Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia.
- Perminder S. Sachdev
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
- Deborah Blacker
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, 3521 Hospital South, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
- Dan G. Blazer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
- Mary Ganguli
Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.
- Dilip V. Jeste
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
- Jane S. Paulsen
Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
- Ronald C. Petersen
All authors researched data for the article and made substantial contributions to discussion of the content, writing of the article and to review and/or editing of the manuscript before submission.
Competing interests statement
The authors were members of the Neurocognitive Disorders Work Group for DSM-5. D.V.J. was President of the American Psychiatric Association from 2012–2013 when DSM-5 was published.
Perminder S. Sachdev
Perminder Sachdev is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, University of New South Wales, and Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, both in NSW, Australia. He graduated from the All-India Institute of Medicine, New Delhi, India, and obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales. He has authored over 600 works, including the book The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic. He is the current President of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology.
Deborah Blacker is Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Chief for Research at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA. She received her MD and ScD in Epidemiology from Harvard Medical School, and trained in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA, where she currently serves as Director of the Gerontology Research Unit and Associate Chief for Research for the Department of Psychiatry. Her primary research focus is in the epidemiology, genetics, and early recognition of Alzheimer disease.
Dan G. Blazer
Dan Blazer is the J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus and the former Dean of Medical Education at Duke University, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, both in NC, USA. He received his MD degree from the University of Tennessee, USA, and his MPH and PhD degrees from the University of North Carolina. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1995. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed articles and has been an author or editor for 35 books.
Mary Ganguli is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, and a practicing geriatric psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, both in PA, USA. She is also an epidemiologist with a research focus on cognitive impairment and dementia. Details may be viewed at www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/dementia_epidemiology.
Dilip V. Jeste
Dilip Jeste is Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, the Estelle & Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, and Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California at San Diego, CA, USA He is also Past President of the American Psychiatric Association. His main areas of interest are schizophrenia and successful psychosocial aging. He is Principal Investigator on several research and training grants from federal and non-federal sources. He has published over 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Jane S. Paulsen
Jane Paulsen is a neuropsychologist and has conducted research in neuropsychiatric disorders for 25 years. She is the Roy J. Carver Chair of Neurosciences and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology at the University of Iowa, IA, USA. She received her degree from the University of Iowa and completed training at the Long Beach Veterans Administration, University of California at San Diego, CA, USA, and the Neurological Institute at Columbia University, NY, USA. Her research interests focus on the value of standardized cognitive assessment for the detection and tracking of neuropsychiatric illness to facilitate appropriate outcome measures for understanding disease course and detecting the impact of intervention.
Ronald C. Petersen
Ronald Petersen is Professor of Neurology and the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research, as well as Director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Rochester, MN, USA. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, USA. He joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in 1986 and become a Professor of Neurology in 1996. He has served as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Research, Care and Services for the National Alzheimer's Project Act, and has been appointed to the World Dementia Council by the UK government. He has authored over 550 peer-reviewed articles on memory disorders, aging, and Alzheimer disease.