Schizophrenia

The Schizophrenia Division is based at the West 5th Campus, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton within the Schizophrenia and Community Integration Service (SCIS) the largest of the Mental Health and Addictions Programs.  Our Division is comprised of a diverse group of faculty and staff involved in clinical service delivery, teaching/training and research, including psychiatrists, psychologists, basic scientists and other allied health professionals.  The focus of the Division is to support people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders to regain and manage their health, and live hopeful, meaningful lives through the provision of compassionate, innovative, specialized mental health and addiction services in keeping with health quality standards, with embedded clinical training and research opportunities.  Research includes studies aimed at improving early identification and treatment of psychotic disorders in transitional-aged youth via both clinical research and multimodal neuroimaging approaches (fMRI and EEG), studies elucidating the cognitive, neurobiological and social cognitive mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and related disorders, and studies aimed at improving functional outcomes and enhancing recovery.



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