History of the Mood Clinic

History of the Mood Clinic


The Moodclinic program began in 1984 with the Psychopharmacology Research and WHO programs under Dr. Bishon Saxena and Dr. Duncan McCrimmon at  McMaster University Department of Psychiatry, and  became affiliated with psychiatric clinics  in Burlington, Oakville, North Halton and Mississauga. It formally became the Moodclinic program in the year 1998 to help further research and novel treatments for clients with serious psychiatric disorders including severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

In  2000 after the death of Dr. Bishon Saxena, the program was taken over by Dr. Peter G Turner and Dr. Satpal Girgla . Offices were  last at  301-720 Guelph Line,  Burlington, and in  2018 moved to the Joseph Brant Community Mental Health Program, 1182 North Shore Boulevard, Burlington.

The Moodclinic program participated in about 75 Research projects, including several pivotal drug trials, starting  in 1984 at the Joseph Brant Hospital and then our clinics, continuing to 2017. Currently we are continuing to look at potential projects involving novel medical and complimentary treatments for severe psychiatric disorders.