Adult Neurodevelopmental and Geriatric Psychiatry Division
What We Do
Building on strong clinical services, we consider a strong and focused research program critical to our mission to improve care for older people with mental illnesses in Ontario. We work in partnership with scientific, clinical and administrative staff at CAMH, and with locally, nationally and internationally recognized neuroscientists and clinical scientists to study ways to improve interventions for older people with illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or dementia (Alzheimer's disease). Through the Azrieli Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health, we study mental health and behaviour difficulties and interventions among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Impact on Patient Care
The overarching aim of our work is to improve our understanding of how treatments work, and the differences in response among patients, so that we can ultimately to improve and personalize care with medication, psychotherapy or brain stimulation. We also aim to enhance the effectiveness of these interventions, and reduce adverse experiences or side effects.
Research Focus & Projects
Our Research Program brings together seven approaches: ● Brain therapeutics ● Genetics ● Neuroimaging ● Neurophysiology ● Neuropsychology ● Pharmacology ● Psychosocial interventions.
CAMH’s Geriatric Mental Health Outpatient Services provides comprehensive mental health and brain-health care for seniors. Learn more about our clinics: