Yorston G, Haw C (2009) Historical Perspectives on Restraint. In A Balance of Care: Practice and Policy Perspectives on Reducing Restraint in Health and Social Care. Ed. R Hughes (Mark Allen Press).

Yorston G (2010) The Elderly Offender. In Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd Edition. Ed. M Abou-Saleh, C Katona & A Kumar (Wiley Blackwell).

Yorston G. Crime, mental illness and older people. In The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry 5th Edition. Eds. T Dening & A Thomas (in preparation).

Yorston G. The Elderly. In Forensic Psychiatry Eds. B Puri & I Treasaden (in press).


Yorston G (1999) Aged and dangerous: old age forensic psychiatry. British Journal of Psychiatry 174, 193-195.


Yorston G, McPhail E (1995) Clinical Pharmacists: The Benefits for Psychiatric Trainees. Psychiatric Bulletin 19, 690-92.

Yorston G (1995) The Life of Leopoldo Fregoli. Psychiatric Bulletin 19, 764-66.

Yorston G, Pinney A (1997) The use of High Dose Antipsychotic Medication. Psychiatric Bulletin 21, 566-569.

Yorston G (1997) A special interest session at CODAC (Counselling on Drugs and Alcohol Centre). Schema 2, 20-21.

Yorston G (1997) A historical study of elderly patients admitted to the Warneford Asylum 1826-1900. Proceeds of Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting, 90-91.

Yorston G, Hindley N (1998) Classic Text: Study of Motor Incoordination with echolalia and coprolalia – an introduction to and translation of Georges Gilles de la Tourette’s 1885 paper. History of Psychiatry IX, 97-120.

Yorston G, Pinney A (1998)  Identification of patients receiving high dose antipsychotics.   Proceeds of Royal College of Psychiatry Winter Meeting 94.

Yorston G (1998) Eradication: improving the outlook in delusional parasitosis.  Geriatric Medicine 28 (10), 43-44.

Shetty S, Yorston G (1999) The correspondence of Archibald Campbell-Clark - a nineteenth century physician superintendent. Proceeds of Royal College of Psychiatry Annual Meeting 140.

Yorston G (1999) A half century of psychosis: a case report describing the ethical dilemma of treating an elderly patient with long-term schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 60, Suppl 23, 31.

Beveridge A, Yorston G (1999) I drink therefore I am: Alcohol and Creativity. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 92, 646-48.

Yorston G, Pinney A (2000) Chlorpromazine equivalents and percentage British National Formulary maximum recommended dose in patients receiving high dose antipsychotics. Psychiatric Bulletin 24, 130-132.

Yorston G, Shetty S (2000) The correspondence of Archibald Campbell-Clark - a nineteenth century physician superintendent. Psychiatric Bulletin 24, 423-5.

Yorston G (2001) Elderly mentally disordered offenders: a neglected group. Geriatric Medicine 31(8), 30-32.

Yorston G (2001) Mania precipitated by meditation. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 4(2), 209-213.

Yorston G (2002) Dare to be different. Old Age Psychiatrist 26, 9.

Yorston G (2002) Special Services. Old Age Psychiatrist 27, 7.

Yorston G, Miesch M, Pleasance S, Rubbert S (2003) The pre-senile delusion of infestation: an introduction to and translation of Karl-Axel Ekbom’s 1938 paper. History of Psychiatry 14(2), 229-256.

Haw C, Yorston G (2004) Thomas Prichard and the Non-Restraint Movement at the Northampton Asylum. Psychiatric Bulletin 28, 140-2.

Yorston G (2004) Older People. Forensic Psychiatry for Medical Students. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 14 (2) S59-60.

Yorston G, Haw C (2005) Old and Mad in Victorian Oxford: a study of patients aged 60 and over admitted to the Warneford and Littlemore Asylums in the Nineteenth Century. History of Psychiatry 16, 395-422.

Yorston G, Taylor PJ (2006) Older Offenders – No Place to Go – Commentary. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law34(3), 333-337.

