Anxiety and Depression
Are anxiety and depression in our genes?
Anxiety and depression can be debilitating disorders. But how they develop is not yet fully understood. Our researchers study the genetic and environmental factors that lead to anxiety and depression, what helps some people overcome them better than others, and what we can do to prevent them in the first place.
Helping teens who have anorexia and anxiety: Q&A with an experienced professional
About 90 per cent of people diagnosed with anorexia are women, often in adolescence. Anorexia also often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety. We talk to Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD, a leading anorexia researcher, about how to support teens in recovery from this eating disorder.
All media for this topic
Depression: A beginner's guide to symptoms and treatments
Webinar – The roots of anxiety
Seeking help: That was one of the best decisions of my life
Managing anxiety: Insider advice from the experts
Mindfulness: This moment is the only moment we ever have
Clinical depression: what you need to know
Webinar – Overcoming anxiety in schools
'We're all students. We're all in this together.'
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