Lisa Burback

Lisa Burback
University of Alberta | UAlberta · Department of Psychiatry

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction
Current research interests include trauma, trauma focused psychotherapy and interventions, emotion regulation, EMDR, 3MDR, suicidality, Interventional Psychiatry and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. I am also part of HiMARC (Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium).

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Publications (22)
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Background: Worldwide, stress and burnout continue to be a problem among teachers, leading to anxiety and depression. Burnout may adversely affect teachers' health and is a risk factor for poor physical and mental well-being. Determining the prevalence and correlates of stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression among teachers is essential for addre...
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Background In recent years, the delivery of evidence-based therapies targeting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the focus of the Departments of Defense in countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States. More than 66% of military members continue to experience symptoms of PTSD that significantly impact their daily func...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in rapid changes to healthcare delivery, including a shift away from in-person to virtually delivered psychotherapy. While these changes ensured timely psychotherapy provision, many concerns exist, including, but not limited to legal, clinical, cultural, practical, and privacy and/or security issues. O...
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Background : Depressive symptoms, postpartum and peripartum, can affect mothers' ability to nurture their children, and may have adverse impacts on social, cognitive, language, and self-concept development. Currently, postpartum and peripartum depression are treated through psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and pharmacotherapy. These...
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Background Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is frequently complicated by the presence of dissociative symptoms. Pathological dissociation is linked with earlier and more severe trauma exposure, emotional dysregulation and worse treatment outcomes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders, with implications for BPD. Objective...
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Introduction: Military members and Veterans are at risk of developing combat-related, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder (TR-PTSD) and moral injury (MI). Conventional trauma-focused therapies (TFTs) have shown limited success. Novel interventions including Multi-modal Motion-assisted Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation therapy...
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Background Adversity and traumatic experiences increase the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy that desensitizes painful memories, so that reminders in the present no longer provoke overwhelming emotional responses. Preliminary eviden...
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BACKGROUND In recent years, the delivery of evidence-based therapies targeting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the focus of the Departments of Defense in countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States. More than 66% of military members continue to experience symptoms of PTSD that significantly impact their daily func...
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Managing violent behavior is a particularly challenging aspect of hospital psychiatric care. Available pharmacological interventions are often unsatisfactory. Aim: To assess the effectiveness and safety of daytime zopiclone add-on administration in violent and difficult-to-treat psychiatric inpatients. Methods: Chart review of inpatients treated wi...
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BACKGROUND Adversity and traumatic experiences increase the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy that desensitizes painful memories, so that reminders in the present no longer provoke overwhelming emotional responses. Preliminary eviden...
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Background: A necessary shift from in-person to remote delivery of psychotherapy (eg, teletherapy, eHealth, videoconferencing) has occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A corollary benefit is a potential fit in terms of the need for equitable and timely access to mental health services in remote and rural locations. Owing to COVID-19, there m...
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BACKGROUND A necessary shift from in-person to remote delivery of psychotherapy (e.g., teletherapy, eHealth, videoconferencing) has occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A corollary benefit is potential fit in terms of the need for equitable and timely access to mental health (MH) services in remote and rural locations. COVID-19 may increase the n...
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Learning points: Dopamine agonists such as cabergoline, which are a standard treatment for microprolactinomas, can have serious adverse effects such as psychosis or valvular heart disease.Aripiprazole is a well-tolerated atypical antipsychotic that, unlike other antipsychotics, is a partial dopamine agonist capable of suppressing prolactin levels....
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In recent years, there has been increased interest in the possible role of amino acids in the etiology and pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia. Much of this research has focused on glutamate and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and these are the subjects of other chapters in this book. However, there have also been interesting findings reported with glycin...
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To describe the processes of care used by community pharmacists participating in the Pharmaceutical Care Research and Education Project (PREP) in terms of drug-related problems (DRPs), pharmacists' recommendations, and status of DRPs at follow-up, and to determine characteristics associated with DRPs. Descriptive analysis of the treatment group fro...
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Objectives — To identify the criteria that the elderly use to assess the appropriateness of their medications, rank the identified criteria in terms of importance, and compare elderly people's and clinicians' ratings of the importance of medication appropriateness index (MAI) criteria Methods — A qualitative method was used to understand why elders...

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