Carl D'Arcy

    Dr. Carl D'Arcy

    Professor

    Research areas


    I have broad research interests primarily concerned with the cause, course, outcome and the treatment /prevention of common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders –mood and anxiety disorder, substance abuse disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia as well as well-being.

    In terms of treatment/prevention I am largely concerned with the primary treatment and prevention of these disorders

    I collaborate with others.

    Theoretical Frameworks: Sociological, psychological, epidemiological, chronic disease, life course perspective

    Methods: Largely quantitative, population health and epidemiological methods

    Data sources: Original surveys, secondary analyses of national health surveys, administrative data, clinical data

    Current Manuscripts: I am currently working on manuscript in the areas:

    • ApoE and Depression as risk factors for AD and dementia.
    • Projected effect of physical activity on reducing the prevalence of mental disorders
    • Determinants of successful aging among Canadians
    • The Structure of Psychological well-being
    • Minor depression &
    • others

    Current Research


    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Family Practice in Saskatchewan.
    • Satisfaction with work in long term care facilities.
    • Strategies to Improve the Care of Persons with Dementia in Rural and Remote Areas.
    • Epidemiology and risk factors for common psychiatric disorders.
    • Epidemiology and risk factors of positive mental health.

    Recent Grants and Awards


    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Family Practice In Saskatchewan. C D’Arcy, Principal Investigator, Funding: $30,000 for one year, July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Source: Ralston Brothers Trust Fund/Kelsey Trail Health Region
    • LutherCare Communities Workplace Survey. C D’Arcy, Principal Investigator, Debra Morgan and Julie Kosteniuk, Co-Investigators, Funding$28,500 for one year. Source: LutherCare Communities, Saskatchewan
    • A Multi-Dimensional Intervention Program for Post-Degree Teachers Beginning their First Paid Teaching Position . Ronald Martin, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Principal Investigator, Rod Dolmage, University of Regina and C D’Arcy, University of Saskatchewan, Co-Investigators, Funding: $180,845 over 3 years. Source: SSHRC
    • Reducing Health Disparity in Saskatoon. Cory Neudorf, Saskatoon Health Region, Principal Investigator, Mark Lemstra, Saskatoon Health Region, Carl D’Arcy, University of Saskatchewan, and Syed Shah, University of Saskatchewan, co-applicants. A Joint Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan research project.Value: $790,000 over 5 years, 2006-2011. Source: CIHR.
    • Strategies to Improve the Care of Persons with Dementia in Rural and Remote Areas. D. Morgan - Principal Investigator C. D’Arcy, M. Crossley, A. Kirk, J. Biem, and D. Forbes - Co-Investigators. CIHR NET (New Emerging Team) Grant. $1.25 million over 5 years 2003 - 2008, from CIHR Institute of Aging. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, University of Saskatchewan Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, The CIHR Initiative on Rural and Northern Health, The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy

