Please find below a list of some of our publications over the years.


  • Murphy A., Gardner D., Kisely S., Cooke C., Kutcher S., Hughes J. A qualitative study of antipsychotic medication experiences of youthJCACAP submitted 2014 April 17. 
  • Wei Y., & Kutcher, S. Innovations in practice: “Go-To” educator training on the mental health competencies of educators in the secondary school setting: a program evaluation.  Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Doi: 10.1111/camh.12056. (2014)
  • Murphy, A., Szumilas, M., Rowe, D., Landry, K., Misener-Martin, R., Kutcher, S., Gardner, D. Pharmacy students’ experiences in provision of community pharmacy mental health services.  Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2014 Jan; 147(1): 55-65.
  • McLuckie, A., Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Weaver, C. Sustained Improvements in Students’ and Teachers’ Mental Health Literacy with use of a Mental Health Curriculum in Canadian SchoolsJournal of School Mental Health. (submitted)
  • Murphy, A., Gardner, D., Kisely, S., Cooke, C., Kutcher, S., Hughes, J. Youth, caregiver, and perscriber experiences of antipsychotic-related weight gain. ISRN Obesity. doi:10.1155/2013/390130. 2013
  • Garcia-Ortega, I., Kadlec, H., Kutcher, S., Hollander, M., Kallstrom, L., Mazowita, G. Program evaluation of a child and youth mental health training program for family physicians in British ColumbiaJ Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 22(4): 296-302.
  • Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Suicide risk management. BMJ PointofCare. 2013 Oct;
  • Murphy, A. L., Gardner, D. M., Cooke, C., Kisley, S., Hughes, J., Kutcher, S. Prescribing trends of antipsychotics in youth receiving income assistance: results from a retrospective population database studyBMC Psychiatry. 2013 Jul 27; 13(1):198.
  • Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., McLuckie, A., Bullock, L. Educator mental health literacy: a program evaluation of the teacher training education on the Mental Health & High School Curriculum GuideAdvances in School Mental Health Promotion. 2013; 6(2): 83-93.
  • Kutcher, S., McLuckie, A. Evergreen: Creating a Child and Youth Mental Health Framework for CanadaPsychiatric Services. 2013 May; 64(5), 479-482.
  • Wei, Y., Hayden, J., Kutcher, S., Zygmunt, A., McGrath, P. The Effectiveness of School Mental Health Literacy Programs to Address Knowledge, Attitudes, and Help-Seeking among Youth: A Systematic ReviewEarly Intervention in Psychiatry. 2013 May; 7(2): 109-21.
  • Gardner, D., Murphy, A., Kutcher, S., Beaulieu, S., Carandang, C., Labelle, A., Lalonde, P., Malla, A., Milliken, H., O’Donovan, C., Schaffer, A., Soni, J., Taylor, V., Williams, R. Evidence review and clinical guidance for the use of ziprasidone in CanadaAnn Gen Psychiatry. 2013 Jan; 12(1):1.
  • Kutcher, S., Wei, Y. Mental health and the school environment: secondary schools, promotions and pathways to careCurr Opin Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 25(4): 311-6.
  • Kutcher, S. Child and Adolescent PsychiatryEssential Scientific References. 2011: 9-10. 
  • Wei, Y., Kutcher, S. International school mental health: global approaches, global challenges, and global opportunitiesChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2011 Jan; 102(1): 11-27.
  • Spenrath, M., Clarke, M., Kutcher, S. The Science of Brain and biological development: Implications for Mental Health Research, Practice and PolicyJ Can Academy Child Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 20(4): 298-304
  • Pottie, K., Greenaway, C., Feightner, J., Welch, V., Swinkels, H., Rashid, M., Narasiah, L., Kirmayer, L.J., Ueffing, E., MacDonald, N.E., Hassan, G., McNally, M., Khan, K., Buhrmann, R., Dunn, S., Dominic, A., McCarthy, A.E., Gagnon A.J., Rousseau, C., Tugwell, P., coauthors of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (Kutcher, S.). Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees. CMAJ. 2011 Sep; 183(12): E824-925.
