Research Papers

  • 2017
  • Chondros, P. Davidson, S. Wolfe, R. Gilchrist, G. Dowrick, C. Griffiths, F. Hegarty, K. Herrman, H. Gunn, J. (2017) “Development of a prognostic model for predicting depression severity in adult primary patients with depressive symptoms using the diamond longitudinal study.” Journal of Affective Disorders (In Press)

    Gunn, J. Cameron, J. Densley, K. Davidson, S. Fletcher, S. Palmer, V. Chondros, P. Dowrick, C. Pirkis, J. (2017). "Uptake of mental health websites in primary care: Insights from an Australian longitudinal cohort study of depression." Patient Educ Couns. DOI:

  • 2016
  • Davidson, S. Dowrick, C. Gunn, J. (2016). "Impact of functional and structural social relationships on two year depression outcomes: A multivariate analysis." Journal of Affective Disorders 193: 274-281. DOI:

    Middleton A, Pirkis J, Chondros P, Bassilios B, Gunn J. (2016). "The Health Service Use of Frequent Users of Telephone Helplines in a Cohort of General Practice Attendees with Depressive Symptoms. ." Adm Policy Ment Health. 43: 663-674. DOI:

    Webb, C. Gunn J. Potiriadis M, Everall, I. Bousman C. (2016). "The Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met Polymorphism Moderates the Effects of Childhood Abuse on Severity of Depressive symptoms in a Time-Dependent Manner." Front. Psychiatry 7(151). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00151

  • 2015
  • Ambresin, G. V. Palmer, K. Densley, C. Dowrick, Gilchrist, G. Gunn J. (2015). "What factors influence long-term antidepressant use in primary care? Findings from the Australian diamond cohort study." J Affect Disord 176(0): 125-132. DOI:

    Castellani, B. Rajaram, R. Gunn, J. Griffiths, F. (2015). "Cases, clusters, densities: Modeling the nonlinear dynamics of complex health trajectories." Complexity.DOI: 10.1002/cplx.21728

    Davidson, S. Harris, M, Dowrick, C. Wachtler, C. Pirkis, J. Gunn J. (2015). "Mental health interventions and future major depression among primary care patients with subthreshold depression." Journal of Affective Disorders 177: 65-73. DOI:

    Nguyen T, Gunn J, Potiriadis M, Everall, I. Bousman C. (2015). "Serotonin transporter polymorphism (5HTTLPR), severe childhood abuse and depressive symptom trajectories in adulthood." British Journal of Psychiatry Open 1(1): 104-109. DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.000380

  • 2014
  • Gilchrist, G. Davidson, S.  Middleton, A. Herrman, H. Hegarty, K. Gunn, J. (2015). "Factors associated with smoking and smoking cessation among primary care patients with depression: a naturalistic cohort study." Advances in Dual Diagnosis 8(1): 18-28. DOI:

    Ambresin, G., Chondros, P. Dowrick, C. Herrman, C. Gunn, J. (2014). "Self-Rated Health and Long-Term Prognosis of Depression." The Annals of Family Medicine 12(1): 57-65. DOI: 10.1370/afm.1562

    Bousman, C. Potiriadis, M. Everall, I. Gunn, J. (2014). "G-protein β3 subunit genetic variation moderates five-year depressive symptom trajectories of primary care attendees." J Affect Disord 165(0): 64-68. DOI:

    Griffiths, F. Boardman, F. Chondros, C. Dowrick, C. Densley, K. Hegarty, K and Gunn, J. (2014). "The effect of strategies of personal resilience on depression recovery in an Australian cohort: A mixed methods study." Health DOI:

    Pirotta, M. Densley, K. Forsdike, K. Carter, M. Gunn, J. (2014). "St John's Wort use in Australian general practice patients with depressive symptoms: their characteristics and use of other health services." BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14: 204-204. DOI:

    Pirotta, M., Willis K, Carter M, Forsdike K, Newton D and Gunn J. (2014). "‘Less like a drug than a drug’: The use of St John's wort among people who self-identify as having depression and/or anxiety symptoms." Complement Ther Med(0). DOI:

  • 2013
  • Gunn, J. Elliott, P. Densley, K. Middleton, A. Ambresin, G. Dowrick, C. Herrman, H. Hegarty, K. Gilchrist, G. Griffiths, F. (2013). "A trajectory-based approach to understand the factors associated with persistent depressive symptoms in primary care." J Affect Disord 148(2–3): 338-346. DOI:

    Palmer, V. Johnson, C. Furler, J. Densley, K. Potiriadis, M. Gunn, J. (2013). "Written plans: an overlooked mechanism to develop recovery-oriented primary care for depression?" Australian Journal of Primary Health. DOI:

