exercise improve sleep quality in individuals with mental illness? : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 109 , pp 96 - 106.
  • Firth, J., Marx, W., Dash, S., Carney, R., Teasdale, S., Solmi, M., Stubbs, B., Schuch, F., Carvalho, A., Jacka, F. and Sarris, J. (2019), 'The effects of dietary improvement on symptoms of depression and anxiety : a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials', Psychosomatic Medicine, vol 81, no 3 , pp 265 - 280.
  • Ashdown-Franks, G., Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Schuch, F., Firth, J., Veronese, N. and Vancampfort, D. (2019), 'Handgrip strength and depression among 34,129 adults aged 50 years and older in six low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 243 , pp 448 - 454.
  • Cosco, T., Firth, J., Vahia, I., Sixsmith, A. and Torous, J. (2019), 'Mobilizing mHealth data collection in older adults : challenges and opportunities', JMIR Aging, vol 2, no 1 .
  • Ng, M., Firth, J., Minen, M. and Torous, J. (2019), 'User engagement in mental health apps : a review of measurement, reporting, and validity', Psychiatric Services, vol 70, no 7 , pp 538 - 544.
  • Bolzetta, F., Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Noale, M., Vaona, A., Demurtas, J., Celotto, S., Cacco, C., Cester, A., Caruso, M., Reddavide, R., Notarnicola, M., Maggi, S., Koyanagi, A., Fornaro, M., Firth, J., Smith, L. and Solmi, M. (2019), 'The relationship between dietary vitamin K and depressive symptoms in late adulthood : a cross-sectional analysis from a large cohort study', Nutrients, vol 11, no 4 .
  • Carvalho, A., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Kloiber, S., Maes, M., Firth, J., Kurdyak, P., Stein, D., Rehm, J. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Cannabis use and suicide attempts among 86,254 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 21 low- and middle-income countries', European Psychiatry, vol 56 , pp 8 - 13.
  • Jackson, S., Firth, J., Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Yang, L. and Smith, L. (2019), 'Decline in sexuality and wellbeing in older adults : a population-based study', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 245 , pp 912 - 917.
  • Smith, L., Jackson, S., Pardhan, S., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Hu, L., Cao, C., Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Stubbs, B., Firth, J. and Yang, L. (2019), 'Visual impairment and objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in US adolescents and adults : a cross-sectional study', BMJ Open, vol 9, no 4 .
  • Ashdown-Franks, G., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Smith, L., Sabiston, C., Stubbs, B. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Association of leisure-time sedentary behavior with fast food and carbonated soft drink consumption among 133,555 adolescents aged 12-15 years in 44 low- and middle-income countries', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol 16 .
  • Smith, L., Luchini, C., Demurtas, J., Soysal, P., Stubbs, B., Hamer, M., Nottegar, A., Lawlor, R., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Firth, J., Koyanagi, A., Roberts, J., Willeit, P., Waldhoer, T., Loosemore, M., Abbs, A., Johnstone, J., Yang, L. and Veronese, N. (2019), 'Telomere length and health outcomes : an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies', Ageing Research Reviews, vol 51 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Smith, L., Gardner, B., Herring, M., Firth, J. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Correlates of sedentary behavior among community-dwelling adults with anxiety in six low- and middle-income countries', Psychiatry Research, vol 273 , pp 501 - 508.
  • Allott, K., McGorry, P., Yuen, H., Firth, J., Proffitt, T., Berger, G., Maruff, P., O'Regan, M., Papas, A., Stephens, T. and O'Donnell, C. (2019), 'The Vitamins in Psychosis Study : a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the effects of vitamins B12 , B6 , and folic acid on symptoms and neurocognition in first-episode psychosis', Biological Psychiatry, vol 86, no 1 , pp 35 - 44.
  • Firth, J., Veronese, N., Cotter, J., Shivappa, N., Hebert, J., Ee, C., Smith, L., Stubbs, B., Jackson, S. and Sarris, J. (2019), 'What is the role of dietary inflammation in severe mental illness? : a review of observational and experimental findings', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol 10 .
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Mugisha, J., Firth, J., Damme, T., Smith, L. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Leisure-time sedentary behavior and suicide attempt among 126,392 adolescents in 43 countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 250 , pp 346 - 353.
  • Ashdown-Franks, G., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Veronese, N., Jackson, S., Smith, L., Stubbs, B. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Leisure-time sedentary behavior and obesity among 116,762 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 41 low- and middle-income countries', Obesity, vol 27, no 5 , pp 830 - 836.
  • Stringer, C., Loosemore, M., Moller, E., Jackson, S., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Firth, J., Johnstone, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D. and Smith, L. (2019), 'Promoting physical activity in vulnerable adults 'at risk' of homelessness : a randomised controlled trial protocol', BMJ Open, vol 9, no 3 .
  • Vancampfort, D., Ashdown-Franks, G., Smith, L., Firth, J., Damme, T., Christiaansen, L., Stubbs, B. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Leisure-time sedentary behavior and loneliness among 148,045 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 52 low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 251 , pp 149 - 155.
  • Stockwell, S., Schofield, P., Fisher, A., Firth, J., Jackson, S., Stubbs, B. and Smith, L. (2019), 'Digital behavior change interventions to promote physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior in older adults : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Experimental Gerontology, vol 120 , pp 68 - 87.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Firth, J. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Handgrip strength, chronic physical conditions and physical multimorbidity in middle-aged and older adults in six low- and middle income countries', European Journal of Internal Medicine, vol 61 , pp 96 - 102.
  • Jackson, S., Firth, J., Firth, J., Veronese, N., Gorely, T., Grabovac, I., Yang, L. and Smith, L. (2019), 'Social isolation and physical activity mediate associations between free bus travel and wellbeing among older adults in England', Journal of Transport & Health, vol 13 , pp 274 - 284.
  • Vancampfort, D., Damme, T., Stubbs, B., Smith, L., Firth, J., Hallgren, M., Mugisha, J. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Sedentary behavior and anxiety-induced sleep disturbance among 181,093 adolescents from 67 countries : a global perspective', Sleep Medicine, vol 58 , pp 19 - 26.
  • Teasdale, S., Ward, P., Samaras, K., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Tripodi, E. and Burrows, T. (2019), 'Dietary intake of people with severe mental illness : systematic review and meta-analysis', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol 214, no 5 , pp 251 - 259.
  • Firth, J. and Torous, J. (2019), 'Issues with inclusion and interpretation : a cause for concern in mHealth reviews?', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 116 , pp 193 - 194.
  • Firth, J., Teasdale, S., Jackson, S., Vancampfort, D., Siskind, D., Sarris, J. and Solmi, M. (2019), 'Do reductions in ghrelin contribute towards antipsychotic-induced weight gain?', Schizophrenia Research, vol 210 , pp 301 - 302.
  • Travica, N., D'Cunha, N., Naumovski, N., Kent, K., Mellor, D., Firth, J., Georgousopoulou, E., Dean, O., Loughman, A., Jacka, F. and Marx, W. (2019), '[In Press] The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood : a systematic review of randomized controlled trials', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, .
  • Firth, J., Torous, J., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Steiner, G., Smith, L., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J., Vancampfort, D., Armitage, C. and Sarris, J. (2019), 'The "online brain" : how the Internet may be changing our cognition', World Psychiatry, vol 18, no 2 , pp 119 - 129.
  • Smith, L., Firth, J., Grabovac, I., Koyanagi, A., Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Soysal, P., Yang, L. and Jackson, S. (2019), 'The association of grip strength with depressive symptoms and cortisol in hair : a cross-sectional study of older adults', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol 29, no 10 , pp 1604 - 1609.
  • Machado, M., Stergiopoulos, V., Maes, M., Kurdyak, P., Lin, P., Wang, L., Shyu, Y., Firth, J., Koyanagi, A., Solmi, M., Alavi, A., Piguet, V. and Carvalho, A. (2019), 'Depression and anxiety in adults with hidradenitis suppurativa : a systematic review and meta-analysis', JAMA Dermatology, vol 155, no 8 , pp 939 - 945.
  • Jackson, S., Firth, J., Grabovac, I., Koyanagi, A., Stubbs, B., Soysal, P., Willmott, A., Yang, L. and Smith, L. (2019), 'Sedentary behaviour and chronic stress in old age : a cross-sectional analysis of TV viewing and hair cortisol concentrations', Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol 109 .
  • Smith, L., Veronese, N., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Moller, E., Johnstone, J., Firth, J., Grabovac, I., Yang, L., Soysal, P. and Jackson, S. (2019), 'Health behaviours and mental and physical health status in older adults with a history of homelessness : a cross-sectional population-based study in England', BMJ Open, vol 9, no 6 .
