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What’s new in mental health research best evidence?

Mental Health+With mental illness affecting 1 in 2 Canadians by the time they reach 40¹, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest in mental health clinical research and best evidence. MentalHealth+ is a pre-appraised premium literature service that directs the latest information from the world of mental health clinical research straight into your inbox.

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  • Does exercise help manage postpartum depression?
    In Canada, 7.5% of women report postpartum depressive symptoms.² This systematic review provides support for the effectiveness of aerobic exercise in reducing depressive symptoms.

  • Internet-based self-help versus CBT in overweight patients with binge-eating disorder
    CBT is considered the ‘standard’ for treatment of binge-eating disorder- unfortunately, not a lot of patients have access to it. In-person CBT is fast and more effective in reducing the number of binge eating episodes, but online self-help is a viable, slower-acting alternative treatment.

  • Apathy as a risk factor for mortality
    Researchers examined the prognostic value of apathy of residents living in somatic and dementia special care nursing home units. Over a four month period, apathy was associated with mortality in these residents (controlled for depression).

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¹ Smetanin et al. (2011). The life and economic impact of major mental illnesses in Canada: 2011-2041. Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Toronto: RiskAnalytica.

² Public Health Agency of Canada (2014). Pregnancy and Women's Mental Health in Canada. Retrieved from