The Schizophrenia Division specializes in the treatment and study of individuals with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Training and educational experiences are provided to students from the Faculty of Health Sciences including Medicine, Nursing and Social Work, residents training in Psychiatry and Psychology, and graduate students. Affiliated neuroscience laboratories study molecular mechanisms that underlie psychosis. The Division is based at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton where there are extensive specialized inpatient and outpatient services devoted to the care of individuals with schizophrenia including a specialized early intervention service and ACTT teams. Clinical research in the Division is focused on improving outcomes and enhancing recovery from schizophrenia.
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Faculty members of the Schizophrenia Division are integrated into the clinical services of the Schizophrenia and Community Integration Service at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. In addition to providing care to people living with schizophrenia across the adult age range, faculty interact with community agencies and the local health integration network (LHIN) to provide specialized tertiary services for individuals with schizophrenia in our community and throughout the Niagara Region.