Recent Publications
Peer reviewed publications for 2020 and 2021 (in progress) are listed below. For the list of publications for 2014-2019, click here.

2021 and In Press

Afifi, T.O., Sareen, J., Taillieu, T., Stewart-Tufescu, A., Mota, N.,…& Jetly, R. (2021). Association of child maltreatment and deployment-related traumatic experiences with mental disorders in active duty service members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Atsawarungruangkit A, Silvester JA, Weiten D, Green K, Wilkey K, Rigaux L, Bernstein CN, Graff LA, Walker JR, Duerksen DR. (2021).  Development of the Dietitian Integrated Evaluation Tool for Gluten-Free Diets (DIET-GFD). Nutrition, 78, 110819. 

Bernstein, C. N., Hitchon, C. A., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Lix, L. M., El-Gabalawy, R., Sareen, J., Singer, A., Katz, A., Marriott, J., Fisk, J. D., Patten, S., & Marrie, R. A. (in press). The impact of psychiatric comorbidity on health care utilization in inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based study. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, izaa310.

Carney H, Marrie R, Bolton J, Patten S, Graff LA, Bernstein CN, Kowalec K for the CIHR team (2021). “Defining the burden and managing the effects of psychiatric comorbidity in chronic inflammatory disease” Prevalence and Risk Factors of Substance Use Disorder in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 27(1), 58-64.

El-Gabalawy, R., Sommer, J., Mutch, W. A. C., & Jacobsohn, E. (2021). Can self-reported cognitive difficulties predict postoperative delirium?  Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 1-3.

El-Gabalawy, R., & Sommer, J. (in press). “We are at risk too”: The disparate mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger generations. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Enns, M.W., Mota, N., Afifi, T.O.,…& Sareen, J. (in press). Course and predictors of major depressive disorder in the Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Hitchon, C. A., Peschken, C. A., Walld, R., Bernstein, C., Bolton, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Fisk, J. D., Katz, A., Lix, L., Marriott, J., Patten, S. B., Sareen, J., Singer, A., Marrie, R. A. (2021). The impact of psychiatric comorbidity on health care utilization in rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based study. Arthritis Care & Research, 73(1), 90-99. doi: 10.1002/acr.24386

Kimangale, SH., Goodwin, SL., Lints-Martindale, A, Mwita, H, Carlson, A, Wiser, B & Kennedy, M. (2021). Tanzanian rural psychological services: Opportunities and challenges. Journal of Rural Mental Health. 45(1), 43-58.  doi:10.1037/rmh0000164

Kredentser, M.S., Graff, L.A.,& Bernstein, C. (2021). Psychological Co-morbidities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 55(1), 30-35.

Marrie, R., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., Patten, S., Singer, A., Lix, L. M., Hitchon, C. A., Marriott, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Katz, A., Fisk, J. D., & Bernstein, C. (2021). Effect of psychiatric comorbidity on health care utilization in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 73 (1), 1-157.

Marrie, R., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., Patten, S., Singer, A., Lix, L. M., Hitchon, C. A., Marriott, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Katz, A., Fisk, J. D., & Bernstein, C. (in press). Uptake of influenza vaccination in inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis: A cohort study. CMAJ Open.

Marrie R, Whitehouse C, Patel R, Figley C, Kornelson J, Bolton J, Graff LA, Mazerolle E, Marriott J, Bernstein CN, Fisk J for the Comorbidity and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis (CCOMS) Study Group (2021). Performance of Canadian regression-based norms for cognitive functioning of persons with multiple sclerosis in an independent sample.  Frontiers in Neurology. 11, 1851.

Mota, N., Bolton, S-L., Enns, M. W., Afifi, T. O., El-Gabalawy, R., Sommer, J., Pietrzak, R. H., Stein, M., Asmundson, G, J. G., & Sareen, J. (in press). Course and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in the Canadian Armed Forces: A nationally representative, 16-year follow-up survey. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Mutch, W. A. C., El-Gabalawy, R., & Graham, R. (2021). In reply: Hyperoxia-induced brain ischemia: the Strawman comes up short. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. Volume 68, Pages 152–153.

