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New funding to boost mental health research

Gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation strengthens unique McGill/Neuro partnership with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital
Tue, 2014-10-21 15:11

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro), hope is on the horizon through the expansion of a major collaboration to understand why some children are vulnerable to conditions like autism, attention deficit disorder and social anxiety, and what can be done to prevent these disorders before they take hold. This collaboration will also explore brain disorders in the aging population, such as dementia, in an unprecedented investigation of mental health across the lifespan.

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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers find a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients
Sun, 2014-06-08 15:09

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

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