OTTAWA, Nov. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - We've all heard the expression - "it's just
in your head". But, Canadians are beginning to realize that mental health
problems are every bit as real as other diseases such as breast cancer or
arthritis. One-in-five Canadians will experience a mental heath problem at
some point in their lives and poor mental health is costing Canadian employers
billions of dollars in lost productivity each year.
CIHR experts have been studying mental health issues and are working on
solutions to this widespread and misunderstood problem.
Stress getting to you? Maybe it's all in the side of your brain
Dr. Ronald Sullivan, CIHR-funded researcher from the Université de
Preventing despair from taking hold: Trying to avoid the worst!
Dr. Marnin Heisel, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Western
Can your neighbourhood affect your mental health? A look at where we
Dr. Patricia O'Campo, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
Does too much dopamine make you manic? Maybe not...
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
Columbia (Vancouver) and a mood disorders expert with the Vancouver
Coastal Health Research Institute.
Links between behaviour and mental health: Why do so many people with
Dr. Sandra Boye, researcher funded by CIHR, the Canadian Psychiatric
Research Foundation, and AstraZeneca Canada Inc., Université de Montréal
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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