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Mailed nicotine patches, with no counseling, associated with cessation
Mailing free nicotine patches to smokers, without any behavioural support, does help some of them quit, according to a new CAMH study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
E-cigarettes: A moving target
On January 13, CAMH researchers hosted an international panel of experts sharing the research to date on the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, and their potential as a cessation aid.
Healing with Inuit stories of resilience
The Good Memory Project, led by Dr. Allison Crawford, is drawing on Inuit stories to address mental health and wellness, using Inuit art and digital storytelling as unique approaches.
A global pre-emptive strike at schizophrenia
Two major international collaborations are zeroing in on how to predict who will develop psychosis, and how to prevent it.
Creating a smoother transition for youth
Dr. Kristin Cleverley is launching a new study to improve the transition for young people into adult mental health services.
Assessing risk: Alcohol and chronic diseases
A new CAMH study is teasing out the links between alcohol and common chronic diseases, including stroke and high blood pressure.
Finding clues to prevent alcohol problems
How people respond to alcohol may predict the likelihood of developing drinking problems at the time of greatest risk: the young adult years.
Understanding heavy use of mental health care
Heavy users of mental health care have substantially different patterns of service use, and different characteristics, than other heavy users of health care.
Circadian rhythm of brain genes changes with aging
As we age, the genes that regulate our daily biological rhythms appear to change how they function, which could explain changes in sleep patterns, cognition and mood in late life.
More than 400 conditions co-occur with FASD
CAMH researchers have identified 428 distinct conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind.