Douglas Mental Health Institute

Experts: World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10, 2018)

Published: 5Sep2018

Rob Whitley, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

The effect of night shifts: gene expression fails to adapt to new sleep patterns

Published: 7May2018

Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from the McGill University affiliated Douglas Mental Health University...

A new molecular target identified in depression

Published: 7May2018

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave...

Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer’s disease?

Published: 15Aug2017

By the time you start losing your memory, it's almost too late. That's because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may already have been going on for as long as twenty...

Playing with your brain

Published: 8Aug2017

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have...

It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Published: 8Jan2015

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...

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