Martin Katzman

Assistant professor


Dr. Katzman is the Clinic Director and Staff Psychiatrist at the START Clinic (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety Rehabilitation and Treatment) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders. He is also a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University) as well as in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also appointed in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University and is a member of the Faculty of Psychology at Adler School of Professional Studies. Dr. Katzman was trained at the University ofToronto, first undertaking his B.Sc. in Psychologyand Neuroscience, and subsequently his medical training and residency.Dr. Katzman’s clinical work deals chiefly with the diagnosis and treatment ofmood and anxiety disorders, and recently has expanded to work with adultssuffering from Attention Deficit Disorders as well as those suffering from chronicpain disorders.His research includes various techniques including positron emission tomography,the respiratory physiological challenge, and Doppler imaging, as well as a number of anxiogenic challenges to examine the pathophysiology of the mood, anxiety, pain and attention systems. His most recent interest is in examining the psychological manifestations associated with executive dysfunction in the mood,anxiety and traumatic disorders.Dr. Katzman is also a founding member of the Board of Directors as well as the Founding Chair and current Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Troubles Anxieux(ADAC/ACTA). He is also the Chair of Continuing Health Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Katzman is the chair of numerous scientific advisory boards, and has published numerous papers in the areas of Anxiety, Mood, Pain and Attention Disorders with a focus on Hypoprefrontality, Executive Dysfunction, Intolerance of Uncertainty and Low Hedonic Tone in their relation to a variety of comorbidities resulting in treatment resistant depression.


Area of Interest

Hedonic tone, Intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder with agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and dysthymia.

top publication

1.M, Katzman MA.The PCMAD (Primary Care Mood and Anxiety Diagnoser) The Development of a Diagnostic Tool to Detect Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Lambert Academic Publishing Katzman MA. Pocket Guide to Anxiety and Related Diseases: Canadian Anxiety Guidelines Initiative 2014, Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Online:
2.Katzman MA. The Vancouver Coastal Hospital Anxiety Disorders Program:A Proposal to enhance the treat the many people suffering with Anxiety Disorders in the in the Greater Vancouver Area, through the infrastructure of the Vancouver Coastal Hospital.
3.Katzman MA, Westra H, Audet D. Eds. Treatment Guidelines for Social Anxiety Disorder for the Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Troubles Anxieux. 2004.
4.Rector NA, Bartha C, Kitchen K, Katzman MA, Richter M. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. A guide for people with . Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their Families Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2001 Toronto.