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Fall 2013

CAMH Discovers - News from CAMH Research and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute
Fall 2013

Community-based study leads to innovative solutions to improve access to primary health care

Often, people with mental health or substance use issues are not taken seriously when they seek help for physical ailments.

Based on a new study, a CAMH-led research team has developed practical approaches – including interactive skits and a client tip-sheet – to break down barriers to accessing health care. Read more.

Dr. Bruce G. Pollock DNA and medication CAMH Research Report

A new strategic plan for research

CAMH VP of Research Dr. Bruce G. Pollock presents CAMH's Strategic Research Plan. Learn more. 

A partnership for personalized medicine

CAMH embarks on a joint venture with Assurex Health, a U.S. biotech company.
Read more.

A year in review at CAMH research

Transforming Lives Through Research, our online report for 2012-2013, is now available. View the report.

Dr. Lena Quilty CAMH forensic researchers Dr. Martin Zack

Managing binge eating disorder

Dr. Lena Quilty studies a dopamine-targeting drug in a new approach to treat eating disorders. Read more.


New directions for forensic research

Dr. Sandy Simpson and his team study the complex intersection of mental illness and crime. Read more.

Stimulating smoking cessation

Dr. Martin Zack looks at the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation in helping smokers quit. Read more.

Does a major renovation of inpatient units improve treatment outcomes?

Clients are more satisfied with treatment and report greater quality of life, blogs CAMH’s Dr. Stephen Kish.

He reports on a study by Dr. Karen Urbanoski, who compared a renovated client-friendly environment with an older unit at CAMH. Visit the CAMHblog site

Q&A: Food insecurity and mental health

Dr. Cathy Mah on the high levels of food insecurity reported in the study Household Food Insecurity in Canada in 2011. Visit the CAMHblog site.


Genetic deletion linked to Parkinson's disease 

In JAMA Neurology, researchers report a new link between early-onset Parkinson’s disease and  a missing piece of DNA on chromosome 22. Read more.


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