About APEAL

The Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Lifecourse (APEAL) program of research examines a variety of long-term processes surrounding common mental disorders and their treatment, including suicidal behaviour. Our research has a particular focus on early developmental and environmental stressors, and the long-term outcomes of common mental disorders.


Our lab is currently running projects funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Norlien Foundation, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and the SickKids Foundation.

More Stories from the Lab

New APEAL research published

APEAL Lab alum Dylan Johnson has published a first-author paper in Psychological Medicine. The study assessed profiles of internalizing and externalizing problems from middle to late childhood, and their associations with suicidal ideation in adolescence. Those with recurrent or increasing symptoms were at increased risk…

Posted: November 8, 2019 at 10:31 am

APEAL research links early life stress, mental health, and migraine

  APEAL trainee Nicole Hammond has published a first-author paper in Headache. The paper showed that early life stressors including family dysfunction, punitive parenting, and parental depressive symptoms are associated with migraine headache in adolescence, and these associations are mediated by symptoms of depression and anxiety…

Posted: September 24, 2019 at 9:11 am