Conjoint Associate Professor

Dr John Kasinathan

Medicine & Health
School of Psychiatry

Research Interests:
Adolescent forensic psychiatry is a growing area at the intersection of disparate fields. Providing clinical services for mentally ill young offenders highlights major issues for clinicians and stake-holders alike. Research in this area brings new insight into one of the most interesting and innovative areas of psychiatry today.

Broad Research Areas:
Psychiatry, Forensic, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Qualifications:
MBBS (Hons1), MPsychiatry, FRANZCP, Cert Forensic Psych, MFMH, Cert Child Adol Psych.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, RANZCP; Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Director, Justice Health, NSW Health; Visiting Psychiatrist, Forensic Services, Mental Health, ACT Health; Private Practice, Level 8, 235 Macquarie St, Sydney, 92210688.

Specific Research Keywords:
Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, mental illness in young offenders, Assessing imminent aggression risk

Teaching Interests:
The high secure adolescent forensic psychiatric inpatient unit (located within the Forensic Hospital, Sydney) is the first of its kind in Australia. Medical students receive an overview of adolescent forensic psychiatry and relevant clinical formulations and risk issues will be discussed. Findings to consider include that:
1) The development of severe mental illnesses and disorders parallel vulnerability to offending in young people.
2) Complexity arising from legal, juvenile justice and health care systems may hamper much needed access to mental health care for mentally ill youth.
3) The inpatient care of mentally ill young detainees necessitates strong medical leadership, innovation, creativity and rigor.
4) Treatment needs for mentally ill young offenders encapsulate intensive psychiatric, medical, nursing, psychological, welfare, educational and functional initiatives.
5) Instruments for the assessment of risk in youth cannot be divorced from high-quality clinical judgment.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J; Haysom L; Andriotis H; Wheaton M; Lloyd T; Langstaff R; McClelland R; Whiting N; Southgate S; Vita M; McGrath C; Palmai M; Armstrong C; O’Donovan C; Oyan M; Woodward J; Wilson C, 2021, 'Keeping COVID out: a collaborative approach to COVID-19 is associated with a significant reduction in self-harm in young people in custody', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 29, pp. 412 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211006125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Özgen H; Spijkerman R; Noack M; Holtmann M; Schellekens ASA; Van De Glind G; Banaschewski T; Barta C; Begeman A; Casas M; Crunelle CL; Daigre Blanco C; Dalsgaard S; Demetrovics Z; Den Boer J; Dom G; Eapen V; Faraone SV; Franck J; González RA; Grau-López L; Groenman AP; Hemphälä M; Icick R; Johnson B; Kaess M; Kapitány-Fövény M; Kasinathan JG; Kaye SS; Kiefer F; Konstenius M; Levin FR; Luderer M; Martinotti G; Matthys FIA; Meszaros G; Moggi F; Munasur-Naidoo AP; Post M; Rabinovitz S; Ramos-Quiroga JA; Sala R; Shafi A; Slobodin O; Staal WG; Thomasius R; Truter I; Van Kernebeek MW; Velez-Pastrana MC; Vollstädt-Klein S; Vorspan F; Young JT; Yule A; Van Den Brink W; Hendriks V, 2020, 'International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder', European Addiction Research, vol. 26, pp. 223 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000508385
    Journal articles | 2020
    Haysom L; Canessa J; Kasinathan J; Blomgren D, 2020, 'Neutropenia in Incarcerated Adolescents Secondary to Intranasal Quetiapine Misuse', Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, vol. 30, pp. 617 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2020.0118
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kasinathan J, 2019, 'Family murder: pathologies of love and hate', AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 27, pp. 410 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856219842664
    Journal articles | 2018
    McInnis P; Kasinathan J, 2018, 'Combination long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication in adolescents with severe psychosis and aggression', Australasian Psychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218815744
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kasinathan J, 2018, 'Will the real psychiatry please stand up?', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 26, pp. 245 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218772468
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J, 2017, 'Treatment for youth paraphilic disorders: Opportunities to reduce harm', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 121 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856216679541
    Journal articles | 2017
    Singh Y; Kasinathan J; Kennedy A, 2017, 'Incarcerated youth mental and physical health: parity of esteem', International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, vol. 10, pp. 203 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-03-2017-0011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J; Baker RJ; Perkes IE, 2017, 'A case for imaging in high-risk psychosis: Insular pathology in first episode psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 51, pp. 1057 - 1058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417700279
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J; Flower T; Singh Y; Harden S, 2017, 'Psychiatric impairment ratings in children and adolescents', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 603 - 608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856217732482
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kasinathan J; Sharp G; Barker A, 2016, 'Evaluation of olanzapine pamoate depot in seriously violent males with schizophrenia in the community', THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol. 6, pp. 301 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2045125316656319
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kasinathan J; Le Consultant J; Barker A; Sharp G, 2016, 'Presser - The forgotten story', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 24, pp. 478 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856216646230
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J, 2015, 'Predictors of rapid reincarceration in mentally ill young offenders', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 550 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215597532
