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Depression

​Clinical depression is a complex mood disorder caused by various factors, including genetic predisposition, personality, stress and brain chemistry. Treatments include psychoeducation, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic seizure therapy).

About Depression

Psychosis

​The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, in which people have trouble distinguishing between what is real and what is not.

About Psychosis

Trauma

Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness and intense fear.

About Trauma

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, behaves and relates to others.

About Schizophrenia

​Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

​​Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most controversial and misunderstood treatments for mental illness. In fact, it is safe and effective for treating severe depression when patients have symptoms that haven't responded to medication, counselling or other psychosocial treatments.

About ​Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

​Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

​​Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) involves a series of short magnetic pulses directed to the brain to stimulate nerve cells.

About ​Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

​Family Therapy

​Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps family members better understand each other, support one another and work through difficult situations.

About ​Family Therapy

​Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM)

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are used both to help manage existing conditions and to maintain good health. Your family doctor or psychiatrist should be consulted before CAMs are added to your existing health or treatment regimes.​

About ​Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM)

​Cognitive behavioural therapy

​CBT is a structured, time-limited, problem-focused and goal oriented form of psychotherapy. CBT helps people learn to identify, question and change how their thoughts, attitudes and beliefs relate to the emotional and behavioural reactions that cause them difficulty.

About ​Cognitive behavioural therapy

Alcohol

​Alcohol is a depressant drug that can slow down the parts of the brain that affect thinking, behaviour, breathing and heart rate.

About Alcohol
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