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2010 Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

CAMH in the Media - September 2010

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) regularly provides expert information on addictions and mental health treatment, research, education and advocacy to the public through the media. Here are some recent samples of CAMH coverage. Click on the headlines below to read the full stories (external links):

Why did mentally ill man have to die?
Toronto Star - Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tune in: psychedelic drugs are back
Toronto Star - Saturday, September 18

Link to autism found in missing DNA
Thursday, September 16, 2010

New research led by CAMH’s John Vincent provides clues as to why Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects four times more males than females. The scientists discovered that males who carry specific alterations of DNA on the sole X-chromosome are at high risk of developing ASD.

’s press release regarding the above picked up and run by over 200 media outlets including tv/radio broadcasts; print & internet sites worldwide. Some are mentioned below:

Mentions: Kingston Whig-Standard; Toronto Sun; North Bay Nugget; The Daily Observer (Pembroke); The Observer (Sarnia); Packet & Times (Orillia); Niagara Falls Review; The Sault Star; The Daily Press (Timmins); The Expositor (Brantford); Peterborough Examiner; Recorder & Times (Brockville); Stratford-Beacon Herald; Barrie Examiner; Belleville Intelligencer; Sun Times (Owen Sound); St Catherines Standard; Sudbury Star;;;;;;;; (Somerville); (Los Angeles); (Tyler); (Rockaway); (New Rochelle); e!; (Rockaway);;;;; bioresearchonline; yahoo!Finance; yahoo!Canada; (Folsom); (Quebec); (Paris); (Montreal);;;;; New Mexico Business Weekly; Charlotte Business Journal; San Francisco Business Times; South Florida Business Journal (Fort Lauderdale); La Press (Montreal); Fort Frances Times; Disabled World; BabyCenter (San Francisco); Innovations Report Online; AOL Daily Finance; Autism News Today; Baltimore Business Journal; Bioworld Online; GlaxoSmithKline Daily Report; Healthcare Industry Report; MyNetworkTV-5 (Honolulu);;

Genetic glitch explains higher rate of autism in boys; Canada AM - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Click on link to view Canada AM video featuring John Vincent.

Researchers closing in on why more boys than girls affected by autism
Canadian Press - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mentions: Toronto Star;;; yahoo!Canada; yahoo!Quebec;; (Kitchener);; (Winnipeg); (Toronto);;; (London); (Vancouver); (Calgary);; (Calgary); (Moncton); (Thunder Bay); (Moncton); (Toronto); (Toronto);; (Edmonton); (Golden); (Sherbrooke);

News CNVs on Chromosome X - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guest blog by Dr. John Vincent, who is a Scientist and Head of the Molecular Neuropsychiatry and Development Laboratory of the Psychiatric Neurogenetics Section in the Neuroscience Research Department and an Associate Scientist of The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Scientists link genetic glitch to higher incidence of autism in boys
The Globe and Mail - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mother’s missing gene link to autism predisposition - Friday, September 17, 2010

Video game addiction: does it exist? - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dr. Bruce Ballon, head of CAMH's Adolescent Clinical and Educational Services for problem gambling, gaming and internet use, said his practice focuses on 16- to 24-year-olds, including those who have dropped out of school because they're hooked.

Mental illness costs Canadian economy $51B, study says
Vancouver Sun - Friday, September 10, 2010

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led by Dr Carolyn Dewa, head of the Work and Well-Being Research and Evaluation Program, have calculated the actual cost of mental health leave and found that on average it’s double the cost of a leave for a physical illness.

Other mentions: Montreal Gazette;Ottawa Citizen; Windsor Star; Simcoe Reformer; Toronto Sun; Belleville Intelligencer; St Catherines Standard; Barrie Examiner; Peterborough Examiner; Welland Tribune; Timmins Daily Press; Sault Star; Kingston Whig-Standard;;;;;;;;;;;; r&;;;;;;;; (Australia)

We must take action on mental illness now
London Free Press (Editorial) - Monday, September 13, 2010

Other mentions: The Expositor (Brantford); Standard Freeholder (Cornwall); Peterborough Examiner; The Observer (Sarnia); Sun Times (Owen Sound); Sentinel-Review (Woodstock); Simcoe Reformer; Daily Press (Timmins; Whig-Standard (Kingston); Barrie Examiner; Packet & Times (Orillia); The Tribune (Welland): North Bay Nugget; Niagara Falls Review; The Standard (Saint Catherine’s); The Sault Star; The Intelligencer (Belleville); Stratford Beacon Herald; Sudbury Star

Preventing suicide by awareness of the symptoms
Toronto Sun (online version: Hats off for suicide prevention day; - Friday, September 10, 2010

Ontario doctors tackle opioid abuse;; yahoo! Canada - Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not always worth the gamble
Sudbury Star - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More and more people in Ontario need help with gambling
Sudbury Star - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CAMH’s Dr Nigel Turner is featured in the above two articles related to gambling addiction.

Other mentions:; Toronto Sun; North Bay Nugget; Sentinel-Review (Woodstock); Recorder & Times (Brockville); Chatham Daily News; Peterborough Examiner; Expositor (Brantford); Kingston-Whig Standard; Toronto 24 Hrs

Note: You will leave when you click on the media links above. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than CAMH and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other sites.

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