Professor John Snowdon

Clinical Professor
Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School

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Research interests

John Snowdon's major research interests are in severe domestic squalor, old age depression and suicide, and nursing home psychiatry.

Selected grants

2013

  • Building multidisciplinary research linkages - the University of Sydney and Chulalongkorn University Symposium; Meyer W, Dietz H, Freckelton L, George J, Gurney H, Hyett J, Snowdon J, Napathorn S, Chaisamran U, Chindamporn A, Srikiatkhachorn A; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G., Banerjee, S. (2012). Severe Domestic Squalor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Chan, C., Snowdon, J. (2012). Animal hoarding. In John Snowdon, Graeme Halliday and Sube Banerjee (Eds.), Severe Domestic Squalor, (pp. 81-100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Chiu, E., Ames, D., Draper, B. (2009). Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Review. In Helen Herrman, Mario Maj and Norman Satorius (Eds.), Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Review, (pp. 197-257). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Snowdon, J., Arie, T. (2005). A history of psychogeriatric services. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 3-20). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Snowdon, J. (2005). Psychogeriatric Service Delivery: An International Perspective. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 213-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Snowdon, J. (2005). The role of psychogeriatric services in long-term residential care settings. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 213-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). Age variation in the prevalence of depression: are study findings meaningful? In Perminder s. Sachdev (Eds.), The Ageing Brain: The Neurobiology and Neuropsychiatry of Ageing, (pp. 283-298). Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger Publishers.

