Select Research Papers and Publications

In addition to these published findings, please visit our presentations section in Understanding Mental Health to download presentations and discussion materials.

  • Wei Y, Kutcher S, Szumilas M. Comprehensive school mental health: an integrated pathway to care model for Canadian secondary schools. Under review by McGill Journal of Education, 2010.

  • Wei Y, Kutcher S, Szumilas M. Effectiveness on mental health of psychological debriefing for crisis intervention in school settings. Accepted by Educational Psychology Review, 2010.

  • Espinola-Nadurille M, Vargas Huicochea I, Raviola G, Ramirez-Bermudez J, Kutcher S. Mental Health Care Reforms in Latin America: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Mexico. Psychiatric Services. May 2010 Vol. 61 No. 5.

  • Szumilas M, Kutcher S, LeBlanc JC, Langille DB. Use of school-based health centers for mental health support in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(5):319-328 (2010).

  • Kutcher S, Horner B, Cash C, Lopez M, Pascual M. Building Psychiatric Clinical Research Capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries: The Canadian-Cuban Partnership. The Innovation Journal, 15(1) 2010, Article 9.

  • Kutcher S, Hampton, MJ. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy in Canada: An Analytical Review. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2010 Feb;55(2):100-7.

  • Szumilas S, Wei, Y, Kutcher S. Psychological Briefing in Schools: To Use or Not to Use. , published at on January 4, 2010.

  • Kutcher S, Szumilas M. Distinguishing Suicide attempts from nonsuicidal self-harming behaviours. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 48(10) 2009.

  • Berwaerts J, Kutcher S, Kusumaker V. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Bipolar disorder: A clinician’s guide to treatment management (2nd ed) Yathman, Kakshmi N (Ed), Kusumakar, Vivek (Ed), New York, NY, US: Toutledge/Taylor& Francis Group, 2009 185-202 [Chapter].

  • Szumilas M, Kutcher S. Teen Suicide Information on the Internet: A Systematic Quality Analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Sept; 54(9):596-604, 2009.

  • Kutcher S. A Combination of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Sertraline Reduced Anxiety in Children more than Either Treatment Alone.Evidence Based Medicine. 14(3):83, June 2009.

  • Garland J, Kutcher S, Virani A. Using SSRIs in Children and Adolescents.Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 18(2):160-5, May 2009.

  • Kutcher S, McLuckie A. Evergreen: Towards a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Framework for Canada. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 18(2):89-91, May 2009.

  • McIntosh, D, Kutcher, S, Anthony Levitt, A, et al. Adult ADHD and Comorbid Depression. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 5; 137-150, April 2009.

  • Kutcher S, McDougall A, and Murphy A. Preventing, Detecting and Managing Side Effects of Medications. In JM Rey and B Birmaher (eds) Treating Child and Adolescent Depression. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp 174-193, 2009.

  • Kutcher S, Chehil S. Physical Treatments. In M. Rutter (ed) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 5th Edition. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

  • Garland EJ, Kutcher S, Virani A. 2008 Position Paper on Using SSRIs in Children and Adolescents. J Can Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry, May;18(2):76-81, 2009.

  • Kutcher S, McDougall A. Problems with Access to Adolescent Mental health can lead to Dealing with the Criminal Justice System. Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, Jan;14(1), 2009.

  • Cheung A, Kusumakar V, Kutcher S, Dubo E, Garland J, Weiss M, Kiss A, Levitt, A. Maintenance Study for Adolescent Depression. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Nov;18(4):389-394, 2008.

  • Kutcher S, Murphy A, Gardner D. Psychopharmacological Treatment Options for Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health: The WHO Essential Medicines Lists. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 47:1105-1113, 2008.

  • Kutcher, S., Chehil, S. Evaluating a Novel Community Based Mental Health Post Disaster Training Program: in the Grenada Experience. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. Jul-Aug;3(4):235-40, 2008.

  • Kutcher S. CBT plus an SSRI as effective as an SSRI alone for adolescents with moderate to severe depression. Evidence Based Medicine. Feb;13(1):13, 2008.

  • Kutcher S, Szumilas M. Youth suicide prevention. Canadian Medical Association Journal.  Jan 29; 178(3):282-285, 2008.

  • Szumilas M, Kutcher S. Family and youth info sheet on suicide. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 178(3):286, 2008.

  • Kutcher, S., Gardner, D. SSRI Use and Youth Suicide: Making Sense of a Confusing Story. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. Jan;21(1):65-9, 2008.

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