Research from McGill University suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol, according to a new study by Prof. Marco Leyton, of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry. Compared to people at low risk for alcohol-use problems, those at high risk showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards. These findings, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, could help shed light on why some people are more at risk of suffering from alcoholism and could mark an important step toward the development of treatment options.
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The McGill Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Department of Psychiatry Awards. Four awards of $10,000 will be granted this year. The first three awards are granted for proposals pertaining to research related to disorders that affect young people. The fourth is a new award, introduced this year to support fellows at McGill:
Congratulations to the recipients!
McGill Department of Psychiatry
2nd RESIDENT RESEARCH DAY
The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre would like to invite you to the following:
Morning Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
“Past & Future: Remembering and Imagining in Young and Older Adults”
Donna Rose Addis, PhD (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
“False Memories and Aging”
Nancy Dennis, PhD (Pennsylvania State University)
Coffee and pastries will be served at the sy
Quebec Child Mental Health Research Day: Long Term Outcome of Aggression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder and Factors...
Quebec Child Mental Health Research Day
Journée de recherche Québécoise
sur la santé mentale des jeunes
Title: “Long Term Outcome of Aggression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder and Factors (including treatment) which affect this outcome”
Key Note Speakers: Dr. Richard Tremblay and Dr. Dustin A. Pardini, Ph.D
Place is limited for this research day!!!!
The Division of Child Psychiatry of the McGill University Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that its application for recognition of its training program was approved by the Royal College of Canada! The Division can now train new child psychiatrists under the new Subspecialty in Child Psychiatry created by the Royal College.
MUHC Psychiatry Grand Rounds -- Dopamine and Addiction: Using PET to Explore the Neurobiology of Substance Abuse
Special Guest Speaker MUHC Psychiatry Grand Rounds
RI-MUHC Mental Illness and Addiction Axis
Diana Martinez, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University/NYS Psychiatric Institute
"Dopamine and Addiction: Using PET to Explore the Neurobiology of Substance Abuse"
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Claude de Montigny, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Psychiatry, has passed away on the evening of October 19, 2012.
We are pleased to present
ROBERT PRIMAVESI, M.D.,FRCP(C), Associate Dean. Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
BETH-ANN CUMMINGS, M.D., FRCP(C), M.Sc., Clerkship Component Chair, Faculty of Medicine & Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University