Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide is a comprehensive resource that supports the work of primary care practitioners who encounter mental health problems in their everyday practice.
This expanded and updated second edition reflects the latest evidence, using a "just the pearls" approach to providing clinically tested guidance on detecting and managing mental health problems within the primary care context. Topics range from depression, substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder to disability and insurance claims. This edition also reflects evolving technology, with extensive lists of web-based resources and apps that primary care practitioners can use and share with their patients to complement treatment.
With contributions from more than 40 experts across Canada, Psychiatry in Primary Care features established screening tools, diagnostic criteria and guidance around implementing pharmacological and psychosocial interventions.
About the Editors:
David S. Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist and senior medical advisor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He served as vice-chair and then chair of the Board of the Mental Health Commission of Canada from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Goldbloom is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Jon Davine, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Family Medicine. His outpatient psychiatry practice focuses on liaising with primary care physicians in the shared care model. In 2013, he was awarded the Certificate of Merit Award by the Canadian Association for Medical Education, and in 2018, he was awarded the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada Award for Excellence in Education.