Kuruvilla George

Prof. Kuruvilla George
Peter James Centre, Australia



1998 FRCPSYCH, United Kingdom
1997 FRANZCP, Australia
1980 MPHIL, Edinburgh University
1978 MRC PSYCH, United Kingdom
1978 DPM, Conjoint Board
1974 MBBS, Mysore University

Publications (Selected)

  1. George K. ‘An Innovative Psychogeriatric Service’ – British Journal of Clinical and Social Psychiatry, July/August 1983, Vol. 2, No. 3, 63-65
  2. George K. ‘The Use of Lithium in Severely Demented Patients with Behavioural Disturbance’, Correspondence in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 146 January 1985.
  3. Lund C, Ormerod E, George K.‘Art Group Psychotherapy in a Psychiatric Day Unit’, British Journal of Psychiatry. October 1986, 149, 512 –515
  4. Fairbairn AF, George K, Dorman T. ‘Lofepramine versus Dothiepin in the treatment of depression in Elderly Patients’, British Journal of Clinical Practice, February 1989, Vol 43, No. 2, 55-60
  5. Hasett A, George K, Harrigan S. ‘Admissions of Elderly Patients from English-Speaking and Non-English Speaking Backgrounds to an Inpatient Psychogeriatric Unit’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, August 1999,Vol 33, No 4, 572-582
  6. Fenn D, George K. ‘Post-Stroke Mania Late in Life Involving the Left Hemisphere’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry,, August 1999,Vol 33, No 4, 598-600
  7. Hassett A, George K, Harrigan S. ‘Access to a Community Aged Psychiatry Service by Elderly from Non-English- Speaking Backgrounds’, International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, July 2002; 17: 623-628
  8. George K. ‘Abolishing Waiting Lists in an Aged Psychiatry Service’, Australasian Psychiatry, June 2003; Vol 11,No2: 185-188
  9. O’Connor D, Horgan L, Cheung A, Fisher D, George K, Starface S. ‘An audit of physical restraint and seclusion in five psychogeriatric admission wards in Victoria, Australia’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2004; 19; 797-799
  10. George K, MacDonald G. ‘A New Model of Triage in an Aged Persons Mental Health Service’, Australasian Psychiatry March 2005, Vol 13, No 1; 60-64
  11. Mellor D, Davison T, McCabe M, George K, Moore K, Ski C. ‘Satisfaction with General Practitioner Treatment of Depression among residents of Aged Care Facilities’, Journal of Aging and Health, Vol 18, No.3, June 2006, 435-457
  12. George K, Bradshaw L. ‘An aged persons mental health service in remote Victoria’, Australasian Psychiatry, Vol 14, No 2, June 2006, 202 – 205
  13. McCabe M, Davison T, Mellor D, George K, Moore K, Ski C. ‘Depression among older people with cognitive impairment: prevalence and detection’,  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol 21, June 2006, 633 – 644
  14. D’Souza R, George K. ‘Spirituality, religion and psychiatry: its application to clinical practice’, Australasian Psychiatry, Vol 14, No 4, December 2006, 408 – 412
  15. Davison T, McCabe M, Mellor T, Ski C, George K, Moore K. ‘The prevalence and recognition of major depression among low-level aged care residents with and without cognitive impairment’, Ageing & Mental Health, January 2007; 11(1): 82-88
  16. McCabe M, Davison T, George K. ‘Effectiveness of staff training programs for behavioural problems among older people with dementia’, Aging and Mental Health, September 2007; 11 (5): 505 – 519
  17. Davison T, Hudgson C, McCabe M, George K, Buchanan G. ‘An individualized psychosocial approach for “treatment resistant” behavioural symptoms of dementia among aged care residents’, International Psychogeriatrics (2007), 19:5, 859 – 873
  18. Davison T, McCabe M, Visser S, Hudgson C, Buchanan G, George K. ‘Controlled trial of dementia training with a peer support group for aged care staff’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2007: 22: 868 – 873
  19. George K, Davison T, McCabe M, Mellor D, Moore K. ‘Treatment of depression in low-level residential care facilities’, International Psychogeriatrics, December 2007, 19:6, 1153 – 1160
  20. Vahid Payman, Kuruvilla George and Bridget Ryburn. ‘Religiosity of depressed elderly inpatients’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2008; 23: 16 – 21

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