Department of Psychiatry in the News
Our faculty members are often interviewed for and featured in news pieces in the media.
Dr. Valerie Taylor/Toronto Star – Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Heart Health
Dr. Michaela Beder/CBC Morning Metro – Migrant Detention Health
Dr. Michaela Beder and Dr. Rachel Kronick/Toronto Star – Jailing Immigration Detainees a Gross Injustice
Dr. Michaela Beder and Dr. Rachel Kronick/ Toronto Star – Stop Detaining Migrants without Cause
Dr. David Goldbloom and Pier Bryden/ Toronto Star – Five Common Myths about Psychiatric Treatment
Dr. Priya Raju and Dr. Debra Stein/ CBC News – Refugee Mental Health
Dr. Paul Garfinkel/Edmonton Journal – Psychiatrist Paul Garfinkel examines where his profession’s been, and where it’s headed
Dr. James Cantor/Medical Daily – The Duggars and Mental Health Professionals Disagree on What’s Curious and Disordered Behaviour
Dr. Simone Vigod/Globe & Mail – Antipsychotics shown safe for pregnant women and their babies
Dr. Lisa Andermann/MedEmail – Sharing Mental Health Expertise at Home and Around the World
Dr. Carolyn Dewa/Toronto Star – Doctors’ Notes: Work with your employers to cope with mental health issues
Dr. Kenneth Fung/CTV news – Mental Illness Stigma a Reality Amongst Immigrants
Dr. Tom Ungar/National Post – The Healthcare Payment Game is Rigged
Drs. Jeff Daskalakis and Kwame McKenzie/Globe and Mail – Germanwings: Depression Stereotypes Worsen the Tragedy
Dr. Sandy Simpson/Dr. Simpson appeared before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to testify on Bill S-208, , An Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice on behalf of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) and the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (CAPL). Click here to read his testimony.
Dr. Valerie Taylor/National Post – Job, financial stress blamed for jump in suicide rates among middle aged
Dr. Bruce Ballon/Globe and Mail – Candy Crush Confessions: How smartphone games became a mental health issue
Dr. Bruce Ballon/Faculty of Medicine News – Making Mental Health Magical
Dr. Bruce Ballon/Toronto Star – Can you unplug or are you ‘addicted’?
Dr. Robert Levitan/CBC – SAD no longer: brilliant light cure for seasonal disorder, February 26, 2015
Dr. Simone Vigod/CTV News – Study tests electrical stimulation to treat depression in pregnancy January 27, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Jones/Globe and Mail – You survived cancer treatment. Now how do you get your life back on track? January 27, 2015
Dr. Paul Kurdyak and Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam /Ottawa Citizen – How Canada fails people with mental illness January 23, 2015
November & December 2014
Dr. Paul Kurdyak/Toronto Star – Early Intervention Can Help Control Mental Illness
Dr. Fang Lui/Medical News – Novel drug target could lead to better antipsychotic medications
Dr. Mary Seeman/Jezebel – Ghost Child: The Strange World of Delusional Pregnancy
Dr. Peter Szatmari/Globe & Mail – Prepare your Child’s Mind for University Transition Early, October 23, 2014
Dr. Ariel Dalfen – Interviewed by Breakfast Television on how to talk to your kids about traumatic events.
Dr. Robert Maunder/Toronto Star – As Ebola scare continues, let’s have some compassion for people who fear illness. October 28, 2014
Dr. Edward Shorter/US News & World Report – Electroconvulsive Therapy: What It Is, How It Works and Who It Helps October 29, 2014