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Robert Whitley

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University

Rob Whitley is the Principal Investigator of the Social Psychiatry Research and Interest Group (SPRING) at the Douglas Hospital Research Center. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He has published over 100 papers in the field of social psychiatry, and currently leads projects funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Movember Foundation.
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Is The Media Getting Better At Portraying Mental Illness?

Will Baker (formerly Vincent Li) received an absolute discharge last week, after eight years in a mental hospital. To recap, Baker was found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder for beheading a man on a greyhound bus in Manitoba. The action was attributed to paranoid delusions stemming from undiagnosed schizophrenia.
02/17/2017 05:41 EST
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Is Society Biased Against Single People?

Many people may experience an oft-ignored phenomenon well-known to existing singletons - that single people can be marginalized in 21st-century Canada. Like all forms of social marginalization, it can result from the attitudes of individual people, as well as from government and institutional policies.
01/23/2017 05:17 EST
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What Is The Link Between Tinder And Mental Health?

Tinder exposes users to considerable rejection. As a consequence, some users may begin to question their physical appearance, their online conversational skills, and the general integrity of the opposite sex. Some may doubt themselves and their value to others, leading to undue self-monitoring for perceived flaws and defects.
01/05/2017 05:25 EST
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Here's Why Social Media Harms Your Teen's Mental Health

What is the impact of social media usage on the mental health of young people? This is a pressing question for psychiatric researchers, who have conducted rigorous studies on the topic. These studies produce consistent findings: heavy utilization of social media is associated with poorer mental health.
09/14/2016 04:34 EDT