Reynolds, K., Perera, E., Pierce, S., El-Gabalawy, R., Mota, N., & Roos, L. (in press). “And then came COVID-19”: Manitoban reflections on the emergence of the pandemic. Canadian Psychology.

Sommer, J. L., Reynolds, K., El-Gabalawy, R., Pietrzak, R., Mackenzie, C. S., Ceccarelli, L., Mota, N., & Sareen, J (2021). Associations between physical health conditions and posttraumatic stress disorder according to age. Aging & Mental Health, 25(2), 234-242.

Stone J, Shafer LA, Graff LA, Lix L, Witges K, Targownik L, Haviva C, Sexton K, Bernstein CN. (2021). Utility of the MARS-5 in assessing medication adherence in IBD. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, izaa056.

Taylor, N. (in press).  What Psychological Therapies Might be Helpful?  In R.A.S. Mukherjee & N. Aiton (Eds.), Prevention, Recognition and Management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Springer International Publishing AG.

Vagianos K, Shafer LA, Witges K, Targownik L, Haviva C, Graff LA, Sexton KA, Lix L, Sargeant M, Bernstein CN. (2021). Association between change in inflammatory aspects of diet and change in IBD-related inflammation and symptoms over 1 year: The Manitoba Living with IBD Study.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Volume 27(2), 190–202.

Vincent, N., Alcolado, G., Dirkse, D., Furer, P., Henriksen, C., Krysanski, V., Mota, N., Neufeld, D.,Unger, J. A., & Holmqvist, M. (in press). Canadian Psychological Practice: Development of Low Intensity/High Volume Initiatives in Public Healthcare. Canadian Psychology.


Afifi, T., Bolton, S-L., Mota, N., Garber, B., Marrie, R. A., Stein, M., Enns, M., El-Gabalawy, R., Bernstein, C., Mackenzie, C., Van Til, L., Maclean, M.B., Wang, J. L., Patten, S., & Sareen, J. (2020) Rationale and methodology of the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Mental Health 16-year follow-up survey. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.  doi:10.1177/0706743720974837

Beatie, B., Mackenzie, C., Thompson, G., Koven, L., Eschenwecker, T., & Walker, J. (2020).  Exploring older adults’ experiences seeking psychological services using the network episode model. Ageing and Society, 1-24.  doi:10.1017/S0144686X20000719

Berard, L., Mackenzie, C.S., Reynolds, K., Thompson, G., Koven, L., & Beatie, B. (2020). Choice, coercion, and/or muddling through: An exploration of older adults’ experiences seeking psychological treatment. Social Science & Medicine, 255, 113011.

Bilevicius, E., Sommer, J. L., Keough, M. & El-Gabalawy, R. (2020). An examination of comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and chronic pain on substance misuse in a Canadian population-based survey. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(6), 418-425.

Blaney, C., Sommer, J. L., El-Gabalawy, R., Bernstein, C., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., Patten, S. B., Singer, A., Lix, L. M., Hitchon, C. A., Katz, A., Fisk, J. D., & Marrie, R. A. (2020). Incidence and temporal trends of co-occurring personality disorder diagnoses in immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 29(e84), 1-11. doi: 10.1017/S2045796019000854

Cameron, E. E., Joyce, K. M., Delaquis, C. P., Reynolds, K., Protudjer, J. L., & Roos, L. E. (2020). Maternal Psychological Distress & Mental Health Service Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Affective Disorders, 276, 765-774.

Casiano, H., Hensel, J., Chartier, M., Ekuma, O., MacWilliam, L., Mota, N.,…Bolton, J. (2020). The intersection between criminal accusations, victimization, and mental disorders: A Canadian population-based study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(7), 492-501. doi: 10.1177/0706743720919660

Casiano, H.,& Demetrioff, S. (2020). Forensic mental health assessments: Optimizing input to the courts. Manitoba Law Journal, 43(3), 249-272.