Journals

  • Draper, B., Kolves, K., De Leo, D., Snowdon, J. (2014). A Controlled Study of Suicide in Middle-Aged and Older People: Personality Traits, Age, and Psychiatric Disorders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(2), 130-138. [More Information]
  • De Leo, D., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Kolves, K. (2013). Contacts with health professionals before suicide: Missed opportunities for prevention? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(7), 1117-1123. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2013). Should psychomotor disturbance be an essential criterion for a DSM-5 diagnosis of melancholia? BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • De Leo, D., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Kolves, K. (2013). Suicides in older adults: a case-control psychological autopsy study in Australia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(7), 980-988. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G., Hunt, G. (2013). Two types of squalor: findings from a factor analysis of the Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS). International Psychogeriatrics, 25(7), 1191-1198. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Goldney, R., Lautenschlager, N., et al (2012). A Randomized Trial to Reduce the Prevalence of Depression and Self-Harm Behavior in Older Primary Care Patients. Annals of Family Medicine, 10(4), 347-356. [More Information]
  • Davison, T., Snowdon, J., Castle, N., McCabe, M., Mellor, D., Karantzas, G., Allan, J. (2012). An evaluation of a national program to implement the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia into routine practice in aged care facilities. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(4), 631-641. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Draper, B., Pirkis, J., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Byrne, G., Sim, M., Stocks, N., Kerse, N., Flicker, L., et al (2012). Anxiety, depression, and comorbid anxiety and depression: risk factors and outcome over two years. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(10), 1622-1632. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Pirkis, J., Byrne, G., Sim, M., Stocks, N., Flicker, L., Pfaff, J. (2012). Factors associated with suicidal thoughts in a large community study of older adults. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(6), 466-472. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Pertusa, A., Mataix-Cols, D. (2012). On hoarding and squalor: a few considerations for dsm-5. Depression and Anxiety (Hoboken), 29(5), 417-424. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., Stocks, N., et al (2012). Socioeconomic disadvantage increases risk of prevalent and persistent depression in later life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(3), 322-331. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2012). Tailored treatment for depression with co-morbid dementia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 678-69. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Galanos, D., Vaswani, D. (2011). A 2009 survey of psychotropic medication use in Sydney nursing homes. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(5), 270-271. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Alfonso, H., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., et al (2011). A practical approach to assess depression risk and to guide risk reduction strategies in later life. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(2), 280-291. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2011). A study of the use of clozapine in old age psychiatry. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(4), 232-235. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Wyder, M. (2011). Age Variation in the Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorders in Cases of Suicide of Middle-Aged and Older Persons in Sydney. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41(4), 465-470. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Rosengren, D., Daniel, F., Suyasa, M. (2011). Australia's Use of the Cornell Scale to Screen for Depression in Nursing Homes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Gregory, C., Halliday, G., Hodges, J., Snowdon, J. (2011). Living in squalor: neuropsychological function, emotional processing and squalor perception in patients found living in squalor. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(5), 724-731. [More Information]
  • Mataix-Cols, D., Pertusa, A., Snowdon, J. (2011). Neuropsychological and Neural Correlates of Hoarding: A Practice-Friendly Review. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67(5), 467-476. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Galanos, D., Vaswani, D. (2011). Patterns of psychotropic medication use in nursing homes: surveys in Sydney, allowing comparisons over time and between countries. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(9), 1520-1525. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2011). Pseudodementia, a term for its time: the impact of Leslie Kiloh's 1961 paper. Australasian Psychiatry, 100, 391-397. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2010). A study of severe domestic squalor: 173 cases referred to an old age psychiatry service. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Depression in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1143-1148. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H. (2010). Early Dementia Diagnosis and the Risk of Suicide and Euthanasia. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 6(1), 75-82. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Mental health service delivery in long-term care homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1063-1071. [More Information]
  • Conn, D., Snowdon, J. (2010). Optimizing mental health in long-term care homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1023-1024. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Chiu, E. (2010). Prevalence and treatment of late life depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(11), 1054. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Protection from late life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(5), 844-5. [More Information]
  • Turner, J., Snowdon, J. (2009). An innovative approach to behavioral assessment and intervention in residential care: A service evaluation. Clinical Gerontologist: the journal of aging and mental health, 32(3), 260-275.
  • Gopinath, B., Wang, J., Schneider, J., Burlutsky, G., Snowdon, J., McMahon, C., Leeder, S., Mitchell, P. (2009). Depressive symptoms among older adults with hearing impairements: the Blue Mountains Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(7), 1306-1308. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2009). How and when to intervene in cases of severe domestic squalor. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(6), 996-1002. [More Information]
  • Pfaff, J., Draper, B., Pirkis, J., Stocks, N., Snowdon, J., Sim, M., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., Flicker, L., Kerse, N., et al (2009). Medical morbidity and severity of depression in a large primary care sample of older Australians: the DEPS-GP project. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(7 Suppl), S75-S80. [More Information]
  • Pirkis, J., Pfaff, J., Williamson, M., Tyson, O., Stocks, N., Goldney, R., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Almeida, O. (2009). The community prevalence of depression in older Australians. Journal of Affective Disorders, 115(1-2), 54-61. [More Information]
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J. (2009). The environmental cleanliness and clutter scale (ECCS). International Psychogeriatrics, doi:10.1017/S1041610209990135, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Wyder, M. (2008). A pilot study of the suicide victim's last contact with a health professional. Crisis-the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 29(2), 96-101. [More Information]
