James Spar, M.D.


Work Titles
UCLA Director, Geriatric Assessment Program Director, Geriatric Day Treatment Director, Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1972
Fellowship:
1977 - 1978 UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Internship:
1972 - 1973 Children's Hospital of San Francisco
Residency:
1974 - 1977 UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Certifications:
Certifications:
1991 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1979 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact Information:

Work Email Address:

jspar@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

Home Page

Work Phone Number:

(310) 825-0038

Mailing Address:

Office
37-370 Semel
Los Angeles,


Publications:

Chen S T, Altshuler L L, Spar J E   Bipolar disorder in late life: a review Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 1998; 11(1): 29-35.
Spar J E, Garb A S   Assessing competency to make a will The American journal of psychiatry, 1992; 149(2): 169-74.
Small G W, Matsuyama S S, Komanduri R, Spar J E, Fairbanks L   HLA antigens in depressed, demented, and nondemented elderly Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 1991; 2(2): 70-5.
Wilkins J N, Spar J E, Carlson H E   Desipramine increases circulating growth hormone in elderly depressed patients: a pilot study Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1989; 14(3): 195-202.
Spar J E   Plasma trazodone concentrations in elderly depressed inpatients: cardiac effects and short-term efficacy Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 1987; 7(6): 406-9.
La Rue A, Spar J, Hill C D   Cognitive impairment in late-life depression: clinical correlates and treatment implications Journal of affective disorders, 1987; 11(3): 179-84.
Leuchter A F, Spar J E, Walter D O, Weiner H   Electroencephalographic spectra and coherence in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's-type and multi-infarct dementia. A pilot study Archives of general psychiatry, 1987; 44(11): 993-8.
La Rue A, D'Elia L F, Clark E O, Spar J E, Jarvik L F   Clinical tests of memory in dementia, depression, and healthy aging Psychology and aging, 1986; 1(1): 69-77.
Leuchter A F, Spar J E   The late-onset psychoses. Clinical and diagnostic features The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 1985; 173(8): 488-94.
Irwin M, Spar J E   Reversible cardiac conduction abnormality associated with trazodone administration The American journal of psychiatry, 1983; 140(7): 945-6.
Beck J C, Benson D F, Scheibel A B, Spar J E, Rubenstein L Z   Dementia in the elderly: the silent epidemic Annals of internal medicine, 1982; 97(2): 231-41.
Spar J E   Dementia in the aged The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 1982; 5(1): 67-86.
Spar J E, Gerner R   Does the dexamethasone suppression test distinguish dementia from depression? The American journal of psychiatry, 1982; 139(2): 238-40.
Spar J E, Ford C V, Liston E H   Hospital treatment of elderly neuropsychiatric patients. II. Statistical profile of the first 122 patients in a new teaching ward Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1980; 28(12): 539-43.
Ford C V, Spar J E, Davis B, Liston E H   Hospital treatment of elderly neuropsychiatric patients. I. Initial clinical and administrative experience with a new teaching ward Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1980; 28(10): 446-50.
Spar J E, Ford C V, Liston E H   Bipolar affective disorder in aged patients The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 1979; 40(12): 504-7.
van Putten T, Spar J E   The board-and-care home: does it deserve a bad press? Hospital & community psychiatry, 1979; 30(7): 461-4.

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