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Latest Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Stories

2010-10-05 15:14:33

Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been selected as one of seven adult field trial sites in North America and the only site in Canada to test proposed diagnostic criteria for the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

2010-09-16 17:28:25

New research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), both in Toronto, Canada provides further clues as to why Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects four times more males than females.

2010-09-11 02:17:31

Mental illness is associated with more lost work days than any other chronic condition, costing the Canadian economy $51 billion annually in lost productivity.

2010-05-13 10:55:54

Mental health, the second leading cause of disability and premature death in Canada, impacts the lives of every Canadian, much like technology.

2010-05-04 13:36:18

Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) – may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth.

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2010-03-01 12:57:09

The next advance in treating major depression may relate to a group of brain chemicals that are involved in virtually all our brain activity.

2010-01-05 20:32:52

A recent evaluation by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that online interventions for problem alcohol use can be effective in changing drinking behaviors and offers a significant public health benefit.

2009-12-15 23:53:34

A gene involved in some forms of intellectual disability has been identified by scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as published this month in The American Journal of Human Genetics. The gene is called TRAPPC9.

2009-12-08 19:40:06

A key brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) - is highly elevated during clinical depression yet is unaffected by treatment with commonly used antidepressants.

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2009-03-20 08:13:53

New evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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