  • Tiller, J., Ames, D., Brodaty, H., Byrne, G., Chawla, S., Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Hepworth, G., McArdle, P., Schweitzer, I. (2008). Antipsychotic use in the elderly: what doctors say they do, and what they do. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(3), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Kerse, N., Flicker, L., Pfaff, J., Draper, B., Lautenschlager, N., Sim, M., Snowdon, J., Almeida, O. (2008). Falls, depression and antidepressants in later life: a large primary care appraisal. PLoS One, 3(6), e2423-1-e2423-9. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2008). Review of D K Conn et al (ed), Practical Psychiatry in the Long-term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff 3rd Ed. International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 860-862.
  • 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: the official journal of the American Association of Suicidology, 37(6), 648-658. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Snowdon, J. (2007). Depression in nursing homes: Ensuring adequate treatment. CNS Drugs, 21(8), 627-640. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Pfaff, J., Pirkis, J., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Wilson, I., Almeida, O. (2007). 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. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2007). Psychogeriatric services in the community and in long-term care facilities: needs and developments. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 20(6), 533-538. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Fleming, R. (2007). Recognising depression in residential facilities: an Australian challenge. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 295-300. [More Information]
  • Ritchie, C., Chiu, E., Harrigan, S., Macfarlane, S., Mastwyk, M., Halliday, G., Hustig, H., Hall, K., Hassett, A., O'Connor, D., Snowdon, J., et al (2006). A comparison of the efficacy and safety of olanzapine and risperidone in the treatment of elderly patients with schizophrenia: an open study of six months duration. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(2), 171-179. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2006). Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes. Age and Ageing, 35(4), 403-408. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Day, S. (2006). Duration of risperidone treatment for BPSD. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(7), 699-701. [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]
  • Snowdon, J. (2006). Psychosis of Alzheimer disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14(3), 293-4. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Shah, A., Halliday, G. (2006). Severe domestic squalor: a review. International Psychogeriatrics, 19(1), 37-51. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Aldridge, G., Ames, D., Byrne, G., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Hertel, J. (2005). A systematic review of extrapyridmal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in patients with dementai receiving low-dose risperidone vs low-dose haloperidol. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39 Supp 1(501), A140.
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Day, S., Hertel, J. (2005). Average duration of treatment with risperidone for behavioural disturbances of dementia (BDD): a retrospective chart review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(Supp 1), A140.
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2005). Current use of psychotropic medication in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 18(2), 241-250. [More Information]
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Simpson, B. (2005). Re: Diogenes syndrome in a pair of siblings. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie), 50(9), 567. [More Information]
  • Woodward, M., Ames, D., Aldridge, G., Brodaty, H., Byrne, G., Snowdon, J., Hertel, J. (2005). Reduced extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in patients with dementia receiving low-dose risperidone compared to low-dose haloperidol: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 173-4.
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Shah, A. (2005). Relationship between squalor and frontal lobes. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 105.
  • Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Kirwan, J., Clarnette, R., Lee, K., Greenspan, A. (2005). Risperidone for psychosis of Alzheimer's disease and mixed dementia: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2005). Why and how antipsychotic drugs are used in 40 Sydney nursing homes. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(12), 1146-1152. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Kirwan, J., Clarnette, R., Lee, E., Lyons, B., Grossman, F. (2003). A randomized palcebo-controlled trial of risperidone for the treatment of aggression, agitation, and psychosis of dementia. Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry, 64(2), 134-143.
  • Draper, B., Jochelson, T., Kitching, D., Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Russell, B. (2003). 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. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37(6), 735-740.
  • Parker, G., Snowdon, J., Parker, K. (2003). Modelling late-life depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(12), 1102-1109. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Turner, J., McMinn, B., Gonski, P., Mclntosh, H., Latham, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, D., Luscombe, G., Meares, S. (2003). Outcome of treatment of vocally disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 22(2), 80-84.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). Severe depression in old age. Modern Medicine of South Africa, 11, 22-29.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). The Meaning of Words. International Psychogeriatrics, 15(3), 219-222.
  • Snowdon, J., Baume, P. (2002). A study of suicides of older people in Sydney. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(3), 261-269. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Hunt, G. (2002). Age, period and cohort effects on suicide rates in Australia, 1919-1999. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 105(4), 265-270.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Baikie, K., Castell, S., Andrews, C., Baikie, A., Pond, D., Willcock, S., Snowdon, J., Tennant, C. (2002). How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 13(4), 477-492.
  • Snowdon, J., Arie, T. (2002). Old age psychiatry services: long-stay care facilities in Australia and the UK. Psychiatric Bulletin, 26(1), 24-26.
  • Snowdon, J. (2002). Severe depression in old age. Medicine Today, 3(12), 40-47.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Willcock, S., Snowdon, J., Tennant, C., Baikie,, K., Castell, S., Andrews, C., Baikie,, A., Pond, C. (2001). How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 13, 477-492.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Is depression more prevalent in old age? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35, 782-787.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Late-life depression: what can be done? Australian Prescriber, 24, 65-67.
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Boundy,, K., Hecker,, J., Storey,, E., Yates,, M. (2001). Pharmacological treatment of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 324-329.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Prevalence of depression in old age. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 476-476.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Psychiatric care in nursing homes: more must be done. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 108-112.
  • Snowdon, J., Lane,, F. (2001). The prevalence and outcome of depression and dementia in Botany's elderly population. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 293-299.

