Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide is a comprehensive, practical resource designed to support the work of primary care providers who encounter challenging mental health problems in their daily practices.
Following a “just the pearls” approach, Psychiatry in Primary Care provides realistic, clinically-tested guidance on detecting and managing mental health problems within the primary care context. Topics covered range from depression, anxiety and personality disorders to psychotherapy in primary care and managing mental health-related disability and insurance claims.
Designed for quick access, the guide features useful tools, established diagnostic criteria, useful approaches and alternatives to pharmacotherapies and other resources. Edited by David Goldbloom and Jon Davine, Psychiatry in Primary Care features leading contributors from across Canada.
About the authors
David S. Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, is the senior medical advisor, Education and Public Affairs, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom serves as Vice-Chair to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He works with the commission and CAMH to combat the stigma that still surrounds mental illness and addictions, recognizing stigma as one of the biggest impediments to progress in overcoming these issues in our society today.
Jon Davine, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist who works directly with primary care providers through the Hamilton-Wentworth HSO Mental Health Program. He is also Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Associate Member, Family Medicine, McMaster University. His work in primary care includes being the co-ordinator and a presenter of a week-long CME program "Psychiatry for Family Physicians" and his role as co-ordinator of "Psychiatry of Family Doctors", a monthly McMaster University CME series.