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CAGP Research Committee

03 Nov 2014 2:38 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

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Recent publications from our members:

“What Makes Residents Interested in Geriatric Psychiatry? A Pan-Canadian Online Survey of Psychiatry Residents.”   American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Online September 2014 Soham Rej,  Vincent Laliberté Mark J. Rapoport, Dallas Seitz, Melissa Andrew, Marla Davidson. 

Results of a survey of Canadian residents which demonstrates the importance of early and positive experiences of caring for older adults in promoting interest in geriatric psychiatry.

Associations of medical comorbidity, psychosis, pain, and capacity with psychiatric hospital length of stay in geriatric inpatients with and without dementia.”  International Psychogeriatrics, Online Oct 2014 Zahinoor Ismail, Tamara Arenovich, Robert Granger, Charlotte Grieve, Peggie Willett, Scott Patten, Benoit H Mulsant.


A study examining predictors of length of stay on a geriatric psychiatry unit.  Diagnosis of dementia did not impact length of stay, but positive psychotic symptoms and incapacity did.

“Renal function in geriatric psychiatry patients compared to non-psychiatric older adults: effects of lithium use and other factors.”  Aging and Mental Health. 2014; 18(7):847-53 Soham Rej, Brian Weixi Li, Karl Looper, Marilyn Segal. 

A retrospective study of renal function comparing geriatric psychiatry patients to age matched controls.  Lithium use is safe in older adults with normal renal function, but is more risky for those with eGFR is <60 mL/min/1.73 m2

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