Professor Jerome Sarris

Professor Jerome Sarris

Deputy Director, NICM Health Research Institute,
NICM Health Research Institute

Biography

Jerome Sarris is Professor of Integrative Mental Health and Deputy Director of the NICM integrative medicine research institute at Western Sydney University. He holds an NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship, in addition to an honorary position at the University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry as a Principal Research Fellow. Jerome moved from clinical practice as a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist to academic work, and completed a doctorate at the field of psychiatry. He has a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorder research pertaining to integrative medicine, nutraceutical psychopharmacology and psychotropic plant medicines, and lifestyle medicine. His research also utilises genomic technology to examine the pharmacogenomics of individual responses to nutraceuticals in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. 

Professor Sarris has over 130 publications and has published in many eminent journals in the field including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, and World Psychiatry. He has been co-awarded over $7 million dollars of research or fellowship funding, and is currently involved in over a dozen clinical trials in the area of mental health, being a recent Chief-Investigator A on 3 multicentre NHMRC Project Grants in the field. Jerome is a founding Vice Chair of The International Network of Integrative Mental Health & an Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Nutritional Psychiatry Research.

 

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Sarris.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Queensland

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • NICM Health Research Institute

Contact

Email: J.Sarris@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4740
Mobile:
Location: J.1.41
Westmead
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Sarris, J. and Wardle, J. (2017), 'Clinical Naturopathy: In Practice', : Elsevier 9780729542128.
  • Camfield, D., McIntyre, E. and Sarris, J. (2016), 'Evidence-based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders', : Springer 9783319423050.
  • Sarris, J. and Wardle, J. (2014), 'Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice', : Elsevier 9780729541732.

Chapters in Books

  • Sarris, J. (2017), 'St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) in the treatment of depression', Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice, American Psychiatric Association 9781615370313.
  • Sarris, J. (2017), 'Kava (Piper methysticum) in the treatment of anxiety', Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice, American Psychiatric Association 9781615370313.
  • Sarris, J. and Mischoulon, D. (2016), 'Treatments for comorbid anxiety and mood disorders', Evidence-based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders, Springer 9783319423050.
  • Sarris, J. and O?Neil, A. (2016), 'Lifestyle medicine for the prevention and treatment of depression', Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice, Springer 9783319246857.
  • McIntyre, E., Camfield, D. and Sarris, J. (2016), 'Potential herbal anxiolytics', Evidence-based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders, Springer 9783319423050.
  • Sarris, J. and McIntyre, E. (2016), 'Herbal anxiolytics with sedative actions', Evidence-based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders, Springer 9783319423050.
  • Sarris, J., Gerbarg, P., Brown, R. and Muskin, P. (2015), 'Integrative and complementary medicine in psychiatry', Psychiatry, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118845479.
  • Sarris, J. (2014), 'Anxiety', Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice, Elsevier 9780729541732.
  • Sarris, J. (2014), 'Depression', Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice, Elsevier 9780729541732.
  • Sarris, J. (2014), 'Insomnia', Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Practice, Elsevier 9780729541732.
  • Sarris, J. and Bone, K. (2013), 'Globe artichoke', Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine, Churchill Livingstone 9780443069925.
  • Sarris, J. and Bone, K. (2013), 'Ginkgo', Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine, Churchill Livingstone 9780443069925.
  • Sarris, J. (2013), 'Botanical anxiolytics, antidepressants, and hypnotics', Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition, CRC Press 9781439893609.
  • Sarris, J. and Lake, J. (2012), 'Mental health and complementary and alternative medicine', Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader, Palgrave 9780230232655.

