Mental Health

Addressing homelessness in older people

Homelessness doesn’t only happen to young people but also affects older adults in growing numbers, write authors in an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) that describes this emerging crisis. People experiencing homelessness are considered older adults at age 50, as visible aging is...

Advancing the future of brain research

The human brain is the most complex organ in our body and unlike any other structure, the brain is what makes humans, human. The brain has many important functions such as storing memories, sending signals about feelings and emotions, enabling speech and movement and...

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Remote therapist-guided cognitive behavioural therapy as good as in-person

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered remotely, with therapist guidance, appears to be as effective...

Anorexia nervosa can be life threatening in males

Anorexia nervosa affects males as well as females, and affected males have a sixfold...

Canadians give governments an ‘F’ in meeting their mental health and substance use health needs

Federal and provincial governments are getting a resounding ‘F’ from Canadians when it comes...

Study projects 187% increase in people living with dementia in Canada by 2050

People living with dementia are as diverse as the different diseases and conditions that...

First clinical guidelines to address anxiety in older adults

A group of multidisciplinary leading subject matter experts across Canada in the field of...

Pharmacogenomic testing: promising treatment for depression

The World Health Organization predicts that depression will be the leading cause of disability...

Pharmacogenomic testing: promising treatment for depression

Pharmacogenomic testing of adults with moderate or severe major depressive disorder (MDD) shows promise...

Toronto Rehab partners with Baycrest in dementia support program

Robert Harker was an active member of a day program located on the same...

Redefining mental health

By Victoria Alarcon Rosanra (Rosie) Yoon’s earliest childhood memories harken back to her days accompanying...

Mental health programs gaining international recognition

The Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Rapid Response Service (RRS) is dedicated to making...

Magic mushroom experiences among people with bipolar disorder

By Sarah Ripplinger Research co-led by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) researcher Dr. Emma...

Improving mental health support to reduce risks of self-harm and suicide in autistic individuals

Autistic females (assigned sex at birth) have an 83 per cent increased risk of...

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