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Summer 2017

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CAMH Discovers - News from CAMH Research and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute
Summer 2017
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CAMH researchers find brain inflammation in people with OCD


A new CAMH brain imaging study shows for the first time that brain inflammation is significantly elevated in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The findings provide compelling evidence for a new potential direction for treating this anxiety disorder, which can be debilitating for people who experience it.

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Dr. Benedikt Fischer CAMH 2017 Research Symposium - Alcohol, The Brain and Society: From Impact to Intervention Dr. Neil Vasdev

Lowering the health risks of cannabis use


Endorsed by several key organizations, new science-based guidelines seek to reduce health risks.

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Save the date! CAMH Research Symposium


Join us on November 14 at our 2017 CAMH Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium.

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Introducing our new Chief Radiochemist


Dr. Neil Vasdev brings expertise in developing new chemical tools to advance brain imaging research.

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Scientists at Work
Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos Dr. Alan Wilson Dr. Tara Elton-Marshall

Finding solutions to end homelessness


Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos is assessing approaches to end homelessness and improve access to mental health care.

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A leading contribution in brain chemistry


We speak with Dr. Alan Wilson as he retires from an influential 25-year career as CAMH’s Chief Radiochemist.

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Pursuing a passion to improve public health


Dr. Tara Elton-Marshall is aiming to reduce addiction problems, with a focus on online gambling.

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Research Roundup

Tackling the complexities of chronic pain and mental health


A new CAMH study is improving care by unraveling and responding to the complexities of chronic pain in women with mental health and substance use issues.

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The brain science of social interactions


How are brain networks involved in different types of social interactions? A CAMH study sheds light on this area.

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Quitting cannabis use improves cognition


A CAMH study suggests that quitting cannabis improved an important aspect of cognition in people with schizophrenia.

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Telepsychiatry being underused


Telepsychiatry is underutilized and may not be supporting people with the greatest need, finds a CAMH-ICES study.

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