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. 11, November

Are There Guidelines for the Responsible Prescription of Benzodiazepines?
Nady el-Guebaly, MD, DPH, DPsych, FRCPC1; Jitender Sareen, MD, FRCPC2; Murray B Stein, MD, MPH, FRCPC3Can J Psychiatry. 2010;55(11):709-714.The Prevalence of Prescriptions and Their IndicationsBenzodiazepines are reportedly the most frequently prescribed...
Dual Diagnosis: A National Study of Psychiatric Hospitalization Patterns of People with Developmental Disability
Objective: To report national demographics and diagnostic profiles of people with developmental disability hospitalized for psychiatric reasons, and to contrast results to psychiatric hospitalizations among patients with no comorbid developmental disability.Method:...
Improving Reliability of the Assessment of the Life Course of Schizophrenia
Objective: Life course studies of schizophrenia that have used a 3-phase model (onset, course, and outcome) have had their use restricted owing to differences in definition and methodology. The purpose of this investigation was to describe life course...
Paradigm Shifts and the Development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Past Experiences and Future Aspirations
Objective: Work is currently under way on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Fifth Edition, due to be published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. Dissatisfaction with the current categorical descriptive approach...
Person-Centred Integrative Diagnosis: Conceptual Bases and Structural Model
Objectives: To review the conceptual bases of Person-centred Integrative Diagnosis (PID) as a component and contributor to person-centred psychiatry and medicine and to outline its design and development.Method: An analysis was conducted of the historical...
Prevalence of Pervasive Developmental Disorders among Children at the English Montreal School Board
Objectives: The prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) has increased. There has been speculation regarding a role of thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) in this trend. Our objectives were to determine prevalence rates of PDDs among...
Screening Cognitive Performance with the Resident Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Cognitive Performance Scale
Objective: The validity of the Cognitive Performance Scale (CPS) embedded in the Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health (RAI-MH) was evaluated among adult psychiatric inpatients.Methods: The CPS is a brief measure of cognitive performance, with...