John Snowdon

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi The Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS)
    Graeme Halliday
    Sydney South West Area Health Service, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1041-50. 2009
  2. doi Australia's use of the Cornell scale to screen for depression in nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 30:33-6. 2011
  3. doi Patterns of psychotropic medication use in nursing homes: surveys in Sydney, allowing comparisons over time and between countries
    John Snowdon
    Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1520-5. 2011
  4. doi Two types of squalor: findings from a factor analysis of the Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS)
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, and Old Age Psychiatrist, Sydney Local Health District, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2139, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1191-8. 2013
  5. pmc Should psychomotor disturbance be an essential criterion for a DSM-5 diagnosis of melancholia?
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital, Sydeny, NSW 2139, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:160. 2013
  6. ncbi Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney
    John Snowdon
    Universityof Sydney, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:465-70. 2011
  7. ncbi Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2039, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:403-8. 2006
  8. ncbi Severe domestic squalor: a review
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, and Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:37-51. 2007
  9. doi A study of severe domestic squalor: 173 cases referred to an old age psychiatry service
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:308-14. 2011
  10. ncbi Psychogeriatric services in the community and in long-term care facilities: needs and developments
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:533-8. 2007

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Publications44

  1. doi The Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS)
    Graeme Halliday
    Sydney South West Area Health Service, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1041-50. 2009
    ..Development of a scale to rate the degree and various aspects of uncleanliness will facilitate description and research in cases of severe domestic squalor...
  2. doi Australia's use of the Cornell scale to screen for depression in nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 30:33-6. 2011
    ..To examine the utility of the Cornell scale for depression in dementia (CSDD), following its introduction as a routine measure in nursing homes...
  3. doi Patterns of psychotropic medication use in nursing homes: surveys in Sydney, allowing comparisons over time and between countries
    John Snowdon
    Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1520-5. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore changes in patterns of use of psychotropic medication in Sydney nursing homes over recent years, and to compare current usage rates with those reported from other countries...
  4. doi Two types of squalor: findings from a factor analysis of the Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS)
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, and Old Age Psychiatrist, Sydney Local Health District, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2139, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1191-8. 2013
    ..We examined the overlap between hoarding and squalor among people referred because of unacceptable living conditions...
  5. pmc Should psychomotor disturbance be an essential criterion for a DSM-5 diagnosis of melancholia?
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital, Sydeny, NSW 2139, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 13:160. 2013
    ..However, studies have shown a substantial percentage of subjects fulfilling DSM criteria for melancholia do not have observable PMD...
  6. ncbi Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney
    John Snowdon
    Universityof Sydney, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:465-70. 2011
    ..Logistic regression showed no significant difference between age-groups in the proportion diagnosed with major depression, which contrasts with the results of an earlier U.S. study...
  7. ncbi Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2039, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:403-8. 2006
    ..most nursing home residents take several different medications. Reports have shown considerable variation in the frequency and types of prescriptions between nursing homes and between countries...
  8. ncbi Severe domestic squalor: a review
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, and Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:37-51. 2007
    ..Method: Using Medline, Psychinfo, Embase, CINAHL and reference lists from relevant publications, literature referring to over 1100 cases was identified and then reviewed...
  9. doi A study of severe domestic squalor: 173 cases referred to an old age psychiatry service
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:308-14. 2011
    ..Although community psychiatric services commonly encounter cases where intervention is needed due to persons' unclean or cluttered living conditions, evidence concerning the referral rate and prevalence of severe domestic squalor is sparse...
  10. ncbi Psychogeriatric services in the community and in long-term care facilities: needs and developments
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:533-8. 2007
    ..This review discusses recent findings and observations about psychogeriatric services in the community and in long-term care facilities, and aims to suggest how to improve or develop such services...
  11. doi How and when to intervene in cases of severe domestic squalor
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:996-1002. 2009
    ..Little has been published concerning how best to intervene in cases of severe domestic squalor...
