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  • March 2021 11 March 2021
    Technopsy'21 Technopsy

    The week of March 13th to 20th, 2021, celebrates the 18th edition of Schizophrenia Days. To underline the research efforts on this disorder, the Technopsy’21 event offers an hour of conference per day (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) on new technologies in support of psychoses, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and associated comorbidities. On March 17th, come and hear Didier Jutras-Aswad…

  • February 2021 2 February 2021

    This month, Violaine unveils the results of her randomized clinical trial involving cocaine users. Her study involved 78 participants with moderate to severe cocaine use disorder who went into a 10-day detoxification period before being weekly followed for 3 months. Participants were randomly assigned to daily receive a large dose (800 mg) of cannabidiol (CBD) or placebo for 92 days.…

  • January 2021 4 January 2021
    Mental health Santé mentale toxicomanie toxicomania

    According to the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, between March and June 2020, overdose-related deaths were up 51% compared to the same period the year before. This is some of the disturbing data presented in a text by Quebec Science, for which Dr. Jutras-Aswad was interviewed, which exposes the ravages of the pandemic on people with concurrent disorders.…


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