Our featured research for National Mental Health Week is on the theme of women’s mental health.
According to the World Health Organization, the leading cause of death and disability among women aged 18-44 is major depressive disorder. So in 2006, when Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, head of the Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood and Anxiety disorders at the CAMH Research Imaging Centre, discovered a protein that he knew would have a major impact on depression, the next logical step was figuring out how to translate his discovery into helping people.
Today, building upon that initial discovery, he’s in the process of developing a natural supplement to help prevent post-partum depression, which is the most common complication of childbearing, affecting 13 per cent of women who give birth. Watch the video below.
Learn more about this research in the Spring 2014 edition of CAMH Discovers.