Conferences

  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Gorrie, C., Rodriguez, M. (2005). Alzheimer''s disease related pathology in late life suicide: preliminary analysis of the first 32 cases. Twelfth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Thompson, C., Peisah, C., Koder, D., Brodaty, H., Starkstein, S. (2005). Depression in old age. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2005). Guidelines on intervening in cases of severe domestic squalor. Twelfth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Wyder, M. (2005). How commonly is old age suicide attributable to depression? The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Draper, B., Brodaty, H., Snowdon, J., Melding, P. (2005). Psychogeriatric service delivery - Current issues. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

2014

  • Draper, B., Kolves, K., De Leo, D., Snowdon, J. (2014). A Controlled Study of Suicide in Middle-Aged and Older People: Personality Traits, Age, and Psychiatric Disorders. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(2), 130-138. [More Information]

2013

  • De Leo, D., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Kolves, K. (2013). Contacts with health professionals before suicide: Missed opportunities for prevention? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(7), 1117-1123. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2013). Should psychomotor disturbance be an essential criterion for a DSM-5 diagnosis of melancholia? BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • De Leo, D., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Kolves, K. (2013). Suicides in older adults: a case-control psychological autopsy study in Australia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(7), 980-988. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G., Hunt, G. (2013). Two types of squalor: findings from a factor analysis of the Environmental Cleanliness and Clutter Scale (ECCS). International Psychogeriatrics, 25(7), 1191-1198. [More Information]

2012

  • Almeida, O., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Goldney, R., Lautenschlager, N., et al (2012). A Randomized Trial to Reduce the Prevalence of Depression and Self-Harm Behavior in Older Primary Care Patients. Annals of Family Medicine, 10(4), 347-356. [More Information]
  • Davison, T., Snowdon, J., Castle, N., McCabe, M., Mellor, D., Karantzas, G., Allan, J. (2012). An evaluation of a national program to implement the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia into routine practice in aged care facilities. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(4), 631-641. [More Information]
  • Chan, C., Snowdon, J. (2012). Animal hoarding. In John Snowdon, Graeme Halliday and Sube Banerjee (Eds.), Severe Domestic Squalor, (pp. 81-100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Almeida, O., Draper, B., Pirkis, J., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Byrne, G., Sim, M., Stocks, N., Kerse, N., Flicker, L., et al (2012). Anxiety, depression, and comorbid anxiety and depression: risk factors and outcome over two years. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(10), 1622-1632. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Pirkis, J., Byrne, G., Sim, M., Stocks, N., Flicker, L., Pfaff, J. (2012). Factors associated with suicidal thoughts in a large community study of older adults. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(6), 466-472. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Pertusa, A., Mataix-Cols, D. (2012). On hoarding and squalor: a few considerations for dsm-5. Depression and Anxiety (Hoboken), 29(5), 417-424. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G., Banerjee, S. (2012). Severe Domestic Squalor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Almeida, O., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., Stocks, N., et al (2012). Socioeconomic disadvantage increases risk of prevalent and persistent depression in later life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138(3), 322-331. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2012). Tailored treatment for depression with co-morbid dementia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 678-69. [More Information]

2011

  • Snowdon, J., Galanos, D., Vaswani, D. (2011). A 2009 survey of psychotropic medication use in Sydney nursing homes. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(5), 270-271. [More Information]
  • Almeida, O., Alfonso, H., Pirkis, J., Kerse, N., Sim, M., Flicker, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., et al (2011). A practical approach to assess depression risk and to guide risk reduction strategies in later life. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(2), 280-291. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2011). A study of the use of clozapine in old age psychiatry. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(4), 232-235. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Wyder, M. (2011). Age Variation in the Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorders in Cases of Suicide of Middle-Aged and Older Persons in Sydney. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41(4), 465-470. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Rosengren, D., Daniel, F., Suyasa, M. (2011). Australia's Use of the Cornell Scale to Screen for Depression in Nursing Homes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Gregory, C., Halliday, G., Hodges, J., Snowdon, J. (2011). Living in squalor: neuropsychological function, emotional processing and squalor perception in patients found living in squalor. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(5), 724-731. [More Information]
  • Mataix-Cols, D., Pertusa, A., Snowdon, J. (2011). Neuropsychological and Neural Correlates of Hoarding: A Practice-Friendly Review. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67(5), 467-476. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Galanos, D., Vaswani, D. (2011). Patterns of psychotropic medication use in nursing homes: surveys in Sydney, allowing comparisons over time and between countries. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(9), 1520-1525. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2011). Pseudodementia, a term for its time: the impact of Leslie Kiloh's 1961 paper. Australasian Psychiatry, 100, 391-397. [More Information]

2010

  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2010). A study of severe domestic squalor: 173 cases referred to an old age psychiatry service. International Psychogeriatrics, 23(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Depression in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1143-1148. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H. (2010). Early Dementia Diagnosis and the Risk of Suicide and Euthanasia. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 6(1), 75-82. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Mental health service delivery in long-term care homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1063-1071. [More Information]
  • Conn, D., Snowdon, J. (2010). Optimizing mental health in long-term care homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(7), 1023-1024. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Chiu, E. (2010). Prevalence and treatment of late life depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(11), 1054. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2010). Protection from late life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(5), 844-5. [More Information]

