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August 18, 2014 Event

Stress: The influence of sex and gender

300 international researchers to attend the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE)
March 10, 2014 New knowledge

Smokers' brains biased against negative images of smoking

What if the use of a product influenced your perception of it, making you even more susceptible to its positive aspects and altering your understanding of its drawbacks?
December 09, 2013 Publications

How can we improve the efficacy of antipsychotics in the era of personalized pharmacotherapy?

Two pharmacists from UdeM and the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal
January 29, 2013

Study demonstrates health benefits of coming out of the closet

Out lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are in better mental and physical health than others.
December 19, 2012

Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood

Bullying among children may be a threat to their future mental health.
October 10, 2012

Negative news stories affect women’s stress levels but not men’s

Researchers find that the media can change women’s sensitivity to stressful situations.
June 04, 2012

Caregiving for family members with mental illness: Stigma, stress, and coping

Caring for a family member with a mental illness can be a taxing experience marked by personal sacrifices and psychological problems | Presented by CIRH Café scientifique.
March 26, 2012

When we test, do we stress?

A new study shows that when we test older adults in a medical or research setting, it produces a stress response that reduces their memory.
February 23, 2012

Launch of book aimed at improving treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders

The first ever best-practice based, hands-on clinical guide for the treatment of all forms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as been launched.
January 31, 2012

Men more likely to have an accurate memory of unpleasant experiences

Researchers reveal how pleasantness and emotional intensity affect memories
November 22, 2011

Post-traumatic stress risk to police officers lower than previously thought

Although police officers are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events (TE) in their work, they are no more likely than the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
November 02, 2011

Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics shortcoming

Laurent Mottron, a researcher at the Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin and the Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, says it loud and clear in his latest article in the journal Nature.
August 15, 2011

Children of depressed mothers have a different brain

Researchers think that brains are sensitive to the quality of child care, according to a study that was directed by Dr. Sonia Lupien and her colleagues from the University of Montreal published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
August 12, 2011

Dr. Lesage and Dr. Lupien roundtable

August 25, 26 and 27th, the scientific meeting of the Réseau québécois de recherche sur le suicide (RQRS) will be held.
July 07, 2011

Taming Your Stress!

Every Sunday this Summer, Sonia Lupien, director of the Fernand-Sequin Research Center and the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, will join the team of the radio program "Du côté de chez Catherine" presented on Radio-Canada.
May 26, 2011

Drug may help overwrite bad memories

Recalling painful memories while under the influence of the drug metyrapone reduces the brain’s ability to re-record the negative emotions associated with them according to Marie-France Marin of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital.
April 14, 2011

Tourette Syndrome: non-drug therapy to reduce tics

A new study shows the neurophysiological impacts of psychotherapy for people with Tourette Syndrome.
April 06, 2011

New research explains autistic’s exceptional visual abilities

Mapping data shows enhanced activity in the “perception” part of the brain.
March 24, 2011

An anniversary and a new website for the CSHS

For the past five years, researcher Dr Sonia Lupien and her team at the Centre for Studies of Human Stress of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital have been piercing the mysteries of this scourge of the century.
February 22, 2011

Spit Before You Split

According to Dr. Sonia Lupien and Robert-Paul Juster of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, your blood and the level of a hormone in your spit could reveal if you're on the point of burnout
January 25, 2011

Catherine Briand receives the 2010 Schizophrenia Prize

Researcher at the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital and recipient of the 2010 Schizophrenia Prize awarded by the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction of the CIHR
January 13, 2011

Sex and Gender: Does it make a difference?

The second Scientific Day of the CIHR Chair on Sex, Gender and Mental Health will be the occasion for a group of experts from various fields to present their most recent findings and ideas relevant to women's mental health.
November 30, 2010

Dealt a bad hand: Pathological gamblers are also at risk for mental health disorders

Last November 22, Forum, Université de Montréal’s journal, reported results of a study about pathological gamblers and mental health disorders. Richard Boyer and Dr. Alain Lesage.
October 27, 2010

A dog’s presence helps reduce stress hormone levels in autistic children

The last issue of University of Montreal’s Forum reports the results of a research project that included two authors who are members of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress; namely, Dr. Sonia Lupien and one of her graduate student, Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre.
September 09, 2010

Research on psychological impact of shooting at Dawson College

World's first: Research on psychological impact of shooting at Dawson College sheds light on post-traumatic disorders; yields recommendations and SECURE intervention program
June 28, 2010

Knocking on the right door.

