Associate Professor Carmelle Peisah

Clinical Associate Professor
Psychiatry, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9326 8127
Fax +61 2 9880 8462

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Clinical Specialty

Psychiatry

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kardile, M., Peisah, C. (2017). Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(6), 1035-1036. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Ayerst, L., Paton, M., Ryan, C. (2017). Liberating the long-stay patient in NSW: How to make a patient voluntary under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) and the role of capacity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 743-744. [More Information]
  • Wijeratne, C., Earl, J., Peisah, C., Luscombe, G., Tibbertsma, J. (2017). Professional and psychosocial factors affecting the intention to retire of Australian medical practitioners. Medical Journal of Australia, 206(5), 209-214. [More Information]
  • Zuscak, S., Peisah, C., Ferguson, A. (2016). A collaborative approach to supporting communication in the assessment of decision-making capacity. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(11), 1107-1114. [More Information]
  • Simpkins, D., Peisah, C., Boyatzis, I. (2016). Behavioral emergency in the elderly: A descriptive study of patients referred to an Aggression Response Team in an acute hospital. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 11, 1559-1565. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Draper, B., Jones, C., Brodaty, H. (2016). Rational suicide, euthanasia, and the very old: two case reports. Case Reports in Psychiatry, 2016, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C. (2016). Successful ageing for psychiatrists. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(2), 126-130. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). Capacity in mental health law: We are heading in the right direction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(9), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Hunter, K. (2015). Capacity to choose homelessness and assessment of the need for guardianship. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(3), 109-112. [More Information]
  • Tsoh, J., Peisah, C., Narumoto, J., Wongpakaran, N., Wongpakaran, T., O'Neill, N., Jiang, T., Ogano, S., Mimura, M., Kato, Y., et al (2015). Comparisons of guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in China, Japan, Thailand and Australia: A review by the Asia Consortium, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) capacity taskforce. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(6), 1029-1037. [More Information]
  • Sinyor, M., Schaffer, A., Hull, I., Peisah, C., Shulman, K. (2015). Last wills and testaments in a large sample of suicide notes: implications for testamentary capacity. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(1), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C. (2015). Managing psychosis in Parkinson's disease without drugs. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 5(4), 271-274. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). The capacity to refuse psychiatric treatment: A guide to the law for clinicians and tribunal members. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Strukovski, J., Wijeratne, C., Mulholland, R., Luscombe, G., Brodaty, H. (2015). 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). International Psychogeriatrics, 27(8), 1313-1322. [More Information]
  • Jones, C., Peisah, C. (2015). Working alliances not loggerheads: understanding and addressing dissonance between families and treating teams in older people’s mental health. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(5), 488-492. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Wijeratne, C., Waxman, B., Vonau, M. (2014). Adaptive ageing surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(5), 311-315. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Luxenberg, J., Liptzin, B., Wand, A., Shulman, K., Finkel, S. (2014). Deathbed wills: assessing testamentary capacity in the dying patient. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(2), 209-216. [More Information]
  • Sousa, L., Simaes, M., Firmino, H., Peisah, C. (2014). Financial and testamentary capacity evaluations: Procedures and assessment instruments underneath a functional approach. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(2), 217-228. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Strukovski, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Firearms, mental illness, dementia and the clinician. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 674-678. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Weaver, J., Wong, L., Strukovski, J. (2014). Silent and suffering: a pilot study exploring gaps between theory and practice in pain management for people with severe dementia in residential aged care facilities. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 1767-1774. [More Information]
  • Wijeratne, C., Peisah, C. (2013). Accepting the challenges of ageing and retirement in ourselves: the need for psychiatrists to adopt a consensus approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5), 425-430. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Kril, J., Rodriguez, M. (2007). Clinicopathological findings in older suicide victims: three cases. Suicide and Life-threatening Behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37(6), 648-658. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Brodaty, H., Quadrio, C. (2006). Family conflict in dementia: prodigal sons and black sheep. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(5), 485-92. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Gorrie, C., Kril, J., Rodriguez, M. (2006). Investigation of Alzheimer's disease-related pathology in community dwelling older subjects who committed suicide. Journal of Affective Disorders, 99(1-3), 127-132. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2014). How are we to assess decision-making capacity in psychiatric illness? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.

