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On June 12th the Department held its 29th Annual Research Day where almost 200 department members came together to learn and celebrate the research being done across the department. There were 12 oral presentations and over 36 poster presentations highlighting basic and clinical research being done by department members. The event is […]
A new SFU study finds many in the Downtown Eastside migrated to the troubled neighbourhood from elsewhere. (Sean Marshall/UBC) By with files from Stephanie Mercier, CBC News Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which is often associated with despair, poverty and addiction, now has a grim new claim to fame. According to a study conducted by UBC, marginalized […]
New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease. “These results are very exciting because light therapy is inexpensive, easy to access and use, and comes with few side effects,” said Dr. Raymond Lam, a UBC professor and psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders […]
When a person experiencing a period of mania related to bipolar disorder improves following treatment with a combination of a mood stabilizer and an atypical antipsychotic, the standard of practice is to continue both medications in order to maintain the improvement and prevent future mood episodes. However, antipsychotic medication can cause many serious side […]
A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness. The paper is published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The study is among the first to show the value of genetic counselling for psychiatric illnesses, demonstrating that […]