    Kokanovic, R. Butler, E. Halilovich, H. Palmer, H. Griffiths, F. Dowrick, C. Gunn, J. (2013). "Maps, Models, and Narratives: The Ways People Talk About Depression." Qual Health Res23(1): 114-125. DOI:

    Bousman, C. Potiriadis, M. Everall, I. Gunn, J. (2013). "Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genetic variation and major depressive disorder prognosis: A five‐year prospective cohort study of primary care attendees." American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32209

    Densley, K. Davidson, S. Gunn, J. (2013). "Evaluation of the Social Participation Questionnaire in adult patients with depressive symptoms using Rasch analysis." Qual Life Res: 1-11. DOI:

    French, S., K. Densley, M. Charity and J. Gunn (2013). "Who uses Australian chiropractic services?" Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 21(1): 1-8. DOI:

  • 2012
  • Feng, Q. Griffiths, F.  Parsons, N. Gunn, J. (2012). "An exploratory statistical approach to depression pattern identification." Physica A 392(4): 889-901. DOI:

    Gunn, J. Ayton, D. Densley, K. Pallant, J. Chondros, P.  Herrman, H. Dowrick, C. (2012). "The association between chronic illness, multimorbidity and depressive symptoms in an Australian primary care cohort." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47(2): 175-184. DOI:

  • 2011
  • Boardman, F. Griffiths, F. Kokanovic, R. Potiriadis, M. Dowrick, C. Gunn, J.  (2011). "Resilience as a response to the stigma of depression: A mixed methods analysis." J Affect Disord 135(1-3): 267-276. DOI:

  • 2010
  • Gunn, J. Palmer, V. Dowrick, C.  Herrman, H.  Griffiths, F.  Kokanovic, R. Blashki, G. Hegarty, K. Johnson, C. Potiriadis, M. May, C. (2010). "Embedding effective depression care: using theory for primary care organisational and systems change." Implement Sci 5: 62-76. DOI:

    Palmer, V. Gunn, J. Kokanovic, R. Griffiths, F. Shrimpton, B. Hurworth, R. Herrman, H. Johnson, H. Hegarty, K. Blashki, G. Butler, E. Johnston-Ata'ata K. Dowrick, C. (2010). "Diverse voices, simple desires: a conceptual design for primary care to respond to depression and related disorders." Fam Pr 27(4): 447-458. DOI:

    Gilchrist, G. Hegarty, K. Chondros, P.  Herrman, H. Gunn, J. (2010). "The association between intimate partner violence, alcohol and depression in family practice." BMC Fam Pract 11(1): 72. DOI:

  • 2009
  • Johnson, C. Gunn, J. Kokanovic, R. (2009). "Depression recovery from the primary care patient's perspective: 'hear it in my voice and see it in my eyes'." Mental Health in Family Medicine 6(1): 49-55.

    Hegarty, K. Gunn, J. Blashki, G. Griffiths, F. Dowell, T. Kendrick, T. (2009). "How could depression guidelines be made more relevant and applicable to primary care? A quantitative and qualitative review of national guidelines." Br J Gen Pract 59(562): e149-156. DOI:

  • 2008
  • Gunn, J. Gilchrist, G. Chondros, P. Ramp, M. Hegarty, K. Blashki, G. Pond, D. Kyrios, M. Herrman, H. (2008). "Who is identified when screening for depression is undertaken in general practice? Baseline findings from the Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes of Depression in Primary Care (diamond) longitudinal study." Med J Aust188(12 Suppl): S119-125.

    Dowrick, C. Kokanovic, R. Hegarty, K. Griffiths, F. Gunn, J. (2008). "Resilience and depression: perspectives from primary care." Health (London) 12(4): 439-452.

    Potiriadis M. Chondros P, Gilchrist G, Hegarty K , Blashki G and Gunn J. (2008). "How do Australian patients rate their general practitioner? A descriptive study using the General Practice Assessment Questionnaire." MJA 189(4): 215-219.

  • 2007
  • Gilchrist, G. and Gunn, J. (2007). "Observational studies of depression in primary care: what do we know?" BMC Fam Pract 8: 28. DOI:

  • 2006
  • Gunn, J. (2006). "Towards a practical solution for depression in general practice." New Zealand Family Practice 33(4): 239-242.

    Gunn, J. Diggens, J. Hegarty, K. Blashki, G. (2006). "A systematic review of complex system interventions designed to increase recovery from depression in primary care." BMC Health Serv Res 6(1): 88. DOI: