Prof. David Johathan Castle

Prof. David Johathan Castle

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Chair of Psychiatry 





1995 M.D., University of Cape Town

1993 M.Sc., University of London


Publications (Selected)

  1. Stolk Y, Sevar K, Tran N, Mancuso S, Chopra P, Castle D "A comparative study of the economic and social functioning of Vietnamese-Australians with low English proficiency living with psychotic illness" International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2015; 6: 319-329
  2. Edward K, CastleD, Mills C, Davies, L, CaseyJ. "An integrative review of paternal depression". American Journal of Men's Health2015; 9: 26-34
  3. Castle D. "What should psychiatrists be doing to improve the mental health of the community?" Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 48: 872-873
  4. Shah S, Mackinnon A, Galletly C, Carr V, McGrath J, Stain H, Castle D, Harvey C, Sweeney S, Morgan V. "Prevalence and impact of childhood abuse in people with psychotic illness. Data from the second Australian national survey of psychosis" Schizophrenia Research 2014; 159: 20-26
  5. Castle DJ. "Undetected physical health comorbidity in schizophrenia" In: Soldatos C, Ruiz P, Dikeos D, Riba M (eds.) Pluralism in Psychiatry. Bologna: Medimond  2014: 13-16
  6. Thomas N, Shawyer F, Castle DJ, Copolov D, Hayes SC, Farhall J. "A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for psychosis: study protocol" BMC Psychiatry 2014; 14: 198
  7. Redstone S, Tiller J, Schweitzer I, Keks N, Burrows G, Castle DJ, Newton JR. "'Helps us, she's fading away' How to manage the patient with anorexia nervosa" Australian Family Practitioner 2014; 43: 531-536
  8. Judd F, Komiti A, Sheehan P, Newman L, Castle D, Everall I. "Adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes in women with severe mental illness: to what extant can they be prevented?" Schizophrenia Research 2014; 157: 305-309
  9. Kaplan RA, Castle DJ, Endicott P, Hohwy J, Rossell SR."Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder associated with abnormal bodily self-awareness? A study using the rubber hand illusion" PLOS ONE 2014; 10.1371/journal.pone.0099981
  10. Dowsey MM, Castle DJ, Knowles SR, Monshat K, Salzberg MR, Choong PFM. "The effect of mindfulness training prior to total joint arthroplasty on post-operative pain and physical function: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial" Trials 2014; 15.1: 208
  11. Stefanis N, Dragovic M, Power B, Jablensky A, Castle D, Morgan VA. "The effect of drug use on the age at onset of psychotic disorders in an Australian cohort" Schizophrenia Research 2014; 156: 211-216
  12. Selvendra A, Baetens D, Trauer T, Petrakis M, CastleD."First episode psychosis in an adult mental health service: a closer look at early and late onset first episode psychosis".Australasian Psychiatry2014; 22: 235-241
  13. Buchanan B, Rossell S, Maller JJ, Toh WL, Brennan S, Castle D. "Regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder compared to controls". Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 48: 128-152
  14. O'Brien C, Ski C, Moore G, Thompson D, Lautenschlager N, Gonzalez G, Castle D. "Exploring healthcare provider experiences of stroke carer needs: Informing development of an Optimal Health Program" Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 2014; 21: 421-431
  15. Foley DL, Mackinnon A, Morgan VA, Watts GF, McGrath JJ, Castle D, Waterreus A, Galletly CA. "Predictors of type 2 diabetes in a nationally representative sample of adults with psychosis" World Psychiatry 2014; 13: 176-183
  16. Rossell SL, Labuschagne I, Dunai J, Kyrios M, Castle D. "Using theories of delusion formation to explain abnormal beliefs in Body Dysmorphic Disorder" Psychiatry Research 2014; 215: 599-605
  17. Sankaranarayanan A, Mancuso S, Castle D. "Smoking and suicidality in patients with a psychotic disorder" Psychiatry Research 2014; 215: 634-640
