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. 57, No. 6, June

A Perspective on the Effectiveness of Interventions for Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders
Together, the 2 papers in this In Review series'- on the effectiveness of interventions for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) represent a comprehensive synthesis of the relevant literature and will serve as the go-to resource for some years for Canadian and...
Assessing the Outcome of Compulsory Treatment Orders on Management of Psychiatric Patients at 2 McGill University-Associated Hospitals
Objective: Some literature suggests that compulsory community treatment orders (CTOs) are effective in reducing hospitalizations in a subgroup of psychiatric patients with histories of repeated hospitalization, allowing them to be treated in the community...
Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders and Concurrent Psychiatric Disorders: A Review
Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders. Epidemiologic studies have shown a high prevalence of concurrent psychiatric disorders among people with AUDs as well as a higher prevalence of AUDs in people with psychiatric...
Prevalence and Frequency of Mental Health Care Provided by General Practitioners: Differences between 2 National Data Sources for the Same Population
Objective: Estimates from Canada's first national mental health surveillance initiative-which is based on diagnostic codes in administrative health care utilization databases-indicate that the proportion of Canadians who receive mental health care is...
Psychosis Literacy in a Canadian Health Region: Results from a General Population Sample
Objective: To assess the public's level of mental health literacy for psychosis.Method: A cross-sectional telephone survey using a random phone number selection procedure was conducted to identify a sample of 1685 participants comprised of youth at risk...
Quality of Resident Violence Risk Assessments in Psychiatric Emergency Settings
Objective: To identify how psychiatric residents perceive their ability to conduct violence risk assessments and the risk factors they considered relevant in an emergency department setting.Method: We surveyed 55 of 159 psychiatric residents at the University...
The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Modalities in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems in Adults: A Review of the Evidence
Our objectives were to review the effectiveness of psychosocial modalities in the treatment of alcohol use disorders and problems, and to examine the impact of therapists on treatment outcome, the evidence on best practices for comorbid conditions, and...
The Effect of Study Design on the Reporting of Mortality Due to Colorectal Cancer in Adults with Mental Illness in Nova Scotia
Objective: Some studies suggest a higher case fatality from colorectal cancer (CRC) in psychiatric patients even though the incidence is no greater than in the general population. However, this finding is not universal and may be confounded by study...

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