Johanne Renaud: Teenage angst or full-blown depression? – From evaluation to intervention

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Adolescence is often a tough time for teens and for their parents. Everyone transitions to adulthood in a different way, but for some the journey is particularly difficult. Although these emotional upheavals may seem temporary, what if the feelings persist or hide something more alarming?

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February 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm


John Breitner: Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – An impossible dream?

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Did you know that if one of your parents suffered from Alzheimer’s, your own chance of developing it increases by 50% or more? Worrisome? Yes! But new research is exploring ways to intervene early enough in the disease to prevent its devastating symptoms and its impact on our aging society.

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February 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm


Ridha Joober: Can psychosis be prevented?

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Is it possible to detect the factors that trigger psychotic episodes? Are the social pressures on youth (abuse, bullying, drug use) associated with the development of psychosis? Is it possible for people to recover and lead an active life?

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February 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm


Camillo Zacchia: Can I go back there? – Understanding Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Everyone is at risk of experiencing trauma. Is there a “normal” way to react? People indeed respond to traumatic events in multiple ways. But why are some of us able to deal with the emotional shock and go on to live functional lives while others are paralyzed with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder?

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February 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm


Janina Komaroff: “It’s crazy!” – Overthrowing stigma in mental health

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For a long time, our way of addressing mental disorders has fed prejudice. This behaviour has made recovery more difficult for people with mental health problems. This course gives us new ways of looking at mental illness that fights stigmatization.

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February 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm


Judes Poirier: Le déclin des facultés cérébrales – Alzheimer ou vieillissement normal?

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Judes Poirier, Ph.D., C.Q., est directeur de l’Unité de neurobiologie moléculaire.

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October 12, 2012 at 11:29 am


Howard Steiger: Gènes, environnements et genre – Une formule pour comprendre les troubles de l’alimentation

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Howard Steiger, Ph.D., est chef du Programme des troubles de l’alimentation.

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October 12, 2012 at 11:29 am


Mimi Israël: Le fond du baril – Déprime ou épuisement?

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Mimi Israël, M.D., FRCPC, est chef du Département de psychiatrie.

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October 12, 2012 at 11:29 am


Serge Beaulieu, Suzane Renaud: L’humeur en montagnes russes – Bipolaire ou borderline?

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Serge Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, est chef médical du Programme des troubles de l’humeur et du Programme des troubles bipolaires. Suzane Renaud, M.D., est psychiatre.

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October 12, 2012 at 11:29 am


Camillo Zacchia: Du cœur au cerveau – Des émotions nécessaires à notre survie

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Camillo Zacchia, Ph.D., est psychologue et conseiller principal du Bureau de l’éducation en santé mentale.

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October 12, 2012 at 11:28 am