Mood Disorders Centre

APEC collaboration to address the economic burden of mental illness

On April 13, 2016, the World Bank and the World Health Organization will co-host their first-ever high-level meeting on mental health and economic prosperity in Washington, DC. According to the World Bank, the meeting  “aims to move mental health from the margins to the mainstream of the global development agenda” and will bring together finance ministers, inter-governmental organizations, and business, academic, and civic leaders to promote critical investments in mental health around the globe.

Study highlights optimal use of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy for bipolar disorder

UBC study highlights optimal use of atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to improve care in drug therapy for bipolar disorder

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.

Researchers find light therapy effective for depression

Light therapy treatment is effective for depression, researchers say.

New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.

Dr. Raymond Lam receives CPA award for clinical research excellence

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) recognized exceptional psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and individuals for their contributions to the mental health of Canadians during their annual meeting in Vancouver on October 2. 

Mobile mood-tracking website helps patients across Canada

Effective help for depression and anxiety is now just a click away, thanks to a mobile-optimized website developed at the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. MoodFx, accessible by mobile device or computer, uses validated questionnaires to track patients’ mood, cognition and work performance.