Selected Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Patience J, Lai KSP, Russell E, Vasudev A, Montero-Odasso M, Burhan AM. Relationship Between Mood, Thinking, and Walking: A Systematic Review Examining Depressive Symptoms, Executive Function, and Gait (2019, December). Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 27(12), 1375-1383. doi:

Torres-Platas S, G, Escobar S, Belliveau C, Wu J, Sasi N, Fotso J, Potes A, Thomas Z, Goodman A, Looper K, Segal M, Berlim M, Vasudev A, Moscovitz N, Rej S: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychother Psychosom 2019. doi: 10.1159/000501214.

Vasudev A, Torres-Platas SG, Kerfoot K, Potes A, Therriault J, Gifuni A, Segal M, Looper KJ, Nair V, Lavretsky H, Rej S. Mind-Body Interventions in Late-Life Mental Illnesses and Cognitive Disorders: A Narrative Review. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2018 Nov 3; TBA, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2018.10.020.

Ionson E, Limbachia J, Rej S, Puka K, Newman RI, Wetmore S, Burhan AM, Vasudev A. Effects of Sahaj Samadhi meditation on heart rate variability and depressive symptoms in patients with late-life depression. Br J Psychiatry, 2018 Nov 28; TBA (TBA): 1-7, Senior Responsible Author, DOI: 10.1192/bjp.2018.265.

Naidu AS, Vasudev A, Burhan AM, Ionson E, Montero-Odasso M. Does Dual-Task Gait Differ in those with Late-Life Depression versus Mild Cognitive Impairment? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2018 Oct 24. Trainee Publication, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2018.10.011.

Vasudev A, Chaudhari S, Sethi R, Fu R, Sandieson RM, Forester BP. A Review of the Pharmacological and Clinical Profile of Newer Atypical Antipsychotics as Treatments for Bipolar Disorder: Considerations for Use in Older Patients. Drugs Aging. 2018 Oct 1, 35. (10): p.887-895 Springer, Lead Author, DOI: 10.1007/s40266-018-0579-6.

Montero-Odasso M, Almeida QJ, Bherer L, Burhan AM, Camicioli R, Doyon J, Fraser S, Muir-Hunter S, Li KZH, Liu-Ambrose T, McIlroy W, Middleton L, Morais JA, Sakurai R, Speechley M, Vasudev A, Beauchet O, Hausdorff JM, Rosano C, Studenski S, Verghese J, Canadian Gait and Cognition Network. Consensus on Shared Measures of Mobility and Cognition: From the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2018 Jun 21, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gly148.

Shanbhag A, Awai H, Rej S, Thomas AJ, Puka K, Vasudev A. Orthostatic hypotension in patients with late-life depression: Prevalence and validation of a new screening tool. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2018 Oct 1; 33 (10): 1397-1402, Senior Responsible Author, DOI: 10.1002/gps.4951.

Montero-Odasso M, Almeida QJ, Burhan AM, Camicioli R, Doyon J, Fraser S, Li K, Liu-Ambrose T, Middleton L, Muir-Hunter S, McIlroy W, Morais JA, Pieruccini-Faria F, Shoemaker K, Speechley M, Vasudev A, Zou GY, Berryman N, Lussier M, Vanderhaeghe L, Bherer L. SYNERGIC TRIAL (SYNchronizing Exercises, Remedies in Gait and Cognition) a multi-Centre randomized controlled double blind trial to improve gait and cognition in mild cognitive impairment. BMC Geriatr, 2018 Apr 16; 18 (1): 93, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1186/s12877-018-0782-7.

Vasudev K, Vasudev A, Glick ID. Psychopharmacology Training for Psychiatry Residents: A Pilot Iterative Quality Improvement Project. J Clin Psychopharmacol, 2017 Dec 1; 37 (6): 754-756, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000804.

Macri JC, Iaboni A, Kirkham JG, Maxwell C, Gill SS, Vasudev A, Whitehead M, Seitz DP. Association between Antidepressants and Fall-Related Injuries among Long-Term Care Residents. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2017 Dec 1; 25 (12): 1326-1336, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.08.014.

Vasudev A, Firbank MJ, Gati JS, Ionson E, Thomas AJ. BOLD activation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in patients with late life depression and comparison participants. Int Psychogeriatr, 2017 May 18: 1-6, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610217000461.

Aiswarya Chandran Pillai;  Lucie Richard, Salimah Z. Shariff, Akshya Vasudev. Is there seasonality in hospitalizations for Major Depressive Disorder in Canada? Arch Clin Psychiatry. 2017;44(5):134-6, 2017 Apr 1; 44 (5): 134-6. Trainee Publication, Senior Responsible Author DOI: 10.1590/0101-60830000000137.

Akshya Vasudev, Amanda Arena, Amer M. Burhan, Emily Ionson, Hussein Hirjee, Pramudith Maldeniya, Stephen Wetmore, Ronnie Newman. A training program involving automatic self-transcending meditation may lead to significant improvement in late life depression: preliminary analysis of an ongoing RCT. BJPsych Open, 2016 Apr 1; 2 (2): 195-198, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.002394.

Qirjazi E, McArthur E, Nash DM, Dixon SN, Weir MA, Vasudev A, Jandoc R, Gula LJ, Oliver MJ, Wald R, Garg AX. Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia with Citalopram and Escitalopram: A Population-Based Study. PLoS One, 2016 Jan 1; 11 (8): e0160768, Coauthor, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160768.

Thornley J, Hirjee H, Vasudev A. Music therapy in patients with dementia and behavioral disturbance on an inpatient psychiatry unit: results from a pilot randomized controlled study. Int Psychogeriatr, 2015 Nov 17: 1-3, Senior Responsible Author, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610215001866.

Vasudev A, Shariff SZ, Liu K, Burhan AM, Herrmann N, Leonard S, Mamdani M. Trends in Psychotropic Dispensing Among Older Adults with Dementia Living in Long-Term Care Facilities: 2004-2013. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2015 Dec 1; 23 (12): 1259-69, Principal Author, DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.07.001.

Akshya Vasudev, Danielle S. Cha, Roger S. McIntyre. Autonomic Dysfunction and Depression: A Biomarker of MDD Across the Life Span. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2015 Apr 1; 11: 1-7, Principal Author, DOI: 10.2174/1573400510666140206225425.