2017

  • Kardile, M., Peisah, C. (2017). Elder abuse by abandonment in India: a novel community awareness and intervention strategy. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(6), 1035-1036. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Ayerst, L., Paton, M., Ryan, C. (2017). Liberating the long-stay patient in NSW: How to make a patient voluntary under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) and the role of capacity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(7), 743-744. [More Information]
  • Wijeratne, C., Earl, J., Peisah, C., Luscombe, G., Tibbertsma, J. (2017). Professional and psychosocial factors affecting the intention to retire of Australian medical practitioners. Medical Journal of Australia, 206(5), 209-214. [More Information]

2016

  • Zuscak, S., Peisah, C., Ferguson, A. (2016). A collaborative approach to supporting communication in the assessment of decision-making capacity. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(11), 1107-1114. [More Information]
  • Simpkins, D., Peisah, C., Boyatzis, I. (2016). Behavioral emergency in the elderly: A descriptive study of patients referred to an Aggression Response Team in an acute hospital. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 11, 1559-1565. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Draper, B., Jones, C., Brodaty, H. (2016). Rational suicide, euthanasia, and the very old: two case reports. Case Reports in Psychiatry, 2016, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C. (2016). Successful ageing for psychiatrists. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(2), 126-130. [More Information]

2015

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). Capacity in mental health law: We are heading in the right direction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(9), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Hunter, K. (2015). Capacity to choose homelessness and assessment of the need for guardianship. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(3), 109-112. [More Information]
  • Tsoh, J., Peisah, C., Narumoto, J., Wongpakaran, N., Wongpakaran, T., O'Neill, N., Jiang, T., Ogano, S., Mimura, M., Kato, Y., et al (2015). Comparisons of guardianship laws and surrogate decision-making practices in China, Japan, Thailand and Australia: A review by the Asia Consortium, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) capacity taskforce. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(6), 1029-1037. [More Information]
  • Sinyor, M., Schaffer, A., Hull, I., Peisah, C., Shulman, K. (2015). Last wills and testaments in a large sample of suicide notes: implications for testamentary capacity. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(1), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C. (2015). Managing psychosis in Parkinson's disease without drugs. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 5(4), 271-274. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). The capacity to refuse psychiatric treatment: A guide to the law for clinicians and tribunal members. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Strukovski, J., Wijeratne, C., Mulholland, R., Luscombe, G., Brodaty, H. (2015). 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). International Psychogeriatrics, 27(8), 1313-1322. [More Information]
  • Jones, C., Peisah, C. (2015). Working alliances not loggerheads: understanding and addressing dissonance between families and treating teams in older people’s mental health. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(5), 488-492. [More Information]

2014

  • Peisah, C., Wijeratne, C., Waxman, B., Vonau, M. (2014). Adaptive ageing surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(5), 311-315. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Luxenberg, J., Liptzin, B., Wand, A., Shulman, K., Finkel, S. (2014). Deathbed wills: assessing testamentary capacity in the dying patient. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(2), 209-216. [More Information]
  • Sousa, L., Simaes, M., Firmino, H., Peisah, C. (2014). Financial and testamentary capacity evaluations: Procedures and assessment instruments underneath a functional approach. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(2), 217-228. [More Information]
  • Wand, A., Peisah, C., Strukovski, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Firearms, mental illness, dementia and the clinician. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 674-678. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2014). How are we to assess decision-making capacity in psychiatric illness? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Peisah, C., Weaver, J., Wong, L., Strukovski, J. (2014). Silent and suffering: a pilot study exploring gaps between theory and practice in pain management for people with severe dementia in residential aged care facilities. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 1767-1774. [More Information]

2013

  • Wijeratne, C., Peisah, C. (2013). Accepting the challenges of ageing and retirement in ourselves: the need for psychiatrists to adopt a consensus approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(5), 425-430. [More Information]

2007

  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Kril, J., Rodriguez, M. (2007). Clinicopathological findings in older suicide victims: three cases. Suicide and Life-threatening Behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37(6), 648-658. [More Information]

2006

  • Peisah, C., Brodaty, H., Quadrio, C. (2006). Family conflict in dementia: prodigal sons and black sheep. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(5), 485-92. [More Information]
  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Gorrie, C., Kril, J., Rodriguez, M. (2006). Investigation of Alzheimer's disease-related pathology in community dwelling older subjects who committed suicide. Journal of Affective Disorders, 99(1-3), 127-132. [More Information]

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