Journal Articles

  • Smith, D., Sarris, J., Dowling, N., O?Connor, M. and Ng, C. (2018), 'Adjunctive low-dose docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for major depression : an open-label pilot trial', Nutritional Neuroscience, vol 21, no 3 , pp 224 - 228.
  • Cribb, L., Murphy, J., Froud, A., Oliver, G., Bousman, C., Ng, C. and Sarris, J. (2018), 'Erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acid composition is associated with depression and FADS genotype in Caucasians', Nutritional Neuroscience, vol 21, no 8 , pp 589 - 601.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Sarris, J. (2018), 'Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric disorders : 10-year updated review', Phytotherapy Research, vol 32, no 7 , pp 1147 - 1162.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sarris, J. (2017), 'Clinical use of nutraceuticals in the adjunctive treatment of depression in mood disorders', Australasian Psychiatry, vol 25, no 4 , pp 369 - 372.
  • Scholey, A., Benson, S., Gibbs, A., Perry, N., Sarris, J. and Murray, G. (2017), 'Exploring the effect of Lactium and Zizyphus Complex on sleep quality : a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial', Nutrients, vol 9, no 2 .
  • 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.
  • Pompili, M., Longo, L., Dominici, G., Serafini, G., Lamis, D., Sarris, J., Amore, M. and Girardi, P. (2017), 'Polyunsaturated fatty acids and suicide risk in mood disorders : a systematic review', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol 74 , pp 43 - 56.
  • Heermann, C., Absenger, W. and Sarris, J. (2017), 'Videoconference mind-body group therapy in a public mental health setting : a pilot study', Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, vol 1, no 1-4 , pp 37 - 42.
  • Kean, J., Sarris, J., Scholey, A., Silberstein, R., Downey, L. and Stough, C. (2017), 'Reduced inattention and hyperactivity and improved cognition after marine oil extract (PCSO-524) supplementation in children and adolescents with clinical and subclinical symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) : a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial', Psychopharmacology, vol 234, no 3 , pp 403 - 420.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Vancampfort, D., Schuch, F., Rosenbaum, S., Ward, P., Firth, J., Sarris, J. and Yung, A. (2017), '[In Press] 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, .
  • Murphy, J., Sarris, J. and Byrne, G. (2017), 'A review of the conceptualisation and risk factors associated with treatment-resistant depression', Depression Research and Treatment, vol 2017 .
  • Menon, R., Cribb, L., Murphy, J., Ashton, M., Oliver, G., Dowling, N., Alyna, T., Dean, O., Berk, M., Ng, C. and Sarris, J. (2017), 'Mitochondrial modifying nutrients in treating chronic fatigue syndrome : a 16-week open-label pilot study', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 4, no 3 , pp 109 - 114.
  • Firth, J., Carney, R., Stubbs, B., Teasdale, S., Vancampfort, D., Ward, P., Berk, M. and Sarris, J. (2017), '[In Press] Nutritional deficiencies and clinical correlates in first-episode psychosis : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Schizophrenia Bulletin, .
  • Froud, A., Murphy, J., Cribb, L., Ng, C. and Sarris, J. (2017), '[In Press] The relationship between dietary quality, serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level, and the Val66met polymorphism in predicting depression', Nutritional Neuroscience, .
  • Sarris, J., Oliver, G., Camfield, D. and Dean, O. (2016), 'Participant characteristics as modifiers of response to N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) in obsessive-compulsive disorder', Clinical Psychological Science, vol 4, no 6 , pp 1104 - 1111.
  • Rossell, S., Francis, P., Galletly, C., Harris, A., Siskind, D., Berk, M., Bozaoglu, K., Dark, F., Dean, O., Liu, D., Meyer, D., Neill, E., Phillipou, A., Sarris, J. and Castle, D. (2016), 'N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in schizophrenia resistant to clozapine : a double blind randomised placebo controlled trial targeting negative symptoms', BMC Psychiatry, vol 16 .
  • Sarris, J., Murphy, J., Mischoulon, D., Papakostas, G., Fava, M., Berk, M. and Ng, C. (2016), 'Adjunctive nutraceuticals for depression : a systematic review and meta-analyses', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol 173, no 6 , pp 575 - 587.
