Erin E Michalak

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A controlled trial of the Litebook light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy device for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    Paul H Desan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8068, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 7:38. 2007
  2. pmc Quality of life in bipolar disorder: a review of the literature
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:72. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of life as an outcome indicator in patients with seasonal affective disorder: results from the Can-SAD study
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychol Med 37:727-36. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with seasonal affective disorder: summer vs winter scores
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Psychiatry 50:292-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceived quality of life in patients with bipolar disorder. Does group psychoeducation have an impact?
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Psychiatry 50:95-100. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Estimating depression prevalence from the Beck Depression Inventory: is season of administration a moderator?
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 129:99-106. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Generic and health-related quality of life in patients with seasonal and nonseasonal depression
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 128:245-51. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of personality function among patients with seasonal depression, nonseasonal depression, and nonclinical participants
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Disord 18:448-58. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of adherence with light treatment for seasonal affective disorder
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 149:315-20. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Hard times and good friends: negative life events and social support in patients with seasonal and nonseasonal depression
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia UBC Hospital, VCHA, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:408-11. 2004

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc A controlled trial of the Litebook light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy device for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    Paul H Desan
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8068, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 7:38. 2007
    ..Light treatment devices using efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) whose output is relatively concentrated in short wavelengths may enable a more convenient effective therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)...
  2. pmc Quality of life in bipolar disorder: a review of the literature
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:72. 2005
    ..We identified several important avenues for future research, including a need for more assessment of QoL in hypo/manic patients, more longitudinal research and the development of a disease-specific measure of QoL for patients with BD...
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of life as an outcome indicator in patients with seasonal affective disorder: results from the Can-SAD study
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychol Med 37:727-36. 2007
    ..We report here on results from the Can-SAD trial, which assessed the impact of treatment with either antidepressant medication or light therapy upon QoL in patients diagnosed with SAD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with seasonal affective disorder: summer vs winter scores
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Psychiatry 50:292-5. 2005
    ..To compare perceived quality of life (QoL) in patients diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during the winter and summer months...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceived quality of life in patients with bipolar disorder. Does group psychoeducation have an impact?
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Psychiatry 50:95-100. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of a time-limited psychoeducation (PE) group therapy upon perceived QoL among patients with BD...
  6. ncbi request reprint Estimating depression prevalence from the Beck Depression Inventory: is season of administration a moderator?
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 129:99-106. 2004
    ..Although limited by a post hoc analysis of existing data, this study provides the strongest evidence to date that season of administration is not a moderator of depression prevalence as estimated by the BDI...
  7. ncbi request reprint Generic and health-related quality of life in patients with seasonal and nonseasonal depression
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 128:245-51. 2004
    ..Future research is required to determine whether perceived QoL is improved by treatment interventions for seasonal depression such as light therapy or antidepressant medication...
  8. ncbi request reprint A comparison of personality function among patients with seasonal depression, nonseasonal depression, and nonclinical participants
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Disord 18:448-58. 2004
    ..The results demonstrated that the traits associated with seasonal and nonseasonal depression differ in degree, not kind...
  9. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of adherence with light treatment for seasonal affective disorder
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 149:315-20. 2007
    ..Future research studies should routinely measure and evaluate adherence with light therapy and evidence-based techniques for maximising treatment adherence should be incorporated into routine clinical practice...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hard times and good friends: negative life events and social support in patients with seasonal and nonseasonal depression
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia UBC Hospital, VCHA, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:408-11. 2004
    ..This study aimed to compare baseline levels of negative life events (NLEs) and perceived social support (SS) in patients with seasonal and nonseasonal depression...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of bipolar disorder upon work functioning: a qualitative analysis
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 9:126-43. 2007
    ..In order to further elucidate the relationship between BD and work, we report here on a series of exploratory qualitative interviews undertaken to develop a disease-specific measure of quality of life in BD...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for depression in a rural setting. Results from the North Wales arm of the ODIN project
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 37:567-71. 2002
    ..The majority of research assessing depression has occurred in urban areas. There is a paucity of research examining the prevalence of and risk factors for depression in rural general practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Burden of bipolar depression: impact of disorder and medications on quality of life
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    CNS Drugs 22:389-406. 2008
    ..Nonetheless, QOL appears to be a meaningful and important indicator of outcome and recovery in this patient population, and one that warrants further scientific interest and energy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Breaking the myths: new treatment approaches for chronic depression
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
    Can J Psychiatry 47:635-43. 2002
    ..In the past, chronic depression has been thought to be treatment-resistant, and evidence suggests that it is currently underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and suboptimally treated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Seasonal and nonseasonal depression: how do they differ? Symptom profile, clinical and family history in a general population sample
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    J Affect Disord 69:185-92. 2002
    ..However, previous research has tended to be conducted in secondary and tertiary care populations. Little comparative data is available for seasonal and nonseasonal depression in general population samples...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bipolar disorder and quality of life: a patient-centered perspective
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1, Canada
    Qual Life Res 15:25-37. 2006
    ..We report here on a series of in-depth qualitative interviews we conducted as part of the item generation phase for a disease-specific scale to assess QoL in BD...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Can-SAD study: a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of light therapy and fluoxetine in patients with winter seasonal affective disorder
    Raymond W Lam
    Mood Disorders Centre, UBC Hospital, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
    Am J Psychiatry 163:805-12. 2006
    ..This study compared the effectiveness of light therapy and an antidepressant within a single trial...
