News Releases

January 2017

Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic

Mental health providers are being incorporated into thoughtful weight management programs around the world. In this vein, the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP) was launched in 2009 as an outpatient intervention with a strong mental health component.

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January 2017

New continuing education program for health care providers integrates training in mental and physical health care

Health care providers often see patients in their daily practice who have increasingly complex co-existing mental and physical health care needs, but do not always have the most effective tools or training to best support them. Now, MPA offers the continuing education program, Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate (MP3C), to better bridge that gap.

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December 2016

Costs of treating patients with psychosis change significantly as they age

A new study shows that chronic psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are severe and disabling, and are associated with poor psychiatric and medical outcomes. These disorders are considered one of the most costly mental illnesses due to the young age at onset and the need for intensive health care over the patient’s lifetime.

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November 2016

Using innovative technology to increase access to mental health care

When 54-year-old Julie Lafontaine went to her local family physician following a physical injury at work, her doctor discovered that she was also experiencing post-traumatic mental health symptoms. Her physician reached out to the telepsychiatry program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for assistance.

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November 2016

Collaborative Education Innovation Project (CEIP) proposals

Medical Psychiatry (MP) MD Program at U of T is issuing a call for Collaborative Education Innovation Project (CEIP) proposals that will advance integrated physical and mental health in the MD Program in an innovative way.  Open to faculty members, successful projects will be funded up to $40,000 for a period of 1 year per project.  

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