• Garland, Jane


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604 875-2737
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    4480 Oak Street
    Room C429
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Depression
    • Mood disorders 
    • Panic disorder
    • Suicide
    • Antidepressant medications
    • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
    • Medication effects
    • Prevention
    • Treatment outcome / Counselling

    As clinical head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC’s Children’s Hospital, I have engaged in research and consultation on psychopharmacological and cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in young people. I provide consultation services to community mental health, schools and government regarding evidence-based prevention, early intervention and treatment programs for children and adolescents. I have developed innovative teaching materials for children and families on managing anxiety and depression, and am currently developing an evaluation study for a new parent training module for the Taming Worry Dragons program.  My team is currently conducting a study of  intensive behavioral treatment for childhood selective mutism, a disabling anxiety disorder. 

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

     Y. J. Martinez, R. Tannock, K. Manassis, E. J. Garland, S. Clark, A. McInnes. The Teachers' Role in the Assessment of Selective Mutism and Anxiety Disorders. Canadian Journal of School Psychology 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/0829573514566377

    Morrow, RL, Garland EJ, Wright JM, Maclure M, Taylor S, Dormuth CR. Influence of relative age on diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children.  CMAJ online Pub March 5, 2012. PMID: 22392937

    Miller, L.D., Laye-Gindhu, A., Liu, Y.*, March, J. S., Thordardsen, D., & Garland, J. E. (2011). Evaluation of a preventive intervention for child anxiety in two randomized attention-control school trials. Behaviour and Research Therapy, 49(5), 315-323. PMID: 21419391

    Ronsley, R., Elbe, D., Smith, D.H., & Garland, E.J. (2010). Do Hospital and Community SSRI Usage Patterns in Children and Adolescents Match the Evidence? J Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 19 (3), 218-226. PMID: 20842278

    Miller, L.D., Short, C., Garland, E.J., & Clark, S.L. (2010). The ABCs of CBT: Evidence based approaches to child anxiety in public school settings
    Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 432- 439.

    Garland, E.J., & Duffy, A. (2010). Management of Bipolar Disorder in the early stages of the illness. In: Young, A.H., Ferrier, I.N., Michaluk, E.E. (Eds.). Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

    Wood, H., Manassis, K., Owens, M., & Garland, E.J. (2009). Characterizing Anxious Children with an Obsessive Difficult Temperament. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14(1), 85-99. PMID: 19103707

    Garland, E.J., Virani, A., & Kutcher, S. (2009). Position Paper on Using SSRIs in Children and Adolescents. 
    Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 18 (2), 160-5. PMID: 19495439

    Cheung, A., Kusumakar,V., Kutcher, S., Dubo, E., Garland, J., Weiss, M., Kiss, A., & Levitt, A. (2008). Maintenance Study for Adolescent Depression.
     J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacology, 18(4), 389-394. PMID: 18759650

    Garland, E.J., & Wright, J.M. (2007) Les antidepresseurs chez les adolescents etc les enfants. Medicine, 3, 1-3.

    Manassis, K., Tannock, R., Garland, E.J., Minde, K., McInnes, A., & Clark, S. (2007). The Sounds of Silence: Language, Cognition and Anxiety in Selective Mutism. 
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 46(9), 1187-1195. PMID: 17712242

    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members