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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: 9Feb2015

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: 8Jan2015

Save the Date - Psychiatry Resident Research Day - July 8, 2014

8Jul201408:30
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry 4333 Cote St. Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC, CA

McGill Department of Psychiatry 

3rd RESIDENT RESEARCH DAY 

Dear colleagues,

Two Douglas psychiatrists honoured by the Verdun community

Mimi Israël, MD, and Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD received a 2013 “Coup de chapeau verdunois” for their commitment as first-line psychiatrists. The awards were handed out by Roger Cadieux, President of the Forum économique de Verdun, during a recognition ceremony on the evening of November 27.

This award recognizes the involvement of Verdun residents and employees.

Published: 27Nov2013

Douglas-Based Research Team Obtains $1.5 Million to Study a New Method of Neuronal Communication

Salah El Mestikawy, PhD, a researcher at The Douglas Institute, along with his research team, have received $1.5 million to explore the dual signalling capacity of neurons. This research grant is one of five new Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants awarded by Brain Canada with funds from the Canada Brain Research Fund and Partners. The Douglas team will work with colleagues at the University of Western Ontario.

Published: 27Nov2013

Resident Research Day -- July 3, 2013

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Douglas Hospital Bowerman Room, 6825, boulevard LaSalle, Verdun, QC, H4H 1R3, CA

McGill Department of Psychiatry 

2nd RESIDENT RESEARCH DAY 

Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals - 2013

The McGill University Child Psychiatry Division is organizing a series of 4 bilingual seminars for the mental health professionals. These seminars will be presented in English, on Tuesday afternoon and in French on Wednesday afternoon, once a month, from 3:00 to 5:00 from January to April 2013

Please see attached brochure for details.

Thank you
Rita Riccio
Administrative Assistant
Division of Child Psychiatry, McGill University
Department of Child Psychiatry
The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre

Published: 26Oct2012

Dr. Carl Ernst's research featured in the Montreal Gazette

Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity 

B Charlie Fidelman, GAZETTE Health Reporter October 8, 2012 

MONTREAL — Grounding chronic illnesses and mental disorders in human DNA is like trying to tease out a giant riddle that’s complicated by the intricate relationship between biology and behaviour. Hundreds of genes have been associated with psychiatric conditions, some erroneously, and they were not confirmed.

Published: 11Oct2012

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