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In the News: Late Dr. Ted Sourkes' in the Globe and Mail

To read about the late Dr. Ted Sourkes's pioneering work on Parkinson's treatment, follow the link below:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/scientist-ted-sourkes-pioneered-parkinsons-treatment/article22855005/?cmpid=rss1&click=dlvr.it

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

In the news: L'Anorexie: Un trouble génétique induit par l'environnement - Dr. Howard Steiger & Dr. Linda Booij

To read more about what Dr. Howard Steiger and Dr. Linda Booij have to say, follow the link below: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/431172/l-anorexie-un-trouble-genetique-induit-par-l-environnement

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Pick a card, any card

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Spotlight on Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner

In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

Published on : 06 Feb 2015

In the News: Dr. Jaswant Guzder on childhood mental illness

Dr. Jaswant Guzder is cited on CTV regarding childhood mental illness and parenting.  To read more, click the following link. http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/childhood-mental-illness-not-a-matter-of-lazy-parenting-1.2209407

Published on : 28 Jan 2015

In the News: Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed on Radio-Canada

To hear Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed on Radio-Canada, click the following link: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_eclaireurs/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idchronique=361417

Published on : 26 Jan 2015

L’invitation à publier dans la Revue Santé Mentale au Québec

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Published on : 23 Jan 2015

In the News: Dr. Diane Boivin on resetting our biological clocks

Dr. Boivin has recently been cited in interviews on her most recent works on our biological clocks. To read more about the recent works by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin, click on the links provided below: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/pill-could-put-an-end-to-jet-lag-canadian-study-1.2198682 http://www.techno-science.net/?onglet=news&news=13580

Published on : 22 Jan 2015

In the News: Professor Mayada Elsabbagh speaks about intervention for Autism

Professor Mayada Elsabbagh speaks about  an "innovative" intervention that helps babies at a high risk of Autism.  To read more, follow the links below: http://www.livescience.com/49522-video-based-therapy-autism.html http://www.lapresse.ca/sciences/medecine/201501/22/01-4837414-autisme-nouvelle-lueur-despoir.php

Published on : 22 Jan 2015

Passing of Dr. Theodore L. Sourkes

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Good words: Stigma, Mental Illness and Employment- A short film written by Rob Whitley

Dr. Rob Whitley recently wrote a short and poignant film tracing the story of Elizabeth, a gifted and highly qualified candidate attending a job interview. All appears to be going swimmingly, until the conversation turns towards the subject of mental illness. While this film is a work of fiction, research indicates that it represents a reality played out daily. The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ5Wx_LhGUc

Published on : 12 Jan 2015

Dr. Serge Gauthier appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Serge Gauthier, M.D., FRCPC, an eminent researcher in Alzheimer’s disease, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.  To read more, click here. You can also watch his interview on Alzheimer's Disease in connection with Alzheimer's Awareness Month on CTV here.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

Québec Science 10 best discoveries: Two members from Douglas Hospital

Dr. Gustavo Turecki along with Dr. Juan Pablo Lopez speak about the identification of a molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients. To watch, please click here.   Dr. Judes Poirier speaks about his discovery of the genetic variation that protects 25% of the population from Alzheimer's. To watch, please click here.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

Appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective March 1, 2015. Dr. Turecki succeeds Dr. Mimi Israël, who led the department with great distinction since 2007. We take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to Dr. Israël for her outstanding leadership throughout her term, and we wish her continued success.

Published on : 05 Jan 2015