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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Ben Beaglehole

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (UOC)
Research summaryMood disorders

Research

Ben Beaglehole is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine, UOC and inpatient psychiatrist at Hillmorton Hospital for the Canterbury District Health Board.

Ben is participating in the Departmental research projects examining the longer term outcome of mood disorders and interventions to increase the likelihood of response and remission.

His other research interests include examining the effects of the recent Christchurch earthquakes on mental health service users and the local population.

He is also interested in researching the outcome of various changes at the acute inpatient service as well as the outcome of patients after they leave the acute inpatient service.

Publications

Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., & Bell, C. J. (2019). A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12894

Rucklidge, J. J., Eggleston, M. J. F., Ealam, B., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. T. (2019). An observational preliminary study on the safety of long-term consumption of micronutrients for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0352

Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G., & Bell, C. J. (2018). Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(6), 716-722. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.210

Journal - Research Article

Beaglehole, B., Foulds, J., Mulder, R. T., & Boden, J. M. (2019). Dispensing of medication for alcohol use disorder: An examination of large databases in a New Zealand context. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 42-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rucklidge, J. J., Eggleston, M. J. F., Ealam, B., Beaglehole, B., & Mulder, R. T. (2019). An observational preliminary study on the safety of long-term consumption of micronutrients for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0352

Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Boden, J. M., & Bell, C. J. (2019). A systematic review of the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12894

Beaglehole, B., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Newton-Howes, G., & Bell, C. J. (2018). Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(6), 716-722. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.210

Averill, I. R. E., Crowe, M., Frampton, C. M., Beaglehole, B., Lacey, C. J., Jordan, J., Wilson, L. D., Douglas, K. M., & Porter, R. J. (2018). Clinical response to treatment in inpatients with depression correlates with changes in activity levels and psychomotor speed. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(7), 652-659. doi: 10.1177/0004867417753549

Beaglehole, B., Beveridge, J., Campbell-Trotter, W., & Frampton, C. (2017). Unlocking an acute psychiatric ward: The impact on unauthorised absences, assaults and seclusions. BJPsych Bulletin, 41(2), 92-96. doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.115.052944

Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Frampton, C., & Moor, S. (2017). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on successful school leaving for adolescents. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(1), 70-73. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12625

Beaglehole, B., Frampton, C. M., Boden, J. M., Mulder, R. T., & Bell, C. J. (2017). An evaluation of Health of the Nation Outcome Scales data to inform psychiatric morbidity following the Canterbury earthquakes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(11), 1098-1105. doi: 10.1177/0004867417714879

Crowe, M., Beaglehole, B., & Inder, M. (2016). Social rhythm interventions for bipolar disorder: A systematic review and rationale for practice. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 23(1), 3-11. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12271

Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Frampton, C., Hamilton, G., & McKean, A. (2015). The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on prescribing for mental health. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(8), 742-750. doi: 10.1177/0004867415589794

Crowe, M., Beaglehole, B., Wells, H. J., & Porter, R. (2015). Non-pharmacological strategies for treatment of inpatient depression. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 215-226. doi: 10.1177/0004867415569799

Beaglehole, B., Bell, C., Beveridge, J., & Frampton, C. (2015). Psychiatric admissions fall following the Christchurch earthquakes: An audit of inpatient data. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 346-350. doi: 10.1177/0004867414560651

Beaglehole, B., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Kennedy, M. A., & Joyce, P. R. (2007). Low red cell folate levels are associated with poor response to nortriptyline in major depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 19, 204-207.

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Journal - Research Other

Averill, I. R. E., Beaglehole, B., Douglas, K. M., Jordan, J., Crowe, M. T., Inder, M., Lacey, C. J., Frampton, C. M., … Porter, R. J. (2019). Activation therapy for the treatment of inpatients with depression: Protocol for a randomised control trial compared to treatment as usual. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1), 52. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2038-2

Porter, R., Averill, I., Beaglehole, B., Crowe, M., & Jordan, J. (2016). Inpatient treatment for mood disorders: A lost opportunity? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(1), 7-8. doi: 10.1177/0004867415616500

Crowe, M., Inder, M., & Beaglehole, B. (2016). More than medication: Providing interventions that target the complexities of mental disorder. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 23(1), 1-2. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12278

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