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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects 300,000 Canadians. It is often characterized as a thought disorder that can cause hallucinations, paranoia, and false beliefs. These, in turn, can lead to erratic thoughts and behaviours and sometimes even psychosis. The onset of schizophrenia occurs in young adults between 18 and 35, with symptoms tending to emerge earlier for men than for women.  

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How to Use Music as a Tool to Lift Your Mood

Woman listening to musicOf all the resources that can uplift your mood, music is one of the most easily accessible. You don’t need a doctor’s appointment, a therapist, or any fancy programs. Music can be accessed on the internet from computers and mobile devices, on CDs and cassettes from the library, and on the radio as you drive to work. What many don’t realize is that putting on your favourite tune can do more than just entertain you. It can help you manage your emotions and lift your mood.  

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SAD in the summer? Yes, it’s a real thing!

Imagine looking out the window as all the people in your life hang out in the garden or on the balcony, as they look forward to going for ice cream or swimming and all you want to do is close the curtains and block out the light. 

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“It may not be rocket science, but it’s certainly improving outcomes!”

Meet Dr Ari Zaretsky

Understanding the scope of Dr Zaretsky’s role at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre could make one’s head spin, but as he lists the various hats he wears, it’s clear Dr Zaretsky is in full control. As Chief of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook, Dr Zaretsky maintains a clinical practice with a specialty in the area of mood disorders and anxiety.

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“For some people, residential treatment is absolutely necessary”

Meet Dr Anthony Levitt

Dr Levitt explains that he currently has three functions in his roles at Sunnybrook: Chief, of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences program;  Clinician-researcher, meeting regularly with patients; and Medical Director of the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.

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