  12. doi Mental health service delivery in long-term care homes
    John Snowdon
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Concord Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1063-71. 2010
    ..The prevalence of mental disorders in long-term care (LTC) homes is high, but quality and availability of mental health services to assess and help in management of cases have been criticized...
  13. doi Pseudodementia, a term for its time: the impact of Leslie Kiloh's 1961 paper
    John Snowdon
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:391-7. 2011
    ..It is 50 years since Leslie Kiloh's paper titled "Pseudo-dementia" was published. The present article aims not only to honour the work and achievements of Professor Kiloh, but also to consider the impact and importance of that 1961 paper...
  14. doi Depression in nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Sydney Medical School and Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1143-8. 2010
    ..Use of screening tests to enhance detection of depressive symptoms has been recommended...
  15. doi A study of the use of clozapine in old age psychiatry
    John Snowdon
    Sydney South West Area Health Service and Sydney Medical School, Australia
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 26:232-5. 2011
    ..This case review adds to evidence of the risk of neutropenia when older people are prescribed clozapine...
  16. ncbi Recognising depression in residential facilities: an Australian challenge
    John Snowdon
    Discipline of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:295-300. 2008
    ..Observer-rated and self-rated depression rating scales can help identify cases of depression, and could be used to estimate the prevalence of depression in ACFs...
  17. ncbi Why and how antipsychotic drugs are used in 40 Sydney nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1146-52. 2005
    ..This study was designed to examine the pattern of, and reasons for, antipsychotic use in a range of Sydney nursing homes...
  18. ncbi A study of suicides of older people in Sydney
    John Snowdon
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:261-9. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to try to understand more clearly the precipitant causes of suicide in an older population...
  19. ncbi A follow-up survey of psychotropic drug use in Sydney nursing homes
    J Snowdon
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 170:299-301. 1999
    ..To review the pattern of use of psychotropic drugs in Sydney nursing homes...
  20. ncbi Current use of psychotropic medication in nursing homes
    John Snowdon
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:241-50. 2006
    ..To examine the current pattern of use of psychotropic medication in Sydney nursing homes and compare this with the pattern noted 5 and 10 years earlier...
  21. ncbi Age, period and cohort effects on suicide rates in Australia, 1919-1999
    J Snowdon
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:265-70. 2002
    ..To examine age, period and cohort effects on Australian suicide rates...
  22. ncbi The prevalence and outcome of depression and dementia in Botany's elderly population
    J Snowdon
    Central Sydney Psychogeriatric Service and Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:293-9. 2001
    ..There was, therefore, reason to check data from a study that reported high rates, and to review evidence in relation to diagnosis and outcome...
  23. ncbi Is depression more prevalent in old age?
    J Snowdon
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, Rozelle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 35:782-7. 2001
    ..To examine the prevalence of depression in old age and to review cross-age studies that reported age-related differences in prevalence...
  24. ncbi Risperidone for psychosis of Alzheimer's disease and mixed dementia: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Henry Brodaty
    Academic Department of Psychogeriatrics, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1153-7. 2005
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  25. ncbi A pilot study of the suicide victim's last contact with a health professional
    Brian Draper
    School of Psychiatry and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Crisis 29:96-101. 2008
    ..Critical information that might have altered the management is not often accessed from family members...
  26. doi Living in squalor: neuropsychological function, emotional processing and squalor perception in patients found living in squalor
    Carol Gregory
    Greater Western Area Health Service, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:724-31. 2011
    ..This study investigated frontal executive function, theory of mind, emotional processing including disgust, and appreciation of squalor in elderly patients found living in squalor...
  27. ncbi A randomized placebo-controlled trial of risperidone for the treatment of aggression, agitation, and psychosis of dementia
    Henry Brodaty
    Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:134-43. 2003
    ..This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined the efficacy and safety of risperidone in the treatment of aggression, agitation, and psychosis in elderly nursing-home patients with dementia...
