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. 53, No. 4, April

A Clinician's Guide to Correct Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Think Incremental Not Average
Objective: To explain how to correctly report the results from a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA).Methods: Results were used from a hypothetical clinical trial to illustrate how different ways of reporting economic results affect both presentation of...
Alcohol Factors in Suicide Mortality Rates in Manitoba
Objective: To identify alcohol-related factors that influence mortality rates from suicide.Method: We examined the impact of per capita consumption of total alcohol, spirits, beer, and wine; unemployment rate; and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) membership...
Chronic Pain and the Psychiatrist
Since the first multidisciplinary pain management clinic in Seattle in the 1960s,1 mental health professionals have been key participants in pain clinic services. This involvement has been driven by several factors: the high prevalence and social cost...
Epidemiologic Perspective on Chronic Pain Treatment
Objective: To review the epidemiologic literature concerning psychosocial mediators of outcome in chronic pain. These factors deserve attention in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain by mental health professionals.Method: We reviewed literature...
Epidemiology of Chronic Pain with Psychological Comorbidity: Prevalence, Risk, Course, and Prognosis
Objective: To review the relation between chronic pain and psychological comorbidities, and the influence on course and prognosis, based on epidemiologic and population studies.Method: We present a narrative overview of studies dealing with the epidemiology...
Lifestyle Characteristics of Psychiatric Outpatients
Objective: To describe lifestyle characteristics and associated health issues among psychiatric outpatients in 3 diagnostic categories: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety and (or) depression.Method: A series of patients (n = 182) attending...
Psychological Approaches in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients-When Pills, Scalpels, and Needles Are Not Enough
Background: Chronic pain is a prevalent and costly problem that eludes adequate treatment. Persistent pain affects all domains of people's lives and in the absence of cure, success will greatly depend on adaptation to symptoms and self-management.Method:...
Suicide in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Linkage Study Using Medical Examiner and Vital Statistics Data
Objective: To examine suicide epidemiology in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1997 to 2001.Method: Data from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) were linked with data derived from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. Ninety-five percent...