Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Outcome and progress monitoring in psychotherapy: Report of a Canadian Psychological Association Task Force.

Systematic evaluation of patient outcome and progress is important for determining the effects of psychotherapy and for providing quality information to therapists to adjust treatment. In this report, we reviewed the research on outcome and progress mo…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Interdit d’interdire? Vers une meilleure compréhension de l’autonomie et des règles au sein des relations parents-adolescents.

In developmental psychology, developing a sense of autonomy is claimed to be an important goal for adolescents. Nevertheless, the question of whether autonomy is always positive for adolescents is a highly debated issue. The goal of this review paper i…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility assessments: Advocating for changes to the Canadian criminal code.

Assessments of both fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility are common, complex forensic evaluations with substantial societal implications. Currently in Canada, medical practitioners, in particular psychiatrists, conduct the vast majority o…

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Risk Of Offensive/Incorrect Content: Seasonal variations in psychiatric admissions to hospital.

The objective of this study was to identify seasonal variations in mental health–related hospitalizations among children, adolescents, and adults using administrative health data. Hospital admission records from January 2004 to March, 2014 were sourced from the New Brunswick Discharge Abstract Database. Seasonality was measured using a cosinor model to estimate the phase, amplitude, and peak of seasonal variations in psychiatric admissions over the 12-month period from January through December. A general linear model using a Poisson distribution was used to calculate rate ratios that measured the significance of monthly variations in psychiatric admissions. We adjusted for the average number of days per month and provincial population counts using offsets in both models. Between 2004 and 2014, there were 57,730 mental health–related hospital admissions by 41,690 patients. Psychiatric admissions by children and adolescents (aged 3–19 years) increased from 44 admissions per 100,000 in 2004 to 51 admissions per 100,000 in 2014. Rates of psychiatric admissions among children, adolescents, and adults exhibited seasonality confirmed through the detection of a statistically significant sinusoidal pattern (p

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