Depressive Disorders Program

The Depressive and Suicide Disorders Program is a superspecialized (third-line) service for youth and adults who suffer from refractory and/or recurrent major depressive disorder with or without the presence of suicidal behaviour. The program offers cutting-edge treatment for clients and provides support to families to help them interact with the person in difficulty.


This program is specifically for:

    • Youth aged 6 to 18 years who present with mood disorders, such as major depression or dysthymia. These disorders may or may not be associated with anxiety, substance abuse, impulsivity or suicidal behaviour or thoughts.
    • Adults suffering from treatment-refractory major depressive disorder.
    • Individuals with a significant personal and/or family history of suicidal behaviour.

Head
Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD

Program Chief
André Mpiana, MSc, RN (interim)

Psychiatrists
Marcelo Berlim, MD, MSc
Eduardo Chachamovich, MD, PhD
Johanne Renaud, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, MD, PhD

Psychologists
Marie-Ève Brière, PhD
Sylvie Corbeil, PhD
Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD
Iliana Lilova, PhD
Joaquin Poundja, PhD

Nurses and Liaison Agents
Nathalie Goyette, MSc, RN
Caroline Gravel, RN
Monica Janik, BSc, RN
Annie Roy, MSc

Administrative Agents
Neyka Alexandre
Annie Gilbert
Joanne Léonard

Social Workers
Marie-France Dagenais, MSc
Theodora Mikedis, MSc