New Research hub will focus on populations suffering from developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disorders, becoming the first in Canada to do so. Experts say research conducted at the center will help doctors to stop conflating disability and mental illness, in so doing allowing for more effective diagnoses and treatment options. Read about it here.
CBC News reports: “Ten years ago, litigation lawyer Michele Hollins was a ‘perpetually happy person,’ with twin daughters and a partnership in her Calgary law firm. Then, depression struck. For a while, Hollins was able to hide her illness at work, then go home and ‘become a complete automaton,’ she says, unable to eat or even muster the energy to get ready for bed. Read the rest of the story.