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Rob Ford can help you recognize depression in your patients

February 5th, 2015 (No Comments)

Illness May Equal…DEPRESSION   Last fall, we were inundated with news of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s cancer. While I sat listening to news anchors talk about his condition and what lies ahead for him, I could not help but consider the strong possibility of Councillor Ford developing depression. Yes, depression. Sometimes a person becomes […]

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

June 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

A psychiatrist adheres to the medical model; thus they assess, diagnose and treat psychological problems by way of biological research. Psychiatrists prescribe medication to alleviate symptoms. Psychologists, on the other hand, assess, diagnose, and treat psychological problems and the behavioural issues resulting from, or related to physical and mental health. We play a major role […]