Classes were overseen by Camillo Zacchia, PhD, psychologist at the Douglas Institute. They were held in French.
Has psychiatry rid us of the concept of "madness"?
Mimi Israël, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-chief
- Discover the origins of stigmatization of mental illness
- Learn about the history of psychiatry
Does mental illness really exist?
Stéphane Bastianetto, Ph.D., Researcher
- Learn the differences between intellectual deficiency, developmental disorders, and neurological disorders
- Explore the part played by genes, physical and social environments in determining the causes of mental illness
Has the use of medication in psychiatry gone too far?
||Ridha Joober, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Schizophrenia and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Theme
- Learn the pros and cons of medication use for the treatment of mental illnesses
- Becomeknowledgeable about concerns related to the use of antidepressants, antipsychotics and psychostimulants (Ritalin).
Mental illness and the law : should we blame "desinstitutionalization"?
Anne Crocker, Ph.D., Researcher
- Explore mental illness issues and the legal system in North America, more specifically in Canada
- Get insights at what is at stakes for the community
- Explore paths to solutions, like the Montreal Mental Health Court
The future of neuroscience research in mental health
||Bruno Giros Ph.D. Researcher and Graham Boeckh Chair for Research in Schizophrenia, Douglas Institute
- What are the most recent advances in neuroscience that relate to mental health?
- What can neuroscience research bring to the treatment or even the prevention of mental illness in the years to come?
- The main challenges of neuroscience research
Recovery in mental health: Changing mentalities in the treatment and recovery approach
||Myra Piat Ph.D., Researcher at the Douglas Institute
- What's the difference between "cure" and "recovery"?
- How can we transform mental health services to make recovery a priority?
- What initiatives have been implemented in Quebec?
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