  • Firth, J., Siddiqi, N., Koyanagi, A., Siskind, D., Rosenbaum, S., Galletly, C., Allan, S., Caneo, C., Carney, R., Carvalho, A., Chatterton, M., Correll, C., Curtis, J., Gaughran, F., Heald, A., Hoare, E., Jackson, S., Kisely, S., Lovell, K. and Stubbs, B. (2019), 'The Lancet Psychiatry Commission : a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness', Lancet Psychiatry, vol 6, no 8 , pp 675 - 712.
  • Hoare, E., Marx, W., Firth, J., McLeod, S., Jacka, F., Chrousos, G., Manios, Y. and Moschonis, G. (2019), 'Lifestyle behavioural risk factors and emotional functioning among schoolchildren : the Healthy Growth Study', European Psychiatry, vol 61 , pp 79 - 84.
  • Swaraj, S., Wang, M., Chung, D., Curtis, J., Firth, J., Ramanuj, P., Sara, G. and Large, M. (2019), 'Meta-analysis of natural, unnatural and cause-specific mortality rates following discharge from in-patient psychiatric facilities', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 140, no 3 , pp 244 - 264.
  • Van Der Burg, K., Cribb, L., Firth, J., Karmacoska, D. and Sarris, J. (2019), '[In Press] Nutrient and genetic biomarkers of nutraceutical treatment response in mood and psychotic disorders : a systematic review', Nutritional Neuroscience, .
  • Vancampfort, D., Damme, T., Firth, J., Smith, L., Stubbs, B., Rosenbaum, S., Hallgren, M., Hagemann, N. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Correlates of physical activity among 142,118 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 48 low- and middle-income countries', Preventive Medicine, vol 127 .
  • Schuch, F., Stubbs, B., Meyer, J., Heissel, A., Zech, P., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Deenik, J., Firth, J., Ward, P., Carvalho, A. and Hiles, S. (2019), 'Physical activity protects from incident anxiety : a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies', Depression and Anxiety, vol 36, no 9 , pp 846 - 858.
  • Vancampfort, D., Lara, E., Smith, L., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Hallgren, M. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), '[In Press] Physical activity and loneliness among adults aged 50 years or older in six low- and middle-income countries', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, .
  • Firth, J., Teasdale, S., Allott, K., Siskind, D., Marx, W., Cotter, J., Veronese, N., Schuch, F., Smith, L., Solmi, M., Carvalho, A., Vancampfort, D., Berk, M., Stubbs, B. and Sarris, J. (2019), 'The efficacy and safety of nutrient supplements in the treatment of mental disorders : a meta-review of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials', World Psychiatry, vol 18, no 3 , pp 308 - 324.
  • Smith, L., Grabovac, I., Yang, L., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Firth, J., Pizzol, D., McDermott, D., Veronese, N. and Jackson, S. (2019), '[In Press] Sexual activity and cognitive decline in older age : a prospective cohort study', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, .
  • Smith, L., Jackson, S., Vancampfort, D., Jacob, L., Firth, J., Grabovac, I., McDermott, D., Yang, L., Lopez-Sanchez, G., Niederkrotenthaler, T., Veronese, N. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), '[In Press] Sexual behavior and suicide attempts among adolescents aged 12-15 years from 38 countries : a global perspective', Psychiatry Research, .
  • Vancampfort, D., Damme, T., Firth, J., Hallgren, M., Smith, L., Stubbs, B., Rosenbaum, S. and Koyanagi, A. (2019), 'Correlates of leisure-time sedentary behavior among 181,793 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 66 low- and middle-income countries', PLoS One, vol 14, no 11 .
  • Firth, J., Smith, L., Sarris, J., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Carvalho, A., Solmi, M., Yung, A., Stubbs, B. and Firth, J. (2019), '[In Press] Handgrip strength is associated with hippocampal volume and white matter hyperintensities in major depression and healthy controls : a U.K. Biobank study', Psychosomatic Medicine, .
  • Cao, C., Liu, Q., Yang, L., Zheng, X., Lan, P., Koyanagi, A., Vancampfort, D., Soysal, P., Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Firth, J. and Smith, L. (2019), '[In Press] Handgrip strength is associated with suicidal thoughts in men : cross-sectional analyses from NHANES', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, .
  • Marteene, W., Winckel, K., Hollingworth, S., Kisely, S., Gallagher, E., Hahn, M., Ebdrup, B., Firth, J. and Siskind, D. (2019), '[In Press] Strategies to counter antipsychotic-associated weight gain in patients with schizophrenia', Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, .
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Hallgren, M., Schuch, F., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Gaughran, F., Kahl, K., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Carvalho, A. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Physical activity correlates among people with psychosis : data from 47 low- and middle-income countries', Schizophrenia Research, vol 193 , pp 412 - 417.
