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Winter 2016

CAMH Discovers - News from CAMH Research and the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute
Winter 2016
 
Woman with nicotine replacement therapy patch on arm

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.

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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.

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Scientists at Work

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.

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Dr. Allison Crawford outdoors in Nunavut
Flags for countries throughout the world Teenager sitting in a tunnel Blood pressure cuff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Research Roundup
Person blowing into an alcohol breath-test machine Dr. Claire de Oliveira

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.

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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.

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Older man walking outdoors in winter Pregnant woman lying in bed

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.

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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.

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