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Treatments and approaches to care videos

Dr. David Goldbloom

Vilified and Validated - Marking the 80th Anniversary of ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)

Dr. David Goldbloom presents CAMH Grand Rounds in April 2018.Learning objectives: to become familiar with the early history of ECT, including in Toronto; to appreciate the cultural history of ECT and its impact on attitudes and behaviour; and to consider the evidence of the effectiveness of ECT. Watch the video

Dr. Robert Zipursky

Reconsidering Medication Discontinuation After a First Episode of Psychosis

Dr. Robert Zipursky presents Grand Rounds at CAMH in April 2018
Learning objectives: Outline the different study methodologies used to determine recurrence rates following a first episode of psychosis, as well as their limitations; Describe the risk of recurrence with and without maintenance medications for individuals who have remitted from a first episode of psychosis; Describe the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder when a person has a first episode of cannabis-induced psychosis. Watch the video.

Dr. Nir Lipsman

Brain Circuitry and Human Behaviour: What can go wrong and what can we do about it?

Addiction Rounds at CAMH February 2018 with Nir Lipsman of the Sunnybrook Research Institute Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation. Learning Objectives: to learn about common brain circuit conditions, and how these can be linked to dysfunction in key brain areas; to learn about emerging forms of neuromodulation in psychiatry; and to learn about the challenges of direct-to-brain forms of neuromodulation. Watch the video.

Dr. Henny WestraUsing Motivational Interviewing to Navigate Process Markers of Ambivalence & Resistance

CAMH Grand Rounds February 2018 with Dr. Henny Westra, Ph.D., C.Psych., Department of Psychology, York University. Learning objectives: Learn to hear client change talk and counter-change talk; learn to cultivate supportive listening skills for exploring ambivalence and rolling with resistance. Watch the video. 

Personalized medicine: Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics refers to customized drug therapy based on a person's genetic profile. Clinicians use a DNA profile to prescribe medications that consider drug-drug interactions, metabolism and other factors. Dr. James Kennedy, head of Neuroscience Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), offers a continuing education course on pharmacogenetics in mental health and addiction. In these videos, he introduces pharmacogenetics and talks with Candi Gogar, research legal cousel at CAMH, about legal considerations of pharmacogenetics. Watch the videos.

Psychotherapy in family medicine

Saadia HameedFamily physician Dr. Saadia Hameed describes her study looking at how family doctors define and practice psychotherapy. She also talks about shared care as a solution to improving access and quality of psychotherapy in primary care. Watch the video.



Trauma-informed care

"Traumatic events overwhelm the ordinary systems of care that give people a sense of control, connection and meaning," writes Judith Herman in "Trauma and Recovery." So how can health care and community workers deal with people who have experienced trauma? We invited a group of people who practise trauma-informed care to talk about what it means to be trauma informed, how it changes their work and what the challenges are. Watch the videos. 



Psychiatrist field notes: Reflections on approaches to care for patients with concurrent disorders

In this video series, several psychiatrists share their experiences of identifying and treating patients with concurrent disorders. They reflect on how they approached patients early in their careers, what they've learned since then and how they approach patients now. They tell candid stories and give advice to residents about patients with substance use disorders. 

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Clinical practice tips: Effective tapering strategies for prescription opioids

Dr. Peter Selby
In this video series for family physicians and other health care practitioners, Dr. Peter Selby, chief of the Addictions Division at CAMH, presents guidance around tapering opioids from the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer Pain.

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The best advice for people considering or taking opioid medications

Stil from the Best advice video

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Mike Evans, Mercury Films and Canada Health Infoway have produced a video that asks, What is the best advice for people on, or about to start, opioid medications? Dr. Evans is known for his unique health videos with almost 6 million YouTube views.

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Quitting smoking is a journey. Drs. Peter Selby and Sophie Soklaridis (CAMH) worked with Dr. Mike Evans (St. Michael's Hospital) and Mercury Films Inc. to create this video about what works and what doesn't when thinking about quitting smoking.

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Five essential strategies for motivating clients to change

Marilyn Herie

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach for a range of health behaviours and conditions, including addiction and mental health. Dr. Marilyn Herie shares her top five motivational strategies, with an emphasis on practical tips and tools.

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Smoking cessation in addiction treatment

Dr. Peter Selby, clinical director of the Addictions Program at CAMH explains why smoking cessation should be a key component of any addiction treatment program.

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