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. 10, October

A Controlled Before-and-After Evaluation of a Mobile Crisis Partnership between Mental Health and Police Services in Nova Scotia
Objectives: Police are often the front-line response to people experiencing mental health crises. This study examined the impact of an integrated mobile crisis team formed in partnership between mental health services, municipal police, and emergency...
Association between Antidepressant Use during Pregnancy and Infants Born Small for Gestational Age
Objective: To measure the association between the class of antidepressant (AD) used according to trimester of exposure during pregnancy and infants born small for gestational age (SGA).Methods: A case-control study was performed using data from the Quebec...
Clinical Factors That Predict Cognitive Function in Patients with Major Depression
Objectives: To compare the performance of depressed patients to healthy control subjects on discrete cognitive domains derived from factor analysis and to examine the factors that may influence the performance of depressed patients on cognitive domains...
Life Course Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Depression
Life course epidemiology seeks to understand how determinants of health and disease interact across the span of a human life, and has made significant contributions to understanding etiological mechanisms in many chronic diseases, including schizophrenia....
Life Course Studies of Psychopathology: Consolidation and Concern
The accompanying In Review papers by Dr Ian Colman and Ms Anushka Ataullahjan' and Dr Joseph Murray and Dr David P Farrington2 represent exemplary applications of the life course perspective to psychopathology. Using their papers as points of departure,...
Predictors of the Longitudinal Course of Major Depression in a Canadian Population Sample
Objective: Most psychiatric epidemiologic studies have used cross-sectional methods, resulting in a lack of information about the longitudinal course of depressive disorders. The objective of our study was to describe the longitudinal epidemiology of...
Principles Underlying Mental Health Legislation
A position paper developed by the Canadian Psychiatric Association 's Standing Committee on Professional Standards and Practice and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Board of Directors in June 2010.IntroductionAccording to the World...
Risk Factors for Conduct Disorder and Delinquency: Key Findings from Longitudinal Studies
Conduct disorder (CD) and delinquency are behavioural problems involving violation of major rules, societal norms, and laws. The prevalence of CD and delinquency peaks in mid-to-late adolescence. Both show considerable continuity over time. The most...
Where to Position Clozapine: Re-Examining the Evidence
Objective: To review clozapine's position in treatment algorithms for schizophrenia.Method: Clozapine's status is reviewed in the context of its initial discovery and unique clinical and (or) pharmacological profile, withdrawal and link with hematologic...

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