Overcoming the fear of body dysmorphic disorder: Psychological support for what some may think are cosmetic issues Getting a nose job to treat a mental health problem? Whitening your teeth to overcome a severe anxiety disorder? These are not exactly what one would call effective therapies.
June 07, 2010

When the heart has a mind of its own. A scientific day on heart-brain interactions in mental health.

MONTREAL, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - We say that a lost love leads to a broken heart, even though most unsuccessful relationships are really an affair of the mind. When faced with severe stress, we are told to get our minds off of things, even though it's a pounding heart that bears the brunt of our anxiety! These two organs, the heart and the brain, indeed represent a confused combination of power, influence and interdependence.
September 25, 2009

Dr. Emmanuel Stip Appointed Head of Université de Montréal’s Department of Psychiatry

On June 1, Dr. Emmanuel Stip, a psychiatrist and clinician-researcher at Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine since 1992, was appointed as head of the department of psychiatry in the Université de Montréal’s faculty of medicine. He was given a four-year mandate.
September 16, 2009

Mental Health at Work: Detection before Treatment

Over the past few years, problems of mental health at work have become more and more preoccupying. They represent one of the significant causes of absenteeism, and hence result in human and financial costs for employees as well as for businesses and for society as a whole.
September 09, 2009

Have you recently been the victim of a criminal act?

The Trauma Studies Centre (TSC) of the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital is currently carrying out a study on the psychological and social impacts of criminal victimization. The TSC is seeking people aged 18 and over who have been the victim of a criminal act in the past 20 days.
August 21, 2009

Are Worry and Anxiety Getting the Better of You?

The Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin at Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine is currently looking for individuals who suffer from pronounced or excessive anxiety, panic attacks and a fear of being in public places to take part in a major research study.
August 14, 2009

You want to support mental health research ?

Your donations contribute to the development of cutting-edge research in the area of mental health at the Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin of the Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine.
June 29, 2009

Dawson revisited: groundbreaking study on psychological impact

Less than two percent of the community were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress...
June 29, 2009

International Congress on Mental Health in New York

Experts from Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital Present Their Research Findings
June 16, 2009

Exams stress your teens ?

Peer pressure, exams, homework, raging hormones - stress, stress and more stress! The issues facing our young teenagers today are abundant as they engage in what seems like an endless transition...
May 19, 2009

New Hot-Seat in Autism Research and Advocacy

Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Mottron, senior researcher at the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital and founder and head of the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital Autism Clinic, who has received the new Marcel & Rolande Gosselin Research Chair in Autism Cognitive Neuroscience of the Université de Montréal
May 13, 2009

Each stress in its time

Exposure to stress affects the brain, but different brain areas are vulnerable at particular times in life, shows a review article published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience by Dr. Sonia Lupien, scientific director of the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital. This will affect the functioning of these brain areas, leading to disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
March 05, 2009

Quality of Nursing Care When Patients Are Isolated with or without Restraint

A study conducted under the direction of Caroline Larue, Ph.D.—a researcher at the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital’s Fernand-Seguin Research Centre and the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences infirmières de Montréal, as well as an associate professor at the Université de Montréal—reveals that nursing care in the area of isolation and restraint meets the required standards of quality.
January 01, 1900

Schizophrenia: What If Nature Confused the Sexes?

Reversal of Sexual Dimorphism in People with Schizophrenia MONTREAL, March 26, 2009—The brain of a schizophrenic woman possesses masculine qualities while that of a man with the same disease has feminine attributes, according to a recent study by Dr. Adrianna Mendrek from Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital.
January 01, 1900

Men's Mental Health: no problem?

Mammoth Magazine presents a special issue on male distress.