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Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age

Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age TORONTO, December 12, 2016 — Treating psychotic illnesses cost the province of Ontario just under $2.1 billion in 2012, which was about four per cent of the total provincial health budget,  according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2016240 Views

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Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs

Two CAMH scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – Two leading addictions experts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have been awarded Canada Research Chairs, which were announced today by the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science. Dr. John Cunningham received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016219 Views

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CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic

CAMH: Canada needs national plan to combat opioid epidemic TORONTO, November 7, 2016 – Canada, the second highest consumer of opioids worldwide, must take a comprehensive approach to curb rampant prescribing of opioids and reduce deaths, argue addiction and mental health experts in an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) “It is late — but […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2016186 Views

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CAMH: Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths

Public health successes and missed opportunities – new report on alcohol-attributable deaths ​From the World Health Organization CAMH’s WHO Collaborating Centre contributes to European report September 28, 2016 – For the first time, trends in alcohol consumption and related mortality have been examined systematically for all countries in the WHO European Region for an extended […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016228 Views

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Legalizing cannabis: CAMH submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Toronto, September 12, 2016 – Earlier this year the federal government set up a task force to make recommendations on a framework for legalizing and regulating cannabis. Dr. Catherine Zahn, CAMH’s President and CEO, is one of its nine members. In June the task force released a discussion paper and launched consultations consisting of roundtables […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2016238 Views

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Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows

Addictions in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities higher than expected, study shows TORONTO, September 8, 2016 – A new CAMH study shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have nearly double the rate of a doctor-diagnosed addiction over a two-year period, compared to those without these disabilities. The addiction rates were 6.4 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2016318 Views

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Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling

Minister Hoskins celebrates redevelopment milestone at CAMH sign unveiling TORONTO, September 7, 2016 – Earlier today. CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn welcomed Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to CAMH to celebrate a milestone in the third phase our Queen Street Redevelopment Project. Today marks the close of request for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2016206 Views

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CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief

CAMH welcomes Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos as new Physician-in-Chief TORONTO, August 10, 2016 – On August 1, 2016, CAMH welcomed Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos in her new role as Physician-in-Chief.  As Dr. Stergiopoulos moves into this central position, leading over 380 physicians at CAMH, she discusses her aim to impact system change, the connection between hospital and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2016225 Views

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Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Strengthening Our Practices and Partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples CAMH outlines plan to better meet the mental health needs of Aboriginal people. TORONTO, June 20, 2016 –  Over the past 18 months, CAMH has engaged Aboriginal leaders, organizations, service providers and communities as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff at CAMH to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016230 Views

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CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities

CAMH launches new video series to support work in Aboriginal communities June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program’s Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) team is sharing the importance of mindfulness in a new video called “Mind Chatter”. The video shows the process of moving from one’s thoughts to being grounded […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016230 Views

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