Resources

Treatment guidelines and other resources for clinicians, patients and the public to improve clinical care.

Mental illnesses are complex medical disorders that effect every aspect of life.  We focus on mood and anxiety disorders, providing up-to-date scientific information, treatment guidelines and educational opportunities for clinicians.

For Health Professionals

2016 Depression Guidelines

2016 Depression Guidelines

CANMAT's evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), designed for use by community-based psychiatrists and mental health professionals.


2018 Bipolar Guidelines

2018 Bipolar Guidelines

Evidence-based clinical guidelines developed by CANMAT and the ­International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD, isbd.org) for the diagnosis and treatment of Bipolar Disorders, designed for use by community-based psychiatrists and mental health professionals.


CHOICE.D

CHOICE.D

A guide for patients and their families to understand the different evidence-based treatments available for depression, adapted from CANMAT's 2016 depression treatment guidelines.


CHOICE.D – Mandarin Chinese

CHOICE.D – Mandarin Chinese

The Mandarin Chinese translation of CHOICE.D, a guide for patients and their families to understand the different evidence-based treatments available for depression.


The Pocket Guide for Depression

The Pocket Guide for Depression

A concise summary of CANMAT’s 2016 Depression Guidelines, for healthcare providers who manage patients with depression.

2012 Comorbidity Reports

­CANMAT Task Force recommendations for the management of patients with mood disorders and common comorbid medical conditions.


Recommendations for Functional Outcomes in Depression

­A CANMAT teport of recommendations for the conceptualization and measurement of patient functional outcomes in clinical trials of treatments for Major Depression, an important goal of treatment in addition to clinical response

Discovering biomarkers for antidepressant response

Research article describing the research protocol and clinical characteristics of the first patient cohort of the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) study, a major CANMAT-led initiative to discover biomarkers for antidepressant treatment response to advance personalized treatments for depression.


Discovering biomarkers for antidepressant response 2

Review article synthesizing current knowledge of biomarkers for depression and describing the integrated, informatics-based approach that differentiates the CAN-BIND study from other research to-date.


Maintenance treatment for mania

Results from a CANMAT-led randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial to determine the optimal length of treatment with atypical antipsychotics, adjunct to mood stabilizers, after remission of a manic episode.


Psychotherapy for bipolar disorder

Results from a CANMAT-led research study comparing the effectiveness of a brief psychoeducation group intervention to a more time- and resource-intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention in patients with bipolar disorder.

C-Impact

C-Impact

­An accredited, interactive point-of-care web-based program designed to help clinicians apply the 2018 CANMAT Bipolar guidelines in practice. Provides case-specific recommendations and real-time feedback on patient management.


Exercise and Depression Toolkit

Exercise and Depression Toolkit

The Exercise and Depression Toolkit is an evidence-based resource designed to support health care providers in exploring exercise as a treatment option for depression in collaboration with their patient or client.


MoodFx

MoodFx

­An interactive web app that allows people with depression to track their symptoms and collaborate with their care providers to ensure the best treatment outcomes.

2016 Depression Guidelines Slide Sets

­Slide presentations summarizing the core content of CANMAT’s 2016 Depression Guidelines.


2018 Bipolar Guidelines Slide Sets

Slide presentations summarizing the core content of CANMAT’s 2018 Bipolar Guidelines.

CAN-BIND

CAN-BIND

­The official website for the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) study, with more information for clinicians, researchers, current and prospective participants, and the public.


CREST.BD

CREST.BD

The official website for the Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), a multidisciplinary network of patients, their supporters, clinicians, researchers, and organizations such as CANMAT, that conducts research and knowledge exchange in bipolar disorder.


SwitchRx

SwitchRx

­An interactive online tool full of up-to-date information designed for health care providers who are adjusting their patients’ psychotropic treatment regimens.

For Patients and Families

CHOICE-D

CHOICE-D

A guide for patients and their families, written by patients and people with lived experience, to understand the different evidence-based treatments available for depression, adapted from CANMAT's 2016 depression treatment guidelines.


CHOICE.D – Mandarin Chinese

CHOICE.D – Mandarin Chinese

The Mandarin Chinese translation of CHOICE.D, a guide for patients and their families to understand the different evidence-based treatments available for depression.

Bipolar Wellness Centre

Bipolar Wellness Centre

A CREST.BD online resource to support people living with bipolar disorder who are interested in evidence-based self-management strategies.


CAN-BIND

CAN-BIND

The official website for the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) study, with more information for clinicians, researchers, current and prospective participants, and the public.

Depression

A psychiatric disorder that affects far more than mood. Also known as major depressive disorder (MDD), depression is associated with emotional, physical and cognitive symptoms that may have a profound impact on an individual’s functioning in all areas of life.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a collection of mood disorders characterized by cyclic mood changes with episodes of depression and mania. Symptoms of mania include little or no need for sleep, racing thoughts, high energy or hyperactivity, and high-risk behaviors, such as heightened and unsafe sexual activity, excessive spending or impulsive judgement that can wreak havoc on the individual and family.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders include generalized and social anxiety and panic. Anxiety can also be experienced with any psychiatric condition. For mood disorders, the presence of anxiety has a significant impact on prognosis and treatment, particularly resulting in illness that is less responsive to treatment. Most importantly, anxiety symptoms heighten the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions.

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