Cheung, K., Taillieu, T., Tonmyr, L., Sareen, J., & Afifi, T. O. (2020). Previous reports of child maltreatment from the Canadian Incidence Study (CIS) 2008 of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect: An examination of recurrent substantiation and functional impairment. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104507. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104507

Chochinov, H.M., & Kredentser, M.S.(2020). Dignity Therapy. In W.S. Breitbart, P. Butow, P.B. Jacobsen, M.J. Loscalzo, & R. McCorkle, Eds. Psycho-Oncology, 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N., Dolan, M., & Mota, N. (2020). Examination of the structural relations between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and reckless/self-destructive behaviors.  International Journal of Stress Management, 27(1), 35-44.

Doyle, S., Francis, S. E., & Joy, R. (2020). Treatment integrity and social validity of the FRIENDS for Life program in a Northeastern Canadian school system. Behaviour Change, 37, 74-92.  doi: 10.1017/bec.2020.4

El-Gabalawy, R. (2020). Patient awareness during critical medical events: Communication is key. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 67(3), 289-291. doi: 10.1007/s12630-019-01497-3

El-Gabalawy, R., Mackenzie, C., Starzyk, K., & Sommer, J. L (2020). Understanding the relationship between traumatic suffering, posttraumatic growth, and prosocial variables. Journal of American college health, 1-9.

Fogle, B.M., Tsai, J., Mota, N., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Krystal, J.H., Southwick, S.M., & Pietrzak, R.H. (2020). The National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study: A Narrative Review and Future Directions. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11(538218). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.538218

Hanlon-Dearman, A., Proven, S., Scheepers, K., Cheung, K., Marles, S., & the Manitoba FASD Centre Team (2020). Ten years of evidence for the diagnostic assessment of preschoolers with PAE. Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology, 27, e49–e68. doi:10.15586/jptcp.v27i3.718

Haverstock, N. B., Ruthig, J. C., & Chipperfield, J. G. (2020). Primary and secondary control strategies and psychological well-being among familial caregivers of older adults with dementia. The Journal of Social Psychology, 160, 61-74. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2019.1592095

Hensel, J. M., Casiano, H., Chartier, M. J., Ekuma, O., MacWilliam, L., Mota, N.,…Bolton, J. M. (2020). Prevalence of mental disorders among all justice-involved: A population-level study in Canada. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 66, 101523. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101523.

Henriksen, C. A., Mackenzie, C. S., Fergusson, P., & Bouchard, D. R. (2020). Does Age Impact the Clinical Presentation of Adult Women Seeking Specialty Eating Disorder Treatment? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208, 742-745. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001160

Hitchon, C., Zhang, L., Peschken, C. A., Lix, L., Graff, L., Fisk, J. D., Patten, S. B., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Marriott, J. Bernstein, C., & Marrie, R (2020). The validity and reliability of screening measures for depression and anxiety disorders in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 72(8), 1130-1139. doi: 10.1002/acr.24011

Holens, P.L.,Buhler, J., Rock, L., Libbrecht, A., Paulszek, M., Desorcy-Nantel, C., Joyal, B., Southall, M. (2020). A mind-body approach to chronic pain management for military, RCMP, and veterans. Abstract in Canadian Journal of Pain, 4(2), A1-A21.

Holens, P.L.,Buhler, J., Southall, M., Rock, L., & Desorcy-Nantel, C. (2020). Does homework completion impact outcomes in a group-based mind-body intervention for chronic pain? Abstract in Canadian Journal of Pain, 4(2). A1-A21.

Kredentser, M.S.& Chochinov, H.M. (2020). Psychotherapeutic Considerations in the Terminally Ill. American Journal of Psychotherapy – Special Issue on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.  American Journal of Psychotherapy 73(4), 137-143.

