Selected Publications

  1. Elbaz, S., Cinalioglu, K., Sekhon, K., Gruber, J., Rigas, C., Bodenstein, K., Naghi, K., Lavin, P., Greenway, K., Vahia, I., Rej. S., Sekhon, H. (2021). A Systematic Review of Telemedicine for Older Adults with Dementia during COVID- 19: An Alternative to In-Person Health Services? Accepted in Frontiers in Psychology (IF: 2.9)
  2. Sekhon, H., Sekhon, K., Su, M., Chachamovich, E., Vahia, I., Rej, S. (2021). The Association between Mental Health and Technology use in Older Adults: Results from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Submitted to Age Ageing (IF 4.3).
  3. Sekhon, H., Sekhon, K., Launay, C., Afililo, M., Innocente, N., Vahia, I., Rej, S., Beauchet, O. (2020). Telehealth and the rural dementia population: A Systematic Review. Mauritas (IF 3.6).
  4. Sekhon, H., Allali, G., & Beauchet, O. (2019). The association of anxio-depressive disorders and depression with motoric cognitive risk syndrome: Results from the baseline assessment of the Canadian longitudinal study on aging. Journal of the American Aging Association (IF 6.44).
  5. Marouane Nassim, Haley Park, Elena Dikaios, Angela Potes, Sasha Elbaz, Clare Mc Veigh, Mark Lipman, Marta Novak, Emilie Trinh, Ahsan Alam, Rita Suri, Zoe Thomas, Susana Torres-Platas, Akshya Vasudev, Neeti Sasi, Maryse Gautier, Istvan Mucsi, Helen Noble, Rej S., “Brief Mindfulness Intervention vs. Health Enhancement Program for Patients Undergoing Dialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial”” Accepted in Healthcare (IF 2.6) June 2021.
  6. Ghizlane Moussaoui, Christina Rigas, Sophia Escobar, S. Gabriela Torres-Platas, Saulo Castel, Michelle Yang, Joseph Inhaber, Julia Novielli, Juliana Van Amsterdam, Neeti Sasi, Angela Potes, Katerina Nikolitch, Romeo Penheiro, Karl Looper, Marilyn Segal, Dominique Elie, Alex Kiss, Steven Selchen, Nathan Herrmann, Harmehr Sekhon, Rej S. Can Brief Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions (MOIs) Improve Psychiatric Symptoms in a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit? A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial” Accepted to International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice (IF 2.1)
  7. Jake Prillo; Jocelyn Fotso Soh; Haley Park; Serge Beaulieu; Outi Linnaranta; Rej S. “Obesity and metabolic comorbidity in bipolar disorder: Do patients on lithium comprise a subgroup? A naturalistic study.” Accepted to BMC Psychiatry (IF 2.7) July 2021
  8. Bertrand T., Tavityan A.,….. Rej S, Schipper H. “Heme Oxygenase-1 in Blood and Saliva during Acute Psychosis: A Pilot Study” Psychiatry Research (IF 2.1). 2021 May;299:113857. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113857. Epub 2021 Mar 7. PMID: 33756209
  9. Elena Dikaios, Harmehr Sekhon, Alexandre Allard, Blanca Vacaflor, Allana Goodman, Emmett Dwyer, Paola Lavin Gonzalez, Artin Mahdanian, Haley Park, Chesley Walsh, Neeti Sasi, Rim Nazar, Johanna Gruber, Chien-Lin Su, Cezara Hanganu, Isabelle Royal, Alessandra Schiavetto, Karin Cinalioglu, Christina Rigas, Cyrille Launay, Olivier Beauchet, Emily Gibson McDonald, Dallas Seitz, Sanjeev Kumar, Vasavan – Nair, Marc Miresco, Marie-Andrée Bruneau, George Alexopoulos, Karl Looper, Ipsit Vahia, Soham Rej, Syeda Nayab Bukhari.“Connecting During COVID-19: A Protocol of a Volunteer-Based Telehealth Program for Supporting Older Adults’ Health”, (IF 3.5). Front Psychiatry. 2020 Dec 2;11:598356. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.598356. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33343425
