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. 10, September

Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorders Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Terence A Ketter, editor. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Publishing; 2005. 261 p. US$34.95.Reviewer rating: ExcellentThis book is the third of the well-established Review of Psychiatry Series,...
Cost-Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Mental Disorders: Implications for Public Health Care Funding Policy in Canada
Objective: Publicly funded cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for mental disorders is scarce in Canada, despite proven efficacy and guidelines recommending its use. This paper reviews published data on the economic impact of CBT to inform recommendations...
Evidenced-Based Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Patients
Objective: To provide an overview of treatment options for opioid-dependent patients.Method: We screened all published studies on the treatment of opioid dependence, with a special focus on systematic literature reviews, formal metaanalyses, and recent...
How Spiritual Values and Worship Attendance Relate to Psychiatric Disorders in the Canadian Population
Objective: Research into risk and protective factors for psychiatric disorders may help reduce the burden of these conditions. Spirituality and religion are 2 such factors, but research remains limited. Using a representative national sample of respondents,...
Illicit Opioid Use and Its Key Characteristics: A Select Overview and Evidence from a Canadian Multisite Cohort of Illicit Opioid Users (OPICAN)
Objectives: To summarize key characteristics and consequences of illicit opioid use from the literature and to present corresponding data from a multisite sample of illicit opioid users in 5 Canadian cities (OPICAN study).Method: We undertook an overview...
Illicit Opioid Use and Treatment for Opioid Dependence: Challenges for Canada and Beyond
The use and misuse of opioids has been a phenomenon in Canada for about a century, yet it only began to receive attention in the field of psychiatry when the dominant criminal model was challenged by emerging views on treatment and rehabilitation for...
Reaching out to High School Youth: The Effectiveness of a Video-Based Antistigma Program
Objective: To evaluate the impact on high school students of a video-based antistigma program portraying real life experiences of individuals with schizophrenia and lesson plans to guide classroom discussions and active learning.Method: We used a pre-...
The Age of Melancholy: Major Depression and Its Social Origins
Mood Disorders The Age of Melancholy: Major Depression and Its Social Origins Dan G Blazer. New York (NY): Routledge; 2005. 251 p. CDN$44.95Reviewer rating: GoodDan Blazer has been a prolific researcher and leader in geriatric psychiatry for several...
The Development of the Person
Developmental Issues The Development of the Person L Alan Sroufe, Byron Egeland, Elizabeth A Carlson, W Andrew Collins. New York (NY): Guilford Press; 2005. 384 p. US$40.00.Reviewer rating: ExcellentThe findings of the Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation...
Twelve-Month Psychiatric Disorder among Single and Married Mothers: The Role of Marital History
Objective: To examine differences between single and married mothers in the 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders.Methods: The analysis uses data from the National Comorbidity Survey, collected in 1992-1993, and focuses on women aged 15 to 55...