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'Assessing the risk of imminent aggression in mentally ill young offenders', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 44 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856214563845
    Journal articles | 2015
    George O; Kasinathan J, 2015, 'Mural art therapy for young offenders hospitalised with a mental illness', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 49 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856214563852
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'The DASA: YV assists the appraisal of imminent aggression risk in young patients', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 314 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215584526
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'Vortioxetine', AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 23, pp. 306 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215584241
    Journal articles | 2010
    Kasinathan J, 2010, 'Psychopathy and the mask of sanity', Psychiatric Medicine in General Practice, vol. 1, pp. 26 - 27
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kasinathan J, 2009, '"Mad, Bad or Sad" - is there a better way?', Paediatrics & Child Health in General Practice, vol. 5, pp. 20 - 21
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kasinathan J; Mastroianni T, 2007, 'Evaluating the use of enforced clozapine in an Australian forensic psychiatric setting: two cases', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 7, pp. P13 - P13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244x-7-s1-p13
    Journal articles | 2021
    Özgen H; Spijkerman R; Noack M; Holtmann M; Schellekens ASA; Van De Glind G; Banaschewski T; Barta C; Begeman A; Casas M; Crunelle CL; Daigre Blanco C; Dalsgaard S; Demetrovics Z; Den Boer J; Dom G; Eapen V; Faraone SV; Franck J; González RA; Grau-López L; Groenman AP; Hemphälä M; Icick R; Johnson B; Kaess M; Kapitány-Fövény M; Kasinathan JG; Kaye SS; Kiefer F; Konstenius M; Levin FR; Luderer M; Martinotti G; Matthys FIA; Meszaros G; Moggi F; Munasur-Naidoo AP; Post M; Rabinovitz S; Ramos-Quiroga JA; Sala R; Shafi A; Slobodin O; Staal WG; Thomasius R; Truter I; Van Kernebeek MW; Velez-Pastrana MC; Vollstädt-Klein S; Vorspan F; Young JT; Yule A; Van Den Brink W; Hendriks V, 2021, 'Internationale Konsenserklärung zu Screening, Diagnostik und Behandlung von Jugendlichen und Heranwachsenden mit Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-/Hyperaktivitätsstörung und gleichzeitigen Störungen durch Substanzgebrauch', Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1422-4917/a000828
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J, 2021, 'Dig deep psychiatry, it takes a village', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 29, pp. 381 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211029480
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J, 2021, 'Dig deep psychiatry, it takes a village', Australasian Psychiatry, pp. 10398562211032276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211032276
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Kasinathan J; Singh Y; Harden S, 2017, 'PSYCHIATRIC IMPAIRMENT RATINGS IN CHILDREN: SUGGESTED GUIDANCE POINTS', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 147 - 147, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600390&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Kasinathan J, 2017, 'TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR ADOLESCENT PARAPHILIC DISORDERS: OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE HARM', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 9 - 9, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000403466600015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Goodsell S; Plunkett K; Marsland C; Stoney C; Morgans S; Singh Y; Kasinathan J, 2014, ''HAS ANYONE CALLED HIS MUM YET?'', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 27 - 27, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337594500060&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kasinathan J; Singh Y, 2014, 'ADOLESCENT FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY - A DEGUSTATION', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 25 - 26, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337594500057&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Singh Y; Shannon J; Gaskin C; Kasinathan J, 2014, 'EVOLVING A MODEL OF CARE FOR AN ADOLESCENT FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC UNIT', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 27 - 27, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337594500061&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C, 2014, 'IMMINENT AGGRESSION RISK IN ADOLESCENTS: IS IT DIFFERENT FROM ADULTS?', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. 26 - 26, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337594500058&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Kasinathan J; Nunn K; Gaskin C; Shannon J; Hearps M; Canessa J, 2009, 'ADOLESCENTS AND THE F WORD (FORENSICS): A SNEAK PEEK', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, pp. A9 - A9, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414835600033&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Kasinathan J; Gaskin C, 2008, 'Predictors of rapid re-incarceration in young detainees with psychiatric difficulties referred for community mental health follow-up', in AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, INFORMA HEALTHCARE, pp. A82 - A82, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000255687400130&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J, 2021, 'Dig deep psychiatry, it takes a village', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 29, pp. 381 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211029480
    Journal articles | 2021
    Özgen H; Spijkerman R; Noack M; Holtmann M; Schellekens ASA; Van De Glind G; Banaschewski T; Barta C; Begeman A; Casas M; Crunelle CL; Daigre Blanco C; Dalsgaard S; Demetrovics Z; Den Boer J; Dom G; Eapen V; Faraone SV; Franck J; González RA; Grau-López L; Groenman AP; Hemphälä M; Icick R; Johnson B; Kaess M; Kapitány-Fövény M; Kasinathan JG; Kaye SS; Kiefer F; Konstenius M; Levin FR; Luderer M; Martinotti G; Matthys FIA; Meszaros G; Moggi F; Munasur-Naidoo AP; Post M; Rabinovitz S; Ramos-Quiroga JA; Sala R; Shafi A; Slobodin O; Staal WG; Thomasius R; Truter I; Van Kernebeek MW; Velez-Pastrana MC; Vollstädt-Klein S; Vorspan F; Young JT; Yule A; Van Den Brink W; Hendriks V, 2021, 'Internationale Konsenserklärung zu Screening, Diagnostik und Behandlung von Jugendlichen und Heranwachsenden mit Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-/Hyperaktivitätsstörung und gleichzeitigen Störungen durch Substanzgebrauch', Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1422-4917/a000828
