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Professor J. Douglas Sellman

Doug SellmanProfessor

MB ChB PhD (Otago) FRANZCP FAChAM

Email doug.sellman@otago.ac.nz

Doug Sellman has been working in the addiction treatment field since 1985.

He has been Director of the National Addiction Centre, Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences since its inception in 1996 and Professor within the University of Otago since 2006.

His clinical work since 1994 has been as consultant psychiatrist to the alcohol and drug stream of the Youth Specialty Service in Christchurch.

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Publications

Sellman, D. (2020). Alcohol is more harmful than cannabis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1520), 15-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sellman, D., Adamson, S., Foulds, J., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. (2019). Another government ignores a recommendation to strengthen alcohol regulations. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1498), 7-9. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sellman, D. (2018, August). Food addicts and smoking. Verbal presentation at the 9th South General Practice Conference & Medical Exhibition (GP CME), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sellman, D. (2018, August). Alcohol and recreational drugs. Verbal presentation at the 9th South General Practice Conference & Medical Exhibition (GP CME), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ford, K., Foulds, J., Coleman, O., Ardagh, M., Pearson, S., Droste, N., Newton-Howes, G., & Sellman, J. D. (2018). Alcohol-related emergency department attendances after the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Deering, D. E., Huriwai, T. T., & Sellman, J. D. (1999). Guidelines for Clinical Process Self-Evaluation in alcohol and drug treatment agencies. Wellington: ALAC, 163p.

Authored Book - Other

Sellman, J. D., MacEwan, I., Deering, D., & Adamson, S. (2007). A comparison of motivational interviewing with non-directive counselling. In G. Tober & D. Raistrick (Eds.), Motivational dialogue: Preparing addiction professionals for motivational interviewing practice. (pp. 137-150). Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lim, D., & Sellman, D. (2004). Pathological gambling: Neurobiology and pharmacological treatment. In R. H. K. Tan & S. J. Wurtzburg (Eds.), Problem gambling: New Zealand perspectives on treatment. (pp. 134-142). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts.

Chapter in Book - Research

Todd, F. C., & Sellman, J. D. (2004). Alcohol and drug misuse and mood disorders. In P. R. Joyce & P. B. Mitchell (Eds.), Mood disorders: Recognition and treatment. (pp. 298-311). Sydney, Australia: The University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

Chapter in Book - Research

Sellman, J. D., & Deering, D. E. (2002). Adolescence. In G. Hulse, G. Cape & J. White (Eds.), The Managment of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Huriwai, T. T., Sant Ram, R., Deering, D. E., & Sellman, J. D. (1998). Treatment for Maori with alcohol and drug problems. In J. D. Sellman, G. M. Robinson, R. McCormick & G. M. Dore (Eds.), The Long and the Short of Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Disorders. (pp. 32-37). Christchurch, New Zealand: Department of Psychological Medicine, CSM.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robinson, G., & Sellman, J. D. (1998). The use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of alcoholism. In J. D. Sellman, G. M. Robinson, R. McCormick & G. M. Dore (Eds.), The Long and the Short of Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Disorders. Christchurch: Department of Psychological Medicine, CSM.

Chapter in Book - Research

Sellman, J. D. (1998). Determinants of alcoholic relapse. In J. D. Sellman, G. M. Robinson, R. McCormick & G. M. Dore (Eds.), The Long and the Short of Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Disorders. Christchurch: Department of Psychological Medicine, CSM.

Chapter in Book - Research

Sellman, D. (2013). National Addiction Centre. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 127-133). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Other

Sellman, D., Connor, J., & Robinson, G. (2013). Alcohol Action NZ. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 169-176). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Other

Amer Nordin, A. S., Adamson, S. J., & Sellman, J. D. (2018). Food addiction does not explain weight gain in smoking cessation. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 13(2), 59-62. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2017.4

Journal - Research Article

Deering, D. E. A., Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., Henderson, C., Sheridan, J., Pooley, S., … Noller, G., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2018). Potential risk for fatal drug overdose perceived by people using opioid drugs. Drug & Alcohol Review, 37(S1), S309-S313. doi: 10.1111/dar.12635

