The Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  (The JCACAP) is the official journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This open-access journal has no submission fees and no publication fees. Publishing 4 issues a year, The JCACAP contains original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed scientific articles related to all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry. The JCACAP is indexed in PubMed, PubMed CentralPsycINFO, CINAHL and Scopus.

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Current Issue – Volume 28, Number 3, November 2019

Stepping up to Stepped Care
Khrista Boylan

Lessons Learned in a Physician Referral to Pediatric Telemental Health Services Program
Antonio Pignatiello, Elaine Stasiulis, Carmela Solimine, Omar Ayad, Katherine M Boydell

Evaluation of a Suicide Risk Assessment Tool in a Large Sample of Detained Youth
Hygiea Casiano, Shay-Lee Bolton, Laurence Y. Katz, James M. Bolton, Jitender Sareen

Effectiveness of an Integrated Care Pathway for Adolescents with Depression: A Pilot Clinical Trial Protocol
Darren B. Courtney, Amy Cheung, Joanna Henderson, Kathryn Bennett, Marco Battaglia, John Strauss, Rachel Mitchell, Karen Wang, Peter Szatmari

Triggers for Children and Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: A Retrospective Chart Review
Allison Chen, Jennifer Couturier

Deprescribing in a Youth with an intellectual Disability, Autism, Behavioural Problems, and Medication-Related Obesity: A Case Study John D. McLennan

Case Report of Childhood-Onset Psychosis in a Patient with a Known WNT10A Mutation
Alexandra O. Kobza, Shuliweeh Alenezi



Khrista Boylan, MD FRCPC, PhD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Associate Professor
Offord Centre for Child Studies
McMaster Children’s Hospital

Dr. Khrista Boylan is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing acute and outpatient psychiatry at McMaster Children’ Hospital in Hamilton. She has been a member of CACAP since residency which she completed in 2004. She obtained a PhD in Health Research Methodology in 2010 and is an Associate Professor, active researcher and supervisor of graduate students in Psychiatry, Psychology and Research Methods at McMaster.

Editorial Board

Assistant Editors
Brendan Andrade, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Gina Dimitropoulos MSW, Ph.D., RSW, RMFT
Associate Professor
Faculty of Social Work
Cross appointed to the Dept of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research
University of Calgary
John McLennan
Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Kristin Cleverley
CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research
Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Peter Braunberger
Assistant Professor,  Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
St. Joseph’s Care Group
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Liaison with rural and remote communities, Tele-mental Health,
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Section Editors
Dean Elbe BSc(Pharm), PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, BC Children’s Hospital
Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Sheik Hosenbocus
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia

Editorial Board Members
Amanda S Newton
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Joshua Fogel
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Laurence Y. Katz, M.D., FRCPC
Professor of Psychiatry
Section Head, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health,
Health Sciences Centre Site
Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Nathalie Gingras
Tenured professor
Neurosciences and psychiatry department
Laval University
Dorothy Reddy
Clinical instructor
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Previous Editors-in-Chief
Abel Ickowicz
Mary Kay Nixon
Normand Carrey
Russell Schachar