We support people across the lifespan, from children to older adults with a wide range of illnesses. Through clinical research, we provide access to the latest treatments while building the evidence needed to make these treatments standard.
Supported by CAMH’s Discovery Fund, Dr. Lena Quilty is testing what she hopes is a more accessible, cost-effective way to treat people with substance use disorder online.
“This study is a crucial step in bringing computer-based cognitive behaviour therapy to the patients who urgently need treatments for substance use disorder,” she says.
Photo: Dr. Lena Quilty
A CAMH-developed model to treat the agitation and aggression experienced by more than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease is being tested at 7 sites across Canada
A CAMH team led by Dr. Nigel Turner is developing an Internet-based intervention for problem gambling. The project is a joint effort between the Institute of Mental Health Policy Research and the Gambling, Gaming, and Technology Use teams at CAMH, and could help eliminate barriers — geographic and otherwise — to treatment access.
Findings could lead to the development of a new safe and effective treatment.
A CAMH-developed model to treat the agitation and aggression experienced by more than 80 per cent of people with Alzheimer’s disease is being tested at seven sites across Canada, thanks to support from Brain Canada and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.
“There’s been an improvement in the management of aggression and agitation in our patients,” says Dr. Peter Derkach, Medical Director at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, which participated in the pilot study.
In related efforts, a CAMH team is using brain stimulation to better understand why some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience agitation. The findings could lead to the development of a new safe and effective treatment for this population.
In a collaboration led by the Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition, we are working with service users, family members, policy makers, researchers, clinicians and administrators across the province to launch NAVIGATE, a new early psychosis intervention program, in four communities across Ontario.
The project is supported by a $1.5-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, with matching funds from CAMH’s PSSP, Project ECHO Ontario Mental Health and CAMH Foundation.
“With its focus on recovery, this coordinated care model is so important,” said Lillian Duda, a Family Advisory Committee member whose son was hospitalized twice with psychosis in his teens.