Dr Andre Strydom

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Name: Andre Strydom Email: a.strydom@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 02076799308
Department: Division of Psychiatry Fax: 02076799426
Position: Reader in Intellectual Disabilities Address: Charles Bell House, 2nd Floor 67-73 Riding House Street, London, W1W 7EJ
Research Domain: Ageing, Experimental Medicine, Global Health, Neuroscience, Personalised Medicine, Populations & Lifelong Health Web Page: Personal Web Page

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Research Description

Dr. Strydom's research concerns the epidemiology, etiology and clinical aspects of mental disorders in adults with neurodevelopmental disorders including intellectual disabilities, Autism & Asperger syndrome, and ADHD. He has a specific interest in conditions associated with ageing in these populations, such as the association between Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome.

Current projects and collaborations include the LonDownS consortium funded by the Wellcome Trust to study the neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease in Down syndrome, the ADSID registry of dementia in older adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Down Syndrome, and a study exploring copy number variations associated with mental disorders in adults with non-syndromic intellectual disabilities (funded by the Baily Thomas Fund). He is an investigator on industry sponsored trials of new drug treatment options in Down syndrome (http://www.roche-trials.com/trialDetailsGet.action?studyNumber=BP25543) and fragile X syndrome.

Dr Strydom is also involved in developing and trialling complex interventions in adults with ID such as CBT for anxiety and depression, positive behaviour support for problem behaviours, and health checks for people with intellectual disabilities in primary care.


Research Activities

Ageing and mental health in adults with intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental conditions

Cognitive change and Alzheimer's Disease in older adults with Down Syndrome

Genetics of Mental Disorders in adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Health services research including mixed methods evaluation of interventions for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and mental health problems

Intellectual Disabilities

Education Description

Dr Strydom participates in teaching undergraduate medical students, psychiatry and psychology trainees and mentoring of young researchers in the Department of Mental Health Sciences.

UCL Collaborators

Prof Gill Livingston; Dr Zuzana Walker; Prof Michael King; Prof Nora Groce; Dr Marc Serfaty; Dr Katrina Scior; Prof Adrian Furnham

External Collaborators

Publications

    2014

    • Hithersay R, Strydom A, Moulster G, Buszewicz M (2014). Carer-led health interventions to monitor, promote and improve the health of adults with intellectual disabilities in the community: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(4), 887 - 907. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.010
    • Glover G, Bernard S, Branford D, Holland A, Strydom A (2014). Use of medication for challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability.. Br J Psychiatry, 205(1), 6 - 7. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.141267
    • Hassiotis A, Strydom A, King M, Crawford M, Hall I, Omar R, Vickerstaff V, Hunter R, Crabtree J, Cooper V, Biswas A, Howie W (2014). Clinical and cost effectiveness of staff training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for treating challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability: A cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1), - . doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0219-6
    • Ali A, Kock E, Molteno C, Mfiki N, King M, Strydom A (2014). Ethnicity and self-reported experiences of stigma in adults with intellectual disability in Cape Town, South Africa.. J Intellect Disabil Res, , - . doi:10.1111/jir.12158
    • Hithersay R, Strydom A, Moulster G, Buszewicz M (2014). Carer-led health interventions to monitor, promote and improve the health of adults with intellectual disabilities in the community: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(4), 887 - 907. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.01.010
    • Zis P, McHugh P, McQuillin A, Praticò D, Dickinson M, Shende S, Walker Z, Strydom A (2014). Memory Decline in Down Syndrome and Its Relationship to iPF2alpha, a Urinary Marker of Oxidative Stress.. PLoS One, 9(6), e97709 - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097709

    2013

    • Hassiotis A, Serfaty M, King M, Azam K, Martin S, Strydom A, Romeo R, Blizard R (2013). Manualised Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mood disorders in people with mild to moderate intellectual disability: A feasibility randomised controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(1), 186 - 195. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2013.05.076
    • Ali A, Scior K, Ratti V, Strydom A, King M, Hassiotis A (2013). Discrimination and Other Barriers to Accessing Health Care: Perspectives of Patients with Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability and Their Carers. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e70855 - e70855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070855
    • Sinai A, Strydom A, Hassiotis A (2013). Evaluation of medical students' attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities: A naturalistic study in one medical school. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 18 - 26. doi:10.1108/20441281311294666
    • Strydom A, Chan T, King M, Hassiotis A, Livingston G (2013). Incidence of dementia in older adults with intellectual disabilities.. Res Dev Disabil, 34(6), 1881 - 1885. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2013.02.021
    • Strydom A, Chan T, Fenton C, Jamieson-Craig R, Livingston G, Hassiotis A (2013). Validity of criteria for dementia in older people with intellectual disability.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 21(3), 279 - 288. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2012.11.017
    • Ali A, Ambler G, Strydom A, Rai D, Cooper C, McManus S, Weich S, Meltzer H, Dein S, Hassiotis A (2013). The relationship between happiness and intelligent quotient: the contribution of socio-economic and clinical factors.. Psychol Med, 43(6), 1303 - 1312. doi:10.1017/S0033291712002139
    • Rai D, Hall W, Bebbington P, Skapinakis P, Hassiotis A, Weich S, Meltzer H, Moran P, Brugha T, Strydom A, Farrell M (2013). Estimated verbal IQ and the odds of problem gambling: a population-based study.. Psychol Med, , 1 - 11. doi:10.1017/S0033291713002195

