Tag Archives: dépression

Post Natal Depression Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression
By Nicole Letourneau and Cindy Lee Dennis

Recently a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a Registered Nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. Tragically, the health care system she worked for was unable to help her.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.

Smiling boy Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction
By Nicole Letourneau and Suzanne Tough

Genetics will save the day — at least that’s the message you see pretty much everywhere in the media, and sometimes even in the academic literature.

Smiling boy Les investissements de santé publique en médecine personnalisée destinée aux enfants ne sont que de la poudre aux yeux
Par Nicole Letourneau et Suzanne Tough

La génomique va sauver le monde : voilà le message dont à peu près tous les médias se font l’écho et parfois même la littérature scientifique.

Why Canadians need to be having end-of-life conversations Why Canadians need to be having end-of-life conversations
By Michelle Howard

Canadians likely had many important conversations with their loved ones over the holidays, but probably most didn’t talk about what should happen in the event they could no longer speak or make medical decisions for themselves.

Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated
By Paul Kurdyak and Sanjeev Sockalingam

Our health system often divides mental health from physical health into distinct silos of care and treatment, yet no such mind-body duality exists in actual patients.

Counseling How Canada fails people with mental illnesses
By Paul Kurdyak and Sanjeev Sockalingam

In any developed country, politicians and clinicians are struggling to improve quality of care while reducing costs of healthcare systems.

Counseling Le Canada néglige les personnes souffrant de maladie mentale
Par Paul Kurdyak et Sanjeev Sockalingam

Tout démontre que l’accessibilité des soins de santé mentale au Canada est médiocre. Parmi les personnes souffrant de dépression, une sur cinq bénéficie de soins adéquats.

Les médicaments aident-ils les enfants ayant un trouble d'hyperactivité avec déficit de l'attention, ou leur nuisent-ils ? Les médicaments aident-ils les enfants ayant un trouble d’hyperactivité avec déficit de l’attention, ou leur nuisent-ils ?
Par Janet Currie et Mark Stabile

Au cours des vingt dernières années, les troubles mentaux ont surpassé les déficiences physiques en tant que principale cause de limitation des activités chez l’enfant. Aujourd’hui, le trouble d’hyperactivité avec déficit de l’attention (THADA) est trois fois plus susceptible que l’asthme de constituer une source d’incapacité de l’enfant, et les cas de THADA chez les enfants d’âge scolaire sont en croissance autant au Canada qu’aux États-Unis.

Prenatal stress can affect the fetal and infant brain Prenatal stress can affect the fetal and infant brain
By Nicole Letourneau and Justin Joschko

Last month, it was reported that an Edmonton woman was badly beaten by her spouse. Though the attack put her in the hospital, the police offered a silver lining by stating that her unborn baby, at least, wasn’t harmed. Sadly, this claim underestimates the profound effect severe stress can have on children’s development in their first years of life, including while they’re still in the womb.


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