Rethinking ADHD from a cognitive perspective

We try to understand ADHD beyond its visible symptoms

Cross-cultural perspectives on ADHD

We study how ADHD presents itself in different cultures

ADHD and friendship: An often difficult relationship

We examine the impact of ADHD on children’s friendships.

The science behind intervention

We analyze the efficacy of new family-based intervention programs

IRPCMH at a glance

Who Are We?
The IRPCMH is the Université du Québec en Outaouais’ Interdisplinary Research Program on Children’s Mental Health. Headed by Dr. Sébastien Normand, the IRPCMH is a research group comprised of doctoral and undergraduate psychology students who are interested in both mental health and peer relationships in childhood and adolescence. Our collaborators have backgrounds in a number of disciplines and come from regions around the world, including Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, the United States of America, and Puerto Rico. More information...
Current Projects and Recent Achievements
At the IRPCMH, our goal is to research and promote mental health in children and adolescents. We are particularly interested in the relationship between friendships and mental health in youth. For example, we are currently developing and evaluating innovative parent intervention programs geared towards promoting high-quality friendships and mental health in children. This project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Amori Mikami from the University of British Columbia and Dr. Sébastien Normand from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. More information...
Unique Opportunities for Students
Students looking to volunteer, gain experience as a research assistant, get supervised for an honours thesis, or pursue doctoral or postdoctoral studies can find unique opportunities in high-quality university research at the IRPCMH. Students will be exposed to and will participate in different innovative research projects in children’s mental health. More information...
Useful Resources
Our team of experts has compiled a list of different recommended resources on children’s mental health, including books and websites. More information...



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