Mental Disorder in Canada: An Epidemiological Perspective

Edited by John Cairney and David L. Streiner

© 2010

Canada has long been recognized as a leader in the field of psychiatric epidemiology, the study of the factors affecting mental health in populations. However, there has never been a book dedicated to the study of mental disorder at a population level in Canada. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the discipline uses data from the country's first national survey of mental disorder, the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2005, to fill that gap.

Mental Disorder in Canada explores the history of psychiatric epidemiology, evaluates methodological issues, and analyzes the prevalence of several significant mental disorders in the population. The collection also includes essays on stigma, mental disorder and the criminal justice system, and mental health among women, children, workers, and other demographic groups. Focusing specifically on Canadian scholarship, yet wide-reaching in scope, Mental Disorder in Canada is an important contribution to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge on psychiatric epidemiology.

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Focusing specifically on Canadian scholarship, yet wide-reaching in scope, Mental Disorder in Canada is an important contribution to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge on psychiatric epidemiology.

Mental Disorder in Canada: An Epidemiological Perspective

Edited by John Cairney and David L. Streiner

© 2010

Canada has long been recognized as a leader in the field of psychiatric epidemiology, the study of the factors affecting mental health in populations. However, there has never been a book dedicated to the study of mental disorder at a population level in Canada. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the discipline uses data from the country's first national survey of mental disorder, the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2005, to fill that gap.

Mental Disorder in Canada explores the history of psychiatric epidemiology, evaluates methodological issues, and analyzes the prevalence of several significant mental disorders in the population. The collection also includes essays on stigma, mental disorder and the criminal justice system, and mental health among women, children, workers, and other demographic groups. Focusing specifically on Canadian scholarship, yet wide-reaching in scope, Mental Disorder in Canada is an important contribution to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge on psychiatric epidemiology.

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  • Page Count: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 1.1in x 9.1in
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    'An unparalleled national accomplishment, Mental Disorder in Canada is a vital contribution to what we know about the distribution of mental disorders in Canada. Drawing mainly on the findings of the Canadian Community Health Survey (one of the largest national studies of mental disorders ever undertaken), the chapters reflect the analysis and interpretation of almost every major psychiatric epidemiologist across the country. This is a must read for all who are interested in those types of disorders that cut sharply into quality of life and which deserve more public health attention than they often receive.'
    Jane M. Murphy, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Author Information

    John Cairney is the McMaster Family Medicine Professor in Child Health Research and a professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Kinesiology at McMaster University.

    David L. Streiner is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and senior scientific editor of Health Reports.

  • Table of contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Dedication

    List of Contributors

    Introduction: Psychiatric Epidemiology in Canada: A Coming of Age
    John Cairney, McMaster University & David Streiner, University of Toronto

    PART I: Context and Theory

    Chapter 1: The Social Science Contribution to Psychiatric Epidemiology
    David Streiner, University of Toronto & John Cairney, McMaster University

    Chapter 2: The History of Psychiatric Epidemiology in Canada:
    The Development of Community Surveys
    Roger Bland, University of Alberta & Tara Hanson, Alberta Mental Health Board

    Chapter 3: Intersecting Social Statuses and Psychiatric Disorder:
    New Conceptual Directions in the Social Epidemiology of Mental Disorder
    John Cairney, McMaster University, Scott Veldhuizen,
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Terrance J. Wade, Brock University

    PART II: Methodological Issues

    Chapter 4: On the Use of Secondary Data as a Method for Population-based
    Studies in Mental Health, Addictions and Social Behaviour: An Introduction
    Terrance J. Wade, Brock University & Augustine Brannigan, University of Calgary

    Chapter 5: The Canadian Community Health Survey:
    Mental Health and Well-Being
    Ronald Gravel & Yves Béland, Statistics Canada

    PART III: Epidemiology of Disorders

    Chapter 6: Affective Disorders in Canada
    Scott Patten, University of Calgary

    Chapter 7: Anxiety Disorders in Canada
    Tracie Afifi, Brian Cox & Jitender Sareen, University of Manitoba

    Chapter 8: Contribution of Psychiatric Epidemiology on Counting Adult
    Severely Mentally Ill
    Alain Lesage, University of Montreal

    Chapter 9: Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Gambling Problems:
    Co-morbidity with Mental Disorders
    Brian Rush, Karen Urbanoski, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,
    Diego G. Bassani, University of Toronto, Saulo Castel, Whitby Mental Health Centre,
    Cameron Wild, University of Alberta

    Chapter 10: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
    Michael Boyle & Kathy Hadjiyannakis, McMaster University

    Chapter 11: Psychiatric Disorder in Later Life: A Canadian Perspective
    Laurie Corna & Laura Gage, University of Toronto, John Cairney, McMaster University,
    David L. Streiner, University of Toronto

    PART IV: Special Topics

    Chapter 12: Women and Mental Health
    Sarah Romans & Lori Ross, University of Toronto

    Chapter 13: Migrants and Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Canada
    Douglas W. MacPherson, Migration Health Consultants Inc.,
    Brian D. Gushulak, McMaster University

    Chapter 14: Mental Disorders and Stigma:
    Three Moments in Canadian History
    Heather Stuart, Queen's University

    Chapter 15: Psychiatric Epidemiology and Correction
    Julio Arboleda-Flórez, Queen's University

    Chapter 16: The Epidemiology of Suicide in Canada
    Isaac Sakinofsky, University of Toronto,
    Greg Webster, Canadian Institute for Health Information

    PART V: Mental Health Care Services and Policy

    Chapter 17: Depression and Mental Health Supports and Services in Canada
    Anne Rhodes, University of Toronto, Julie Thurlow, Workplace Safety Insurance Board,
    Nicole Donaldson, Toronto Western Hospital, Amanda T. Lo, McMaster University,
    Jennifer Bethell, University of Toronto

    Chapter 18: Examining the Mental Health of the Working Population:
    Organizations, Individuals and Haystacks
    Carolyn Dewa & Elizabeth Lin, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health,
    Marc Corbiere, Université de Sherbrooke, Martin Shain, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

    Chapter 19: Knowledge Translation in Mental Health Care Research:
    From Epidemiology to Policy
    Paula Goering, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health,
    Charlotte Waddell, Simon Fraser University

    PART VI: Final Thoughts

    Chapter 20: Where do we go from here?
    The future of Psychiatric Epidemiology in Canada
    David Streiner, University of Toronto & John Cairney, McMaster University

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