2009

  • Turner, J., Snowdon, J. (2009). An innovative approach to behavioral assessment and intervention in residential care: A service evaluation. Clinical Gerontologist: the journal of aging and mental health, 32(3), 260-275.
  • Snowdon, J., Chiu, E., Ames, D., Draper, B. (2009). Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Review. In Helen Herrman, Mario Maj and Norman Satorius (Eds.), Depressive Disorders in the Elderly: A Review, (pp. 197-257). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Gopinath, B., Wang, J., Schneider, J., Burlutsky, G., Snowdon, J., McMahon, C., Leeder, S., Mitchell, P. (2009). Depressive symptoms among older adults with hearing impairements: the Blue Mountains Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(7), 1306-1308. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2009). How and when to intervene in cases of severe domestic squalor. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(6), 996-1002. [More Information]
  • Pfaff, J., Draper, B., Pirkis, J., Stocks, N., Snowdon, J., Sim, M., Byrne, G., Lautenschlager, N., Flicker, L., Kerse, N., et al (2009). Medical morbidity and severity of depression in a large primary care sample of older Australians: the DEPS-GP project. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(7 Suppl), S75-S80. [More Information]
  • Pirkis, J., Pfaff, J., Williamson, M., Tyson, O., Stocks, N., Goldney, R., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Almeida, O. (2009). The community prevalence of depression in older Australians. Journal of Affective Disorders, 115(1-2), 54-61. [More Information]
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J. (2009). The environmental cleanliness and clutter scale (ECCS). International Psychogeriatrics, doi:10.1017/S1041610209990135, 1-10. [More Information]

2008

  • Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Wyder, M. (2008). A pilot study of the suicide victim's last contact with a health professional. Crisis-the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 29(2), 96-101. [More Information]
  • Tiller, J., Ames, D., Brodaty, H., Byrne, G., Chawla, S., Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Hepworth, G., McArdle, P., Schweitzer, I. (2008). Antipsychotic use in the elderly: what doctors say they do, and what they do. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(3), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Kerse, N., Flicker, L., Pfaff, J., Draper, B., Lautenschlager, N., Sim, M., Snowdon, J., Almeida, O. (2008). Falls, depression and antidepressants in later life: a large primary care appraisal. PLoS One, 3(6), e2423-1-e2423-9. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2008). Review of D K Conn et al (ed), Practical Psychiatry in the Long-term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff 3rd Ed. International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 860-862.

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: the official journal of the American Association of Suicidology, 37(6), 648-658. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Snowdon, J. (2007). Depression in nursing homes: Ensuring adequate treatment. CNS Drugs, 21(8), 627-640. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Pfaff, J., Pirkis, J., Snowdon, J., Lautenschlager, N., Wilson, I., Almeida, O. (2007). 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. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2007). Psychogeriatric services in the community and in long-term care facilities: needs and developments. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 20(6), 533-538. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Fleming, R. (2007). Recognising depression in residential facilities: an Australian challenge. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 295-300. [More Information]

2006

  • Ritchie, C., Chiu, E., Harrigan, S., Macfarlane, S., Mastwyk, M., Halliday, G., Hustig, H., Hall, K., Hassett, A., O'Connor, D., Snowdon, J., et al (2006). A comparison of the efficacy and safety of olanzapine and risperidone in the treatment of elderly patients with schizophrenia: an open study of six months duration. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(2), 171-179. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2006). Audits of medication use in Sydney nursing homes. Age and Ageing, 35(4), 403-408. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Day, S. (2006). Duration of risperidone treatment for BPSD. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(7), 699-701. [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]
  • Snowdon, J. (2006). Psychosis of Alzheimer disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14(3), 293-4. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Shah, A., Halliday, G. (2006). Severe domestic squalor: a review. International Psychogeriatrics, 19(1), 37-51. [More Information]