  • Kutcher, S. Facing the Challenge of Care for Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada: A Critical Commentary, Five Suggestions for Change and a Call to ActionHealthcare Quarterly. 2011 April; 14: 15-21.
  • Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Post-suicide Intervention Programs: A Systematic ReviewCan J Public Health. 2011 Jan; 102(1) 18-29. 
  • Potvin-Boucher, J., Szumilas, M., Sheikh T., Kutcher S. Transitions: Am Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students. ACPA Journal of College Student Development. 2010 Nov; 51(6). 
  • Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Effectiveness on mental health of psychological debriefing for crisis intervention in school settingsEducational Psychology Review. 2010; 22(3): 339.
  • Kutcher, S. ForwardJ Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Aug; 19(3): 166-67.
  • Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Problematic conclusions regarding suicide prevention: A response to ten Have et al, 2009Can J Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 55(6): 398. 
  • Szumilas, M., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S. Psychological debriefing in schoolsCMAJ. 2010 Jun; 182(9): 883-84.
  • 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 MexicoPsychiatric Services. 2010 May; 61(5): 443-5. 
  • Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S., LeBlanc, J.C., Langille, D.B. Use of school-based health centers for mental health support in Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaCanadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010; 55(5): 319-328.
  • 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. 2010; 15(1):  Article 9.
  • Kutcher, S., Hampton, M.J. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy and Plans in Canada:  An Analytical Review.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 55(2): 100-7.
  • Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Distinguishing Suicide attempts from non-suicidal self-harming behavioursJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Oct; 48(10): 1039.
  • Sharan, P., Gallo, C., Gureje, O., Lamberte, E., Mari, J.J., Mazzotti, G., Patel, V., Swartz, L., Olifson, S., Levav, I., de Fracisco, A., Saxena, S., World Health Organization-Global Forum for Health Research – Mental Health Research Mapping Project Group (Kutcher – Collaborator). Mental health research priorities in low- and middle- income countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Oct; 195(4): 354-63.
  • Berwaerts, J., Kutcher, S., Kusumaker, V. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescentsBipolar 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. 
  • Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Teen Suicide Information on the Internet: A Systematic Quality Analysis.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2009 Sept; 54(9): 596-604.
  • Kutcher, S.  A Combination of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Sertraline Reduced Anxiety in Children more than Either Treatment AloneEvidence Based Medicine. 2009 June; 14(3): 83.
  • Garland, J., Kutcher, S., Virani, A.  Using SSRIs in Children and AdolescentsJournal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2): 160-5.
  • Kutcher, S., McLuckie, A.  Evergreen:  Towards a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Framework for CanadaJournal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2): 89-91.
  • McIntosh, D., Kutcher, S., Anthony Levitt, A., et al. Adult ADHD and Comorbid Depression.  Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2009 May; 5: 137-150.
  • Garland, E.J., Kutcher, S., Virani, A. 2008 Position Paper on Using SSRIs in Children and Adolescents.  J Can Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2):76-81.
  • Kutcher, S., Davidson, S., Manion, I. Child and youth mental health: Integrated health care using contemporary competency-based teamsJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2009 May; 14(5): 315-18.
  • Kutcher, S., McDougall, A.  Problems with Access to Adolescent Mental health can lead to Dealing with the Criminal Justice SystemJournal of the Canadian Paediatric Society. 2009 Jan; 14(1): 15-8.