  • McIntyre, E., Saliba, A., Wiener, K. and Sarris, J. (2016), 'Herbal medicine use behaviour in Australian adults who experience anxiety : a descriptive study', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 16 .
  • Sarris, J., Stough, C., Bousman, C., Murphy, J., Savage, K., Smith, D., Menon, R., Chamoli, S., Oliver, G., Berk, M., Byrne, G., Ng, C. and Mischoulon, D. (2015), 'An adjunctive antidepressant nutraceutical combination in treating major depression : study protocol, and clinical considerations', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 2, no 1 , pp 49 - 55.
  • McIntyre, E., Saliba, A., Wiener, K. and Sarris, J. (2015), 'Prevalence and predictors of herbal medicine use in adults experiencing anxiety : a critical review of the literature', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 2, no 1 , pp 38 - 48.
  • Sarris, J., Nishi, D., Xiang, Y., Su, K., Bannatyne, A., Oliver, G., Kua, E. and Ng, C. (2015), 'Implementation of psychiatric-focused lifestyle medicine programs in Asia', Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, vol 7, no 4 , pp 345 - 354.
  • Sarris, J., Logan, A., Akbaraly, T., Amminger, G., Balanza-Martinez, V., Freeman, M., Hibbeln, J., Matsuoka, Y., Mischoulon, D., Mizoue, T., Nanri, A., Nishi, D., Parletta, N., Ramsey, D., Rucklidge, J., Sanchez-Villegas, A., Scholey, A., Su, K. and Jacka, F. (2015), 'International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research consensus position statement : nutritional medicine in modern psychiatry', World Psychiatry, vol 14, no 3 , pp 370 - 371.
  • Oliver, G., Dean, O., Camfield, D., Blair-West, S., Ng, C., Berk, M. and Sarris, J. (2015), 'N-acetyl cysteine in the treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders : a systematic review', Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, vol 13, no 1 , pp 12 - 24.
  • Dean, O., Turner, A., Malhi, G., Ng, C., Cotton, S., Dodd, S., Sarris, J., Samuni, Y., Tanious, M., Dowling, N., Waterdrinker, A., Smith, D. and Berk, M. (2015), 'Design and rationale of a 16-week adjunctive randomized placebo-controlled trial of mitochondrial agents for the treatment of bipolar depression', Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, vol 37, no 1 , pp 3 - 12.
  • Sarris, J., Oliver, G., Camfield, D., Dean, O., Dowling, N., Smith, D., Murphy, J., Menon, R., Berk, M., Blair-West, S. and Ng, C. (2015), 'N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder : a 16-week, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study', CNS Drugs, vol 29, no 9 , pp 801 - 809.
  • Wong, W., Camfield, D., Woods, W., Sarris, J. and Pipingas, A. (2015), 'Spectral power and functional connectivity changes during mindfulness meditation with eyes open : a magnetoencephalography (MEG) study in long-term meditators', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 98, no 1 , pp 95 - 111.
  • Savage, K., Stough, C., Byrne, G., Scholey, A., Bousman, C., Murphy, J., Macdonald, P., Suo, C., Hughes, M., Thomas, S., Teschke, R., Xing, C. and Sarris, J. (2015), 'Kava for the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (K-GAD) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Kean, J., Kaufman, J., Lomas, J., Goh, A., White, D., Simpson, D., Scholey, A., Singh, H., Sarris, J., Zangara, A. and Stough, C. (2015), 'A randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of a special extract of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on hyperactivity and inattention in male children and adolescents : BACHI Study Protocol (ANZCTRN12612000827831)', Nutrients, vol 7, no 12 , pp 9931 - 9945.
  • Sarris, J., Price, L., Carpenter, L., Tyrka, A., Ng, C., Papakostas, G., Jaeger, A., Fava, M. and Mischoulon, D. (2015), 'Is S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) for depression only effective in males? : a re-analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial', Pharmacopsychiatry, vol 48, no 4-5 , pp 141 - 144.
  • Sarris, J., Logan, A., Akbaraly, T., Amminger, G., Balanza-Martinez, V., Freeman, M., Hibbeln, J., Matsuoka, Y., Mischoulon, D., Mizoue, T., Nanri, A., Nishi, D., Ramsey, D., Rucklidge, J., Sanchez-Villegas, A., Scholey, A., Su, K. and Jacka, F. (2015), 'Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry', Lancet Psychiatry, vol 2, no 3 , pp 271 - 274.
