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Dr. C. Adams MSc, MD, FRCPC Associate Professor Psychiatry

Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK

Research Area(s)

  • Adult Attachment Style
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Adams leads the Attachment Research Laboratory, studying mood and anxiety disorders.



  • Adams G (Principal Investigator), Adams S (Co-principal Investigator), McMillan K (Collaborator), Clark M (Collaborator), Mitchell A (Collaborator). Effectiveness of the Early Psychosis Intervention Program and the Examination of Risk Factors Interfering with its Use, College of Medicine Research Award. Total: $22,420.00 for 2018-10 to 2019-12

  • Adams G (Principal Investigator), McWilliams L (Co-investigator). Adult attachment and the cost-to-treat in the psychiatric outpatient population, Royal University Hospital Foundation. Total: $21,708.00 for 2017-04-06 to 2019-03-31

  • Adams G (Principal Investigator), Mela M (Co-principal Investigator), Adelugba O (Collaborator), Kotlar-Livingston A (Collaborator), Andreen A (Collaborator), McKenna A (Collaborator). The relationship between attachment, recidivism and treatment in forensic patients with mental illness, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation - Collaborative Innovation Development Grand. Total: $48,923.00 for 2017-03-01 to 2018-02-28

Clinical Interests

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Selected Publications

  • Thompson GRW, Wrath AJ, Trinder KM, Adams GC. The role of attachment and resilience in perceived stress in medical students. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2018 Nov;9(4):e69-e77.

  • Adams GC, Wrath AJ, Mondal P, Asmundson GJG. Depression with or without comorbid social anxiety: Is attachment the culprit? Psychiatry Research (IF: 2.223). 2018 Aug;269:86-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.037

  • Adams GC, Wrath AJ, Meng X. The relationship between adult attachment and mental health care utilization: A systematic review. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (IF: 3.612). 2018 Oct;63(10):651-660. DOI: 10.1177/0706743718779933

  • Adams GC, McWilliams LA, Wrath AJ, Adams S, De Souza D (2017). Relationships between patients’ attachment characteristics and views and use of psychiatric treatment. Psychiatry Res. (IF: 2.53). DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.050