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Ford, K., Foulds, J., Coleman, O., Ardagh, M., Pearson, S., Droste, N., Newton-Howes, G., & Sellman, J. D. (2018). Alcohol-related emergency department attendances after the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 40-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Adams, P. J., Sellman, D., Newcombe, D., Adamson, S., White, S., Deering, D., & Todd, F. (2017). Postgraduate alcohol and other drug practitioner training in New Zealand: Significant influences. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 78(3), 468-474. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2017.78.468

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Schroder, R., Sellman, J. D., & Adamson, S. (2017). Development and validation of a brief measure of eating compulsivity (MEC). Substance Use & Misuse, 52(14), 1918-1924. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1343352

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Sellman, D., Connor, J., Robinson, G., & McBride, S. (2017). Alcohol reform – New Zealand style: Reflections on the process from 1984 to 2012. Psychotherapy & Politics International, 15(1), e1398. doi: 10.1002/ppi.1398

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Sellman, D., Schroder, R., Deering, D., Elmslie, J., Foulds, J., & Frampton, C. (2017). Psychosocial enhancement of the Green Prescription for obesity recovery: A randomised controlled trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 44-54. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Foulds, J. A., Mulder, R. T., Newton-Howes, G., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., & Sellman, J. D. (2016). Personality predictors of drinking outcomes in depressed alcohol-dependent patients. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 51(3), 296-301. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agv122

Journal - Research Article

Adamson, S. J., Kay-Lambkin, F. J., Baker, A., Frampton, C. M. A., Sellman, D., & Lewin, T. J. (2015). Measuring change in cannabis use. Addiction Research & Theory, 23(1), 43-49. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2014.926895

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Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., Foulds, J. A., Frampton, C. M. A., Deering, D., Dunn, A., Berks, J., Nixon, L., & Cape, G. (2015). A randomized trial of combined citalopram and naltrexone for nonabstinent outpatients with co-occurring alcohol dependence and major depression. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 35(2), 143-149. doi: 10.1097/jcp.0000000000000287

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Amer Nordin, A. S., Sellman, J. D., & Adamson, S. J. (2015). The role of psychiatrists in tobacco dependence treatment. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 16(1), 5-17. Retrieved from http://www.aseanjournalofpsychiatry.org

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Foulds, J. A., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., & Joyce, P. R. (2015). Depression outcome in alcohol dependent patients: An evaluation of the role of independent and substance-induced depression and other predictors. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174, 503-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.11.052

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Foulds, J. A., Ton, K., Kennedy, M. A., Adamson, S. J., Mulder, R. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2015). OPRM1 genotype and naltrexone response in depressed alcohol-dependent patients. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, 25(5), 270-273. doi: 10.1097/fpc.0000000000000128

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Ditchburn, K. M., & Sellman, J. D. (2013). Tobacco smoking in adolescent psychiatric outpatients. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22(3), 254-267. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2012.733598

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Foulds, J., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C., Adamson, S., Sellman, J. D., & Mulder, R. (2013). A comparison of alcohol measures as predictors of psychological distress in the New Zealand population. International Journal of Alcohol & Drug Research, 2(1), 59-67. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v2i1.73

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Adamson, S. J., Deering, D. E. A., Sellman, J. D., Sheridan, J., Henderson, C., Robertson, R., … Frampton, C. M. A. (2012). An estimation of the prevalence of opioid dependence in New Zealand. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(1), 87-89. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.013

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Deering, D. E. A., Sheridan, J., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., Pooley, S., Robertson, R., & Henderson, C. (2011). Consumer and treatment provider perspectives on reducing barriers to opioid substitution treatment and improving treatment attractiveness. Addictive Behaviors, 36(6), 636-642. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.01.004

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Adamson, S. J., Kay-Lambkin, F. J., Baker, A. L., Lewin, T. J., Thornton, L., Kelly, B. J., & Sellman, J. D. (2010). An improved brief measure of cannabis misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R). Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 110, 137-143. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.02.017

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Pagey, B., Deering, D., & Sellman, D. (2010). Retention of adolescents with substance dependence and coexisting mental health disorders in outpatient alcohol and drug group therapy. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19(6), 437-444. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00693.x

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Schroder, R., Sellman, D., & Elmslie, J. (2010). Addictive overeating: Lessons learned from medical students' perceptions of Overeaters Anonymous. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1311). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1311/4033/content.pdf

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Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2009). Patient predictors of alcohol treatment outcome: A systematic review. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36(1), 75-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2008.05.007

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Durrant, R., Adamson, S., Todd, F., & Sellman, D. (2009). Drug use and addiction: Evolutionary perspective. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(11), 1049-1056.

