Affiliation: University of California
- Adherence to antidepressant medications in black and Latino elderly patientsLiat Ayalon
Univ of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Ave, CPT, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:572-80. 2005..The purpose of this pilot study was to identify ethnic group differences in nonadherence and to determine predictors of nonadherence to antidepressant medications in older minority-group members...
- Racial group differences in help-seeking behaviorsLiat Ayalon
Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
J Soc Psychol 145:391-403. 2005..The authors inferred that to better meet the needs of Black college students, collaboration between mental health services and religious services would likely be beneficial...
- Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease in four ethnic groups of older adultsLiat Ayalon
University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:51-7. 2004..The present study evaluated knowledge of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in four ethnic groups of older adults...
- Sustained use of CPAP slows deterioration of cognition, sleep, and mood in patients with Alzheimer's disease and obstructive sleep apnea: a preliminary studyJana R Cooke
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 5:305-9. 2009..Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has recently been shown to have beneficial effects on cognition in AD. Little attention has focused on the long-term benefits of CPAP in these patients...
- Cognitive effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled studySonia Ancoli-Israel
Departments of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2076-81. 2008..To examine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) results in better cognitive function...
- Obstructive sleep apnea and age: a double insult to brain function?Liat Ayalon
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:413-9. 2010..Healthy aging is associated with cognitive deficits similar to those found in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). As in OSA, older adults show compensatory cerebral activation during cognitive demands in the face of neurocognitive decline...
- Altered brain activation during response inhibition in obstructive sleep apneaLiat Ayalon
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
J Sleep Res 18:204-8. 2009....
- Integrated specialty mental health care among older minorities improves access but not outcomes: results of the PRISMe studyPatricia A Arean
University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:1086-92. 2008....
- The sensitivity and specificity of cognitive screening instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults with severe psychiatric illnessR Scott Mackin
Department of Psychiatry and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:94-9. 2010..Brief cognitive screening instruments are frequently used to evaluate cognitive functioning in CMHCs, but the validity of these measures for detecting CI has not been adequately evaluated in this patient population...
- Adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with Alzheimer's disease and obstructive sleep apneaLiat Ayalon
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, and Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:176-80. 2006..This analysis examined whether patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
- Functional central nervous system imaging in the investigation of obstructive sleep apneaLiat Ayalon
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, and Research Services, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California 92161, USA
Curr Opin Pulm Med 13:479-83. 2007..Studies applying neuroimaging techniques over the past 10 years have made important contributions to our understanding of the neurocognitive changes associated with this disorder...
- Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea severity and brain activation during a sustained attention taskLiat Ayalon
Department of Psychiatry 151B, University of California, San Diego, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Sleep 32:373-81. 2009....
- Harm reduction among at-risk elderly drinkers: a site-specific analysis from the multi-site Primary Care Research in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Elderly (PRISM-E) studyHeather Sophia Lee
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:54-60. 2009..To assess the efficacy of a harm-reduction based intervention to enhance access to treatment and clinical outcomes among elderly at-risk drinkers...
- Taking fatigue seriously, II: variability in fatigue levels in cancer patientsJoel E Dimsdale
Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0804, USA
Psychosomatics 48:247-52. 2007..Multiple ratings of fatigue within short periods of time can be obtained and reveal that fatigue levels are quite variable, even within an individual. Cancer patients experience their fatigue as "moderate to extreme" 33% of the time...
- Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in older adultsSonia Ancoli-Israel
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, and the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:95-103. 2006..The task for the geriatric psychiatrist is to identify the causes of these complaints and then initiate appropriate treatment...
- Improving depression care for older, minority patients in primary carePatricia A Arean
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Med Care 43:381-90. 2005..This study examines whether a collaborative care model for depression in primary care is as effective in older minorities as it is in nonminority elderly patients in improving depression treatment and outcomes...
- The experience of Black consumers in the mental health system--identifying barriers to and facilitators of mental health treatment using the consumers' perspectiveLiat Ayalon
School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
Issues Ment Health Nurs 28:1323-40. 2007..The results of this study indicate the importance of educating the general public, not just mental health consumers, about the nature of mental illness and available services...
- Integration of mental health services into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to mental health services between black and white elderlyLiat Ayalon
School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:906-12. 2007..The authors evaluated whether the integration of mental health into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to and participation in mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) treatment...
- Correlates of quality of life in primary care patients with hypertensionLiat Ayalon
School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Int J Psychiatry Med 36:483-97. 2006..Hypertension has been associated with lower levels of quality of life (QoL). However, the specific correlates of lower QoL in this patient population have remained largely unclear...
- Continuous positive airway pressure reduces subjective daytime sleepiness in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease with sleep disordered breathingMei S Chong
Department of Psychiatry, Univeristy of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 54:777-81. 2006..The effect of therapeutic CPAP treatment on daytime sleepiness in patients with mild-moderate AD with SDB was assessed...
- Case study: psychiatric misdiagnosis of non-24-hours sleep-wake schedule disorder resolved by melatoninYaron Dagan
Institute for Fatigue and Sleep Medicine, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:1271-5. 2005..In a follow-up psychiatric evaluation, none of the above diagnoses were present. Greater awareness of sleep disorders may prevent psychiatric misdiagnosis of treatable sleep-wake schedule disorders...