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.

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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.

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Depression: A beginner's guide to symptoms and treatments

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Webinar – The roots of anxiety

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Dr. Leslie Reid, PhD

Seeking help: That was one of the best decisions of my life

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Managing anxiety: Insider advice from the experts

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Allan Donsky

Mindfulness: This moment is the only moment we ever have

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Dr. Keith Dobson, PhD

Clinical depression: what you need to know

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Webinar – Overcoming anxiety in schools

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Amit Manocha

'We're all students. We're all in this together.'

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