  • Vancampfort, D., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Mugisha, J., Probst, M., Damme, T., Carvalho, A. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Physical activity and suicidal ideation : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 225 , pp 438 - 448.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Firth, J., Sarris, J. and Yung, A. (2018), 'The validity and value of self-reported physical activity and accelerometry in people with schizophrenia : a population-scale study of the UK Biobank', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 44, no 6 , pp 1293 - 1300.
  • Bellhouse, S., McWilliams, L., Firth, J., Yorke, J. and French, D. (2018), 'Are community-based health worker interventions an effective approach for early diagnosis of cancer? : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Psycho-Oncology, vol 27, no 4 , pp 1089 - 1099.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Lagopoulos, J., Rosenbaum, S. and Ward, P. (2018), 'Effect of aerobic exercise on hippocampal volume in humans : a systematic review and meta-analysis', NeuroImage, vol 166 , pp 230 - 238.
  • Savage, K., Firth, J., Stough, C. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'GABA-modulating phytomedicines for anxiety : a systematic review of preclinical and clinical evidence', Phytotherapy Research, vol 32, no 1 , pp 3 - 18.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Stubbs, B., Teasdale, S., Vancampfort, D., Ward, P., Berk, M. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Nutritional deficiencies and clinical correlates in first-episode psychosis : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 44, no 6 , pp 1275 - 1292.
  • Vancampfort, D., Probst, M., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Damme, T. and Mugisha, J. (2018), 'Gender differences in motives for physical activity across the stages of change in Ugandan outpatients with psychosis', Schizophrenia Research, vol 197 , pp 568 - 569.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., French, P., Elliott, R., Cotter, J. and Yung, A. (2018), 'Long-term maintenance and effects of exercise in early psychosis', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol 12, no 4 , pp 578 - 585.
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., De Hert, M., Probst, M., Firth, J., Gorczynski, P. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Global physical activity levels among people living with HIV : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol 40, no 4 , pp 388 - 397.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Reichert, T., Bagatini, N., Bgeginski, R. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Corrigendum to 'Physical activity and sedentary behavior in people with major depressive disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis' [J. Affect. Disord. 210 (2017) 139-150]', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 225 , pp 79 - 79.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Elliott, R., French, P., Parker, S., McIntyre, R., McPhee, J. and Yung, A. (2018), 'Exercise as an intervention for first-episode psychosis : a feasibility study', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol 12, no 3 , pp 307 - 315.
  • Vancampfort, D., De Hert, M., Broderick, J., Lederman, O., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S. and Probst, M. (2018), 'Is autonomous motivation the key to maintaining an active lifestyle in first-episode psychosis?', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol 12, no 5 , pp 821 - 827.
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Hallgren, M., Smith, L., Gardner, B., Kahl, K., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Carvalho, A. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Relationship between sedentary behavior and depression : a mediation analysis of influential factors across the lifespan among 42,469 people in low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 229 , pp 231 - 238.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Hallgren, M., Lundin, A., Firth, J. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Correlates of sedentary behaviour among adults with hazardous drinking habits in six low- and middle-income countries', Psychiatry Research, vol 261 , pp 406 - 413.
  • Torous, J. and Firth, J. (2018), 'Bridging the dichotomy of actual versus aspirational digital health', World Psychiatry, vol 17, no 1 , pp 108 - 109.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Mugisha, J., Firth, J., Schuch, F. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Correlates of sedentary behavior in 2,375 people with depression from 6 low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 234 , pp 97 - 104.
  • Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Curtis, J., Teasdale, S., Yung, A. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Adjunctive nutrients in first-episode psychosis : a systematic review of efficacy, tolerability and neurobiological mechanisms', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol 12, no 5 , pp 774 - 783.
  • Shivappa, N., Hebert, J., Veronese, N., Caruso, M., Notarnicola, M., Maggi, S., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Fornaro, M. and Solmi, M. (2018), 'The relationship between the dietary inflammatory index (DII?) and incident depressive symptoms : a longitudinal cohort study', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 235 , pp 39 - 44.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Large, M., Rosenbaum, S., Hallgren, M., Ward, P., Sarris, J. and Yung, A. (2018), 'Grip strength is associated with cognitive performance in schizophrenia and the general population : a UK Biobank study of 476559 participants', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 44, no 4 , pp 728 - 736.
