Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry in the News

Our faculty members are often interviewed for and featured in news pieces in the media.

May 2016

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

April 2016

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

November 2015

Dr. Priya Raju and Dr. Debra Stein/ CBC News – Refugee Mental Health

October 2015

Dr. Paul Garfinkel/Edmonton Journal – Psychiatrist Paul Garfinkel examines where his profession’s been, and where it’s headed

June 2015

Dr. James Cantor/Medical Daily – The Duggars and Mental Health Professionals Disagree on What’s Curious and Disordered Behaviour

May 2015

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

April 2015

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. 

March 2015

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’? 

February 2015

Dr. Robert Levitan/CBC – SAD no longer: brilliant light cure for seasonal disorder, February 26, 2015

January 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

October 2014

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