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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BCCSU partners with UBC to launch new training program for opioid treatment prescribers

The new Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program will train health professionals in best practices for prescribing methadone and other opioid agonist treatments.
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New online addiction training program launched

The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is the latest educational initiative of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, which began operations this year.
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Controversial treatment for MS found to be ineffective

The clinical trial, led by Anthony Traboulsee, showed that opening narrowed veins didn't lead to better outcomes compared to a sham procedure.
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Study sheds light on B.C. youths’ experiences with mental health services

As a UBC graduate student in Rehabilitation Sciences, Shalini Lal highlighted the impact of mental health services on young people with psychosis.
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Breaking barriers to care in mental health

Colonel Jetly, Senior psychiatrist and Mental Health Advisor to the Surgeon General from the Canadian Armed Forces, talks with UBC medical students about mental health.
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UBC scientist is paving the way in Alzheimer’s research

UBC Professor Cheryl Wellington talks about her current projects and how she thinks emerging research will shape the way we diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s 10 years from now.
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UBC’s beacons of hope in the war against Alzheimer’s disease

Despite dispiriting headlines in the search for an effective drug, UBC continues to uncover knowledge pointing to new treatments and best practices.
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Study of exercise and Parkinson’s disease yields positive results

Habitual exercise may confer an advantage in combating Parkinson’s disease by facilitating the brain’s production of dopamine.
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Advances in technology are shaping Parkinson’s research

UBC Professor Martin McKeown talks about his research interests, what he hopes to accomplish and his recent collaboration with Conquer Mobile.
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UBC helping with national study of opioid addiction treatment

Evan Wood will lead the B.C. arm of the study, which will compare methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone.
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