    2012

    • Azam K, Serfaty M, King M, Martin S, Strydom A, Parkes C, Hassiotis A (2012). The development of manualised cognitive behaviour treatment for adults with mild intellectual disability and common mental disorders.. Psychiatriki, 23(2), 109 - 116.
    • Zis P, Dickinson M, Shende S, Walker Z, Strydom A (2012). Superoxide dismutase (SOD1) functioning as a predictor of memory decline in Down syndrome (DS).
    • Ali A, Hassiotis A, Strydom A, King M (2012). Self stigma in people with intellectual disabilities and courtesy stigma in family carers: a systematic review.. Res Dev Disabil, 33(6), 2122 - 2140. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2012.06.013
    • Strydom A, Chan T, Fenton C, Craig R, Livingston G, Hassiotis A (2012). Validity of Criteria for Dementia in Older People With Intellectual Disability.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, , - . doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e31824472be
    • Livingston G, Strydom A (2012). Improving Alzheimer's disease outcomes in Down's syndrome.. Lancet, 379(9815), 498 - 500. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61929-6
    • Sinai A, Bohnen I, Strydom A (2012). Older adults with intellectual disability.. Curr Opin Psychiatry, 25(5), 359 - 364. doi:10.1097/YCO.0b013e328355ab26
    • Kock E, Molteno C, Mfiki N, Kidd M, Ali A, King M, Strydom A (2012). Cross-Cultural Validation of a Measure of Felt Stigma in People with Intellectual Disabilities. JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, 25(1), 11 - 19. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00644.x
    • Zis P, Dickinson M, Shende S, Walker Z, Strydom A (2012). Oxidative stress and memory decline in adults with Down syndrome: longitudinal study.. J Alzheimers Dis, 31(2), 277 - 283. doi:10.3233/JAD-2012-120073

    2011

    • Iwata K, Strydom A, Osborn D (2011). Insight and other predictors of physical examination refusal in psychotic illness.. J Ment Health, 20(4), 319 - 327. doi:10.3109/09638237.2011.556158
    • Hassiotis A, Bebbington P, Strydom A, Gazizova D, Akinlonu L, Meltzer H (2011). Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 199(6), 514 - 514. doi:10.1192/bjp.199.6.514a
    • Hassiotis A, Serfaty M, Azam K, Strydom A, Martin S, Parkes C, Blizard R, King M (2011). Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in adults with mild intellectual disabilities (ID): a pilot randomised controlled trial.. Trials, 12, 95 - . doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-95
    • Hassiotis A, Gazizova D, Akinlonu L, Bebbington P, Meltzer H, Strydom A (2011). Psychiatric morbidity in prisoners with intellectual disabilities: analysis of prison survey data for England and Wales.. Br J Psychiatry, 199(2), 156 - 157. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.088039
    • Hassiotis A, Gazizova D, Akinlonu L, Rebbington P, Meltzer H, Strydom A (2011). Psychiatric morbidity in prisoners with intellectual disabilities reply. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 199(6), 514 - 514. doi:10.1192/bjp.199.6.514a

    2010

    • Torr J, Strydom A, Patti P, Jokinen N (2010). Aging in Down Syndrome: Morbidity and Mortality. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 70 - 81.
    • Courtenay K, Jokinen NS, Strydom A (2010). Caregiving and Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 26 - 33.
    • Strydom A, Shooshtari S, Lee L, Raykar V, Torr J, Tsiouris J, Jokinen N, Courtenay K, Bass N, Sinnema M, Maaskant M (2010). Dementia in Older Adults With Intellectual Disabilities-Epidemiology, Presentation, and Diagnosis. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(2), 96 - 110.
    • Strydom A, Romeo R, Perez-Achiaga N, Livingston G, King M, Knapp M, Hassiotis A (2010). Service use and cost of mental disorder in older adults with intellectual disability. British Journal of Psychiatry, 196, 133 - 138. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.108.060939
    • Hillier B, Wright L, Strydom A, Hassiotis A (2010). Use of the HoNOS-LD in identifying domains of change. The Psychiatrist, 34, 322 - 326. doi:10.1192/pb.bp.108.024323
    • Haveman M, Heller T, Lee L, Maaskant M, Shooshtari S, Strydom A (2010). Major Health Risks in Aging Persons With Intellectual Disabilities: An Overview of Recent Studies. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 59 - 69.
    • Jamieson-Craig R, Scior K, Chan T, Fenton C, Strydom A (2010). Reliance on carer reports of early symptoms of dementia among adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(1), 34 - 41.

