Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Benoit H. Mulsant MD, MS, FRCPC
Labatt Family Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Benoit Mulsant
University of Toronto
250 College St
Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8
Appointment Status Primary


Research Synopsis

The overarching goal of Dr. Mulsant’s research work over more than two decades has been to improve the treatment of persons with severe mental disorders. He has authored and co-authored more than 320 journal articles and book chapters. He has been funded by NIMH and CIHR since 1992. His long-term scientific focus has been on designing and conducting clinical trials for “hard–to-treat” older patients with severe mental disorders: geriatric depression, psychotic depression, late–life bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dementia. Over the past decade, his collaborators and he have been involved in efforts to identify biomarkers associated with late-life mental disorders based on new advances in pharmacogenetics and neuroimaging. In April 2014, he received a $10M grant from Brain Canada to study the efficacy of a combination of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and cognitive remediation in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in high-risk patients. He is also leading a new study of telephone-based integrated collaborative care to improve the outcomes of depression, anxiety, and problem drinking in primary care patients.