  • Sarris, J., Gadsden, S. and Schweitzer, I. (2014), 'Naturopathic medicine for treating self-reported depression and anxiety : an observational pilot study of naturalistic practice', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 1, no 2 , pp 87 - 92.
  • Sarris, J., Glick, R., Hoenders, R., Duffy, J. and Lake, J. (2014), 'Integrative mental healthcare White Paper : establishing a new paradigm through research, education, and clinical guidelines', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 1, no 1 , pp 9 - 16.
  • Sarris, J., O'Neil, A., Coulson, C., Schweitzer, I. and Berk, M. (2014), 'Lifestyle medicine for depression', BMC Psychiatry, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Wardle, J. and Sarris, J. (2014), 'Student attitudes towards clinical teaching resources in complementary medicine : a focus group examination of Australian naturopathic medicine students', Health Information and Libraries Journal, vol 31, no 2 , pp 123 - 132.
  • Bousman, C., Sarris, J., Won, E., Chang, H., Singh, A., Lee, H., Ham, B., Tan, C., Lee, M. and Ng, C. (2014), 'Escitalopram efficacy in depression : a cross-ethnicity examination of the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism', Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol 34, no 5 , pp 645 - 648.
  • Sarris, J. (2014), 'Nutrients and herbal supplements for mental health', Australian Prescriber, vol 37, no 3 , pp 90 - 93.
  • Sarris, J., Papakostas, G., Vitolo, O., Fava, M. and Mischoulon, D. (2014), 'S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) versus escitalopram and placebo in major depression RCT : efficacy and effects of histamine and carnitine as moderators of response', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 164 , pp 76 - 81.
  • Pipingas, A., Camfield, D., Stough, C., Scholey, A., Cox, K., White, D., Sarris, J., Sali, A. and Macpherson, H. (2014), 'Effects of multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition in younger adults and the contribution of B group vitamins', Human Psychopharmacology, vol 29, no 1 , pp 73 - 82.
  • Sarris, J., Glick, R., Helgason, C., Veizer, C., Lake, J. and International Network of Integrative Mental Health, x. (2014), 'The International Network of Integrative Mental Health (INIMH)', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 1, no 1 , pp 59 - 60.
  • Schweitzer, I., Sarris, J., Tuckwell, V., Maguire, K., Smith, D. and Ng, C. (2013), 'Aripiprazole as augmentation therapy in bipolar patients with current minor or subsyndromal mood symptoms', International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, vol 1, no 4 .
  • Camfield, D., Wetherell, M., Scholey, A., Cox, K., Fogg, E., White, D., Sarris, J., Kras, M., Stough, C., Sali, A. and Pipingas, A. (2013), 'The effects of multivitamin supplementation on diurnal cortisol secretion and perceived stress', Nutrients, vol 5, no 11 , pp 4429 - 4450.
  • Sarris, J., Stough, C., Teschke, R., Wahid, Z., Bousman, C., Murray, G., Savage, K., Mouatt, P., Ng, C. and Schweitzer, I. (2013), 'Kava for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder RCT : analysis of adverse reactions, liver function, addiction, and sexual effects', Phytotherapy Research, vol 27, no 11 , pp 1723 - 1728.
  • Helgason, C. and Sarris, J. (2013), 'Mind-body medicine for schizophrenia and psychotic disorders : a review of the evidence', Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, vol 7, no 3 , pp 138 - 148.
  • Sarris, J., LaPorte, E., Scholey, A., King, R., Pipingas, A., Schweitzer, I. and Stough, C. (2013), 'Does a medicinal dose of Kava impair driving? : a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study', Traffic Injury Prevention, vol 14, no 1 , pp 13 - 17.
  • Teschke, R., Sarris, J. and Lebot, V. (2013), 'Contaminant hepatotoxins as culprits for kava hepatotoxicity - fact or fiction?', Phytotherapy Research, vol 27, no 3 , pp 472 - 474.
  • Sarris, J. (2013), 'St. John's Wort for the treatment of psychiatric disorders', Psychiatric Clinics of North America, vol 36, no 1 , pp 65 - 72.
  • Sarris, J., Nierenberg, A., Schweitzer, I., Alpert, J., Rosenbaum, J., Iovieno, N., Covino, J., Fava, M. and Mischoulon, D. (2013), 'Conditional probability of response or nonresponse of placebo compared with antidepressants or St John's Wort in major depressive disorder', Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol 33, no 6 , pp 827 - 830.
