Dr Geoff Schrader

Dr Geoff Schrader
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Medical Specialties
 Email geoffrey.schrader@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8222 6909
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  QEH - Maternity Bldg ,   The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Schrader is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide, Consultant Psychiatrist at the North West Adelaide Health Service and Director of Psychiatry Training at the North West Adelaide Mental Health Service. He is a member of  the South Australian Psychiatry Training Committee (SAPTC).


    His research interests include the classification of depression, particularly more chronic forms of depression, the delivery of psychiatric services in community settings and the management of depression as a comorbid condition.


    He was a chief investigator in the IDACC Project (Identifying Depression as a Comorbid Condition), a study mounted by the Health Outcomes Unit of the SA Department of Human Services in 2000-2002. This multicentred randomised controlled trial investigated the effect on depressive symptoms of patient specific advice provided to their GPs on the management of comorbid depression. Findings from the IDACC project have already appeared in the international literature. He was a chief investigator in the NHMRC funded TakeHeart project which examined  depression in cardiac patients treated in general practice settings.  He is chief investigator in a National Heart Foundation funded project investigating the impact of omega 3 fatty acid dietary supplementation in patients with cardiac disease and depression.


    Dr Schrader has published in a variety of national and international general medical, psychiatry and cardiology journals

  • Qualifications

    MB BS

    M Clin Sc



  • Teaching Interests

    Clinical teaching in years 4 and 6 of the undergraduate medical programme

    Coordinator of Year 4 and Year 6 psychiatry programmes at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Research Interests

    Relationships between depression and cardiac disease

    Innovation in delivery of psychiatric services

  • Research Funding

    Current grant:

    2008-11    National Heart Foundation/beyondblue                         $445,188

    G Schrader, J Beltrame, P Howe, N Barry, J Buckley.

    Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation for depression in cardiac disease


  • Publications

    Baker RA, Andrew  MJ, Schrader GD, Knight JLK. Preoperative depression and mortality in coronary artery bypass surgery: preliminary findings. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, (2001), 71,139-142.

    Schrader GD, Dhillon R, Bastiampllai T, Al Atrash Najar R.  Monitoring of mood stabilizing drugs for bipolar disorder in Australian  general practice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, (2002), 36, 819.

    Schrader GD, Dhillon R, Bastiampllai T, Al Atrash Najar R.   Low rates of monitoring mood stabilizing drugs for bipolar disorder in community psychiatric clinics. Australasian Psychiatry, (2002),10, 265-267.

    Cheok F, Schrader G, Banham D, Marker J, Hordacre A. Identification and treatment of depression following admission for a cardiac condition: rationale and baseline findings of the IDACC (Identifying depression as a comorbid condtion) project. American Heart Journal, (2003), 146,978-984.

    Schrader G, Cheok F, Hordacre A, Guiver N. Predictors of depression three months after cardiac hospitalization. Psychosomatic Medicine,  2004, 66: 514-520.

    Schrader GD, Cheok F, Hordacre AL, Marker J, Wade V. Effect of psychiatry liaison    with general practitioners on depression severity in recently hospitalized cardiac patients: a randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 2005,182,272-276 

    Wade V, Cheok F, Schrader G, Hordacre A, Marker J. Depression after cardiac hospitalization; The Identifying Depression as a Comorbid Condition (IDACC) study. Australian Family Physician, 2005,34,985-989.

    Mc Farlane AC, Schrader GD, Bookless C, Browne D.  Prevalence of victimization, posttraumatic stress disorder and violent behaviour in the seriously mentally ill. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, (2006), 40, 1010-1015. 

    Schrader GD, Cheok F, Hordacre AL, Marker J.  Predictors of depression 12 months after cardiac hospitalization: the Identifying Depression as a Comorbid Condition study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, (2006), 40, 1025-1030.

    Wooden MDG, Air TM, Schrader GD, Wieland B, Goldney RD. Frequent attenders with mental disorders at a general hospital emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia 2009; 21:191–195.


    Schrader GD,Cheok F, Beltrame JF. Collaborative care for post CABG depression. JAMA, 2010;303(13): 1252.


    Tavella R, Air T, Tucker G, Adams R, Beltrame J, Schrader G. Using the short form-36 mental summary score as an indicator of depressive symptoms in patients with coronary heart disease. Quality of Life Research. 2010; 19: 1105-1113.


    Bastiampillai T, Bidargaddi N, Dhillon R, Schrader GD , Strobel JE and Galley PJ. Implication of bed reduction in an acute psychiatric service. Medical Journal of Australia. 2010; 193:383-386.

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    CategoriesPsychology & Psychiatry

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