Brain & Mental Health

Since the 1950’s, UBC has been the site of groundbreaking discoveries in understanding, diagnosing and treating a number of brain disorders and diseases. It is also home to Canada’s largest integrated research and treatment facility – the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

Today, more than 500 researchers continue to be at the forefront of brain research, pioneering their work around mental health and addictions, dementia, and movement disorders.

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Mapping the brain

Using advanced neuroimaging, UBC scientists are changing how we understand and treat mental health disorders.
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UBC researchers launch new dementia prevention program as part of national research initiative

Program is aimed at helping people reduce their risk of developing dementia.
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How drug decriminalization in B.C. could help save lives

Addictions expert Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes answers key questions about the decriminalization of illegal drugs.
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New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment

The findings reveal how rTMS works for treatment-resistant depression and could help predict the likelihood of patients getting better.
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Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging

The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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Managing mental health as pandemic restrictions ease

UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor offers advice on adjusting to a new normal.
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Thoughts of harming baby a normal but unpleasant part of postpartum experience

Researchers say such thoughts should be discussed with new mothers.
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British Columbians worried pandemic will never end, and climate change is only adding to the fear

New national survey reveals the mental health impacts of the pandemic.
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Keeping aging brains lightning-fast

UBC Northern Medical Program researchers shine a light on biochemical changes in the brain.
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