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Choosing to end it all

Not even close to every person who faces challenges or lives with severe depression commits suicide. Some people are more vulnerable than others.

Published on : 27 Aug 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. 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

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

In the news: Professor Howard Steiger- Eating disorders and the holiday season

To listen to Professor Howard Steiger speak about reconciling eating disorders and the holiday season, click the following link. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/le_15_18/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idchronique=358966  

Published on : 24 Dec 2014

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Fall 2014

Click to view: Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Fall 2014

Published on : 24 Dec 2014

In the news: Dr. Michael Meaney speaks about the environment and genes predisposed to delinquency

To listen to Dr. Michael Meaney speak about how the environment plays a role in the expression of certain genes predisposed to delinquency, please click the following link. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idChronique=358663

Published on : 22 Dec 2014

Spring 2015 Promotions - Department of Psychiatry

Spring Promotions 2015 The Department of Psychiatry Promotions Committee will be meeting to review the following recommendations for promotions of Tenured and Contract Academic Staff (CAS) members: • Faculty Lecturer to Assistant Professor • Assistant Professor to Associate Professor • Associate Professor to Full Professor Important • Before applying for promotions (in any category), the candidate must first notify the Chair.

Classified as : Faculty, Psychiatry, promotion
Published on : 21 Nov 2014

Annoucement from the Program Office

Annoucement from the Program Office Dear Residents and Faculty,

Published on : 09 Oct 2014