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Schroder, R., Sellman, D., Frampton, C., & Deering, D. (2009). Youth retention: Factors associated with treatment drop-out from youth alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug & Alcohol Review, 28(6), 663-668. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00076.x

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Sellman, J. D., Robinson, G. M., & Beasley, R. (2009). Should ethanol be scheduled as a drug of high risk to public health? Journal of Psychopharmacology, 23(1), 94-100. doi: 10.1177/0269881108091596

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Adamson, S. J., & Sellman, J. D. (2008). Five-year outcomes of alcohol-dependent persons treated with motivational enhancement. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 69(4), 589-593.

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Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., & Robertson, P. J. (2008). Social phobia in an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment sample. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(2), 134-140.

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Deering, D. E., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., Horn, J., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2008). Development of a brief treatment instrument for routine clinical use with methadone maintenance treatment clients: The Methadone Treatment Index. Substance Use & Misuse, 43(11), 1666-1680.

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Porter, R. J., Sellman, D., Joyce, P. R., Davies, J., & Frampton, C. (2008). Prolactin response to fenfluramine in abstinent, alcohol-dependent patients. Addiction Biology, 13(3-4), 380-385.

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Schroder, R., Sellman, D., Frampton, C., & Deering, D. (2008). Profile of young people attending alcohol and other drug treatment services in Aotearoa, New Zealand: Clinical file search. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(11), 963-968.

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Harvey, M. A., Sellman, J. D., Porter, R. J., & Frampton, C. M. (2007). The relationship between non-acute adolescent cannabis use and cognition. Drug & Alcohol Review, 26, 309-319.

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Adamson, S. J., Todd, F. C., Sellman, J. D., Huriwai, T., & Porter, J. (2006). Coexisting psychiatric disorders in a New Zealand outpatient alcohol and other drug clinical population. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 164-170.

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Adamson, S., Sellman, D., Deering, D., Robertson, P., & de Zwart, K. (2006). Alcohol and drug treatment population profile: A comparison of 1998 and 2004 data in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1244). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1244/2284/content.pdf

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Cape, G., Hannah, A., & Sellman, D. (2006). A longitudinal evaluation of medical student knowledge, skills and attitudes to alcohol and drugs. Addiction, 101, 841-849.

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Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., & Dore, G. M. (2005). Therapy preference and treatment outcome in clients with mild to moderate alcohol dependence. Drug & Alcohol Review, 24, 209-216.

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Deering, D. E., Frampton, C. M. A., Horn, J., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., & Potiki, T. L. (2004). Health status of clients receiving methadone maintenance treatment using the SF-36 health survey questionnaire. Drug & Alcohol Review, 23, 273-280.

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Rogers, G., Joyce, P., Mulder, R., Sellman, D., Miller, A., Allington, M., Olds, R., Wells, E., & Kennedy, M. (2004). Association of a duplicated repeat polymorphism in the 5′-untranslated region of the DRD4 gene with novelty seeking. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 126B, 95-98.

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Sheerin, I. G., Green, F. T., & Sellman, J. D. (2004). What is the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users on methadone maintenance in New Zealand? Drug & Alcohol Review, 23, 261-272.

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Sheerin, I., Green, T., Sellman, D., Adamson, S., & Deering, D. (2004). Reduction in crime by drug users on a methadone maintenance therapy programme in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1190). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1190/795/content.pdf

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Adamson, S. J., & Sellman, J. D. (2003). A prototype screening instrument for cannabis use disorder: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test (CUDIT) in an alcohol-dependent clinical sample. Drug & Alcohol Review, 22, 309-315.

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Cowan, L., Deering, D. E., Crowe, M. T., Sellman, J. D., Futterman-Collier, A., & Adamson, S. J. (2003). Alcohol and drug treatment for women: Clinicians' beliefs and practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 12, 48-55.

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