CAMH’s BrainHealth Databank: making personalized care possible.
Depression is a leading cause of disability affecting more than 260 million people worldwide. One of the many challenges in treating depression is that no two patients are exactly alike in their experience. With so many people suffering from this debilitating mental illness, and each having a unique journey, how then can doctors better help patients? The answer may come from a surprising place: data.
Researchers at CAMH are harnessing the power of data and using technologies like algorithms, deep learning and artificial intelligence to gain new insights into the complexities of mental illness. The hospital’s Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, led by Dr. Sean Hill, has launched the BrainHealth Databank to help deliver improved, personalized mental health care, while accelerating clinical research, discovery and innovation.
The CAMH BrainHealth Databank will improve our understanding of both individuals and broader populations to accelerate personalized care.