Department of Psychiatry
Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression
The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.
Aug 3, 2023
Turning climate worry into climate action: expert tips for managing climate anxiety
Dr. Steven Taylor, a UBC professor of psychiatry and clinical psychologist, discusses the steps people can take to cope with climate anxiety – and how those feelings can be turned into a motivating force for climate action.
Jul 26, 2023
UBC experts on mental health care
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion to give Vancouver Coastal Health $2.8 million to hire 58 mental health workers as part of expanded crisis response. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 13, 2023
UBC experts on World Suicide Prevention Day
Saturday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 9, 2022
How to ease back-to-school stress for school-age kids
Heading back to school can be stressful for young people even when there’s no global pandemic to worry about, says Dr. Tyler Black, assistant clinical professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry.
Sep 2, 2021
OCD among new mothers more prevalent than previously thought
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) among those who have recently given birth is more common than previously thought, and much of this can be attributed to thoughts of harm related to the baby, new UBC research has found.
Mar 23, 2021
Will we ever shake hands again?
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, professor and head of the UBC department of psychiatry, explores the psychological toll of COVID-19 and offers his advice on combating stress and anxiety.
Oct 9, 2020
Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school
Steven Taylor, professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry, a clinical psychologist, and author of The Psychology of Pandemics has some expert advice for parents of school-aged children.
Aug 31, 2020
One in two homeless people may have experienced a head injury in their lifetime
People who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new UBC-led study published today in The Lancet Public Health.
Dec 3, 2019
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research.
Sep 17, 2019
What ‘brainy mice’ can tell us about dementia and PTSD
UBC scientists have created unusually intelligent mice by causing a mutation to a single gene.
Aug 17, 2015