Journal article

St John's wort use in Australian general practice patients with depressive symptoms: their characteristics and use of other health services

Marie Pirotta, Konstancja Densley, Kirsty Forsdike, Meg Carter, Jane Gunn

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The named authors submit this publication on behalf of the diamond study investigators which include: Prof Jane Gunn, Prof Helen Herrman, Prof Mike Kyrios, A/Prof Kelsey Hegarty, Prof Christopher Dowrick, Dr Gail Gilchrist, A/Prof Grant Blashki, Prof Dimity Pond, Dr Patty Chondros, A/Prof Renata Kokanovic and Dr Victoria Palmer. The diamond study was initiated with pilot funding from the beyond blue Victorian Centre of Excellence and the main cohort has received project grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (ID 299869, 454463, 566511 & 1002908). The one year Computer Assisted Telephone Interview was funded by a Stream 3 grant from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI). No funding body had a role in study design; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; the writing of the manuscript; or the decision to submit this manuscript for publication. We acknowledge the 30 dedicated GPs, their patients and practice staff for making this research possible. We thank the cohort participants for their ongoing involvement in the study. We also thank the diamond project team and associate investigators involved in the study: A/Prof Lena Sanci, A/Prof Catherine Mihalopoulos, Ms Maria Potiriadis, Ms Konstancja Densley, Ms Aves Middleton, Dr Sandra Davidson and the casual research staff.Assoc Prof Marie Pirotta is supported by a NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Career Development Fellowship.