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Healthcare providers call on Canadian government to end family separation and immigration detention

Toronto, June 27, 2018 – Over 2000 healthcare organizations and healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and midwives have signed on to an open letter, calling on the Canadian government to take the following four actions immediately: 1. End child detention and family separation in Canada 2. End immigration detention in Canada 3. End the Safe Third Country Agreement
Jun 27 / 2018

Smoking Cessation and Incentives - the NEJM Paper

"This week, we look at a new paper by University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine’s Dr. Scott D. Halpern and his co-authors. Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, they consider smoking cessation and find “financial incentives added to free cessation aids resulted in a higher rate of sustained smoking abstinence than free cessation aids alone…”" 
Jun 27 / 2018

Don't obsess over categorizing mental disorders: a psychiatrist's perspective

"The question of what is a mental disorder and what is just an expected part of the “human condition” is an age-old, fraught and still unresolved question. Severe mental disorders are easy to recognize, but there is no clear line between normal and abnormal, and no definitive diagnostic test. So there is bound to be disagreement about the large swath of conditions in the grey zone.
Jun 27 / 2018

Doctors`Notes: 49 per cent of Canadians reported having experienced mental health issues, survey shows

There seems to be an epidemic of mental disorders in our modern age, with more and more people acquiring a psychiatric diagnosis. In a recent Ipsos survey, 49 per cent of Canadians reported having experienced a mental health issue at some point in their lives. What’s going on?
May 30 / 2018
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