Department of Psychiatry

A new understanding of the neurobiology of impulsivity

Published: 21Sep2022

While not all impulsive behaviour speaks of mental illness, a wide range of mental health disorders which often emerge in adolescence, including depression and substance abuse, have been linked to...

Experts: Black History Month | February 2022

Published: 23Feb2022

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The theme for Black...

A new understanding of mental illness

Published: 8Dec2021

The causes of psychiatric disorders are poorly understood. Now, in work led by researchers at McGill University, there is evidence that a wide range of early onset psychiatric problems (from...

Experts: 2021 Holiday Season

Published: 20Dec2021

The McGill Media Relations Office suggests the following sources for your holiday stories:...

Expert: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online after global outage

Published: 6Oct2021

Facebook and Facebook-owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp were up and running again late Monday after being hit by an outage that affected users around the world. The social media giant said the...

Experts: FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer's drug panned by experts

Published: 10Jun2021

U.S. government health officials approved the first new drug for Alzheimer's disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn't been...

Measuring creativity, one word at a time

Published: 20Jul2021

Can you think of three words that are completely unrelated to one another? What about four, five, or even ten? According to an international team of researchers from McGill University, Harvard...

STOPMTL.CA: First interactive map to self-report police stops in Montreal

Published: 14Jul2021

In 2019, an independent report commissioned by the City of Montreal demonstrated racial and social profiling by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) targeting Black, Arab and...

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