  • Sarris, J., McIntyre, E. and Camfield, D. (2013), 'Erratum to: Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, part 2 : a review of clinical studies with supporting preclinical evidence', CNS Drugs, vol 27, no 8 , pp 675 - 675.
  • Pipingas, A., Camfield, D., Stough, C., Cox, K., Fogg, E., Tiplady, B., Sarris, J., White, D., Sali, A., Wetherell, M. and Scholey, A. (2013), 'The effects of multivitamin supplementation on mood and general well-being in healthy young adults : a laboratory and at-home mobile phone assessment', Appetite, vol 69 , pp 123 - 136.
  • Sarris, J., Stough, C., Bousman, C., Wahid, Z., Murray, G., Teschke, R., Savage, K., Dowell, A., Ng, C. and Schweitzer, I. (2013), 'Kava in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder : a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study', Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol 33, no 5 , pp 643 - 648.
  • Sarris, J., McIntyre, E. and Camfield, D. (2013), 'Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, part 2 : a review of clinical studies with supporting preclinical evidence', CNS Drugs, vol 27, no 4 , pp 301 - 319.
  • Berk, M., Sarris, J., Coulson, C. and Jacka, F. (2013), 'Lifestyle management of unipolar depression', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 127, no Suppl. 443 , pp 38 - 54.
  • Ng, C., Sarris, J., Singh, A., Bousman, C., Byron, K., Peh, L., Smith, D., Tan, C. and Schweitzer, I. (2013), 'Pharmacogenetic polymorphisms and response to escitalopram and venlafaxine over 8 weeks in major depression', Human Psychopharmacology, vol 28, no 5 , pp 516 - 522.
  • Kean, J., Camfield, D., Sarris, J., Kras, M., Silberstein, R., Scholey, A. and Stough, C. (2013), 'A randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of PCSO-524, a patented oil extract of the New Zealand green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus), on the behaviour, mood, cognition and neurophysiology of children and adolescents (aged 6-14 years) experiencing clinical and sub-clinical levels of hyperactivity and inattention : study protocol ACTRN12610000978066', Nutrition Journal, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Sarris, J., McIntyre, E. and Camfield, D. (2013), 'Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, part 1 : a review of preclinical studies', CNS Drugs, vol 27, no 3 , pp 207 - 219.
  • Sarris, J., Schweitzer, I. and Mischoulon, D. (2012), 'Are St John's wort and SSRI antidepressants really ineffective in depression?', Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine, vol 24, no 4 , pp 118 - 119.
  • Lake, J., Helgason, C. and Sarris, J. (2012), 'Integrative mental health (IMH) : paradigm, research, and clinical practice', Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, vol 8, no 1 , pp 50 - 57.
  • Sarris, J., Camfield, D. and Berk, M. (2012), 'Complementary medicine, self-help, and lifestyle interventions for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the OCD spectrum : a systematic review', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 138, no 3 , pp 213 - 221.
  • Teschke, R., Sarris, J. and Schweitzer, I. (2012), 'Kava hepatotoxicity in traditional and modern use : the presumed Pacific kava paradox hypothesis revisited', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol 73, no 2 , pp 170 - 174.
  • Sarris, J., Mischoulon, D. and Schweitzer, I. (2012), 'Omega-3 for bipolar disorder : meta-analyses of use in mania and bipolar depression', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol 73, no 1 , pp 81 - 86.
  • Sarris, J., Moylan, S., Camfield, D., Pase, M., Mischoulon, D., Berk, M., Jacka, F. and Schweitzer, I. (2012), 'Complementary medicine, exercise, meditation, diet, and lifestyle modification for anxiety disorders : a review of current evidence', Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2012 .
  • Sarris, J., Cox, K., Camfield, D., Scholey, A., Stough, C., Fogg, E., Kras, M., White, D., Sali, A. and Pipingas, A. (2012), 'Participant experiences from chronic administration of a multivitamin versus placebo on subjective health and wellbeing : a double-blind qualitative analysis of a randomised controlled trial', Nutrition Journal, vol 11, no 1 .
  • Sarris, J., Fava, M., Schweitzer, I. and Mischoulon, D. (2012), 'St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) versus sertraline and placebo in major depressive disorder : continuation data from a 26-week RCT', Pharmacopsychiatry, vol 45, no 7 , pp 275 - 278.