Isaak, C., Mota, N., Medved, M., Katz, L. Y., Elias, B., Mignone, J.,…Sareen, J. (2020). Conceptualizations of help-seeking for mental health concerns in First Nations communities in Canada: A comparison of fit with the Andersen Behavioral Model. Transcultural Psychiatry, 57(2), 346-362.

Jain, A., Marrie, R. A., Shafer, L. A., Graff, L., Patten, S. B., El-Gabalawy, R., Sareen, J., Bolton, J. M., Fisk, J. D., & Bernstein, C. (2020). Incidence of adverse psychiatric events during treatment of inflammatory bowel disease with biologic therapies: A systematic review. Crohn’s & Colitis 360, 2(1), otz053.

Jansson-Frojmark, M., Bilevicius, E., El-Gabalawy, R., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2020). Worry and other mental health problems. In A. L. Gerlach & A. T. Gloster (eds.), Generalized anxiety disorder and worrying: A comprehensive handbook for clinicians and researchers. (69-98). NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Mota, N., Braun, J., Pietrzak, R. H., El-Gabalawy, R., Sommer, J. L., & Mitchell, K. (2020). Dr Mota and colleagues reply. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 81(2), 0-0.

Marrie RA, Patel R, Bernstein CN, Bolton J, Graff LA, Marriott J, Hitchon C, Figley C, Kornelson J, Mazerolle E, Berrigan L, Fisk J (2020). Anxiety and depression affect performance on the Symbol Digit Modalities Test over time in MS and other immune disorders. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 1352458520961534.

Marrie, R., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., Patten, S., Singer, A., Lix, L. M., Hitchon, C. A., Marriott, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Katz, A., Fisk, J. D., & Bernstein, C. (2020). Effect of mood and anxiety disorders on health care utilization in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 1352458520963880.  doi:10.1177/1352458520963880

Mutch, W. A. C., El-Gabalawy, R., & Graham, R. (2020). Strawman redux: Management of end-tidal gases in patients-at-risk of perioperative neurocognitive disorder. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 67(11), 1685-1686.  doi:

Mutch, W. A. C., El-Gabalawy, R., Ryner, L., Puig, J., Essig, M., Kilborn, K., Fidler, K. & Graham, M. R. (2020). Brain BOLD MRI 02 and CO2 stress testing: Implications for perioperative neurocognitive disorder following surgery. Critical Care, 24(1), 1-13. doi:

Oelke, Nelly D. & Lints-Martindale, A. (2020).  The Orange Declaration: Relevance for Canada.  Australian Journal of Rural Health, 28(1), 96.

Penniston, T., Reynolds, K., Pierce, S., Furer, P., & Lionberg, C.
(2020) Challenges, Supports, and Postpartum Mental Health Symptoms among Non-Breastfeeding Mothers.  Archives of Women's Mental Health, 1-10.

Patel, R., Silla, F., Pierce, S., Theule, J., & Girard, T. A. (2020). Cognitive functioning before and after repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS): A quantitative meta-analysis. Neuropsychologia, 141, 107395.

Pirzada, S., Uddin, M. N., Figley T. D., Kornelsen, J., Puig, J. Marrie, R. A., Mazerolle, E. L., Fisk, J., Helmick, C. A., O'Grady, C. B., Patel, R, Figley, C. R., &  CCOMS Study Group. (2020). Spatial normalization of multiple sclerosis brain MRI data depends on analysis method and software package. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 68, 83-94.  doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2020.01.016

Reinhorn I, Bernstein CN, Graff LA, Patten S, Sareen J, Fisk J, Bolton J, Marrie RA for the CIHR team “Defining the burden and managing the effects of psychiatric comorbidity in chronic inflammatory disease”. (2020, January) Social phobia in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 128 109890

Reynolds, K., Medved, M., Mackenzie, C. S., Funk, L., & Koven, L. (2020). Older Adults’ Narratives of Seeking Mental Health Treatment: Making Sense of Mental Health Challenges and ‘Muddling Through’ to Care. Qualitative Health Research, 30(10) 1517-1518.  doi: 10.1177/1049732320919094

Riddell, J. K., Pepler, D., & Creighton, V. (2020). The Central Role of Relationships in Youths’ Narratives of Change Through a Residential, Wilderness and Family Therapy Intervention. Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 12(1), 28-52. 

