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. 51, No. 5, April

Agreement between Staff and Service Users concerning the Clientele's Mental Health Needs: A Quebec Study
Objectives: This article examines the differences found between clientele with severe mental health problems and their key health workers in terms of assessing service users' needs in 6 Quebec service areas.Method: We questioned 165 pairs of users and...
Androgen Treatment of Depressive Symptoms in Older Men: A Systematic Review of Feasibility and Effectiveness
Objective: To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of androgen treatment of depressive symptoms in older men.Method: We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Eric, HealthStar, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for potentially relevant articles....
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families John G Gunderson, Perry D Hoffman, editors. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Publishing; 2005. 171 p. US$29.95.Reviewer...
Building a Better Model: An Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling
Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM) are powerful extensions of path analysis, which was described in a previous article in this series. CFA differs from the more traditional exploratory factor analysis in that the...
Depressive Symptomatology in the Immediate Postnatal Period: Identifying Maternal Characteristics Related to True- and False-Positive Screening Scores
Objective: To determine whether true- and false-positive postnatal depression screening scores can be distinguished during the early postpartum period by examining characteristic differences between 2 groups: 1) women with depressive symptomatology at...
Obesity in Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder: Results from a National Community Health Survey on Mental Health and Well-Being
Objective: We aimed to ascertain the prevalence of obesity in individuals with a mood disorder (MD) (that is, bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder), compared with the general population. We further aimed to examine the likelihood of an association...
Re: Day Treatment for Personality Disorders
Dear Editor:Dr Paris' article on the treatment of BPD and Dr Livesley's article on strategies for treating personality disorder, both in July's Journal, were good reviews serving to combat undue pessimism in the treatment of those disorders (1,2).Both...
Re: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder/Reply: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Dear Editor:In his recent article on borderline personality disorder (BPD), Joel Paris comments on a study of the treatment of BPD that is underway in Sydney, Australia (1). These remarks warrant a response.Attitudes toward BPD have recently changed....
Sedative Hypnotic Use in Alberta
Objective: Benzodiazepines and similar sedative-hypnotics (BDZ-SSHs) are associated with both beneficial and adverse effects. Pharmacoepidemiologic data describing the use of these medications in contemporary Canadian populations has not been readily...
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse Sexual Abuse of Males: The SAM Model of Theory and Practice Josef Spiegel. New York (NY): Brunner-Routledge; 2003. 545 p. US$60.00Reviewer rating: ExcellentThis book is a most thorough and complete presentation and discussion of sexual abuse...
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Disorders Insomnia: Principles and Management Martin Szuba, Jacqueline Kloss, David Dinges, editors. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press; 2003. 285 p. US$50.00.Reviewer rating: ExcellentThis book has something to offer all physicians: general...
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, editor. New York (NY): The Guilford Press; 2004. 494 p. US$55.00.Reviewer rating: ExcellentWorking with substance-abusing clients is not an easy task, it...
Systematic Overview of Drug Interactions with Antidepressant Medications
Objective: Antidepressants are commonly used drugs with potential for numerous drug interactions. This study aims to systematically review the literature on drug interactions with antidepressants.Methods: We searched MEDLINE (1966 to November 2003) and...
The Parent Interview for Child Symptoms: A Situation-Specific Clinical Research Interview for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity and Related Disorders
Objective: To describe the properties of a semistructured research interview of parents designed to evaluate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related psychopathology.Method: We examined interrater reliability in 48 videotaped interviews...