  • Sarris, J. (2012), 'Chinese herbal medicine for sleep disorders : poor methodology restricts any clear conclusion', Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol 16, no 6 , pp 493 - 495.
  • Sarris, J., Scholey, A., Schweitzer, I., Bousman, C., LaPorte, E., Ng, C., Murray, G. and Stough, C. (2012), 'The acute effects of kava and oxazepam on anxiety, mood, neurocognition; and genetic correlates : a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study', Human Psychopharmacology, vol 27, no 3 , pp 262 - 269.
  • Sarris, J., Ng, C. and Schweitzer, I. (2012), ''Omic' genetic technologies for herbal medicines in psychiatry', Phytotherapy Research, vol 26, no 4 , pp 522 - 527.
  • Pase, M., Kean, J., Sarris, J., Neale, C., Scholey, A. and Stough, C. (2012), 'The cognitive-enhancing effects of Bacopa monnieri : a systematic review of randomized, controlled human clinical trials', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol 18, no 7 , pp 647 - 652.
  • Sarris, J. (2012), 'Current challenges in appraising complementary medicine evidence', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 196, no 5 , pp 310 - 311.
  • Pase, M., Grima, N. and Sarris, J. (2011), 'Do long-chain n-3 fatty acids reduce arterial stiffness? : a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', British Journal of Nutrition, vol 106, no 7 , pp 974 - 980.
  • Sarris, J., Panossian, A., Schweitzer, I., Stough, C. and Scholey, A. (2011), 'Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia : a review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence', European Neuropsychopharmacology, vol 21, no 12 , pp 841 - 860.
  • Sarris, J., Lake, J. and Hoenders, R. (2011), 'Bipolar disorder and complementary medicine : current evidence, safety issues, and clinical considerations', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol 17, no 10 , pp 881 - 890.
  • Sarris, J. (2011), 'Whole system research of naturopathy and medical herbalism for improving mood and reducing anxiety', Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, vol 23, no 3 , pp 116 - 119.
  • Sarris, J. (2011), 'Clinical depression : an evidence-based integrative complementary medicine treatment model', Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, vol 17, no 4 , pp 26 - 37.
  • Sarris, J., Mischoulon, D. and Schweitzer, I. (2011), 'Adjunctive nutraceuticals with standard pharmacotherapies in bipolar disorder : a systematic review of clinical trials', Bipolar Disorders, vol 13, no 5-6 , pp 454 - 465.
  • Manocha, R., Black, D., Sarris, J. and Stough, C. (2011), 'A randomized, controlled trial of meditation for work stress, anxiety and depressed mood in full-time workers', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2011 .
  • Camfield, D., Sarris, J. and Berk, M. (2011), 'Nutraceuticals in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) : a review of mechanistic and clinical evidence', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol 35, no 4 , pp 887 - 895.
  • LaPorte, E., Sarris, J., Stough, C. and Scholey, A. (2011), 'Neurocognitive effects of kava (Piper methysticum) : a systematic review', Human Psychopharmacology, vol 26, no 2 , pp 102 - 111.
  • Sarris, J., Kean, J., Schweitzer, I. and Lake, J. (2011), 'Complementary medicines (herbal and nutritional products) in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) : a systematic review of the evidence', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol 19, no 4 , pp 216 - 227.
  • Sarris, J., LaPorte, E. and Schweitzer, I. (2011), 'Kava : a comprehensive review of efficacy, safety, and psychopharmacology', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 45, no 1 , pp 27 - 35.
  • Teschke, R., Sarris, J. and Lebot, V. (2011), 'Kava hepatotoxicity solution : a six-point plan for new kava standardization', Phytomedicine, vol 18, no 2-3 , pp 96 - 103.
  • Teschke, R., Sarris, J., Glass, X. and Schulze, J. (2011), 'Kava, the anxiolytic herb : back to basics to prevent liver injury?', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol 71, no 3 , pp 445 - 448.
  • Sarris, J., Teschke, R., Stough, C., Scholey, A. and Schweitzer, I. (2011), 'Re-introduction of Kava (Piper methysticum) to the EU : is there a way forward?', Planta Medica, vol 77, no 2 , pp 107 - 110.
