null Nancy Low, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



mood • bipolar • anxiety • stress • family • medical comorbidity

Research Focus

I study the familial (family history) and environmental (early and recent stressful events) risk factors for the development and clinical course of mood and other psychiatric disorders.

Selected Publications

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  • Tith RM, Paradis G, Potter BJ, Low N, Healy-Profitós J, He S, Auger N. Association of Bulimia Nervosa With Long-term Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality Among Women. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 16. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2914. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31617882.

  • Dugas E, Low NC, Rodriguez D, Burrows S, Contreras G, Chaiton M, O'Loughlin J. Early predictors of suicidal ideation in young adults. Can J Psychiatry. 2012 Jul;57(7):429-36. PMID: 22762298.

  • Low NC, Dugas E, Constantin E, Karp I, Rodriguez D, O'Loughlin J. The association between parental history of diagnosed mood/anxiety disorders and psychiatric symptoms and disorders in young adult offspring. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 5;12:188. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-188. PMID: 23126640.

  • Iordache I, Low NC. The overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2010 May;35(3):E3-4. PMID: 20420764.

  • Low NC, Lee SS, Johnson JG, Williams JB, Harris ES. The association between anxiety and alcohol versus cannabis abuse disorders among adolescents in primary care settings. Fam Pract. 2008 Oct;25(5):321-7. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmn049. Epub 2008 Aug 27. PMID: 18753288.