Category Archives: Psychiatry

CPBC – Professional Practice Policy #66 (Opioid Agonist Treatment)

What you will find here: Requirements for safe dispensing of medications used in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

  1. Go to http://www.bcpharmacists.org/
  2. Click on the “Resources” tab; “Professional Practice Policies and Guides”; and then specifically on the “Opioid Agonist Treatment” and related “PPP-66 Policy Guides” (Buprenorphine/Naloxone Maintenance Treatment, Methadone Maintenance Treatment, Slow Release Oral Morphine Maintenance) links.

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia | Better health through excellence in pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia receives its authority from – and is responsible for administering – provincial pharmacy legislation. Our job is to protect public health by registering pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and licensing the places where they practice.


SwitchRx – The Online Medication Switching Tool (Antipsychotics)

What you will find here: Guide for adjusting psychotropic treatment regimens. Features suggested tapering and titration schedules, clinical tips, detailed information on drug pharmacokinetics, and other precautions.

Go to https://switchrx.ca/ and click on relevant tab (e.g. switching antipsychotics)

SwitchRx: Switching Medications

If SwitchRx has been a useful tool for your practice, you may want to deepen your understanding of how to better diagnose mental illness and prescribe or switch psychotropic medications. This is how PsychedUpCME, an accredited educational program can help.


Kelty Eating Disorders

What you will find here:  The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, help with system navigation, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC.

  1. Go to https://keltyeatingdisorders.ca
  2. Click on “Resources” and under “User Type” select “Healthcare Professionals”, and then select “BC Clinical Practice Guidelines” from the list provided.

Home – Kelty Eating Disorders

Kelty Eating Disorders connects you with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey.


Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit, resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD.

What you will find here: Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance guidelines for management of ADHD.

  1. Go to caddra.ca
  2. From the “Guidelines” drop down menu select “Download Guidelines” or 
  3. From the “Resources” drop down menu select “Medication Updates,” “Medication Charts,” or “Psychosocial Chart” if applicable.

CADDRA | The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit, resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD. We do not have any health professionals on staff to diagnose or to answer questions. If you are seeking these services, please consult your healthcare professional.


Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD)

What you will find here: CANMAT focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, providing up-to-date scientific information, treatment guidelines and educational opportunities for clinicians as well as clear and useful information about symptoms and treatments for patients and families.

  1. Go to http://canmat.org
  2. Click on Resources for:  “Health Professionals”
  3. Click on “Guidelines” select the desired guideline or resource

CANMAT | home

In September, 2016, CANMAT published its revised treatment guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder.


BMC Psychiatry

What you will find here: BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

  1. Go to https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com
  2. Enter “Anxiety Disorders” in the search box.

BMC Psychiatry

Dedicated to all aspects of research into conditions related to psychiatric disorders, BMC Psychiatry is a well-known international journal committed to a broad range of topics, including molecular genetics, epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapeutic treatments. In addition to research articles, the journal welcomes study protocols, case reports, debates, and databases to allow for a multipronged approach in understanding psychiatric disorders and treatment.

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)

CANMAT focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, providing up-to-date scientific information, treatment guidelines and educational opportunities for clinicians as well as clear and useful information about symptoms and treatments for patients and families.

  1. Go to http://canmat.org
  2. Click on “Publications” and under “Guidelines”, select the most up to date version of the “CANMAT Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder”.

CANMAT | home

In September, 2016, CANMAT published its revised treatment guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder.