Raymond Lam


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I am a clinical psychiatrist specializing in the research and care of people with mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder. My research examines clinical and neurobiological factors in seasonal, atypical, treatment-resistant and workplace depression, biological effects of light, clinical trials, clinical guidelines and treatment programs for depression.

My clinical trials involve the spectrum of depression treatments from pharmacologic (antidepressant medications, mood stabilizers) to non-pharmacologic (light therapy, telephone-administered cognitive behaviour therapy) to surgical (deep brain stimulation for treatment refractory depression), and are funded by agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and by industry sponsors.

I am also actively involved in evidence-based medicine as an editorial advisor for the Cochrane Collaboration and in knowledge translation through development and dissemination of clinical practice guidelines.

I have authored or co-authored over 400 scientific articles, including 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 9 books on depression. I am on the editorial boards of 7 international journals: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, Chronobiology International, CNS Drugs, Mind & Brain, and Neuropsychiatry.


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