Amy L Byers

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:489-96. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Mental Health Service Use Across the Life Course Among Adults With Psychiatric Disorders and Prior Suicidal Behavior
    Amy L Byers
    Dr Byers, Dr Nelson, and Dr Yaffe are with the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco e mail Dr Byers and Dr Yaffe are also with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where Ms Lai is affiliated Dr Arean is with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
    Psychiatr Serv 67:452-5. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Depression and dementias among military veterans
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA Electronic address
    Alzheimers Dement 10:S166-73. 2014
  4. pmc Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:1073-9. 2012
  5. pmc Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans
    Amy L Byers
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:664-72. 2012
  6. pmc Low use of mental health services among older Americans with mood and anxiety disorders
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco UCSF, 4150 Clement St 116H, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:66-72. 2012
  7. pmc Heritability of depressive symptoms: a case study using a multilevel approach
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:287-96. 2009
  8. pmc Depression and risk of developing dementia
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street 116H, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 7:323-31. 2011
  9. pmc Depression and risk for adverse falls in older home health care patients
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 1:245-51. 2008
  10. pmc When parents matter to their adult children: filial reliance associated with parents' depressive symptoms
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Payne Whitney Westchester, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P33-40. 2008

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:489-96. 2010
    ..Little is known about prevalence rates of DSM-IV disorders across age strata of older adults, including common conditions such as individual and coexisting mood and anxiety disorders...
  2. doi request reprint Mental Health Service Use Across the Life Course Among Adults With Psychiatric Disorders and Prior Suicidal Behavior
    Amy L Byers
    Dr Byers, Dr Nelson, and Dr Yaffe are with the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco e mail Dr Byers and Dr Yaffe are also with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where Ms Lai is affiliated Dr Arean is with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
    Psychiatr Serv 67:452-5. 2016
    ..This study determined nationally representative prevalence estimates of current mental health service use by these adults, examining racial-ethnic, age, and gender differences...
  3. doi request reprint Depression and dementias among military veterans
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA Electronic address
    Alzheimers Dement 10:S166-73. 2014
    ..In this review, we summarize the principal mechanisms of this relationship and discuss treatment implications in military veterans. ..
  4. pmc Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:1073-9. 2012
    ..Despite the frequent occurrence of depressive symptoms among older adults, especially women, little is known about the long-term course of late-life depressive symptoms...
  5. pmc Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans
    Amy L Byers
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:664-72. 2012
    ..To determine whether less severe depression spectrum diagnoses such as dysthymia, as well as depression, are associated with risk of developing dementia and mortality in a "real-world" setting...
  6. pmc Low use of mental health services among older Americans with mood and anxiety disorders
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco UCSF, 4150 Clement St 116H, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:66-72. 2012
    ..Thus this study examined prevalence of and key factors associated with nonuse of mental health services among older community-dwelling adults with these disorders...
  7. pmc Heritability of depressive symptoms: a case study using a multilevel approach
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:287-96. 2009
    ..However, our study may be limited by measurement of prevalent depressive symptoms, which may not generalize to lifetime depressive symptoms...
  8. pmc Depression and risk of developing dementia
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street 116H, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 7:323-31. 2011
    ..In this Review, we summarize and analyze current evidence linking late-life and earlier-life depression and dementia, and discuss the primary underlying mechanisms and implications for treatment...
  9. pmc Depression and risk for adverse falls in older home health care patients
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, New York 10605, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 1:245-51. 2008
    ..These data suggest the potential benefit of including depression screening for multifactorial fall prevention interventions...
  10. pmc When parents matter to their adult children: filial reliance associated with parents' depressive symptoms
    Amy L Byers
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Payne Whitney Westchester, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P33-40. 2008
    ..036). Expressive support did not show the same pattern. Thus, adult children's reliance on instrumental support might contribute to their parents' mental health...
  11. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of depression assessment intervention in home health care
    Martha L Bruce
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, New York, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1793-800. 2007
    ..To determine whether an educational intervention would improve depression assessment and appropriate referral. Secondary analyses tested whether referral led to depression improvement...
  12. pmc Midlife vs late-life depressive symptoms and risk of dementia: differential effects for Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia
    Deborah E Barnes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:493-8. 2012
    ..Depression and dementia are common in older adults and often co-occur, but it is unclear whether depression is an etiologic risk factor for dementia...
  13. pmc Depression and increased short-term hospitalization risk among geriatric patients receiving home health care services
    Thomas Sheeran
    Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:78-80. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the association between depression and hospitalization among geriatric home care patients...
  14. doi request reprint Leisure activities and depressive symptoms in older adults with cognitive complaints
    Gina Poelke
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco VA Medical Center, CA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 28:63-9. 2016
    ..Leisure activities are often promoted for individuals with mood symptoms but few studies compare the effects of different types of leisure activities on reducing depressive symptoms...
  15. doi request reprint Lifestyle and health-related risk factors and risk of cognitive aging among older veterans
    Kristine Yaffe
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA Electronic address
    Alzheimers Dement 10:S111-21. 2014
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  16. doi request reprint PTSD and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Aging Veterans
    Matthew H Beristianos
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:192-200. 2016
    ..To determine if late-life posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with cardiovascular disease in a sample of older veterans, and whether the association is independent of medical and psychiatric comorbities...