    Select Publications


    • Meng, X, D'Arcy C. Mortality and morbidity hazards associated with cognitive status in seniors: a Canadian population prospective cohort study. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. [Epub ahead of print  DOI:10.1111/j.1758-5872.2012.00222.x]
    • Meng X, Kou C, D'Arcy C, Shi J, Yu Y. No genetic association between SNPs in the coding region of SLC6A4 gene and internalizing disorders in mainland Chinese university students. Psychiatric Genetics. 2012. Accepted/In Press
    • Meng X, D'Arcy C. Common risks and comorbidity for past 12-month mood and anxiety disorders: a population-based analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2012; 57(8):479-487.
    • Kosteniuk J, Morgan D, D'Arcy C. Treatment and follow-up of anxiety and depression in clinical-scenario patients: Survey of Saskatchewan family physicians. Canadian Family Physician. 2012; 58(3): e152-e158.
    • Morgan D, Cammer A, Stewart NJ, Crossley M, D'Arcy C, Forbes DA, Karunanayake C. Nursing Aide Reports of Combative Behavior by Residents With Dementia: Results from a Detailed Prospective Incident Diary. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). 2012;13(3):220-227.
      Comment: This article was also the subject of an editorial in the same issue of the Journal.
    • Kosteniuk J, Morgan D, D'Arcy C. Diagnoses of anxiety and depression in clinical-scenario patients Survey of Saskatchewan family physicians. Canadian Family Physician. 2012 ;58(3):e144-e151.
    • Kou C, Meng X, Xie B, Chen Y, Yu Q, Shi J, Yu Y, D'Arcy C, Huang Y. The prevalence and correlates of neurotic disorders among undergraduates at a mainland Chinese university. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2012. [Epub ahead of print DOI 10.1007/s00127-012-05. April 11, 2012]
    • Meng X, D'Arcy C, Morgan D, Mousseau D. Predicting the Risk of Dementia Among Canadian Seniors: A Useable Practice-friendly Diagnostic Algorithm. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. 2012. [Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1097/WAD.0b013e31. Feb 6, 2012]
    • Kou C, Meng X, Xie B, Shi J, Yu Q, Yu Y, D'Arcy C. No association between catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphisms and neurotic disorders among mainland Chinese university students. Psychiatry Research; [Epub ahead of print 2012;doi:10.1016/j.psychres.20. Mar 6, 2012]
    • Meng X, D'Arcy C. Education and dementia in the context of the cognitive reserve hypothesis: A systematic review with meta-analyses and qualitative analyses. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(6):e38268.
    • Meng X, D'Arcy C, Tempier R, Kou C, Morgan D, Mousseau DD. Survival of Patients with incident dementia who had a pre-existing psychiatric disorder: A population based 7-year follow-up study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2012;27:683-691.
    • Patten SB, Williams JVA, Lavorato DH, Bulloch AGM, D'Arcy C, Streiner DL. Recall of recent and more remote depressive episodes in a prospective cohort study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2012;47(5):691-696.
    • ME Andrews, NJ Stewart, DG Morgan, C D’Arcy. In Press 2011. More Alike Than Different: A Comparison of Male and Female RNs in Rural and Remote Canada. Journal of Nursing Management; 2012;20(4):561-70.
    • NJ Stewart, C D’Arcy, J Kosteniuk, DG Morgan, D Forbes, M MacLeod, J  Kulig., J., & R Pitblado. Moving on? Predictors of intent to leave among rural and remote RNs in Canada. The Journal of Rural Health 2011; 27: 103-113.
    • DG Morgan, M Crossley, A Kirk, L McBain, NJ Stewart, C D’Arcy, D Forbes, S Harder,
      V Dal Bello-Haas, J Basran. Evaluation of telehealth for pre-clinic assessment and follow-up in an interprofessional rural and remote memory clinic.  Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2010;30:304-331.
    • PA Hall, M Crossley and C D’Arcy. Executive Function and Survival in the Context of Chronic Illness. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2010;39 (2);119-127.
    • P Hall, J Dubin, M Crossley, M Holmqvist, C D’Arcy. Does executive function explain the IQ-mortality association? Evidence from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CHSA).  Psychosomatic Medicine, 2009;71:196-204.
    • D Morgan, M Crossley, A Kirk, C D’Arcy, N Stewart, J Biem, D Forbes, S Harder, J Basran, V Dal Bello-Haas, and L McBain.  Improving Access to Dementia Care: Development and Evaluation of a Rural and Remote Memory Clinic. Aging and Mental Health. 2009;13(1):17-30.
    • P Hall, J Dubin, M Crossley, M Holmqvist, C D’Arcy. Accepted. Does executive function explain the IQ-mortality association? Evidence from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CHSA). Psychosomatic Medicine.
    • D Morgan, M Crossley, A Kirk, C D’Arcy, N Stewart, J Biem, D Forbes, S Harder, J Basran, V Dal Bello-Haas, and L McBain. Accepted. Improving Access to Dementia Care: Development and Evaluation of a Rural and Remote Memory Clinic. Aging and Mental Health.
    • TA Steve, A Kirk, M Crossley, D Morgan, C D’Arcy, J Biem, D Forbes, and N Stewart. Accepted. Medication Use in Patients Presenting to a Rural and Remote Memory Clinic. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.
    • D Morgan, M Crossley, NJ Stewart, C D’Arcy, D Forbes, SA Normand, and A Cammer. 2008.Taking the Hit: Focusing on Caregiver “Error” Masks Organizational Level Risk Factors for Nursing Aide Assaults. Qualitative Health Research, 18(3): 334-346.
    • M Lemstra, C Neudorf, C D’Arcy, A Kunst, LM Warren, and NR Bennett. 2008. A Systematic Review of Depressed Mood and Anxiety by SES in Youth Aged 10-15 Years. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 99(2): 125-129.
    • M Lemstra, C Neudorf, J MacKenbach, C D’Arcy, C Scott, and T Kershaw. 2008. Risk Indicators for Depressed Mood in Youth: Limited Association with Aboriginal Cultural Status. Paediatrics and Child Health, 13(4): 285-290.
    • J Kulig, ME Andrews, C D’Arcy, M MacLeod, N Stewart, R Pitblado, D Morgan, B Smith,D Bentham, D Forbes, and G Remus. 2008. How Do Registered Nurses Define Rurality? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16:28-32.
    • K Penz, C D’Arcy, J Kosteniuk, D Morgan, and B Smith. 2007. Barriers to the Participation in Continuing Education Among Rural and Remote Nurses: Results from a National Study. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, March/April 38(2): 58-66.
    • R Bowen, M Baetz, C D’Arcy. 2006. Self-Rated Importance of Religion Predicts One-Year Outcome of Patients with Panic Disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 23: 266-273.
    • J Kosteniuk and C D’Arcy. 2006. Dental Service Use and its Correlates in a Dentate Population: An Analysis of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Dynamics Survey 1999-2000. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 72(8) (Oct): 731-731h – available at www.cda-adc.ca/cjda
    • JG Kosteniuk, C D’Arcy, N Stewart and B Smith. 2006. Central and Peripheral Information Source Use among Rural and Remote Registered Nurses in Canada. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55(1): 100-114.
    • C D’Arcy and J Kosteniuk, 2006. Saskatchewan Population Health and Dynamics Survey Report. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan, Applied Research/ Psychiatry, 214pp + appendix.