Benoit Labonté: The sex of depression on Quebec's Chief Scientist website

Benoit Labonté

Benoit Labonté's research is highlighted on Quebec's Chief Scientist website

Depression has two faces: one masculine and the other feminine. Indeed, the work led by Benoit Labonté, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval, researcher at the CERVO Brain Research Centre and Pfizer–Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec research chair, suggests that, from a molecular perspective, depression is actually two different diseases with the same name. It should therefore come as no surprise that the effectiveness of current antidepressants is different in men and women.

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