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Vladan Starcevic

Vladan Starcevic


Dr Vladan Starcevic has had medical education, psychiatric training and clinical, teaching and research experience and career in the former Yugoslavia, United States and Australia. He is currently Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Academic Department of Psychiatry at Nepean Hospital. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade and University of Novi Sad.

Dr Starcevic’s main professional and research interests include psychopathology, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy of anxiety, mood, somatoform and personality disorders, combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, and psychiatric classifications. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 book chapters and articles in various international journals. He has co-edited a book Hypochondriasis: Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady, published in 2001 and is the author of three other books on various aspects of anxiety disorders. His book Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide was originally published by Oxford University Press in 2005 and its second edition appeared in 2010. He has lectured widely and organised symposia and workshops at psychiatric conferences around the world.

Dr Starcevic’s research activities occur mainly through the Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic. His current projects involve studies of the cognitive styles in various anxiety disorders, treatment preferences for anxiety and related disorders, validity of the symptom subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the novel concept of dysphoria and its assessment and psychopathology of excessive use of online video games.

Dr Starcevic serves on the panel for the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry Task Force on Treatment Guidelines for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. He has been an adviser for Anxiety Disorders Measures in the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures, published by the American Psychiatric Association and Chair of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Measurement Instruments in Psychiatric Care. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several professional journals and has been a manuscript reviewer for over 20 journals.

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