Lissy F Jarvik

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Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Research Interest: Primary Research: - Geriatric depression - Alzheimer’s Disease - Parentcare - Genetics of geriatric psychopathology Current Aging Research: - Prospective evaluation of psychogeriatric intervention in patients with acute medical/surgical problems- UPBEAT program


Teng Edmond, Melrose Rebecca J, Osato Sheryl, Jimenez Elvira, Ercoli Linda M, Jarvik Lissy F   Increasing depressive symptoms in children of Alzheimer parents Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 2011; 24(3): 135-41.
Jarvik Lissy F, Matsuyama Steven S   Two decades of research in Alzheimer disease: looking back to the first volume of ADAD Alzheimer disease and associated disorders, 2011; 20(1): 3-5.
Jarvik Lissy F, Blazer Dan   Children of Alzheimer patients: an overview Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 2005; 18(4): 181-6.
Jarvik Lissy F, La Rue Asenath, Gokhman Izabella, Harrison Tracy, Holt Lori, Steh Bill, Harker Judith, Larson Scott, Yaralian Pauline, Matsuyama Steven, Rasgon Natalie, Geschwind Daniel, Freimer Nelson, Jimenez Elvira, Schaeffer Jeffrey   Middle-aged children of Alzheimer parents, a pilot study: stable neurocognitive performance at 20-year follow-up Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 2005; 18(4): 187-91.
Ercoli Linda, Siddarth Prabha, Harrison Tracy, Jimenez Elvira, Jarvik Lissy F   Similar neurocognitive performance of adults with and without a history of parental Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 2005; 18(4): 208-12.
Jarvik Lissy F, Harrison Tracy R, Holt Lori, Jimenez Elvira, Larson Scott W, LaRue Asenath, Matsuyama Steven S, Rasgon Natalie, Schaeffer Jeffrey, Steh Bill, Yaralian Pauline   Children of Alzheimer patients: more data needed The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 2004; 59(10): 1076-7.
Satre Derek D, Knight Bob G, Dickson-Fuhrmann Elizabeth, Jarvik Lissy F   Predictors of alcohol-treatment seeking in a sample of older veterans in the GET SMART program Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2003; 51(3): 380-6.

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