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. 52, No. 3, March

Addiction Is a Mental Disorder, Best Managed in a (Public) Mental Health Setting-But Our System Is Failing Us/Addiction Is Treated by All Domains of Our Society/Response to Dr Campbell/Response to Dr Els: The New Psychiatry Will Treat the Disordered Mind of the Addict, Not the Diagnosis
Charl Els, MBChB, FCPsych, MMedPsych1(Can J Psychiatry 2007;52:167-169)For centuries, mental illness was viewed as an invasion by evil spirits that had to be exorcised. Later practices dictated sending the afflicted away to asylums, and eventually the...
Anxiety Comorbidity and Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder Patients
Objective: To assess the impact of anxiety comorbidity on the quality of life of patients with bipolar disorder (BD).Methods: We undertook a cross-Sectional survey of 162 BD outpatients interviewed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. The...
Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of Evil
Forensic Psychiatry: Influences of Evil Tom Mason, editor. Totowa (NJ): Humana Press; 2006. 387 p. US$99.95.Reviewer rating: Not recommendedReviewed by: J Paul Fedoroff, MDOttawa, OntarioEver wonder what source Tom Cruise relied upon when he said, in...
Imaging Mental Disorders in the 21st Century
Computer-based brain-imaging technologies were introduced into medicine beginning in the 1970s, with the introduction of computed axial tomography (CAT or CT) and, subsequently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional...
Neuroimaging Studies of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances: A Selective Review
Objectives: To critically review and integrate, from a developmental perspective, recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of 4 childhood psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...
PET and SPECT Imaging in Psychiatric Disorders
Objectives: To review recent findings from positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies that investigate the pathophysiology and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, and dementia.Methods: We carried...
Receiving Guideline-Concordant Pharmacotherapy for Major Depression: Impact on Ambulatory and Inpatient Health Service Use
Objective: This study aimed to determine the associations between guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for depression and the use of health services in the year following diagnosis.Method: This population-based, retrospective cohort study examined Quebec...
Socioeconomic Status and Self-Reported Barriers to Mental Health Service Use
Objective: Socially disadvantaged individuals are at high risk for having their mental health service needs unmet. We explored the relations among education level, income level, and self-reported barriers to mental health service use for individuals...
Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Psychiatric Disorders
Objective: To report on recent advances in both structural and functional brain imaging studies in psychiatry and to highlight their importance for the field.Method: We reviewed recently published articles dealing with such advances and abstracted them...
Treating Delusional Disorder: A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Attention Placebo Control
Objective: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has proved effective in treating delusions, both in schizophrenia and delusional disorder (DD). Clinical trials of DD have mostly compared CBT with either treatment as usual, no treatment, or a wait-list...

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