Jitender Sareen, MD FRCPC
Dr. Sareen is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.  He currently serves as the Director of Research and Anxiety Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.  He is also a consulting psychiatrist for the Veterans Affairs Canada Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg. He currently Chairs the Research Committee for the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

He has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants in the areas of military mental health, Aboriginal suicide, and homelessness. Although his research interests are quite diverse, he is leading a large partnership grant with First Nations communities in Northwestern Manitoba to improve the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention measures (Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team); He is also the Winnipeg Site Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Research Demonstration Project in Homelessness and Mental Health (At Home / Chez Soi Study).

Dr. Sareen has published over 175 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, aboriginal suicide, psychiatric neuroimaging, and military mental health.  Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Internal Medicine, Psychological Medicine.

He holds the Manitoba Health Research Council Chair Award. He has also awards for excellence in clinical research (Canadian Psychiatric Association, Canadian Institutes of Military and Veterans Health Research Forum and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy).

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Video Selection:

How can we prevent suicide? An interview with the University of Manitoba's Dr. Jitender Sareen on traumatic stress, suicide in First Nations communities and the military.
Evidence Network: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHKiodQL-0E

Selected Publications:

Sareen J.  Suicide Prevention Strategies Important, Winnipeg Free Press, September 5th, 2014: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/suicide-prevention-strategies-important-274061031.html

Sareen J, Henriksen CA, Stein MB, Afifi TO, Lix LM, Enns MW.  Common mental disorder diagnosis and need for treatment are not the same: findings from a population-based longitudinal survey. Psychol Med. 2012 Dec 7:11 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23217846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Sareen J, Henriksen CA, Bolton SL, Afifi TO, Stein MB, Asmundson GJ.  Adverse childhood experiences in relation to mood and anxiety disorders in population-based sample of active military personnel. Psychol Med. 2013 Jan:43(1):73-84 [Epub 2012May21] PMID: 22608015 [PubMed - in process]

Sareen J, Afifi TO, McMillan KA*, Asmundson GJG. The Relationship between Household Income and Mental Disorders: Findings from a Population-Based Longitudinal Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011 68(4):419-27. PMID: 21464366 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 

Sareen J. Anxiety Disorders and Risk for Suicide: Why Such Controversy?  Depress Anxiety.2011 NOv:28(11):941-5. PMID: 22076969

Sareen J, Cox BJ, Afifi TO, Stein MB, Belik SL*, Meadows G, Asmundson GJ. Combat and Peacekeeping Operations in Relation to Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Perceived Need for Mental Health Care: Findings from a Large Representative Sample of Military Personnel. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007, Jul:64(7):843-52 PMID: 17606818 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. Download PDF: http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/64/7/843

Sareen J, Jacobi F, Cox BJ, Belik SL, Clara I, Stein MB. Disability and poor quality of life associated with comorbid anxiety disorders and physical conditions.  Arch Intern Med. 2006 Oct 23:166(19):2109-16  PMID:  17060541.

Sareen J, Cox BJ, Afifi TO, de Graaf R, Asmundson GJ, ten Have M, Stein MB.  Anxiety disorders and risk for suicide ideation and suicide attempts:  a population-based longitudinal study for adults.  Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 NOv:62(11):1249-57.  PMID: 16275812 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE][click here to download article]


Jitender Sareen, B.Sc., M.D., FRCPC*
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychology 
& Community Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Director of Research and Anxiety Services

Group Leader of Manitoba Population Mental Health Research Group

PZ-430 PsycHealth Centre
771 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 3N4
(Phone) 204-787-7078
(Fax) 204-787-4879
(e-mail) sareen@cc.umanitoba.ca
*denotes Medical Corporation