CIHR Café Scientifique sheds light on brain plasticity in mental health
On February 19, 2014, CAMH hosted a Café Scientifique at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.The topic: "Rewiring the Brain: New Opportunities for Mental Health?" Speakers highlighted current research in neuroplasticity—the ability to redirect neural pathways in the brain.
Brief neurological assessment a success
New 10-minute tool can swiftly and validly assess cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Read more.
Safer approach to alcohol consumption
Researchers suggest a 10-step strategy to decrease the personal and public harms of alcohol abuse. Read more.
Ontario youth study reveals drug use trends
As drinking rates among youth decline, new concerns with over-the-counter meds emerge. Watch the video.
Understanding eating disorders
At the Innovation Fund Showcase, Dr. Allan Kaplan described genetics research on anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Read more.
Improving inequities in mental health care
Health economist Dr. Claire de Oliveira conducts policy research to improve mental health services. Read more.
Scientist tackles the two faces of addiction
Dr. Christian Hendershot has received the 2013 Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award. Read more.
The genetics of bipolar disorder
Like most mental health conditions, the risk of bipolar disorder is influenced by a number of different genes. Identifying these is important to develop biologically based treatments.
In a new study, Dr. John Vincent adds to the body of knowledge on the genetics of this disease, which affects two per cent of the population and can substantially impact the quality of life of those affected. Read more.
Placebo effect on the rise in research studies
Why are increasing numbers of people improving on mock medications for psychosis treatment? Read more.
Hormone reduces the high in marijuana use
Newly discovered hormone offers new hope for treating cannabis dependence. Read more.
BLOG: Helping victims of mentally ill offenders
Dr. Stephen Kish blogs about the complexity of seeking restorative justice. Visit the CAMHBlog.
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