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J; Haysom L; Andriotis H; Wheaton M; Lloyd T; Langstaff R; McClelland R; Whiting N; Southgate S; Vita M; McGrath C; Palmai M; Armstrong C; O’Donovan C; Oyan M; Woodward J; Wilson C, 2021, 'Keeping COVID out: a collaborative approach to COVID-19 is associated with a significant reduction in self-harm in young people in custody', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 29, pp. 412 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211006125
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kasinathan J, 2021, 'Dig deep psychiatry, it takes a village', Australasian Psychiatry, pp. 10398562211032276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10398562211032276
    Journal articles | 2020
    Özgen H; Spijkerman R; Noack M; Holtmann M; Schellekens ASA; Van De Glind G; Banaschewski T; Barta C; Begeman A; Casas M; Crunelle CL; Daigre Blanco C; Dalsgaard S; Demetrovics Z; Den Boer J; Dom G; Eapen V; Faraone SV; Franck J; González RA; Grau-López L; Groenman AP; Hemphälä M; Icick R; Johnson B; Kaess M; Kapitány-Fövény M; Kasinathan JG; Kaye SS; Kiefer F; Konstenius M; Levin FR; Luderer M; Martinotti G; Matthys FIA; Meszaros G; Moggi F; Munasur-Naidoo AP; Post M; Rabinovitz S; Ramos-Quiroga JA; Sala R; Shafi A; Slobodin O; Staal WG; Thomasius R; Truter I; Van Kernebeek MW; Velez-Pastrana MC; Vollstädt-Klein S; Vorspan F; Young JT; Yule A; Van Den Brink W; Hendriks V, 2020, 'International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder', European Addiction Research, vol. 26, pp. 223 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000508385
    Journal articles | 2020
    Haysom L; Canessa J; Kasinathan J; Blomgren D, 2020, 'Neutropenia in Incarcerated Adolescents Secondary to Intranasal Quetiapine Misuse', Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, vol. 30, pp. 617 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cap.2020.0118
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kasinathan J, 2019, 'Family murder: pathologies of love and hate', AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 27, pp. 410 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856219842664
    Journal articles | 2018
    McInnis P; Kasinathan J, 2018, 'Combination long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication in adolescents with severe psychosis and aggression', Australasian Psychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218815744
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kasinathan J, 2018, 'Will the real psychiatry please stand up?', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 26, pp. 245 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856218772468
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J, 2017, 'Treatment for youth paraphilic disorders: Opportunities to reduce harm', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 121 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856216679541
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J; Baker RJ; Perkes IE, 2017, 'A case for imaging in high-risk psychosis: Insular pathology in first episode psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 51, pp. 1057 - 1058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867417700279
    Journal articles | 2017
    Singh Y; Kasinathan J; Kennedy A, 2017, 'Incarcerated youth mental and physical health: parity of esteem', International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, vol. 10, pp. 203 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-03-2017-0011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kasinathan J; Flower T; Singh Y; Harden S, 2017, 'Psychiatric impairment ratings in children and adolescents', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 603 - 608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856217732482
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kasinathan J; Sharp G; Barker A, 2016, 'Evaluation of olanzapine pamoate depot in seriously violent males with schizophrenia in the community', THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol. 6, pp. 301 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2045125316656319
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kasinathan J; Le Consultant J; Barker A; Sharp G, 2016, 'Presser - The forgotten story', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 24, pp. 478 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856216646230
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J, 2015, 'Predictors of rapid reincarceration in mentally ill young offenders', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 550 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215597532
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'Assessing the risk of imminent aggression in mentally ill young offenders', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 44 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856214563845
    Journal articles | 2015
    George O; Kasinathan J, 2015, 'Mural art therapy for young offenders hospitalised with a mental illness', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 49 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856214563852
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'Vortioxetine', AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY, vol. 23, pp. 306 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215584241
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kasinathan J; Marsland C; Batterham P; Gaskin C; Adams J; Daffern M, 2015, 'The DASA: YV assists the appraisal of imminent aggression risk in young patients', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 314 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1039856215584526
    Journal articles | 2010
    Kasinathan J, 2010, 'Psychopathy and the mask of sanity', Psychiatric Medicine in General Practice, vol. 1, pp. 26 - 27
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kasinathan J, 2009, '"Mad, Bad or Sad" - is there a better way?', Paediatrics & Child Health in General Practice, vol. 5, pp. 20 - 21
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kasinathan J; Mastroianni T, 2007, 'Evaluating the use of enforced clozapine in an Australian forensic psychiatric setting: two cases', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 7, pp. P13 - P13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244x-7-s1-p13

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