  18. Knowles S, Swan L, Salzberg M, Castle D, Langham R. "Exploring the relationships between health status, illness perceptions, coping strategies and psychological morbidity in a chronic kidney disease cohort" The American Journal of Medical Sciences 2014; 348: 271-276
  19. Power B, Stefanis N, Dragovic M, Jablensky A, Castle D, Morgan VA. "Age at initiation of amphetamine use and age at onset of psychosis: the Australian Survey of High Impact Psychosis" Schizophrenia Research 2014: 152: 300-302
  20. Morgan V, McGrath JJ, Jablensky A, Badcock JC, Waterreus A, Bush R, Carr V, Castle D, et al. "Psychosis prevalence and physical, metabolic and cognitive comorbidity. Data from the second Australian national survey of psychosis" Psychological Medicine 2014; 44: 2163-2176
  21. Rahman A, Wilson AM, Sanders R, Castle DJ, Daws K, Thompson DR, Ski C, Matthews S, Wright C, Worrall-Carter L. "Smoking behaviour among patients and staff: a snapshot from a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne" International Journal of General Medicine 2014; 7: 79-87
  22. Foley D, Mackinnon A, Watts GF, Shaw JE, Magliano DJ, Castle DJ, McGrath J, Waterreus A,Morgan V,Galletly C."Cardiometabolic risk indicators that distinguish adults with psychosis from the general population, by age and gender" PLOS ONE 2013; 8: e82606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082606
  23. Grocke D, Bloch S, Castle DJ, Thompson G, Newton R, Stewart S, Gold C."Group music therapy for severe mental illness: A randomised embedded-experimental mixed methods study" ActaPsychiatricaScandinavica2014; 130: 144-153
  24. Phillipou A, Rossell SL, Castle DJ.The neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: A systematic review" Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 48: 128-152
  25. Nelson EA, Dowsey MM, Knowles SR, Monshat K, Salzberg M, Castle D, Choong P. "A systematic review of the efficacy of pre-surgical mind-body based therapies on post-operative outcome measures" Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2013; 21: 697-711
  26. Labuschange I, Castle DJ, Rossell SL. "What the cognitive deficits in body dysmorphic disorder tell us about the underlying neurobiology: A review of three cases" International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 2011; 4: 21-33
  27. Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Richmond R, Filia S, Castle DJ, Williams J, LewinTJ. "Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of a healthy life intervention for people with severe mental disorders" BMC Public Health 2011; 11:10.
  28. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Blood RW, Castle D, Hyde J, Komesaroff PA. "'I'm searching for solutions': Why are obese individuals turning to the internet for help and support with being fat'?" Health Expectations
  29. Castle DJ. "Letter from Australia: Mental healthcare in Victoria" Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 2011; 17: 2-4
  30. Pawsey B, Logan G, Castle DJ. "Psychological treatments for comorbidity across the lifecourse" Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis 2011; 4: 72-82
  31. Thomas N, Rossell S, Farhall J, Shawyer F, Castle D. "Cognitive behavioural therapy for auditory hallucinations: effectiveness and predictors of outcome in an outpatient setting" Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 2011; 39: 129-138
  32. Castle D, Berk M, Hocking B. "Bipolar disorder: new understandings, emerging treatments" Medical Journal of Australia (Editorial) 2010; 193: S3-S4
  33. Organ B, Nicholson E, Castle DJ. "Implementing a physical health strategy in a mental health service" Australasian Psychiatry 2010; 18; 456-459
  34. Thomas S, Lewis S, Hyde J, Castle DJ, Komesaroff PA. "'The solution needs to be complex' Obese adults' attitudes about the effectiveness of individual and population based interventions for obesity" BMC Public Health 2010; 10: 420
  35. Piterman L, Jones K, Castle D. "Bipolar disorder in general practice: challenges and opportunities" Medical Journal of Australia 2010; 193: S14-S17