Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Monthly journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on the psychiatry developments in Canada and abroad. Features include debates, research, book reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, January

An Increased Risk of Stroke among Panic Disorder Patients: A 3-Year Follow-Up Study
Objective: To explore whether panic disorder (PD) increases the risk for stroke, using a nationwide, population-based dataset.Methods: Our study used data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. The study cohort included patients who...
Does Clozapine Promote Employability and Reduce Offending among Mentally Disordered Offenders?
Objective: To compare employment pay, count of infractions, and clinical symptoms in psychiatric inmates treated with clozapine or other antipsychotics after 6 months of treatment.Methods: Clinical charts and institutional offence records of psychiatric...
Is Treating Patients with First-Episode Psychosis Cost-Effective?
Ashok Malla, MBBS, FRCPC1; Anthony J Pelosi, FRCP, FRCPsych2Can J Psychiatry. 2010;55(1):3-8.Ample Evidence Supports Specialized Early InterventionThe last decade has seen a burgeoning interest not only in research in first-episode psychosis (FEP), its...
Mental Health Service Use by Chinese Immigrants with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Objective: To investigate whether recent Chinese immigrants in British Columbia diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness used mental health services at a lower rate than a similar group of nonimmigrants and longer-term immigrants.Method: Subjects...
Regional and Individual Influences on Use of Mental Health Services in Canada
Objective: Knowledge is lacking on the extent to which area-level characteristics contribute to variations observed in the use of mental health services. This study examined the influence of area- and individual-level characteristics on the use of mental...
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Youth Suicide Victims: An Exploratory Study
Objective: Our study was designed to explore additional outcome variables of a suicide case-control study to determine the association between sexual orientation and gender identity in suicide completion in children and adolescents.Method: Fifty-five...
The Relation between Types and Frequency of Gambling Activities and Problem Gambling among Women in Canada
Objective: Canada experienced large-scale growth of the gambling industry during the 1990s. Clinical data have indicated that substantial proportions of people seeking help for gambling problems in Canada are women. A population health model was used...
The Year in Review: Continuity and Change
Can J Psychiatry. 2010;55(1):1-2.The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry continues on a trajectory to define itself as a primarily scientific publication, with niches for extended reviews and original research. Our latest impact factor is 2.83. We continue...