As of August 5th, 2022, an outbreak has been declared in CAMH’s Emergency Department, located at 1051 Queen Street West due to staff positive COVID-19 cases. This declaration was made in conjunction with Toronto Public Health, CAMH’s Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW), and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). The Emergency Department remains open to new patients. However, please advised that wait times might be longer than usual given staffing issues. CAMH has completed contact tracing for all impacted staff and confirmed that no patients have been exposed.
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.
Visit our Programs & Services Directory for information on our clinical services, including the Memory Clinic, Late-Life Mood and Schizophrenia Clinics and more.