Allan Steingart

Allan Steingart
University of Toronto | U of T · Department of Psychiatry

BSc, MD

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June 1986 - present
University of Toronto
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Animal and human studies have reported an association between antidepressant (AD) medication use and breast cancer risk. A population-based case-control study was designed specifically to examine this association among women in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) identified women diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Controls, random...
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To describe the lifetime prevalence of selected psychiatric disorders in Ontario women and to compare these estimates with use of mental health resources. We obtained data from a survey of 3062 Ontario women, aged 25 to 74 years, who participated in the Women's Health Study. A 5-item scale assessed lifetime prevalence of 5 psychiatric disorders (an...
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Findings from previous epidemiological studies are inconclusive, though they suggest nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use is associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk. In addition, animal studies report that NSAIDs inhibit mammary tumor development. The association between NSAID use and breast cancer risk was evaluated using a ca...
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Experimental and epidemiologic studies suggest that antidepressant medication use may be associated with breast cancer risk. This hypothesis was investigated using a population-based case-control study; cases diagnosed in 1995-1996 were identified using the Ontario Cancer Registry, and controls were randomly sampled from an Ontario Ministry of Fina...
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Self-reported medication histories obtained in pharmacoepidemiologic case-control studies are subject to non-differential misclassification and to recall bias. The accuracy of self-reported antidepressant medication use has never been evaluated, but it is important in light of the hypothesis that antidepressant medications may be associated with ca...
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The purpose of this article is to provide a brief and practical approach for the primary care physician regarding the recognition, diagnosis, and management of depression in elderly patients. Empirical evidence and current recommendations regarding the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of depression are reviewed as the basis for this approach....
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Do antidepressants cause, promote, or inhibit cancers? To review all human and experimental studies that examined the association of antidepressants with cancer or the effect of antidepressants on neoplastic growth. A search was conducted of MEDLINE for relevant articles published in English between 1976 and 1993. Four human studies and nine experi...
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The objectives of this study were to examine the association of personality disorder with outcome of depression in older patients (age > or = 60) treated in a psychiatric day hospital for depression and to compare the clinical diagnosis of personality disorder at admission with the results of a semi-structured interview at follow-up. Sixty-four pat...
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A survey was conducted to determine perceptions and attitudes of psychiatric services available to nursing homes and homes for the aged across Ontario. A questionnaire was sent by mail to medical and nursing directors separately. Thirty-six point eight percent of responders reported that the nursing home residents never receive psychiatric care, an...
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In order to determine if later age of onset of depression in the elderly is associated with increased cognitive impairment, the scores on the Mini-Mental State Examinations of 41 elderly depressed patients were correlated with the ages of onset of depression. All subjects, average age 74.7, were referred to a psychiatric day hospital for treatment...
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Eighty-six patients with a confirmed diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis were surveyed to assess the extent of psychiatric morbidity as indicated by two screening questionnaires, the General Health Questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. In addition to an investigation of the concordance of the screening questionnaires, a descrip...
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As part of a prospective clinicopathologic study, a cohort of 105 "normal" elderly volunteers was investigated with computed tomographic scans, psychometric testing (Extended Scale for Dementia [ESD]) and neurologic examination. Computed tomographic scans were evaluated for the presence or absence of white matter lucencies, termed leuko-araiosis. T...
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A series of patients referred to the University of Western Ontario, London, Dementia Study for investigation of possible dementia underwent computed tomographic scans, psychometric testing (Extended Scale for Dementia [ESD]), and neurologic examination. Thirty-nine of the 113 patients studied (ischemic score, less than or equal to 4) were found to...
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Leuko-araiosis was found in 49 of 140 demented patients compared with 12 out of 110 control subjects. Thirty-one of 95 patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type had leuko-araiosis. A history of stroke was four times more frequent in patients with leuko-araiosis than in those without leuko-araiosis (17.4% and 4.4%, respectively). It occurred in...
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As part of a prospective clinicopathological study a cohort of “normal” elderly volunteers (n = 110) has been investigated with CT scans, psychometric testing (Extended Scale for Dementia) and neurological examination. CT scans were evaluated by a neuroradiologist for the presence or absence of white matter lucencies (WML). WML were defined as patc...

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