Rigby, S. N., Jakobson, L. S., Pearson, P. M., & Stoesz, B. M. (2020). Alexithymia and the evaluation of emotionally valenced scenes. Frontiers in Psychology, 24, 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01820

Sareen, J., Olafson, K., Kredenster, M. S., Bienvenu, J. O., Blouw, M., Bolton, J. M., Logsetty, S., Chateau, D., Nie, Y., Bernstein, C. N., Afifi, T. O., Stein, M., Leslie, W. D., Katz, L., Mota, N., El-Gabalawy, R., Sweatman, S., Marrie, R. A (2020). The 5-year incidence of mental disorders in a population-based ICU survivor cohort. Critical Care Medicine, 48(8), e675-e683(9). doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004413

Silvester JA, Comino I, Kelly CP, Sousa C, Duerksen DR and the Doggie Bag Study Group (LA Graff study group member). (2020) Most patients with celiac disease on gluten-free diets consume measurable amounts of gluten.  Gastroenterology, 158(5), 1497-1499.  doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.12.016

Silvester J, Comino I, Rigaux L, Segura V, Green K, Cebolla A, Weitan D, Domnguez R, Leffler D, Leon F, Bernstein CN, Graff LA, K C, Duerksen D.  (2020) Exposure sources, amounts and time course of gluten ingestion and excretion in patients with celiac disease on a gluten free diet.  Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 52(9), 1469-1479.  doi:10.1111/apt.16075

Sommer, J. L., El-Gabalawy, R., Taillieu, T., Afifi, T. O., & Carleton, N (2020). Associations between trauma exposure and physical conditions among public safety personnel. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(8), 548-558. doi: 10.1177/0706743720919278

Sommer, J. L., El-Gabalawy, R., Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., & Mota, N (2020). PTSD’s risky behavior criterion: Associated risk and unhealthy behaviors and psychiatric correlates in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 73, 102247.  doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102247

Sommer, J., Jacobsohn, E., & El-Gabalawy, R. (2020). Impacts of elective surgical cancellations and postponements in Canada. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, 1-9.  doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01824-z.

Sommer, J. L., Noh, E., Jacobsohn, E., Christodoulou, C., & El-Gabalawy, R. (2020). An examination of difficulties accessing surgical care in Canada from 2005-2014: Results from the Canadian Community Health Survey. PLoS One, 15(10), e0240083. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240083

Sommer, J. L., Roy, R., Holens, P. L., & El-Gabalawy, R. (2020). Military Stress, Chronic Pain, and Comorbidity. In M. Incayawar, S. Maldonado-Bouchard, & M. R. Clark (Eds.) Overlapping Pain and Psychiatric Syndromes. Oxford University Press.

Taillieu, T. L., Afifi, T. O., Zamorski, M. A., Turner, S., Cheung, K., Stein, M. B., & Sareen, J. 
(2020). Clinical epidemiology of alcohol use disorders in military personnel versus the general population in Canada. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(4), 253-263.  doi:10.1177/0706743720902651

Wright, N., Alhindi, A., Millikin, C., Modirrousta, M., Udow, S., Borys, A., Anang, J., Hobson, D.A., & Ko, J.H. (2020). Elevated caudate connectivity in cognitively normal Parkinson’s disease patients. Scientific Reports, 10, 17978.

Westmacott, R
. & Edmonstone, C. (2020). Working with transgender and gender diverse clients in emotion-focused therapy: targeting minority stress. Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies, 19(4), 331-349.  doi: 10.1080/14779757.2020.1717986