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Winter 2017

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CAMH Discovers - News from CAMH Research and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute
Winter 2017
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Bolstering the long-term health of Syrian refugees in Canada


Understanding how to support the long-term health of Syrian refugees in Canada is key. CAMH’s Dr. Branka Agic is a researcher on three of the first studies investigating the health of Syrian refugees.

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Photo: UNHCR Photo Unit 


CAMH Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Immigration Canada stamp on paper Silhouette of older man outdoors

CAMH's one-of-a-kind student survey turns 40


The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey team reflects on Canada's longest ongoing school survey. 

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How migration may increase psychosis risk


Brain changes could underlie higher psychosis risk in immigrants, according to a new study.

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Psychosis treatment costs rise with aging


A new study defines costs of treating psychotic illnesses, showing striking increases as people age.

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​  Scientists at Work
Upset boy Bus with awareness message about marijuana use and health concerns

Matching treatments to children with disruptive behaviour


Dr. Brendan Andrade and the Better Behaviours Service team are developing personalized approaches to treatment.

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"Science on demand": Evidence to inform cannabis legalization


Dr. Benedikt Fischer is bridging research with policy as advisor to the governments of Canada and Uruguay on cannabis legalization.

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​​Research Roundup
Older woman looking sad World map showing any alcohol use (per cent) during pregnancy among the general population, 2012, reprinted from The Lancet CAMH's Dr. John Vincent

Genetic discovery in late-life depression


Findings from a CAMH-led genetic study may improve treatment for older adults with depression.

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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome


The first worldwide estimates of this severe, preventable birth defect are available in a new CAMH study.

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Rett syndrome: Linking genes to symptoms


A new CAMH study has for the first time linked DNA mutations directly to how severe the syndrome is.

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