2005

  • Snowdon, J., Arie, T. (2005). A history of psychogeriatric services. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 3-20). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Brodaty, H., Aldridge, G., Ames, D., Byrne, G., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Hertel, J. (2005). A systematic review of extrapyridmal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in patients with dementai receiving low-dose risperidone vs low-dose haloperidol. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39 Supp 1(501), A140.
  • Peisah, C., Snowdon, J., Gorrie, C., Rodriguez, M. (2005). Alzheimer''s disease related pathology in late life suicide: preliminary analysis of the first 32 cases. Twelfth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Day, S., Hertel, J. (2005). Average duration of treatment with risperidone for behavioural disturbances of dementia (BDD): a retrospective chart review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(Supp 1), A140.
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2005). Current use of psychotropic medication in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 18(2), 241-250. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Thompson, C., Peisah, C., Koder, D., Brodaty, H., Starkstein, S. (2005). Depression in old age. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Snowdon, J., Halliday, G. (2005). Guidelines on intervening in cases of severe domestic squalor. Twelfth Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Draper, B., Wyder, M. (2005). How commonly is old age suicide attributable to depression? The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Draper, B., Brodaty, H., Snowdon, J., Melding, P. (2005). Psychogeriatric service delivery - Current issues. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 40th Congress: Psychiatry in a Changing World, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
  • Snowdon, J. (2005). Psychogeriatric Service Delivery: An International Perspective. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 213-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Simpson, B. (2005). Re: Diogenes syndrome in a pair of siblings. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie), 50(9), 567. [More Information]
  • Woodward, M., Ames, D., Aldridge, G., Brodaty, H., Byrne, G., Snowdon, J., Hertel, J. (2005). Reduced extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in patients with dementia receiving low-dose risperidone compared to low-dose haloperidol: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 173-4.
  • Halliday, G., Snowdon, J., Shah, A. (2005). Relationship between squalor and frontal lobes. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 105.
  • Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Kirwan, J., Clarnette, R., Lee, K., Greenspan, A. (2005). Risperidone for psychosis of Alzheimer's disease and mixed dementia: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J. (2005). The role of psychogeriatric services in long-term residential care settings. In Draper B; Melding P; Brodaty H (Eds.), Psychogeriatric service delivery: An International Perspective, (pp. 213-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Snowdon, J., Day, S., Baker, W. (2005). Why and how antipsychotic drugs are used in 40 Sydney nursing homes. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(12), 1146-1152. [More Information]

2003

  • Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Snowdon, J., Woodward, M., Kirwan, J., Clarnette, R., Lee, E., Lyons, B., Grossman, F. (2003). A randomized palcebo-controlled trial of risperidone for the treatment of aggression, agitation, and psychosis of dementia. Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry, 64(2), 134-143.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). Age variation in the prevalence of depression: are study findings meaningful? In Perminder s. Sachdev (Eds.), The Ageing Brain: The Neurobiology and Neuropsychiatry of Ageing, (pp. 283-298). Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger Publishers.
  • Draper, B., Jochelson, T., Kitching, D., Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Russell, B. (2003). 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. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37(6), 735-740.
  • Parker, G., Snowdon, J., Parker, K. (2003). Modelling late-life depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(12), 1102-1109. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Turner, J., McMinn, B., Gonski, P., Mclntosh, H., Latham, L., Snowdon, J., Draper, D., Luscombe, G., Meares, S. (2003). Outcome of treatment of vocally disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 22(2), 80-84.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). Severe depression in old age. Modern Medicine of South Africa, 11, 22-29.
  • Snowdon, J. (2003). The Meaning of Words. International Psychogeriatrics, 15(3), 219-222.

2002

  • Snowdon, J., Baume, P. (2002). A study of suicides of older people in Sydney. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(3), 261-269. [More Information]
  • Snowdon, J., Hunt, G. (2002). Age, period and cohort effects on suicide rates in Australia, 1919-1999. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 105(4), 265-270.
  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Baikie, K., Castell, S., Andrews, C., Baikie, A., Pond, D., Willcock, S., Snowdon, J., Tennant, C. (2002). How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 13(4), 477-492.
  • Snowdon, J., Arie, T. (2002). Old age psychiatry services: long-stay care facilities in Australia and the UK. Psychiatric Bulletin, 26(1), 24-26.
  • Snowdon, J. (2002). Severe depression in old age. Medicine Today, 3(12), 40-47.

2001

  • Llewellyn-Jones, R., Willcock, S., Snowdon, J., Tennant, C., Baikie,, K., Castell, S., Andrews, C., Baikie,, A., Pond, C. (2001). How to help depressed older people living in residential care: a multifaceted shared-care intervention for late-life depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 13, 477-492.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Is depression more prevalent in old age? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35, 782-787.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Late-life depression: what can be done? Australian Prescriber, 24, 65-67.
  • Snowdon, J., Brodaty, H., Ames, D., Boundy,, K., Hecker,, J., Storey,, E., Yates,, M. (2001). Pharmacological treatment of cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 324-329.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Prevalence of depression in old age. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 476-476.
  • Snowdon, J. (2001). Psychiatric care in nursing homes: more must be done. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 108-112.
  • Snowdon, J., Lane,, F. (2001). The prevalence and outcome of depression and dementia in Botany's elderly population. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 293-299.

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