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Archive for August, 2013

Recreation and recovery at CAMH

Have you ever taken a walk to clear your mind or joined a sports team to meet friends? Therapeutic Recreation is a form of treatment that recognizes leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Read more

How food affects your mood

Food provides us with energy in the form of calories, obtained from carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Here are some ways food affects our mood. Read more

Expert Q&A: Complementary and alternative medicine

People with depressive or anxiety disorders often combine complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies with medications to self-treat symptoms. CAMH’s Dr. Arun Ravindran, Chief of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Service, and Tricia da Silva, researcher in the program discuss their recent review of natural practices and mental illness.

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Reducing intoxication among bar patrons

CAMH scientist Kate Graham and her colleagues in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. feel that laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol in bars to intoxicated customers are still not working. Read more

Healing through Horticultural Therapy

The Sunshine Garden at CAMH is a unique space where clients can participate in gardening activities and experience the benefits of horticultural therapy

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