Underlying genetics of schizophrenia discovered, may inform treatment
As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from CAMH have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date.
Leading expert on the brain science of depression joins CAMH
Dr. Etienne Sibille is the inaugural Campbell Family Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at CAMH.
Two new genetic discoveries licensed for commercial use
Scientists have found genetic markers predicting suicide risk and antipsychotic-induced weight gain.
Motivation and cognitive impairment linked in new study
Decreased motivation negatively affects cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia.
Alcohol and safe sex
Dr. Paul Shuper aims to prevent HIV infection among men who have sex with men. First step: finding out how alcohol plays a role.
Giving youth a voice
Dr. Joanna Henderson aims to understand what's preventing youth from effectively accessing mental health and additions services.
Mapping the brain
Dr. Aristotle Voineskos is using imaging-genetics to uncover the biological cause of social impairments in mental health patients.
Psychiatrist supply and demand
Universal coverage without universal access: a new study shows that access to psychiatrists depends on how they practice, and may explain why some patients have trouble accessing treatment. Healthier, wealthier patients appear to be treated more frequently, with longer visits.
Mining genetics data
A new statistical technique will help identify the gene variations in mental illness that warrant further study.
BLOG: Burden of care
Dr. Stephen Kish highlights a study on physician burnout, and questions what we can do in Canada to help.
Read the CAMHBlog.
A simple water balance test temporarily grants patients with schizophrenia awareness of their illness.
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