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December 13, 2021



December 13, 2021
October 25, 2021

W5: Harnessing the Power of Psychedelic Drug Therapy

A W5 investigation into an unconventional treatment for severe depression and PTSD that involves the drug ketamine.

October 22, 2021

Braxia Scientific Featured in National News; W5

Braxia Scientific Featured in National News, W5 Canada’s Most-Watched Documentary Series, Providing Access and Promoting Use of Ketamine to Treat Brain-Based Illnesses TORONTO, ONTARIO October 22, 2021 – Braxia Scientific Corp. (“Braxia”, or the “Company”), (CSE: BRAX) (OTC: BRAXF) (FWB: 4960), a medical research company with clinics providing innovative ketamine treatments for persons with depression and related disorders, is pleased to announce its inclusion in recent national and local news coverage of psychedelics to treat mental disorders. Braxia Scientific CEO Dr. Roger McIntyre will be featured on CTV’s W5, Canada’s most-watched current affairs and documentary program. The episode, entitled “Psychedelic Healing,” will air on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Braxia Scientific and the Canadian Rapid Treatment Center of Excellence (CRTCE), a wholly owned subsidiary, are also highlighted in a recent article by Toronto Life, a monthly...

July 4, 2021

Quebec Curfew May Increase Feelings of Loneliness: Psychiatrist

TORONTO -- Sparked by an explosion of COVID-19 cases, Quebec’s month-long curfew could increase people’s feelings of loneliness, one expert warned, urging people to maintain personal connections and physical activity. “People are getting fed up with the uncertainty.” Roger McIntyre, a psychiatry and pharmacology professor from the University of Toronto, told CTV News Channel on Sunday. McIntyre understands how maddening it must be for Quebecers to contend with yet another measure when they are already facing economic strife under COVID-19 public health restrictions.  

July 4, 2021

‘Loneliness pandemic’: Work from home during COVID-19 takes mental toll on Canadians

“Working from home for many people in our society is a risk for further alienation and feeling very lonely and distant,” said Dr. Roger McIntyre”

July 4, 2021

VeraCity: The Psychedelic Frontier

VeraCity: The Psychedelic Frontier aired January 25 on Citytv. Dr. McIntyre speaks about research and treatments.

July 4, 2021

Challenges of parenting during the pandemic

Dr. Roger McIntyre on the challenges of parenting during COVID

July 4, 2021

A phone call may be all it takes to ease pandemic loneliness: study

TORONTO -- Give your friends and family a call, it may just ease the pandemic loneliness, depression and anxiety that are taking hold. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that phone calls can help people who are left feeling alone and isolated during the pandemic, no training required. This isn’t overly surprising, for humans have a basic need to connect with others, said Roger McIntyre, a psychiatry and pharmacology professor at the University of Toronto. “It speaks to the fact that as people, as human beings, we need to have contact. That is an undeniable fact. It’s in our DNA, years of evolution. We’re social organisms, we need contact,” McIntyre told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on Wednesday. The study aimed to quickly address the issue of loneliness during the pandemic and focused on socially isolated adults who...

July 4, 2021

This is your brain on pandemic: What chronic stress is doing to us

Back in the 1980s, there was a public service announcement on TV that you may remember — or may have seen on YouTube. A guy in a kitchen held up an egg and said, "This is your brain." Then he cracked the egg into a hot frying pan, and said, "This is your brain on drugs." One year into this pandemic, your brain might be feeling a bit like that egg: Fried. "Everything is so much harder," said Stephanie Johnson, a client relationship executive who lives in Toronto. "I don't have the motivation that I used to have. I don't have the efficiency that I used to have." "Defeated" is how Vas Smountas, a freelance graphic designer, describes it. Also living in Toronto, she describes herself these days as "tired, defeated, foggy, unmotivated." And research suggests those feelings are not uncommon right now,...

July 4, 2021

Pandemic Parenting: Experts on Helping Children Get Past Their Germ Fear

TORONTO -- A year ago, many Canadians were washing down any package that came to the door. Now we’re tearing with abandon into that Amazon box before the masked delivery driver has even left the front porch. But for some, a year’s worth of timed handwashing and pushing crosswalk buttons with our elbows has caused significant stress that won’t be so easy to cast aside when the world turns back to normal. This is particularly true for children who are prone to anxiety. “Certainly (the pandemic) is causing significant distress in kids,” says Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, a psychologist and co-founder of Reframe Psychology Clinic in Toronto, which focuses on anxiety disorders, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children. “Part of being a child is to have lots of social interactions and learn from that, so I think that it's kind...

May 21, 2021

The Current with Matt Galloway

Understanding pandemic burnout; why tackling deforestation could be key to stopping future viral outbreaks; Yukon enacts comprehensive transgender health care; and Canadian universities battling COVID-19 outbreaks Feeling tired? Unmotivated? You might be experiencing pandemic burnout. We discuss the impact of long-term stress on our brains and memory with Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Natasha Rajah, professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Centre in Montreal. Then, as this pandemic drags on, scientists are already looking at how to prevent the next one — and some say a key factor will be tackling deforestation. We discuss why with Dr. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and disease ecologist; Kimberly Fornace, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Terry Sunderland, a professor of...