Recent Academic Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications (2013 – present)

  1. Lentz L, Silverstone PH, Krameddine Y. (2020). High rates of mental health disorders in civilian employees working in police organizations. Frontiers in Psychology. In Press March 2020. Impact Factor 2.1.
  2. Reeson M, Polzin W, Pazderka H, Agyapong V, Greenshaw AJ, Hnatko G, Wei Y, Szymanski L, Silverstone PH. (2020). A novel 2-week intensive multimodal treatment program for child sexual assault (CSA) survivors shows significant mental health benefits for females aged 13-16. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In Press.
  3. Hamza DM, Greenshaw AJ, Hamza SM, Silverstone PH. (2019). Qualitative findings from administrators of the EMPATHY (Empowering a multimodal pathway toward healthy youth) program using the SBIRT framework. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. (November). DOI 10.1080/03069885.2019.1686121. Impact factor 0.7.
  4. Moosavi S, Nwaka B, Akinjinse I, Corbett SE, Chue P, Greenshaw AJ, Silverstone PH, Li X, Agyapong VIO. (2019). Mental health effects in primary care patients 18 months after a major wildfire in Fort McMurray: Risk increased by social-demographic issues, clinical antecedents, and degree of fire exposure. Frontiers in Psychiatry; Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 10, 683 (Sept). DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00683. Impact factor 3.2 (NB. More than 10,000 views on Frontiers)
  5. Matthew RG Brown, Vincent Agyapong, Andrew J Greenshaw, Ivor Cribben, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Julie Drolet, Caroline McDonald-Harker, Joy Omeje, Monica Mankowsi, Shannon Noble, Deborah Terry Kitching, Peter H. Silverstone. (2019). Significant PTSD and other mental health effects present 18 months after the Fort McMurray Wildfire: Findings from 3,070 Grade 7-12 Students. Frontiers in Psychiatry; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 10, 623. (August). Impact factor 3.2
  6. Charles Yan, Kay Rittenbach, Sepideh Souri, Peter H. Silverstone. (2019). Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized study of depression treatment options in primary care suggests stepped-care treatment may have economic benefits. BMC Psychiatry, 19:240 (August 5th). Impact factor 3.3
  7. Reeson M, Polzin W, Szymanski L, Greenshaw AJ, Agyapong V, Pazderka H, Hnatko G. Silverstone PH. (2019). Cognitive improvements in child sexual abuse victims occur following multimodal treatment program: as measured by MyCognition Quotient. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, (June) 7, 1. doi.10.4172/2375-4494.1000386.
  8. Brown MRG, Agyapong V, Omeje J, Cribben I, Greenshaw AJ, Brett-MacLean P, Drolet J, McDonald-Harker C, Mankowsi M, Noble S, Silverstone PH. (2019). After the Fort McMurray wildfire there are significant increases in mental health symptoms in grade 7-12 students compared to controls. BMC Psychiatry, 19:18. 5-year impact factor 3.3
  9. Silverstone PH. (2018). Medical Assessment of Cannabis Efficacy and Side-effects Scale (MACESS©): A simple evidence-based scale to determine clinical benefits and adverse events following medical cannabis use. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5, 12, 324-334. (December).
  10. Hamza DM, Bercov M, Suen VYM, Allen A, Cribben I, Goodrick J, Henry S, Rittenbach K, Pryce C, Langstraat P, Engles RC, Chakraborty S, Greenshaw AJ, McCabe C, Silverstone PH. (2018). Student feedback on OVK “Bouncing-Back” and Relaxation: most valued skills acquired in a school-based program. Feedback from 369 students aged 11-14. Journal of Addiction and Prevention, 6,1,7.
  11. Hamza DM, Bercov M, Suen VYM, Allen A, Cribben I, Goodrick J, Henry S, Pryce C, Langstraat P, Rittenbach K, Chakraborty S, Engles RC, Greenshaw AJ, McCabe C, Silverstone PH. (2018). School-Based Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) significantly decreases long-term substance abuse in 6,227 students aged 11-18. Journal of Addictive Behaviours and Therapy, 2, 2.6.
  12. Silverstone PH, Bercov M, Suen VYM, Allen A, Cribben I, Goodrick J, Henry S, Pryce C, Langstraat P, Rittenbach K, Chakraborty S, Engles RC, McCabe C. (2017). Long-term results from the EMPATHY program, a multimodal school-based approach, show marked reductions in suicidality, depression, and anxiety in 6,227 students in Grades 6-12 (aged 11-18). Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8 81. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00081. Impact factor 3.2
  13. Ashton CK, O’Brien-Langer A, Olson K, Silverstone PH. (2017). Qualitative reflections: CASA’s Trauma and Attachment Group (TAG) program for youth who have experienced early developmental trauma. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 26, 12-20. Winter 2017. PMCID: PMC5349278
  14. Suen VYM, Brown MRG, Morck RK, Cribben I, Silverstone PH. (2017). Risk Tolerance, Impulsivity, and Self-esteem: Differences and Similarities between Gamblers and Non-Gamblers in a Pilot Study. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4, 4: doi.org/10.14738/assrj.44.2064.
  15. Silverstone PH, Rittenbach K, Suen VYM, Moretzsohn A, Cribben I, Bercov M, Allen A, Pryce C, Hamza DM, Trew M. (2017). Depression outcomes in adults attending family practice were not improved by screening, stepped-care, or on-line CBT during a 12-week study when compared to controls in a randomized trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 32, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00032. Impact factor 3.2
  16. Martin EK, Silverstone PH. (2016). An evidence-based education program for adults about child sexual abuse (“Prevent It!”) significantly improves behaviours as well as attitudes and knowledge. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1177, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01177. Impact factor 3.2
  17. Silverstone PH, Suen VYM, Ashton CK, Hamza DM, Martin EK, Rittenbach K. (2016). Are complex multimodal interventions the best treatments for Mental Health disorders in children and youth? Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 4, 4, doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000305.
