This series delves into the theme of prevention. Session host and facilitator Camillo Zacchia, PhD, Psychologist and Senior Advisor at the Douglas Mental Health Education Office (MHEO) will lead you on a journey into the understanding of mental health issues and ways to prevent them.
Can I go back there? – Understanding Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
|Everyone is at risk of experiencing trauma. Is there a “normal” way to react? People indeed respond to traumatic events in multiple ways. But why are some of us able to deal with the emotional shock and go on to live functional lives while others are paralyzed with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder?
Lecturer: Camillo Zacchia, PhD, Psychologist, Senior Advisor, Mental Health Education Office, Douglas Institute
Can psychosis be prevented?
|Is it possible to detect the factors that trigger psychotic episodes? Are the social pressures on youth (abuse, bullying, drug use) associated with the development of psychosis?
Is it possible for people to recover and lead an active life?
Preventing Alzheimer's disease – An impossible dream?
|Did you know that if one of your parents suffered from Alzheimer’s, your own chance of developing it increases by 50% or more? Worrisome? Yes! But new research is exploring ways to intervene early enough in the disease to prevent its devastating symptoms and its impact on our aging society.
Lecturer: John Breitner, MD, MPH, Research Scientist, Douglas Institute, Director, Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Teenage angst or full-blown depression? – From evaluation to intervention
Adolescence is often a tough time for teens and for their parents. Everyone transitions to adulthood in a different way, but for some the journey is particularly difficult. Although these emotional upheavals may seem temporary, what if the feelings persist or hide something more alarming?
Lecturer: Johanne Renaud, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Chief, Youth Section, Depressive and Suicide Disorders Program, Douglas Institute, Manulife Senior Fellow in Teen Mental Health.
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