  • Firth, J., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Hallgren, M., Veronese, N., Yung, A. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Association between muscular strength and cognition in people with major depression or bipolar disorder and healthy controls', JAMA Psychiatry, vol 75, no 7 , pp 740 - 746.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Lara, E., Vandenbulcke, M., Swinnen, N., Smith, L., Firth, J., Herring, M., Hallgren, M. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Mild cognitive impairment and sedentary behavior : a multinational study', Experimental Gerontology, vol 108 , pp 174 - 180.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Silva, E., Hallgren, M., Ponce De Leon, A., Dunn, A., Deslandes, A., Fleck, M., Carvalho, A. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Physical activity and incident depression : a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies', The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol 175, no 7 , pp 631 - 648.
  • Teasdale, S., Firth, J., Stubbs, B. and Burrows, T. (2018), ''You are what you eat' (not what you said you ate yesterday) : why a one-off 24-hour dietary recall fails capture usual dietary intake in schizophrenia', Schizophrenia Research, vol 199 , pp 447 - 448.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Teasdale, S., Stubbs, B., Ward, P., Berk, M. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Nutritional deficiencies and clinical correlates in first-episode psychosis : a systematic review and meta-analysis [Poster]', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 44, no Suppl. 1 , pp 405 - 405.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Hagemann, N., Myin-Germeys, I., Rintala, A., Probst, M., Veronese, N. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Sedentary behavior and sleep problems among 42,489 community-dwelling adults in six low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Sleep Research, vol 27, no 6 .
  • Firth, J., Torous, J., Carney, R., Newby, J., Cosco, T., Christensen, H. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Digital technologies in the treatment of anxiety : recent innovations and future directions', Current Psychiatry Reports, vol 20, no 6 .
  • Torous, J., Nicholas, J., Larsen, M., Firth, J. and Christensen, H. (2018), 'Clinical review of user engagement with mental health smartphone apps : evidence, theory and improvements', Evidence-based Mental Health, vol 21, no 3 , pp 116 - 19.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Smith, L., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Herring, M., Probst, M. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Physical activity and sleep problems in 38 low- and middle-income countries', Sleep Medicine, vol 48 , pp 140 - 147.
  • Solmi, M., Kohler, C., Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Bortolato, B., Monaco, F., Vancampfort, D., Machado, M., Maes, M., Tzoulaki, I., Firth, J., Ioannidis, J. and Carvalho, A. (2018), 'Environmental risk factors and nonpharmacological and nonsurgical interventions for obesity : an umbrella review of meta-analyses of cohort studies and randomized controlled trials', European Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol 48, no 12 .
  • Torous, J., Larsen, M., Depp, C., Cosco, T., Barnett, I., Nock, M. and Firth, J. (2018), 'Smartphones, sensors, and machine learning to advance real-time prediction and interventions for suicide prevention : a review of current progress and next steps', Current Psychiatry Reports, vol 20, no 7 .
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Solmi, M., Siddiqi, N., Smith, L., Carvalho, A. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Association between depression and smoking : a global perspective from 48 low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 103 , pp 142 - 149.
  • Torous, J., Firth, J., Huckvale, K., Larsen, M., Cosco, T., Carney, R., Chan, S., Pratap, A., Yellowlees, P., Wyke, T., Keshavan, M. and Christensen, H. (2018), 'The emerging imperative for a consensus approach toward the rating and clinical recommendation of mental health apps', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol 206, no 8 , pp 662 - 666.
  • Kandola, A., Vancampfort, D., Herring, M., Rebar, A., Hallgren, M., Firth, J. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Moving to beat anxiety : epidemiology and therapeutic issues with physical activity for anxiety', Current Psychiatry Reports, vol 20, no 8 .
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Teasdale, S., Ward, P., Veronese, N., Shivappa, N., Herbert, J., Berk, M., Yung, A. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Diet as a hot topic in psychiatry : a population-scale study of nutritional intake and inflammatory potential in severe mental illness', World Psychiatry, vol 17, no 3 , pp 365 - 367.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Damme, T. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Sedentary behavior and depressive symptoms among 67,077 adolescents aged 12-15 years from 30 low- and middle-income countries', The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol 15 .
  • Yung, A. and Firth, J. (2018), 'Women with schizophrenia are at increased risk of breast cancer', Evidence-Based Mental Health, vol 21, no 3 , pp 13 - 13.
  • Vancampfort, D., Smith, L., Stubbs, B., Swinnen, N., Firth, J., Schuch, F. and Koyanagi, A. (2018), 'Associations between active travel and physical multi-morbidity in six low- and middle-income countries among community-dwelling older adults : a cross-sectional study', PLoS One, vol 13, no 8 .
  • Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Stubbs, B., Marengoni, A., Demurtas, J., Maggi, S., Petrovic, M., Verdejo-Bravo, C., Aharony, L., De Cock, J., Nuotio, M., Pedone, C., Rifel, J., Vande Walle, N., Velghe, A., Vella, A., Solmi, M., Koyanagi, A., Firth, J. and Smith, L. (2018), 'Association between urinary incontinence and frailty : a systematic review and meta-analysis', European Geriatric Medicine, vol 9, no 5 , pp 571 - 578.
  • Sarris, J. and Firth, J. (2018), 'Modern-day malnutrition : examining the links between mineral deficits and mental health status', Australian Journal of Pharmacy, vol 99, no 1174 , pp 58 - 65.
  • Ashdown-Franks, G., Williams, J., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Hubbard, K., Craig, T., Gaughran, F. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Is it possible for people with severe mental illness to sit less and move more? : a systematic review of interventions to increase physical activity or reduce sedentary behaviour', Schizophrenia Research, vol 202 , pp 3 - 16.
  • Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Volpato, S., Zuliani, G., Maggi, S., Cesari, M., Lipnicki, D., Smith, L., Schofield, P., Firth, J., Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Pilotto, A. and Cereda, E. (2018), 'Association between gait speed with mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer : a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol 19, no 11 , pp 981 - 9887.
  • Ashdown-Franks, G., Koyanagi, A., Vancampfort, D., Smith, L., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Veronese, N. and Stubbs, B. (2018), 'Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged =50 years in six low- and middle-income countries', Maturitas, vol 116 , pp 100 - 107.
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Brand, S., Cordes, J., Malchow, B., Gerber, M., Schmitt, A., Correll, C., De Hert, M., Gaughran, F., Schneider, F., Kinnafick, F., Falkai, P., Moller, H. and Kahl, K. (2018), 'EPA guidance on physical activity as a treatment for severe mental illness : a meta-review of the evidence and Position Statement from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), supported by the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH)', European Psychiatry, vol 54 , pp 124 - 144.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Sarris, J., Rosenbaum, S., Teasdale, S., Berk, M. and Yung, A. (2017), 'The effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on symptoms of schizophrenia : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Psychological Medicine, vol 47, no 9 , pp 1515 - 1527.
  • Firth, J., Torous, J., Nicholas, J., Carney, R., Rosenbaum, S. and Sarris, J. (2017), 'Can smartphone mental health interventions reduce symptoms of anxiety? : a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 218 , pp 15 - 22.
  • Vancampfort, D., Hagemann, N., Wyckaert, S., Rosenbaum, S., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Probst, M. and Sienaert, P. (2017), 'Higher cardio-respiratory fitness is associated with increased mental and physical quality of life in people with bipolar disorder : a controlled pilot study', Psychiatry Research, vol 256 , pp 219 - 224.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Hallgren, M., Schuch, F., Lahti, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Mugisha, J., Carvalho, A. and Koyanagi, A. (2017), 'Physical activity correlates among 24,230 people with depression across 46 low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 221 , pp 81 - 88.
  • Firth, J., Torous, J., Nicholas, J., Carney, R., Pratap, A., Rosenbaum, S. and Sarris, J. (2017), 'The efficacy of smartphone-based mental health interventions for depressive symptoms : a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials', World Psychiatry, vol 16, no 3 , pp 287 - 298.
  • Bhugra, D., Tasman, A., Pathare, S., Priebe, S., Smith, S., Torous, J., Arbuckle, M., Langford, A., Alarcon, R., Chiu, H., First, M., Kay, J., Sunkel, C., Thapar, A., Udomratn, P., Baingana, F., Kestel, D., Ng, R., Firth, J. and Ventriglio, A. (2017), 'The WPA-Lancet Psychiatry Commission on the future of psychiatry', Lancet Psychiatry, vol 4, no 10 , pp 775 - 818.
  • Vancampfort, D., Damme, T., Probst, M., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Basangwa, D. and Mugisha, J. (2017), 'Physical activity is associated with the physical, psychological, social and environmental quality of life in people with mental health problems in a low resource setting', Psychiatry Research, vol 258 , pp 250 - 254.
  • Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Maggi, S., Notarnicola, M., Barbagallo, M., Firth, J., Dominguez, L. and Caruso, M. (2017), 'Dietary magnesium and incident frailty in older people at risk for knee osteoarthritis : an eight-year longitudinal study', Nutrients, vol 9, no 11 .
  • Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Ward, P., Rosenbaum, S., Schuch, F., Mugisha, J., Richards, J., Firth, J. and Stubbs, B. (2017), 'Chronic physical conditions, multimorbidity and physical activity across 46 low- and middle-income countries', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Schuch, F., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Gaughran, F., Mugisha, J. and Vancampfort, D. (2017), 'Physical activity levels and psychosis : a mediation analysis of factors influencing physical activity target achievement among 204 186 people across 46 low- and middle-income countries', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 43, no 3 , pp 536 - 545.
  • Vancampfort, D., De Hert, M., Myin-Germeys, I., van Winkel, R., Firth, J., Damme, T. and Probst, M. (2017), 'Lower cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with more time spent sedentary in first episode psychosis : a pilot study', Psychiatry Research, vol 253 , pp 13 - 17.
  • Vancampfort, D., De Hert, M., Probst, M., Firth, J., Myin-Germeys, I., van, W., Naisiga, A., Basangwa, D. and Mugisha, J. (2017), 'Interest, competence, appearance, fitness and social relatedness as motives for physical activity in Ugandan outpatients with psychosis', Mental Health and Physical Activity, vol 13 , pp 94 - 99.
  • Gorczynski, P., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Rosenbaum, S. and Vancampfort, D. (2017), 'Are people with schizophrenia adherent to diabetes medication? : a comparative meta-analysis', Psychiatry Research, vol 250 , pp 17 - 24.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Reichert, T., Bagatini, N., Bgeginski, R. and Stubbs, B. (2017), 'Physical activity and sedentary behavior in people with major depressive disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 210 , pp 139 - 150.
  • Carney, R., Cotter, J., Firth, J., Bradshaw, T. and Yung, A. (2017), 'Cannabis use and symptom severity in individuals at ultra high risk for psychosis : a meta-analysis', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 136, no 1 , pp 5 - 15.
  • Ward, P., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Samaras, K., Stubbs, B. and Curtis, J. (2017), 'Lifestyle interventions to reduce premature mortality in schizophrenia', Lancet Psychiatry, vol 4, no 7 , pp 14 - 14.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Pownall, M., French, P., Elliott, R., Cotter, J. and Yung, A. (2017), 'Challenges in implementing an exercise intervention within residential psychiatric care : a mixed methods study', Mental Health and Physical Activity, vol 12 , pp 141 - 146.
  • Stanmore, E., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., de Bruin, E. and Firth, J. (2017), 'The effect of active video games on cognitive functioning in clinical and non-clinical populations : a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol 78 , pp 34 - 43.
  • Firth, J., Cotter, J., Carney, R. and Yung, A. (2017), 'The pro-cognitive mechanisms of physical exercise in people with schizophrenia', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol 174, no 19 , pp 3161 - 3172.
  • Yung, A. and Firth, J. (2017), 'How should physical exercise be used in schizophrenia treatment?', Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, vol 17, no 3 , pp 213 - 214.
  • Carney, R., Bradshaw, T., Firth, J., Cotter, J. and Yung, A. (2017), 'Lifestyle factors may be linked to symptoms of metabolic syndrome in people at risk for psychosis', Schizophrenia Research, vol 183 , pp 47 - 48.
  • Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., Cosco, T., Veronese, N., Salum, G. and Schuch, F. (2017), 'An examination of the anxiolytic effects of exercise for people with anxiety and stress-related disorders : a meta-analysis', Psychiatry Research, vol 249 , pp 102 - 108.
  • Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Richards, J., Ward, P., Firth, J., Schuch, F. and Rosenbaum, S. (2017), 'Physical fitness in people with posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol 39, no 24 , pp 2461 - 2467.
  • Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Hallgren, M., Firth, J., Richards, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Mugisha, J., Veronese, N., Lahti, J. and Vancampfort, D. (2017), 'Physical activity and anxiety : a perspective from the World Health Survey', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 208 , pp 545 - 552.
  • Torous, J., Firth, J., Mueller, N., Onnela, J. and Baker, J. (2017), 'Methodology and reporting of mobile health and smartphone application studies for schizophrenia', Harvard Review of Psychiatry, vol 25, no 3 , pp 146 - 154.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Rosenbaum, S., Vancampfort, D., Malchow, B., Schuch, F., Elliott, R., Neuchterlein, K. and Yung, A. (2017), 'Aerobic exercise improves cognitive functioning in people with schizophrenia : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 43, no 3 , pp 546 - 556.
  • Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Mugisha, J., Hallgren, M., Probst, M., Ward, P., Gaughran, F., De Hert, M., Carvalho, A. and Stubbs, B. (2017), 'Sedentary behavior and physical activity levels in people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder : a global systematic review and meta-analysis', World Psychiatry, vol 16, no 3 , pp 308 - 315.
  • Firth, J., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Yung, A. and Stubbs, B. (2016), 'Moving beyond the weight-loss paradigm of exercise interventions for mental illness', Psychiatry Research, vol 246 , pp 392 - 393.
  • Cotter, J., Firth, J., Enzinger, C., Kontopantelis, E., Yung, A., Elliott, R. and Drake, R. (2016), 'Social cognition in multiple sclerosis : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Neurology, vol 87, no 16 , pp 1727 - 1736.
  • Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Carney, R. and Yung, A. (2016), 'Preferences and motivations for exercise in early psychosis', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 134, no 1 , pp 83 - 84.
  • Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Stubbs, B., Gorczynski, P., Yung, A. and Vancampfort, D. (2016), 'Motivating factors and barriers towards exercise in severe mental illness : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Psychological Medicine, vol 46, no 14 , pp 2869 - 2881.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Jerome, L., Elliott, R., French, P. and Yung, A. (2016), 'The effects and determinants of exercise participation in first-episode psychosis : a qualitative study', BMC Psychiatry, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Firth, J., Cotter, J., Torous, J., Bucci, S., Firth, J. and Yung, A. (2016), 'Mobile phone ownership and endorsement of "mHealth" among people with psychosis : a meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol 42, no 2 , pp 448 - 455.
  • Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Probst, M., Ward, P., Damme, T., De Hert, M. and Stubbs, B. (2016), 'Dropout from physical activity interventions in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Mental Health and Physical Activity, vol 11 , pp 46 - 52.
  • Firth, J., Torous, J. and Yung, A. (2016), 'Ecological momentary assessment and beyond : the rising interest in e-mental health research', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 80 , pp 3 - 4.
  • Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Berry, A., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Gaughran, F., Veronesse, N., Williams, J., Craig, T., Yung, A. and Vancampfort, D. (2016), 'How much physical activity do people with schizophrenia engage in? : a systematic review, comparative meta-analysis and meta-regression', Schizophrenia Research, vol 176, no 2-3 , pp 431 - 440.
  • Vancampfort, D., Firth, J., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., De Hert, M., Mugisha, J., Probst, M. and Stubbs, B. (2016), 'Physical activity and sedentary behavior in people with bipolar disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 201 , pp 145 - 152.
  • Torous, J. and Firth, J. (2016), 'The digital placebo effect : mobile mental health meets clinical psychiatry', Lancet Psychiatry, vol 3, no 2 , pp 100 - 102.
  • Vancampfort, D., Mugisha, J., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., De Hert, M., Probst, M. and Stubbs, B. (2016), 'Cardiorespiratory fitness levels and moderators in people with HIV : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Preventive Medicine, vol 93 , pp 106 - 114.
  • Schuch, F., Vancampfort, D., Sui, X., Rosenbaum, S., Firth, J., Richards, J., Ward, P. and Stubbs, B. (2016), 'Are lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness associated with incident depression? : a systematic review of prospective cohort studies', Preventive Medicine, vol 93 , pp 159 - 165.
  • Carney, R., Cotter, J., Bradshaw, T., Firth, J. and Yung, A. (2016), 'Cardiometabolic risk factors in young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Schizophrenia Research, vol 170, no 2-3 , pp 290 - 300.
  • Stubbs, B., Koyanagi, A., Schuch, F., Firth, J., Rosenbaum, S., Veronese, N., Solmi, M., Mugisha, J. and Vancampfort, D. (2016), 'Physical activity and depression : a large cross-sectional, population-based study across 36 low- and middle-income countries', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 134, no 6 , pp 546 - 556.
  • Firth, J. and Torous, J. (2015), 'Smartphone apps for schizophrenia : a systematic review', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol 3, no 4 , pp 36 - 44.
  • Firth, J., Cotter, J., Elliott, R., French, P. and Yung, A. (2015), 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise interventions in schizophrenia patients', Psychological Medicine, vol 45, no 7 , pp 1343 - 1361.
  • Cotter, J., Drake, R., Bucci, S., Firth, J., Edge, D. and Yung, A. (2014), 'What drives poor functioning in the at-risk mental state? : a systematic review', Schizophrenia Research, vol 159, no 2-3 , pp 267 - 277.

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