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Research from the Flores lab shows teens’ brains make them more vulnerable to suicide

A paper published by the Flores laboratory sheds some light on the role of gene, called DCC, which controls dopamine connectivity in the prefrontal cortex during adolescence, and show that dysfunction of the gene -- through stress and drug abuse, for example -- can lead to long-term mental health consequences.

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2018-09-04
The Montréal West Island IUHSSC is proud to announce the double appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki, as both the Chief of Psychiatry of our organization and the Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His mandate includes strengthening the academic component of the clinical mental health services offered at the Douglas Institute and our IUHSSC. As Scientific Director he succeeds Mr. Alain Gratton, who had been serving as Acting Director since August 1, 2017. Dr. ...
2018-06-07
The 2018 Research Day took place June 5th 2018, and was an opportunity to celebrate our trainees!  Congratulations to the Research Day award winners: Students of the Douglas Institute Oral presentations: 1st prize (Prix d'excellence du FRQ-S): Malvin Jefri (lab of Carl Ernst) 2nd prize: Lauren Reynolds (lab of Cecilia Flores) 3rd prize: Elisa Guma (lab of Mallar Chakravarty)   Poster presentations: 1st prize: Alexa Pichet Binette (lab of Sylvia Villeneuve) 2nd prize: Jessica...
2018-05-07
New treatment approach could give quicker response times The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave the way for treatments with fewer side effects. In a study published in Nature Medicine, a team of scientists at McGill University and France’s Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) examined...

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