Knight C, Johnson C, Alderman A, Green S, Birkett-Swan L, Yorston G (2008) The St Andrew’s Sexual Behaviour Assessment (SASBA): Development of a Standardised Recording Instrument for the Measurement and Assessment of Challenging Sexual Behaviour in People with Progressive & Acquired Neurological Impairment. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 18: 129-159.

Haw C, Yorston G, Stubbs J (2008) Antispsychotics for BPSD An audit of prescribing practice in a specialist psychiatric inpatient unit. International Psychogeriatrics 20(4): 790-799.

Stubbs B, Knight C, Yorston G (2008) Physical Interventions for managing aggression in mental health: should physiotherapists be involved? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 15, 8-12.

McLeod C, Yorston G, Gibb R (2008) Referrals of older adults to forensic and psychiatric intensive care services: a retrospective case-note study in Scotland. British Journal of Forensic Practice 10, 36-43.

Yorston G, Taylor PJ (2009) Older patients in an English high security hospital: a qualitative study of the experiences and attitudes of patients aged 60 and over and their care staff in Broadmoor Hospital. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 20, 255-267.

Haw C, Yorston G, Stubbs J (2009) Guidelines for antispsychotics for BPSD: are we losing our minds? A survey of old age psychiatrists’ views. Psychiatric Bulletin 33, 57-60.

Stubbs B, Leadbetter D, Paterson B, Yorston G, Knight C, Davis S (2009) Physical Intervention: A review of the literature on its use, staff and patient views and the impact of training. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 16, 99-105.

Sugarman P, Yorston G, Wyman D (2010). An assessment centre for psychiatrists. The Psychiatrist 34, 349-50.

Kingston P, Le Mesurier N, Yorston G, Wardle S, Heath L (in press) Psychiatric Morbidity in Older Prisoners - Unrecognised and Undertreated. International Psychogeriatrics.


Baldacchino A, Yorston G (1996) Assessment of insight. Psychiatric Bulletin 20, 443.

Yorston G (1997) Treatment of Delusional Parasitosis with Sertindole. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 12, 1127-1128.

Yorston G (1997) Depressive delusions and the general election. British Journal of Psychiatry 171, 585.

Yorston G (1997) Independence of Mental Health Act medical recommendations. Psychiatric Bulletin 21, 788.

Yorston G (1999) Old age forensic psychiatry.  British Journal of Psychiatry 175, 493

Yorston G, Gray R (2000) Hypnopompic hallucinations with donepezil. Journal of Psychopharmacology 14(3), 303-4.

Stubbs B, Yorston G, Knight C (2008) Physical Intervention to Manage Aggression in Older Adults: How often is it employed? International Psychogeriatrics 20(4) 855-7.

Stubbs B, Yorston G, Knight C (2008) Central role of physiotherapy in responding to aggressive behaviour. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15, 144.


Neurobiology and clinical views on aggression and impulsivity. Eds. M. Maes & E.F. Coccaro. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry  15, 378 (2000).

Medicating Schizophrenia – A History. S Gelman. Journal of Mental Health 9, 551-552 (2000).

Community Care, Secondary Health Care and Care Management. Eds. D. Challis, R. Darton & K. Stewart. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 16, 340 (2001).

Cognitive deficits in Brain Disorders. Eds. JE Harrison & AM Owen. Journal of Psychopharmacology 16, 407 (2002).

Aging Prisoners: Crisis in American Corrections. R.H. Aday. Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health 16, 130-1 (2006).


I have prepared a module for the Department of Health’s e-Learning for Healthcare e-Brain Project on Long Term Neurological Conditions.

I have also prepared a series of HM Prison Service intranet teaching modules for prison officers on dementia, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, depression and psychosis, and these have been well received.


Royal College of Psychiatrists (2010) Medical Management: the Role of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the Training, Development and Support of Psychiatrists in Leadership and Management Roles. Report of a Working Group. Lead author: F Holloway. 

British Geriatrics Society (2011) Partnership for Quality Healthcare in Care Homes: Policy, Commissioning and Service Delivery Recommendations. (June 2011).

I regularly peer review papers for a number of journals including the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, the Psychiatrist and the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.