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Although exercise has received support for its physiological and mental health benefits, less is known about mindfulness activities. The purpose of this study was to explore how yoga, exercise, and no activity relate to hope, psychological distress, and mental health. Participants who practiced...
Social Support Intervention to Improve Resilience and Quality of Life of Women Living in Urban Karachi, Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled TrialDownload
Although the World Health Organization has declared that there is “no health without mental health”, mental health still does not receive its due recognition by stakeholders and health care systems around the world. The rising global burden of mental health disorders among women is a serious...
Poisoning injuries constitute a significant health problem worldwide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of deaths and poisoning is the most common method utilized for the same. The objectives of this program of research were: 1) to systematically review existing studies analyzing the...
Patient and treatment characteristics of children and youth who visit the emergency department for a behavioural disorderDownload
More and more parents are seeking care for their children in emergency departments (EDs) to stabilize acute emergencies related to mental health problems, request guidance for at-home child management, and gain access to health care resources. This retrospective cohort study explored patient and...
Mobile technology interventions for improving medication adherence in patients with mental health disordersDownload
ABSTRACT Poor medication adherence in the mental health population leads to compromised treatment outcomes and increased health care costs. Traditional interventions for medication adherence, while effective if addressing multiple determinants of medication-taking behavior, are expensive and...
INTRODUCTION: Peer-based housing support for people with severe mental illness who are at risk of homelessness is a promising, though understudied, intervention approach. OBJECTIVES: To examine how well an Edmonton pilot project implementing peer-based housing supports addressed factors...
Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease among adolescents in Canada. Although cancer is a well-researched disease process in the medical and nursing literature, adolescence is relatively understudied, with minimal evidence on strategies to promote healthy emotional adjustment...
Getting Off the Couch: Psychotherapists Who Have Incorporated Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Into Their PracticeDownload
Twenty percent of Canadians are affected by mental illness (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2011). Mental illness can be positively impacted by Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLCs). TLCs include such things as exercise, diet, recreation, sleep, sunlight exposure, interpersonal relationships,...
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) measures the dynamic activity of each voxel of a brain. This dissertation addresses the challenge of learning a diagnostic classifier that uses a subject’s fMRI data to distinguish subjects with neuropsychiatric disorders from healthy controls. fMRI...