depression

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

Classified as: SSRIs, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Adrien Peyrache, depression, External, faculty, staff
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Published on: 3 Aug 2017

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

Classified as: Antidepressants, depression, SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, cholecystokinin cells, CCK, hippocampus, Adrien Peyrache, Paul Greengard, Rockefeller University, McGill University
Published on: 3 Aug 2017

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.

Classified as: depression, data science in the news, computational genetics
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Published on: 10 Aug 2016

McGill Newsroom

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

Classified as: test, depression, questionnaires, health and lifestyle, depression screening, screening tools, controversy
Published on: 2 Aug 2016

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.

Classified as: depression, pain, health and lifestyle, antidepressant, Jenna Wong, manoamine oxidase inhibitors, insomnia, panic disorders
Published on: 24 May 2016

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.

Classified as: health, depression, diabetes, Norbert Schmitz, metabolic disease, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, type 2, Molecular Psychiatry, neuroproject
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

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.

Classified as: depression, psychology, stress, father, pregnancy, baby blues, dad, deborah da costa, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Published on: 5 Oct 2015

Dr. Gustavo Turecki along with Dr. Juan Pablo Lopez speak about the identification of a molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients.

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Dr. Judes Poirier speaks about his discovery of the genetic variation that protects 25% of the population from Alzheimer's.

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Classified as: Psychiatry, Alzheimer's, depression, discovery, top 10
Published on: 8 Jan 2015

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

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.

Classified as: brain, Douglas Institute, mental health, depression, suicide, Gustavo Turecki
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Published on: 8 Jun 2014

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