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Myths and reality about "Not criminally responsible"

Anne Crocker

New research brings clearer understanding of people found Not Criminally Responsible

Not criminally responsible is a phrase that conjures up fears fuelled by vast media coverage of high-profile cases in which individuals with severe mental illness have committed violent offences. Yet these cases are rare occurrences; they are exceptions to the norm within the NCR system. As a long-term study which examines the actions and experiences of individuals declared not criminally responsible has found, the truth is much less sensational.

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2017-11-16
Congratulations to Ashok Malla, who was named one of the 150 Leading Canadians For Mental Health by CAMH. He has been chosen for "creating new hope for greater recovery by testing an approach that delivers care to young people who have a wide range of mental illnesses sooner." Over more than two decades, Dr. Ashok Malla’s research on the impact of delays in treatment of psychosis as well as inadequate use of evidence-based treatment has been guiding his approach to early...
2017-10-23
Child abuse has devastating and long-lasting consequences, considerably increasing the lifetime risk of negative mental health outcomes such as depression and suicide. Yet the neurobiological processes underlying this heightened vulnerability remain poorly understood. Research done in the laboratories of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies investigated the hypothesis that epigenetic, transcriptomic, and cellular adaptations may occur in a region of the brain called the anterior cingulate...
2017-08-08
Read an article (in French) which explains recent results obtained in Cecilia Flores's lab, which sheds some light on the role of a gene called DCC during the development of the brain of teenagers:   Le gène qui gouverne le cerveau des ados - La Presse +

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