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Psychiatry in primary care

On the front lines of mental health care

Primary care health professionals are on the front lines in providing mental health care in Canada. Yet their efforts to meet the needs of their patients are constrained by numerous factors: time, knowledge, skills, supports and access to specialized referral. And the stigma that persists around mental illness can limit both patient disclosure and physician inquiry.

A practical resource for providers

Psychiatry in Primary Care is intended to meet some of those needs in a practical and actionable way. It minimizes dry information about etiology and pathogenesis to focus on what primary care health professionals can:



and recommend.

Psychiatry in Primary Care online and mobile app

The online version of Psychiatry in Primary Care can be used on laptops, tablets and phones. The PPC Toolkit app allows users to create custom toolkits using interview guides and interactive versions of the tools in the guide.

Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide (David S. Goldbloom and Jon Davine, editors) was published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2011. Copies of the print version can be ordered from the CAMH online store. 

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Psychiatry in primary care toolkit

A powerful mobile app packed with features that will streamline screening and assessment in primary care.

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