  10. Fotso Soh J, Beaulieu S, Trepiccione F, Linnaranta O, Torres-Platas SG, Su CL, Platt R, Mucsi I, D’Apolito L, Saury S, Renaud S, Levinson A, Andreazza A, Mulsant BH, Mueller D, Schaffer A, Dols A, Cervantes P, Low N, Herrmann N, Christensen BM, Rajii T, Rej S., “A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial of Atorvastatin for Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus in Lithium-Users”, Bipolar Disorders (IF 5.1) 2020 Jul 04;18(1):227. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12973. PMID: 32621644
  11. Inhaber J, Novielli J, Peckham SB, Nassim M, Ionson E, Escobar S, Torres-Platas SG, Vasudev A, Rej S, “An examination of the efficacy of Meditation-Based Interventions (MBIs) in the Treatment of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety: A Pooled Analysis of 3 Randomized Controlled Trials”, Accepted to J Clin Psychiatry (IF 5.8) Feb 2020
  12. Rej S, Herrmann N, Gruneir A, McArthur E, Jeyakumar N, Muanda FT, Harel Z, Dixon S, Garg AX, “Association of Lithium Use and a Higher Serum Concentration of Lithium with the Risk of Declining Renal Function in Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study”, J Clinical Psychiatry (IF 5.8). 2020 Aug 18;81(5):19m13045. doi: 10.4088/JCP.19m13045. PMID: 32841553
  13. Dikaios E, Escobar S, Nassim M, Torres-Platas SG, Rej S, “Continuation Sessions of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT-C) vs. Treatment as Usual in Late-Life Depression and Anxiety: An Open-Label Extension Study”, Published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11. International J Geriatric Psychiatry (IF 3.1) May June 2020. doi:10.1002/gps.5360
  14. Sekhon H, Sekhon K, Launay C, Rej S, Vahia I, Innocente N, Afililo M, Beauchet O “Telemedicine and the Rural Dementia Population: A Systematic Review. Maturitas. 2021 Jan;143:105-114. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2020.09.001. Epub 2020 Sep 24. PMID: 33308615 (IF 3.6)
  15. Liliane S, Touré El Hadj, Farquhar E, Beaulieu S, Renaud S, Rej S, Perreault M, “Group Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP): a pilot study for bipolar depression”, Frontiers in Psychiatry (IF 3.5). 2020 Sep 23;11:565681. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.565681. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33173513
  16. Therriault J, Tharick Pascoal, Melissa Savard, Andrea Benedet, Mira Chamoun, Cecile Tissot, Firoza Lussier, Min Su Kang, Emilie Thomas, Tatsuhiro Terada, Rej S, Gassan Massarweh, Ziad Nasreddine, Paolo Vitali , Jean-Paul Soucy, Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri, Serge Gauthier, and Pedro Rosa-Neto “Frontal tau pathology underlies behavioural/dysexecutive presentations of Alzheimer’s disease” Accepted to Neurology (IF 8.1)
  17. Torres-Platas SG, Escobar S, Belliveau C, Wu J, Sasi N, Fotso J, Potes A, Thomas Z, Goodman A, Looper K, Segal M, Berlim M, Vasudev A, Moscovitz N, Rej S. “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Psychother Psychosom (IF 13). 2019 Jul 9; 88(4), 254-256. doi: 10.1159/000501214. PMID: 31288245
  18. Klil-Drori S, Klil-Drori A, Pira S, Rej S, “Exercise Intervention for Late-Life Depression: A Meta Analysis”, J Clin Psychiatry (IF 5.8) 2020 Jan 21. doi: 4088/JCP.19r12877.