  28. ncbi Mental health service delivery to older people in New South Wales: perceptions of aged care, adult mental health and mental health services for older people
    Brian Draper
    School of Psychiatry, Universityof New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:735-40. 2003
    ..To compare the perceptions of aged care services, adult mental health services and mental health services for older people regarding aspects of mental health service delivery for older people in New South Wales, Australia...
  29. doi Early dementia diagnosis and the risk of suicide and euthanasia
    Brian Draper
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Alzheimers Dement 6:75-82. 2010
    ..Reports of suicidal behavior and requests for euthanasia in persons with dementia may be increasing...
  30. ncbi Long-term effects of childhood abuse on the quality of life and health of older people: results from the Depression and Early Prevention of Suicide in General Practice Project
    Brian Draper
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:262-71. 2008
    ..To determine whether childhood physical and sexual abuse are associated with poor mental and physical health outcomes in older age...
  31. pmc Multifaceted shared care intervention for late life depression in residential care: randomised controlled trial
    R H Llewellyn-Jones
    Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    BMJ 319:676-82. 1999
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a population based, multifaceted shared care intervention for late life depression in residential care...
  32. ncbi How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression
    R H Llewellyn-Jones
    Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Hornsby Ku ring gai Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 13:477-92. 2001
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  33. ncbi Modelling late-life depression
    Gordon Parker
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, and Mood Disorders Unit, Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:1102-9. 2003
    ..To determine if we could find support for a three-class depression sub-typing model (and identify differentiating constituent clinical features) in a sample of elderly depressed patients...
  34. ncbi A controlled study of suicide in middle-aged and older people: personality traits, age, and psychiatric disorders
    Brian Draper
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 44:130-8. 2014
    ..These findings varied with the presence of psychiatric disorder and by age. High Neuroticism scores were the most consistent finding in people who died by suicide, although these scores decreased in older suicides. ..
  35. ncbi Depression in nursing homes: ensuring adequate treatment
    Robert H Llewellyn-Jones
    Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    CNS Drugs 21:627-40. 2007
    ..Outcome research is needed to assess antidepressant efficacy and to better plan multifaceted treatment strategies for depressions of varying types and aetiologies among nursing home residents...
  36. ncbi Case-controlled study of nursing home residents referred for treatment of vocally disruptive behavior
    B Draper
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 12:333-44. 2000
    ..Reasons for referral may relate more to the stress experienced by nursing home staff in managing VDB than to specific attributes of the VDB itself...
  37. ncbi Psychosis of Alzheimer disease
    John Snowdon
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:293-4. 2006
  38. doi Clinicopathological findings of suicide in the elderly: three cases
    Carmelle Peisah
    Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:648-58. 2007
    ..The burden and distribution of neurodegenerative diseases apart from AD, including SVD and LBD, should be assessed as possible pathophysiological factors contributing to late life suicide...
  39. ncbi Antipsychotic use in the elderly: what doctors say they do, and what they do
    John Tiller
    Albert Road Clinic, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 27:134-42. 2008
    ..To review psychiatrists' attitudes and actual practice on the use of typical and atypical antipsychotics in the elderly...
  40. ncbi The meaning of words
    John Snowdon
    Int Psychogeriatr 15:219-22. 2003
  41. pmc Falls, depression and antidepressants in later life: a large primary care appraisal
    Ngaire Kerse
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 3:e2423. 2008
    ..Depression and falls are common and co-exist for older people. Safe management of each of these conditions is important to quality of life...
  42. ncbi Duration of risperidone treatment for BPSD
    John Snowdon
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:699-701. 2006
  43. ncbi Re: Diogenes syndrome in a pair of siblings
    Graeme Halliday
    Can J Psychiatry 50:567. 2005
  44. ncbi Reporting changes in scores on the Cohen-Mansfield agitation inventory subscales
    John Snowdon
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:732; author reply 732. 2003