The biology behind learning and memory

What happens inside the human brain when a person learns new behaviour

The biology behind learning and memoryIn order to advance our ability to treat psychiatric illness, it is important for scientists to continue increasing our understanding of the biology that makes the human brain function. The more we understand, the more it will be possible to develop specific and effective treatments for mental disorders. One major step toward this understanding is…

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatry

Dr. Paul Latimer helps minimize some of the misconceptions about seeking psychiatric help

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatryIt seems that practically every person who comes in for treatment has a different idea of what constitutes psychiatry and what they should expect when seeing a psychiatrist. Many stereotypical impressions of psychiatry arise out of television shows or books. In these stories, patients are portrayed lying prostrate on a couch, delving into the deep…

How to get the most out of psychiatric care

The more prepared and open you are as a patient, the more you will get out of an appointment

How to get the most out of psychiatric careIt’s not easy to get an appointment to see a psychiatrist, who are in short supply. Patients often face wait times of many months, which can feel like a very long time when struggling with a mental health issue. So when you do get an appointment with a psychiatrist, its essential that you be prepared. Here…