  • Kutcher, S., Venn, D. Why youth mental health is so importantMedscape J Med. 2008 Dec; 10(12): 275.
  • 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. 2008 Nov; 18(4): 389-394.
  • Kutcher, S., Murphy, A., Gardner, D. Psychopharmacological Treatment Options for Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health: The WHO Essential Medicines ListsJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.  2008 Oct; 47(10): 1105-1113.
  • Kutcher, S., Chehil, S. Evaluating a Novel Community Based Mental Health Post Disaster Training Program: in the Grenada Experience.  American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2008 Jul; 3(4): 235-40. 
  • Kutcher, S.  CBT plus an SSRI was as effective as an SSRI alone for adolescents with moderate to severe depressionEvidence Based Medicine. 2008 Feb; 13(1): 13. 
  • Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Youth suicide preventionCMAJ. 2008 Jan; 178(3): 282-285.
  • Szumilas, M, Kutcher, S. Family and youth info sheet on suicideCMAJ. 2008 Jan; 178(3): 286.
  • Kutcher, S., Gardner, D.  SSRI Use and Youth Suicide: Making Sense of a Confusing Story. Current Opinion in Psychiatry.  2008 Jan; 21(1): 65-9.

  • Kutcher, S., Davidson, S.  Mentally ill youth: meeting service needs.  CMAJ. 2007 Feb; 176(4): 417.
  • Kutcher, S. Excessive Weight Gain, Metabolic Syndrome and Psychotropic Treatments of Children and AdolescentsChild and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. 2007; 11(4): 10.
  • Carandang, C., Santor, D., Gardner, D.M., Carrey, N., Kutcher, S.  Data safety monitoring boards and other study methodologies that address subject safety in “high-risk” therapeutic trials in youth”.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2007 Apr; 46(4): 489-92.
  • Jerome, L., Gardner, D., Kutcher, S. First Case of Sialolithiasis Associated With Atomoxetine.  J Clin Psychopharmacol.  2007 Feb; 27(1): 111-112.

  • Emslie, G.J., Wagner, K.D., Kutcher, S., Krulewicz, S., Fong, R., Carpenter, D.J., Lipschitz, A., Machin, A., Wilkinson, C. Paroxetine treatment in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 45(6): 709-19.

  • Kutcher, S., Chehil, S., Roberts, T. Meeting post-disaster mental health needs through an integrated health care provider training program: A pilot project in Grenada post hurricane Ivan.  Pan American Journal of Public Health.  2005 Oct-Nov; 18(4-5); 338-45. 
  • Kutcher, S., Chehil, S., Cash, C., Millar, J. A competencies-based mental health training model for health professionals in low and middle income countriesWorld Psychiatry Journal. 2005 Oct; 4: 177-180. 
  • Kutcher, S., Chehil, S. Post Natural Disaster Mental Health Difficulties: Myths and Realities of importance for the Caribbean RegionCaribbean Medical Journal.  2005; 67: 14-17. 
  • Kutcher, S., Brooks, S.J., Gardner, D., Horner, B., Kopala L., Labelle, A., Lalonde, P., Malla, A., Milliken, H., Soni, J., Williams, R.  Expert Canadian consensus suggestions on the rational, clinical use of ziprasidone in the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.  Neurospychiatr Dis Treat. 2005 Jun; 1(2): 89-108.
  • Dahl, A.A., Ravindran, A., Allgulander,C., Kutcher, S., Austin, C., Burt, T.  Sertraline in generalized anxiety disorder: efficacy in treating the psychic and somatic anxiety factors.  UActa PsychiatrScandU, 2005 Jun ; 111(6): 429-435.
  • Chehil, S., Kutcher, S. Postgraduate psychiatry training for global mental health: A Canadian Experience.  International Psychiatry. 2004; 2: 45-49.
  • Lauria-Horner, B., Kutcher, S., Brooks, S. The feasibility of a mental health curriculum in elementary school.  Can J Psychiatry. 2004 March; 49(3): 208-11.
  • Kutcher, S., Kusumakar, V., LeBlanc, J., Santor, D., Lagace, D., Morehouse, R. The characteristics of asymptomatic female adolescents at high risk for depression: the baseline assessment from a prospective 8-year study.  Journal of Affective Disorders.  2004 Apr; 79(1-3): 177-185.