  19. Therriault J, Benedet A, Pascoal TA, Mathotaarachchi S, Savard M, Chamoun M, Tissot C, Thomas E, Kang P, Lussier F, Tissot C, Soucy J-P, Massarweh G, Rej S, Chaudhuri PS, Poirier J, Gauthier S, Rosa-Neto P, “ “APOEε4 potentiates the relationship between Amyloid-β and Tau pathologies”, Molecular Psychiatry (IF 11.9) 2020 Mar 11; doi:10.1038/s41380-020-0688-6
  20. Fotso Soh J Almadani A, Beaulieu S, Rajji T, Mulsant BH, Su C-L, Renaud S, Mucsi I, Torres-Platas SG, Levinson A, Schaffer A, Dols A, Cervantes P, Low NCP, Herrmann N, Mantere O, Rej S, “The Effect of Statins on Cognition and Mood in Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Depression Patients: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial”, J Affective Disorders (IF 4.1). 2020 Feb 1;262:149-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.013. Epub 2019 Nov 4. PMID: 31733459
  21. Vasudev A, Torres-Platas SG, Kerfoot K, Potes A, Therriault J, Gifuni A, Segal M, Looper KJ, Nair V, Lavretsky H, Rej S. “Mind-Body Interventions in Late-Life Mental Illnesses and Cognitive Disorders: A Narrative Review.” Am J Geriatc Psychiatry (IF 4.2). 2019 May;27(5):536-547. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2018.10.020. PMID: 30527963
  22. Pokrzywko, K., Torres-Platas, SG., Abdool, P., Nassim M, Semeniuk T, Moussaoui G, Moussa Y, Leon, C., Baici, W., Wilkins-Ho, M., Blackburn, P., Friedland, J., Nair, NPV, Looper, K., Segal, M., Woo, T., Bruneau MA, Rajji, T., Rej S., “Early Clinical Exposure to Geriatric Psychiatry and Medical Students’ Interest in Caring for Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, Am J Geriatric Psychiatry (IF 4.2). 2019 Jul;27(7):745-751. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2019.03.004. Epub 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30954336
  23. Sajatovic M, Eyler L, Rej S, Almeida O, Blumberg H, Forester B, Forlenza O, Gildengers A, Mulsant B, Strejilevich S, Tsai SY, Vieta E,Young, R, Dols A “The Global Aging & Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder Database (GAGE-BD) project: Understanding older-age bipolar disorder by combining multiple datasets”, Bipolar Disorders (IF 5.1). 2019 May 13. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12795. PMID: 31081573
  24. Therriault J, Lessa A, Pascoal TA, Sanjeewa S, Savard M, Chamoun M, Tissot C, Kang P, Thomas E, Lussier F, Parsons M, Qureshi M, Vitali P, Soucy J-P, Massarweh G, Rej S, Chaudhuri PS, Gauthier S, Rosa-Neto P, “Association of APOEε4 with medial temporal tau independent of Amyloid-β”, JAMA Neurology (IF 12.3) 2019 Dec 20. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.4421. PMID: 31860000
  25. Rej S, Herrmann N, Gruneir A, Jandoc R, McArthur E, Dixon S, Garg AX, “Lithium blood monitoring practices in a population-based sample of older adults”, J Clinical Psychiatry (IF 5.8) 2018 Nov 20;79(6). pii: 17m12095. doi: 10.4088/JCP.17m12095. PMID: 30549481
  26. Montastruc F, Nie R, Loo S, Rej S, Dell’Aniello S, Micallef J, Suissa S, Renoux C, “Aripiprazole and the Risk of Psychiatric Hospitalizations or Self-Harm and Suicide”, JAMA Psychiatry (IF 16.6). 2019 Apr 1;76(4):409-417. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.4149. PMID: 30698607
  27. Fotso Soh J, Torres-Platas SG, Beaulieu S, Mantere O, Platt R, Mucsi I, Saury S, Renaud S, Levinson A, Andreazza A, Mulsant BH, Mueller D, Schaffer A, Dols A, Cervantes P, Low N, Herrmann N, Christensen BM, Trepiccione F, Rajii T, Rej S., “Atorvastatin for the treatment of Lithium-Induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus: The Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial”, BMC Psychiatry (IF 2.6) 2018 Jul 16;18(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1793-9. PMID: 30012135
  28. Yatham L; Kennedy S; Parikh S; Schaffer A; Bond D; Frey B; Sharma V; Goldstein B; Rej S; Beaulieu S; Alda M; MacQueen G; Milev R; Ravindran A; O’Donovan M; McIntosh D; Lam R; Vazquez G; Kapczinski F; McIntyre R; Kozicky J; Kanba S; Lafer B; Suppes T; Calabrese, J; Vieta E; Malhi G; Post R; Berk M, “Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)/International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 2018 guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder”. Bipolar Disorders (IF 5.1) 2018 Mar;20(2):97-170. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12609. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29536616. International Guidelines. Cited 325 times and downloaded 20,000 times since Jan 2018 as of July 2020.
  29. Rej S, Herrmann N, Shulman K, et al. Lithium Use, but Not Valproate Use, Is Associated With a Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults With Mental Illness.J Clin Psychiatry (IF 5.5). 2017;78(8):e980-e985. doi:10.4088/JCP.16m11125. PMID: 28767208
  30. Rej, S., Shulman, K., Herrmann, N., Harel, Z., Fischer, H., Fung, K., Gruneir, A., “Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Renal Disease Amongst Late-Life Lithium Users: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study”. Am J Geriatric Psychiatry (IF 4.3). 2014 Nov;22(11):1075-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.01.015. PMID: 24566239
  31. Khosrow-Khavar F, Rej S, Yin H, Aprikian A, Azoulay L, “Androgen Deprivation Therapy and the Risk of Dementia in Patients with Prostate Cancer”. Journal of Clinical Oncology (IF 20.9), 2016 Nov 21:JCO2016696203. PMID: 27870566
  32. Marshe, V., Macieukiewicz, M., Rej, S., Tiwari, AK, Kennedy, JL, Lenze, E., Blumberger, D., Karp, J., Reynolds, CF., Mulsant, BH, Muller, DJ, “Norepinephrine Transporter (SLC6A2) Polymorphism rs2242446 (T-182C) is Associated with Remission on Venlafaxine in Late-Life Depression”,  Am J Psychiatry (IF 12.3), 2017 May 1;174(5):468-475. Epub 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28068779
  33. Thomas Z, Novak M, Torres-Platas SG, Gauthier M, Potes A, Fox R, Segal M, Looper KJ, Lipman M, Selchen S, Mucsi I, Herrmann N, Rej S, “Brief Mindfulness Meditation for Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Dialysis: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial”, Clin J Am Soc Nephrology (IF 4.7) In Press.
  34. Susana G Torres-PlatasCorina Nagy, Marina Wakid, Gustavo Turecki, Naguib Mechawar (2015). Glial fibrillary acidic protein dysregulation across different brain regions in suicide completers. Molecular Psychiatry (IF. 14.5) June; 2 (10)38
  35. Susana G Torres-Platas, Christa Hercher, Maria Antonietta Davoli, Gilles Maussion, Benoit Labonté, Gustavo Turecki & Naguib Mechawar (2011). Astrocytic Hypertrophy in Anterior Cingulate White Matter of Depressed Suicides. Neuropsychopharmacology (IF. 6.4) Dec;36(13):2650 **
  36. Susana G Torres-Platas, Cristiana Cruceanu, Gary Chen, Gustavo Turecki, Naguib Mechawar (2014). Evidence for increased microglial priming and macrophage recruitment in the dorsal anterior cingulate white matter of depressed suicides. Brain, behavior, and immunity (IF. 5.8)
  37. Susana G Torres-Platas, Samuel Comeau, Adeline Rachalski, Gregory Bo, Cristiana Cruceanu, Bruno Giros, Gustavo Turecki & Naguib Mechawar (2014). Morphometric characterization of microglial phenotypes in human cerebral cortex. J Neuroinflammation (IF. 4.3)  Jan; 11(12)
  38. Cristiana Cruceanu, Powell Patrick, Cheng Tan, Sanja Rogic, Juan Pablo Lopez, Susana G Torres-Platas, Carolina O. Gigek, Martin Alda, Guy A. Rouleau, Paul Pavlidis, Gustavo Turecki (2015). Transcriptome sequencing of the anterior cingulate in bipolar disorder: dysregulation of G protein coupled receptors. American Journal of Psychiatry (IF. 12.2): Nov 1;172(11)
  39. Carey Huh, Bénédicte Amilhon, Katie Ferguson, Susana G Torres-Platas, Frédéric Manseau, John Peach, Stephanie Scodras, Naguib Mechawar, Frances Skinner, and Sylvain Williams (2014). Excitatory inputs determine phase-locking strength and spike-timing of parvalbumin and somatostatin interneurons during intrinsically generated hippocampal theta rhythm. Journal of Neuroscience (IF. 6.3): June 22; 36(25):6605-22.

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