For Immediate Release – November 6, 2012 (Toronto) - On November 13, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will open its Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention.
The centre will be the first in Canada to offer Magnetic Seizure Therapy, an innovative new treatment which uses magnetic pulses in the treatment of severe and persistent mood disorders. CAMH’s other brain stimulation treatment and research programs using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) will also be located in the new centre.
The event will include the announcement of a significant $7.4 million gift of support by Toronto philanthropists.
Date: November 13, 2012
Location: 1001 Queen Street West, Unit 4
Media will have the opportunity to tour the facility and interview the philanthropists, physicians, researchers and a patient who has been treated at the centre.
Michael Torres, CAMH, 416-595-6015; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Koulis, CAMH Foundation, 416-535-8501 x 34395
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.