    2009

    • Strydom A, Torr J (2009). Mental Health of Older People. In Hassiotis A, Andrea-Barron D, Hall I (Ed.), Intellectual disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (pp. 149 - 168). : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    • Strydom A, Dickinson MJ, Shende S, Pratico D, Walker Z (2009). Oxidative stress and cognitive ability in adults with Down syndrome. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33(1), 76 - 80. doi:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2008.10.006
    • Strydom A, Hassiotis A, King M, Livingston G (2009). The relationship of dementia prevalence in older adults with intellectual disability (ID) to age and severity of ID. Psychological Medicine, 39, 13 - 21. doi:10.1017/S0033291708003334
    • Courtenay K, Soni S, Strydom A, Turk J (2009). Behavioural phenotypes and mental disorders. Psychiatry, 8(10), 391 - 397. doi:10.1016/j.mppsy.2009.06.020
    • Allison L, Strydom A (2009). Intellectual disability across cultures. Psychiatry, 8(9), 355 - 357. doi:10.1016/j.mppsy.2009.06.008

    2008

    • Andrea BD, Strydom , A , Hassiotis , A (2008). What to tell and how to tell: a qualitative study of information sharing in research for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34, 501 - 506.
    • Ali AK, Strydom A, Hassiotis A, King M (2008). A measure of the perceived stigma of intellectual disability. British Journal of Psychiatry, 193, 410 - 415.
    • Hassiotis A, Strydom A, Hall I, Ali A, Lawrence-Smith G, Meltzer H, Head J, Bebbington P (2008). Psychiatric morbidity and social functioning among adults with borderline intelligence living in private households.. J Intellect Disabil Res, 52(Pt 2), 95 - 106. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.01001.x

    2007

    • Strydom A, Livingston G, King M, Hassiotis A (2007). Prevalence of dementia in intellectual disability using different diagnostic criteria.. Br J Psychiatry, 191, 150 - 157. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.106.028845

    2005

    • Hall I, Strydom A, Richards M, Hardy R, Bernal J, Wadsworth M (2005). Social outcomes in adulthood of children with intellectual impairment: evidence from a birth cohort.. J Intellect Disabil Res, 49(Pt 3), 171 - 182. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00636.x
    • Strydom A, Hassiotis A, Livingston G (2005). Mental health and social care needs of older people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 18(3), 229 - 235. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00221.x

    2004

    • Strydom A, Hassiotis A, Walker Z (2004). Magnetic resonance imaging in people with Down's Syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48(8), 769 - 770. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2003.00571.x
    • Strydom A, Higgins N (2004). Are dedicated research posts of value to psychiatry trainees?. Psychiatric Bulletin, 28(7), 260 - 263.

    2003

    • Banham K, Garrett M, McClean A, Strydom A, Hassiotis A (2003). About leaving: making sense of moving on. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 31, 70 - 73.
    • Strydom A, Hassiotis A (2003). Diagnostic instruments for dementia in older people with intellectual disability in clinical practice. Aging and Mental Health, 7(6), 431 - 437. doi:10.1080/13607860310001594682
    • Strydom A (2003). Down's syndrome. The Lancet, 362(9377), 80 - 81. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)13825-1
    • Hassiotis A, Strydom A, Allen K, Walker Z (2003). A memory clinic for older people with intellectual disabilities. Aging and Mental Health, 7(6), pp.418 - 423. doi:10.1080/13607860310001594664

    2002

    • Strydom A (2002). Mental disorders predicted all cause and cause specific deaths in Finnish adults. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 5(3), 93 - .
    • Strydom A, Hassiotis A, Walker Z (2002). Clinical use of structural magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of dementia in adults with Down's syndrome. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 19(2), 60 - 63.

    2001

    • Strydom A, Hall I (2001). Randomized trial of psychotropic medication information leaflets for people with intellectual disability.. J Intellect Disabil Res, 45(Pt 2), 146 - 151.
    • Richards M, Maughan B, Hardy R, Hall I, Strydom A, Wadsworth M (2001). Long-term affective disorder in people with mild learning disability.. Br J Psychiatry, 179, 523 - 527.
    • Strydom A, Forster M, Wilkie BM, Edwards C, Hall IS (2001). Patient information leaflets for people with learning disabilities who take psychiatric medication. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29(2), 72 - 76. doi:10.1046/j.1468-3156.2001.00108.x