  18. ncbi request reprint Personality and seasonal affective disorder: results from the CAN-SAD study
    Murray W Enns
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Canada
    J Affect Disord 93:35-42. 2006
    ..The present study investigated the relationship between the five-factor model of personality (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness) and SAD...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for improving work functioning in major depressive disorder
    Raymond W Lam
    Raymond W Lam, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia Sagar V Parikh, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario Rajamannar Ramasubbu, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Erin E Michalak, PhD, Edwin M Tam, MD, Auby Axler, MD, Lakshmi N Yatham, MBBS, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia Sidney H Kennedy, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario Chinnapalli V Manjunath, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
    Br J Psychiatry 203:358-65. 2013
    ..Major depressive disorder is associated with significant impairment in occupational functioning and reduced productivity, which represents a large part of the overall burden of depression...
  20. pmc A new clinical rating scale for work absence and productivity: validation in patients with major depressive disorder
    Raymond W Lam
    Department of Psychiatry, University of BC, Mood Disorders Centre, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 9:78. 2009
    ..This study seeks to validate the Lam Employment Absence and Productivity Scale (LEAPS), a 10-item self-report questionnaire that takes 3-5 minutes to complete...
  21. ncbi request reprint Seasonality, negative life events and social support in a community sample
    Erin E Michalak
    Division of Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Br J Psychiatry 182:434-8. 2003
    ..Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is now a well-described form of depressive disorder. However, relatively little research has focused upon psychosocial factors and SAD...
  22. doi request reprint The relationship between clinical outcomes and quality of life in first-episode mania: a longitudinal analysis
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 15:188-98. 2013
    ..Here, we report on QoL and symptomatic outcomes over a 1.5-year period in a Canadian sample of first-episode mania patients...
  23. doi request reprint Development of the QoL.BD: a disorder-specific scale to assess quality of life in bipolar disorder
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bipolar Disord 12:727-40. 2010
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  24. pmc Is remission of depressive symptoms in primary care a realistic goal? A meta-analysis
    Marliese Y Dawson
    Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    BMC Fam Pract 5:19. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine remission rates obtained in RCTs of treatment interventions for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) conducted in primary care settings...
  25. pmc Which depressive symptoms and medication side effects are perceived by patients as interfering most with occupational functioning?
    Raymond W Lam
    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Mood Disorders Centre, UBC Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Depress Res Treat 2012:630206. 2012
    ..These factors should be considered in treatment selection (e.g., in the choice of antidepressant) in working patients with MDD...
  26. doi request reprint What works for people with bipolar disorder? Tips from the experts
    Melinda Suto
    Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Affect Disord 124:76-84. 2010
    ..Here, we present results from a study of self-management strategies used by a sample of high-functioning individuals with BD...
  27. pmc Improving care and wellness in bipolar disorder: origins, evolution and future directions of a collaborative knowledge exchange network
    Erin E Michalak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1, Canada
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:16. 2012
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  28. doi request reprint The quality of life construct in bipolar disorder research and practice: past, present, and possible futures
    Greg Murray
    Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
    Bipolar Disord 14:793-6. 2012
    ..This pluralistic stance is clinically appropriate, and generates important questions for future research...
  29. ncbi request reprint O sweet spot where art thou? Light treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder and the circadian time of sleep
    Greg Murray
    Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218 John St, Hawthorn 3122 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Affect Disord 90:227-31. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of the study's limitations and the experimental challenge of parsing independent and interacting contributions of sleep and circadian phase...
  30. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic mechanism in seasonal affective disorder: do fluoxetine and light operate through advancing circadian phase?
    Greg Murray
    Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Chronobiol Int 22:937-43. 2005
    ..The study therefore provides no evidence that circadian phase advance mediates the therapeutic mechanism in patients with SAD. Findings are discussed in terms of the limitations of the circadian measures employed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evidence supports validity of seasonal affective disorder
    Erin E Michalak
    Can J Psychiatry 47:786; author reply 786-7. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Treatment compliance in light therapy: Do patients do as they say they do?
    Erin E Michalak
    J Affect Disord 68:341-2. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Seasonal affective disorder: the latitude hypothesis revisited
    Erin E Michalak
    Can J Psychiatry 47:787-8. 2002