  • Pase, M., Grima, N. and Sarris, J. (2011), 'The effects of dietary and nutrient interventions on arterial stiffness : a systematic review', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 93, no 2 , pp 446 - 454.
  • Sarris, J. and Byrne, G. (2011), 'A systematic review of insomnia and complementary medicine', Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol 15, no 2 , pp 99 - 106.
  • Sarris, J., Goncalves, D., Robins Wahlin, T. and Byrne, G. (2011), 'Complementary medicine use by middle-aged and older women : personality, mood and anxiety factors', Journal of Health Psychology, vol 16, no 2 , pp 314 - 321.
  • Sarris, J., Adams, J. and Kavanagh, D. (2010), 'An explorative qualitative analysis of participants' experience of using kava versus placebo in an RCT', Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, vol 22, no 1 , pp 12 - 16.
  • Sarris, J., Kavanagh, D. and Byrne, G. (2010), 'Adjuvant use of nutritional and herbal medicines with antidepressants, mood stabilizers and benzodiazepines', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 44, no 1 , pp 32 - 41.
  • Panossian, A., Wikman, G. and Sarris, J. (2010), 'Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea) : traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy', Phytomedicine, vol 17, no 7 , pp 481 - 493.
  • Sarris, J., Wahlin, T., Goncalves, D. and Byrne, G. (2010), 'Comparative use of complementary medicine, allied health, and manual therapies by middle-aged and older Australian women', Journal of Women and Aging, vol 22, no 4 , pp 273 - 282.
  • Sarris, J., Schoendorfer, N. and Kavanagh, D. (2009), 'Major depressive disorder and nutritional medicine : a review of monotherapies and adjuvant treatments', Nutrition Reviews, vol 67, no 3 , pp 125 - 131.
  • Sarris, J., Kavanagh, D., Byrne, G., Bone, K., Adams, J. and Deed, G. (2009), 'The Kava Anxiety Depression Spectrum Study (KADSS) : a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial using an aqueous extract of Piper methysticum', Psychopharmacology, vol 205, no 3 , pp 399 - 407.
  • Sarris, J. and Kavanagh, D. (2009), 'Kava and St. John's wort : current evidence for use in mood and anxiety disorders', Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol 15, no 8 , pp 827 - 836.
  • Sarris, J., Kavanagh, D., Deed, G. and Bone, K. (2009), 'St. John's wort and kava in treating major depressive disorder with comorbid anxiety : a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial', Human Psychopharmacology, vol 24, no 1 , pp 41 - 48.
  • Sarris, J., Kavanagh, D., Adams, J., Bone, K. and Byrne, G. (2009), 'Kava Anxiety Depression Spectrum Study (KADSS) : a mixed methods RCT using an aqueous extract of Piper methysticum', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol 17, no 3 , pp 176 - 178.
  • Sarris, J., Adams, J. and Wardle, J. (2009), 'Time for a reassessment of the use of Kava in anxiety?', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol 17, no 3 , pp 121 - 122.
  • Kavanagh, D. and Sarris, J. (2008), 'Conducting research in herbal and complementary medicine', Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, vol 20, no 1 , pp 17 - 26.
  • Sarris, J., Kavanagh, D. and Newton, R. (2008), 'Depression and exercise', Journal of Complementary Medicine, vol 7, no 3 , pp 48 - 53.
  • Sarris, J. (2007), 'Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric disorders : a systematic review', Phytotherapy Research, vol 21, no 8 , pp 703 - 716.

Current Projects

Title: Nutraceuticals and Lifestyle Modification for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jerome Sarris
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00023774
Title: Kava in the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A Double-Blind Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial (KGAD)
Funder:
  • Integria Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Jerome Sarris
Years: 2017-01-04 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00023893
Title: N-acetyl Cysteine in the Adjunctive Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A 16-week, Double-Blind, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Study
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jerome Sarris
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00023773

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