Yulisha Byrow
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yulisha Byrow

Research area and interest

My current program of research focuses on identifying psychological mechanisms contributing to the mental health and psychosocial adaptation of refugees during resettlement.


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Book chapters

Malhi, G. & Byrow, Y. (2018, invited book chapter). Coloured by Culture: Why the pigment of depression is more than skin deep. In D. Bhugra & K. Bhui (Eds), Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press. 

Malhi, G. & Byrow, Y. (2017). The current classification of Bipolar Disorders in the DSM-5/ICD-11. In A. Carvalho & E. Vieta (Eds), The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Integrative Clinical Strategies and Future Directions. Oxford University Press.

Chen J, Crome E, Cox S, Byrow Y, Kanai Y, Johnstone K, Balzan R, Peters L, Wong Q, Baillie A, Hofmann S. (2016, invited book chapter) Broadening Research Areas on Social Anxiety Disorder. In R. Menzies, M. Kyrios, & N. Kazantzis (Eds.), Innovations and Future Directions in the Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Australian Academic Press.

Journal Articles

Byrow, Y, Pajak, R, McMahon, T, Rajouria, A & Nickerson, A (2019) Barriers to mental health help-seeking amongst refugee men. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Nickerson, A, Byrow, Y, Pajak, R, McMahon, T, Bryant, RA,  Christensen, H & Liddell, BJ (2019) ‘Tell Your Story’: a randomized controlled trial of an online intervention to reduce mental health stigma and increase help-seeking in refugee men with posttraumatic stress. Psychological Medicine. 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291719000606

Peters, L, Romano, M, Byrow, Y, Gregory, B, McLellan, LF, Brockveld, K, Baillie, A, Gaston, J & Rapee, RM (2019) Motivational interviewing prior to cognitive behavioural treatment for social anxiety disorder: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders. 256: 70-78.

Specker, P, Liddell, BJ, Byrow, Y, Bryant, RA & Nickerson, A (2018) A factor analytic investigation of DSM-5 PTSD symptoms in a culturally diverse sample of refugees resettled in Australia. Conflict and Health.12: 26.

Minihan, S, Liddell, BJ, Byrow, Y, Bryant, RA, Nickerson, A. (2018) Patterns and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in refugees: A latent class analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 232:252-259, doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.010.

Byrow, Y & Peters, L (2017). The influence of attention biases and adult attachment style on treatment outcome for adults with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders,217:281-288doi:10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.018

Majdandžić, M, Lazarus, RS, J. Oort, FJ, van der Sluis, C, Dodd, HF, Morris, T, de Vente, W, Byrow, Y,  Hudson, JL, and Bögels, SM. (2017).The Structure of Challenging Parenting Behavior and Associations with Anxiety in Dutch and Australian Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47: 282-295.

Byrow, Y, Chen, NTM & Peters, L. (2016). Time course of attention in socially anxious individuals: Investigating the effects of adult attachment style. Behaviour Therapy, 47:560-571. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2016.04.005

Byrow, Y & Peters, L (2016). Anxiety, Attachment & Attention: The influence of adult attachment style on attentional biases of anxious individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7(1): 110-128, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/jep.046714.

Malhi, G, Byrow, Y, Fritz, K, Berk, L & Berk, M. (2017). Does irritability determine mood depending on age? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1177/0004867416671417.

Malhi, G, Byrow Y, Outhred, T, & Fritz, K. (2016) Irritability and internalising symptoms: Modeling the mediating role of emotion regulation. Journal of Affective Disorders, DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.12.021

Malhi, G. & Byrow, Y, Outhred, T, Fritz, K.(2016). Exclusion of overlapping symptoms in DSM-5 mixed features specifier: heuristic diagnostic and treatment implications. CNS Spectrums, doi:10.1017/S1092852916000614.

Malhi, GS, Byrow, Y, (2016) Exercising control over bipolar disorder. Evidence Based Mental Health, doi:10.1136/eb-2016-102430.

Malhi, G, Byrow, Y, Fritz, K. (2016). Mixed mood states: time to adopt a 3D perspective? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 (7): 613-615.

Agalawatta, N, Kaufmann, C, Byrow, Y, Burston, N, Lyndon, W, Malhi, G. (2016). Are antidepressants a double-edged sword? Treatment emergent affective switch or antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1177/0004867416679736.

Malhi, GS, Byrow, Y, Cassidy, F, Cipriani, A, Demyttenaere, K, Frye, MA, Gitlin, M, Kennedy, SH, Ketter, TA, Lam, RW, McShane, R, Mitchell, AJ, Ostacher, MJ, Rizvi, SJ, Thase, ME and Tohen, M. (2016) Ketamine: stimulating antidepressant treatment? British Journal of Psychiatry Open.

Malhi, GS, Byrow Y, Boyce P, Bassett D, Fitzgerald PB, Hopwood M, Lyndon W, Mulder R, Murray G, Singh A, Bryant R, Porter R. (2016) Why the hype about subtype? Bipolar I, bipolar II- It’s simply bipolar, through and through! Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50: 303-306, doi:10.1177/0004867416641541.

Malhi, GS., Byrow Y., Bassett D, Boyce P, Hopwood M, Lyndon W, Mulder R, Porter R, Singh A, Murray G. (2016) Is the use of stimulants for the treatment of depression on the up and up? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50(3): 203-207, doi: 10.1177/0004867416634208.

Malhi, GS & Byrow, Y. (2016) Is treatment-resistant depression a useful concept? Evidence-Based Mental Health, 19:1-3, doi:10.1136/eb-2015-102299.

Lazarus RS, Dodd HF, Majdandžić M, de Vente W, Morris T, Byrow Y, Bögels SM, and Hudson JL. (2016) The Relationship between Challenging Parenting Behaviour and Childhood Anxiety Disorders in Preschool-Aged Children. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190: 784-791, doi: doi:10.1016/j.jad.2015.11.032.

Malhi, GS., Byrow Y., Fritz K., Das, P., Baune, BT., Porter, RJ., Outhred, T. (2015). Mood Disorders: neurocognitive models. Bipolar Disorders, 17(S2): 3-20, doi: 10.1111/bdi.12353.

Dodd, HF, Hudson, JL, Williams, T, Morris, T, Lazurus, R & Byrow, Y. (2015). Attentional bias in anxious preschool children: An eyetracking study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(6): 1055-1065.

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