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 Publishing 4 issues a year, The JCACAP contains original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed scientific articles related to all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry.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 2, August 2019

Summer can be Hard on Kids with Mental Health Problems
Khrista Boylan

Comparison of Perfectionism Dimensions in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Itziar Flamarique, Maria Teresa Plana,   Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Roger Borràs,  Elena Moreno, Luisa Lázaro

Evaluation of the Referral Process and Patterns to a Canadian Specialized Eating Disorders Treatment Program
Bani Jadiel Falcón, Gisele Marcoux-Louie, Jorge Pinzon

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Presentations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Urgent Consult Clinic
Jennifer Martins, Nasreen Roberts, Robert Nesdole, Pappu Srinivasa Reddy, Dianne Groll

Borderline Personality Disorder and Disordered  Eating Behaviour: The Mediating Role of Rejection Sensitivity
Patricia Al-Salom, Khrista Boylan

Trends and Predictors of Repeat Mental Health to a Pediatric Emergency Department in Hamilton, Ontario
Tea Rosic, Laura Duncan, Li Wang, Mohamed Eltorki, Michael Boyle, Roberto Sassi,   Kathryn Bennett, Lawna Brotherston, Paulo Pires, Olabode Akintan, Ellen Lipman

Early Response in Adolescents with Schizophrenia is not Associated with Remission at Six Months
Sadot Arceo, Rosa Elena Ulloa



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 Section Editors Editorial Board Previous Editors-in-Chief
  • Brendan Andrade
  • Gina Dimitropoulos
  • John McLennan
  • Kristin Cleverley
  • Peter Braunberger
  • Dean Elbe
  • Dorothy Reddy
  • Sheik Hosenbocus
  • Amanda Newton
  • Evelyn Stewart
  • James Swain
  • Joshua Fogel
  • Laurence Katz
  • Nathalie Gingras
  • Abel Ickowicz
  • Mary Kay Nixon
  • Normand Carrey
  • Russell Schachar