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. 54, No. 8, August

Choosing a Career in Psychiatry: Factors Associated with a Career Interest in Psychiatry among Canadian Students on Entry to Medical School
Objective: To report the proportion of Canadian medical students interested in a career in psychiatry at medical school entry and to describe the unique demographics and career influences associated with this early interest.Methods: From 2001 to 2004,...
Course, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Depressive Symptomatology in Workers Following a Workplace Injury: A Prospective Cohort Study
Objectives: To estimate prevalence, incidence, and course of depressive symptoms and prevalence of mental health treatment following a workplace injury, and to estimate the association between depressive symptoms and return-to-work (RTW) trajectories.Method:...
Disclosure Attitudes and Social Acknowledgement as Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity in Chinese and German Crime Victims
Objective: Only rare data exist comparing cross-cultural aspects of civilian traumatization. We compared prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in German and Chinese crime victims, and investigated the cross-cultural effect of 2 interpersonal...
No Association between Prenatal Viral Infection and Depression in Later Life-A Long-Term Cohort Study of 6152 Subjects
Objective: Previous studies have suggested a role for prenatal viral infections in the etiology of schizophrenia; however, little is known about depression. We examined whether in-utero viral infections result in increased risk of depression in later...
Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Objective: To examine the extent to which neuroscience accounts for mental disorders.Method: Relevant literature on this problem was selectively reviewed.Results: Thus far, neuroscience research has contributed more to the understanding of the brain...
Reduction in Psychiatry
Objective: To examine the doctrine of reductionism in psychiatry.Method: A selective review of the literature.Results: Two arguments offered in support of reduction in psychiatry are presented and found to be unsatisfactory. An argument supporting skepticism...
Should Psychological Distress Screening in the Community Account for Self-Perceived Health Status?
Objective: Psychological distress questionnaires are often used as screening instruments for mental disorders in clinical and epidemiologic settings. Poor physical health may affect the screening properties of a questionnaire. We evaluate the effect...
Transitions in Hearing Impairment and Psychological Distress in Older Adults
Objective: Although previous research has demonstrated an association between hearing impairment (HI) and psychological distress, less work has explored the effect of transitions in hearing status on distress over time, or the explanatory pathways that...
Use of Administrative Data for the Surveillance of Mental Disorders in 5 Provinces
Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of administrative data for the surveillance of mental illness in Canada using databases in the following 5 provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta.Method: We used a population-based...