In this issue of our research newsletter, find out about discoveries and new directions to understand and improve treatments for depression, the most common mental illness.
Summer 2018 Edition: Focus on Depression
Depression is the most common mental illness, and the number-one cause of disability worldwide. In this issue, we explore the challenges today in understanding and treating depression, and how our researchers are tackling these on multiple fronts — in the lab, in health care centres and even on our wrists.
Unraveling and Treating Depression
We still do not fully understand what depression is, and current treatments don't work for everyone. CAMH researchers describe how they're addressing the challenges of unraveling the biology of depression and improving treatments, and why they believe the road ahead is promising.
Going Digital to Find Depression Early Warning Signs
The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression at CAMH is leading one of the first-ever studies to monitor youth depression through the use of mobile and wearable technology, with the goal of optimizing early intervention.