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Genetic Causes of Depression Found Using Big Data

Wed, 2016-08-10 12:33

What causes depression? Of course, life circumstances such as traumatic events, severe stress or grief play a role, but heredity studies have shown that a genetic predisposition to depression is equally important as environmental triggers [1]. Until very recently, though, the genes that underpin such a predisposition have proven elusive.

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Source Site: /datascience

Depression screening in children and adolescents

Tue, 2016-08-02 10:41

McGill Newsroom

Researchers find tools inaccurate and advise against routine screening in this age group

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Contact: Prof. Brett Thombs
Organization: Jewish General Hospital and McGill Faculty of Medicine
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:23

McGill Newsroom

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications, including unapproved (off-label) indications that have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:34

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds 

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

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Contact: Dr N Schmitz
Organization: Dept. of Psychiatry & Douglas Mental Health University Institute - McGill University
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Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline

Mon, 2016-02-15 12:08

By Bruno Geoffroy, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression

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Contact: Bruno Geoffroy - Information officer
Organization: Media relations for scientific research - Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Office Phone: 514 630-2225 ext. 5257
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Grand Rounds: Functioning in Depression: Cognition, Competence, and Everyday Outcomes- Dr. Christopher Bowie

Fri, 2015-11-20 11:00 - 12:30
Allan Memorial Inst. Hospital : South Seminar Room P1.082, 1025 avenue des Pins Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A1
Source Site: /psychiatry

Expectant dads get depressed too

MUHC study suggests screening and prevention for men who are about to become parents
Mon, 2015-10-05 11:18

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Choosing to end it all

Thu, 2015-08-27 07:04

Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide

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Contact: Dr Fabrice Jollant
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Office Phone: (514) 761-6131 ext 3301

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide

Towards a better understanding of the mechanisms of depression
Tue, 2015-06-02 09:13

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Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Media Relations, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2769

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Organization: McGill University Media Relations Office
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Towards a better understanding of depression

Douglas study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb helps understanding of the mechanisms of depression
Fri, 2015-05-22 09:51

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Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2769

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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