This month, Gabriel shares the results of his survey (DEP-TAO) on treatment preferences for depression in people with an opioid use disorder. Of the 165 participants surveyed, almost a third preferred in-person psychotherapy and another third preferred the combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants. Only antidepressants were preferred by a quarter of the participants. The majority had a penchant for psychotherapy lasting longer than 40 min offered directly in clinics treating opioid use disorder. Additionally, females and individuals with less education had a stronger preference for in-person psychotherapy rather than online psychotherapy. These findings underscore the importance of providing multiple treatment options for depression directly in opioid use disorder clinics to meet patient preferences. See an infographic of the results here or read the scientific article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
This month marks the end of the construction of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). More than 10 years of work at a cost of $ 3.6 billion were required for its creation which happened in three phases. The last phase included the construction of complementary buildings such as the outpatient clinics, office spaces, library and amphitheatre. The amphitheatre was named Pierre Péladeau following a donation of $15 million from his family to the CHUM Foundation for research and teaching. The CHUM has become a leading figure among francophone hospitals in North America, reaching the first rank as a smart hospital in Canada (56th in the world). Our team took the opportunity to move into new premises located on the 4th and 5th floors of the research centre.