Financer les soins en santé mentale par l’assurance-maladie

Le financement public d’un traitement complet contre la dépression est rentable   Pourrait-on en faire davantage pour prévenir le suicide au Canada? La réponse est oui. L’accès à des interventions rapides et appropriées pour traiter la dépression, dont la pharmacothérapie et la psychothérapie, peut améliorer considérablement la santé et réduire le nombre de décès par […]

Mental health therapies should be fully funded by medicare

Publicly funding comprehensive treatment for depression is cost-effective   Could we be doing more to prevent suicide in Canada?  The answer is an unmitigated, yes. Access to timely and appropriate interventions for depression, including drug therapy and psychotherapy,can significantly improve health outcomes and reduce the number of deaths by suicide. Yet these needs are not […]

Defusing the ticking time bomb that can be postpartum depression

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.

Les investissements de santé publique en médecine personnalisée destinée aux enfants ne sont que de la poudre aux yeux

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

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.