Chanaka Wijeratne

Summary

Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Clinical assessment of the late-career medical practitioner
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Senior Staff Specialist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 24:140-3. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Hippocampal and amygdala volumes in an older bipolar disorder sample
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Euroa Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:54-60. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of fatigue in an older primary care sample
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    St George Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 62:153-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Late life depression and dementia: a mental health literacy survey of Australian general practitioners
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:330-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Reformulation of current recommendations for target serum lithium concentration according to clinical indication, age and physical comorbidity
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    University of New South Wales and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:1026-32. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The neglect of somatoform disorders by old age psychiatry: some explanations and suggestions for future research
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    St George Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:812-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Separation anxiety in the elderly
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Department of Aged Care, St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Kogarah 2217, NSW, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 17:695-702. 2003
  8. doi request reprint The development and testing of the quality use of medications in dementia (QUM-D): a tool for quality prescribing for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
    Carmelle Peisah
    Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 27:1313-22. 2015
  9. doi request reprint Treatment-resistant depression: critique of current approaches
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:751-62. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric effects of Parkinson's disease treatment
    Sallyanne Aarons
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 31:198-202. 2012

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Clinical assessment of the late-career medical practitioner
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Senior Staff Specialist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 24:140-3. 2016
    ..This paper is a guide to the general psychiatric assessment of the late career medical practitioner (LCP) from a clinical viewpoint...
  2. doi request reprint Hippocampal and amygdala volumes in an older bipolar disorder sample
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Euroa Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:54-60. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare hippocampal and amygdala volumes in older bipolar patients with controls...
  3. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of fatigue in an older primary care sample
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    St George Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 62:153-8. 2007
    ..This has led to considerable debate about whether fatigue may present independently of psychological disorder. Somatic symptoms in older people have been assumed to be almost entirely physical in origin...
  4. doi request reprint Late life depression and dementia: a mental health literacy survey of Australian general practitioners
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:330-7. 2009
    ..This study aims to determine GPs' recognition of mental disorders in older people, their intentions regarding investigation, specialist referral and treatment, and their beliefs about prognosis...
  5. doi request reprint Reformulation of current recommendations for target serum lithium concentration according to clinical indication, age and physical comorbidity
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    University of New South Wales and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:1026-32. 2011
    ..It seems opportune to review current guidelines for target lithium concentration given the decline in lithium monotherapy and increase in the numbers of older people and those with comorbid physical disease administered lithium...
  6. ncbi request reprint The neglect of somatoform disorders by old age psychiatry: some explanations and suggestions for future research
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    St George Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:812-9. 2003
    ..The somatoform disorders have long been ignored by old age psychiatry. The main aim of this paper is to identify and examine possible reasons for this neglect...
  7. ncbi request reprint Separation anxiety in the elderly
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    Department of Aged Care, St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Kogarah 2217, NSW, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 17:695-702. 2003
    ..Clinicians working with the elderly need to routinely explore this form of anxiety as it may complicate the pattern of presentation of other anxiety and affective disorders, and require specific forms of intervention...
  8. doi request reprint The development and testing of the quality use of medications in dementia (QUM-D): a tool for quality prescribing for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
    Carmelle Peisah
    Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 27:1313-22. 2015
    ..Excessive recourse to use of psychotropics which have high risk to benefit ratio remains a global problem. We aimed to identify components of quality prescribing in BPSD to develop a tool for quality prescribing and to test this tool...
  9. doi request reprint Treatment-resistant depression: critique of current approaches
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:751-62. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric effects of Parkinson's disease treatment
    Sallyanne Aarons
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 31:198-202. 2012
    ..The challenge of treatment can be a trade off between the emergence of such side-effects and the amelioration of parkinsonism, best mastered with an informed dialogue between clinician and patient...
  11. doi request reprint Building capacity in identification and management of mood disorders: an Australia-Sri Lanka collaboration
    Ilse Blignault
    Developing Countries Project, Black Dog Institute, Randwick NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 20:53-6. 2012
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  12. ncbi request reprint Is there an independent somatic symptom dimension in older people?
    Chanaka Wijeratne
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Psychosom Res 61:197-204. 2006
    ..The main aim of this study is to determine whether discrete somatic dimension(s) could be derived in older people...
  13. doi request reprint Evaluation of an electroconvulsive therapy service in a general hospital
    Scott Lamont
    Mental Health Liaison Nursing Mental Health Service, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 20:223-9. 2011
    ..The audit highlighted areas of service delivery that should be subject to review and evaluation against professional standards...