  18. Linder J, Silverstone PH. (2016). Initial long-term findings from a multimodal treatment program for child sexual abuse victims demonstrate reduction of PTSD frequency and symptoms. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 4, 3: doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000297
  19. Travis SG, Coupland NJ, Hegadoren K, Silverstone PH, Huang Y, Carter R, Fujiwara E, Seres P, Malykhin NV. (2016). Effects of cortisol on hippocampal subfields volumes and memory performance in healthy subjects and patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 201, 34-41: doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.04.049.
  20. Silverstone PH, Greenspan F, Silverstone M, Sawa H, Linder J. (2016). A complex multimodal 4-week residential treatment program significantly reduces PTSD symptoms in child sexual abuse victims. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 4, 275. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000275
  21. Suen VYM, Brown MRG, Cribben I, Morck RK, Silverstone PH. (2016). Frequent sub-threshold gamblers display unique pattern of brain activation during investment decision-making task. Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 1, 1: doi: 10.16966/jpmh.104
  22. Ashton CK, O’Brien-Langer A, Silverstone PH. (2016). The CASA Trauma and Attachment Group (TAG) program for children who have attachment issues following early developmental trauma. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25, 35-42.
  23. Krameddine YI, Silverstone PH. (2016). Police use of handcuffs in the homeless population leads to long-term negative attitudes within this group. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 44: 81-90. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2015.08.034
  24. Yatham LN, Beaulieu S, Shaffer A, Stantann MK, Kapzinski F, Lafer B, Sharma V, Parikh S, Daigneault A, Qian H, Bond D, Silverstone PH, Walji N, Milev R, Baruch P, da Cunha A, Quevedo J, Dias R, Kunz M, Young T, Lam RW, Wong H. (2015). Optimal duration of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizer following remission of a manic episode: A CANMAT randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Molecular Psychiatry 1-7. doi:10.1038/mp.2015.158
  25. Brown MRG, Benoit RAJ, Juhas M, Dametto E, Tse TT, MacKay M, Sen B, Carroll AM, Hodlevskyy O, Silverstone PH, Dolcos F, Greenshaw AJ, Dursun SM. (2015). fMRI investigation of response inhibition, emotion, impulsivity, and clinical high-risk behaviour in adolescents. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9, 124.
  26. Silverstone PH, Bercov M, Suen VYM, Allen A, Goodrick J, Cribben I, Henry S, Rittenbach K, Pryce C, Langstraat P, Chakraborty S, Engles RC, McCabe C. (2015). Initial findings from a novel school-based program, EMPATHY, which may help reduce depression and suicidality in youth. PLOS One 10(5): e0125527.
  27. Hamza DM, Silverstone PH. (2015). In the treatment of alcohol abuse there are no clear differences in outcomes between inpatient treatment and outpatient programs. Journal of Addiction and Prevention 3, 9.
  28. Brown MRG, Benoit RAJ, Juhas M, Lebel RM, MacKay M, Dametto E, Silverstone PH, Dolcos F, Dursun SM, Greenshaw AJ. (2015). Neural correlates of high risk behaviour tendencies and impulsivity in an emotional Go/NoGo fMRI task. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9, 24.
  29. Silverstone PH, Greenspan F, Silverstone M, Sawa H, Linder J. (2015). A novel, intensive, and comprehensive program to help children aged 8 – 12 who have been victims of child sexual abuse: The Be Brave Ranch (BBR) 1-year program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 3, 1.
  30. Krameddine YI, Silverstone PH. (2015). How to improve interactions between police and the mentally ill. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, 186. (NB. More than 30,000 views on Frontiers)
  31. Travis S, Coupland NJ, Silverstone PH, Huang Y, Fujiwara E, Carter R, Malykhin NV. (2015). Dentate gyrus volume and memory performance in major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 172C, 159-164.
  32. Hamza DM, Silverstone PH (2014). A Systematic Review of Treatment Modalities for Alcohol Use Disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism, 2, 1023.
  33. Suen VYM, Silverstone PH. (2014). Does decision-making during gambling involve primary roles for the pre-frontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex. International Journal of Medical Imaging, 2, 96-104.
  34. Suen VYM, Morck R, Brown M, Silverstone PH. (2014). Regional brain changes occurring during disobedience to “experts” in financial decision-making. PLOS One, 9, e87321.
  35. Martin EK, Silverstone PH. (2013). How much Child Sexual Abuse is “below the surface”, and can we help adults identify it early? Frontiers in Psychiatry: Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry, 4, 58. (NB. More than 12,000 views on Frontiers)
  36. Silverstone PH, Krameddine YI, DeMarco D, Hassel R. (2013). A novel approach to training police officers how to best interact with individuals who may have a psychiatric disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 344-355.
  37. Greenspan F, Moretzsohn AG, Silverstone PH. (2013). What treatments are available for Childhood Sexual Abuse, and how do they compare? International Journal of Advances in Psychology, 2, 232-241.
  38. Krameddine YI, DeMarco D, Hassel R, Silverstone PH. (2013). A novel training program for Police Officers that improves interactions with mentally ill individuals and is cost-effective. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry, 4, 9. (NB. More than 13,000 views on Frontiers)