UNC research featured in PBS segment on PTSD
UNC

More than 2.5 million Americans have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. Among these veterans, chronic problems with brain heal..Read More

Science Writer to Run Half Maratho to Benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation in Honor of Her Father
Parkinsons Disease Foundation

For Karen Ring, Ph.D., of San Francisco, CA, the personal meets the professional when it comes to her passion for fighting Parkinson’s disease. On Sun..Read More

News digest – boosting lung cancer survival, a ‘Sci-Fi’ cap for brain tumours, crisps, air pollution and… go vegan?
University of Cambridge

Early findings suggest that people with cancer could be at a higher risk of suicide than those without the disease, according to the Guardian. Cancer ..Read More

Pitt Launches Study to Improve Treatment Options for Depressed Older Adults
University of Pittsburgh

Difficult to treat depression is very common among older adults and takes a considerable toll on their quality of life and may increase their risk of ..Read More

Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
University of Wisconsin

Five UW–Madison graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar are to be inducted into a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarly ..Read More

Worried Brains Yield Treatment Clues
University of Wisconsin

 A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful f..Read More

Exploring the Links Between Brain Injury and Depression
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Could an injury to a particular part of the brain "cure" depression? The answer, from a long-running study of Vietnam War veterans, seems to..Read More

Psychoactive Compound Activates Mysterious Receptor
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — A hallucinogenic compound found in a plant indigenous to South America and used in shamanic rituals regulates a mysterious protein that is a..Read More

Most Mothers Don't Get Adequate Depression Treatment
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — Most mothers with depression in the United States do not receive adequate treatment for their disease, according to a new study a..Read More

Meditation Could Help Alcoholics Avoid Relapse
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Recovering alcoholics may benefit in the battle over the bottle if they practice mindfulness meditation.   That's according to a ..Read More

How Disease, Therapy, Drugs and Meditation Reshape the Brain
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Leading neuroscientists will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the 16th annual symposium on emotion in April to d..Read More

Research on Depression, Anxiety and Sleep
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Psychiatry faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will present a community lecture on thei..Read More

UW-Madison Physician Encourages Doctors to Screen More Kids for Alcohol Abuse
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - New evidence on the impact of alcohol on the developing brain is adding urgency to a recommendation that doctors screen all adole..Read More

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds
UCSF School Of Medicine

Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to a study by U..Read More

UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders
UNC

With no laboratory test available to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, proper diagnostic criteria are critical for clinicians to make an..Read More

Scientists illuminate the neurons of social attraction
UNC

 The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists from the University of North Carolin..Read More

Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects
UNC School of Nursing

The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy..Read More

Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility
Elsevier

When they work, antidepressant medications may take weeks or months to alleviate symptoms of depression. Progress in developing new and more effective..Read More

The best medical advice from ancient Greece and Rome
University of Oxford

As a highly revered and extensively-studied field, medicine today has certainly evolved from its origins in ancient times. However, to fully appreciat..Read More

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of pos..Read More

Bukowski Receives Award for Groundbreaking LGBT/HIV Research Study
University of Pittsburgh

For Leigh Bukowski, MPH, having the opportunity to present her LGBT-related research at the 2016 AIDS International Conference in South Africa was a d..Read More

Unethical placebo controls: time to revise the Declaration of Helsinki
University of Oxford

 Jeremy Howick discusses whether it is ethical for clinicians to recommend that their patients sign up for a trial, even if there is an established th..Read More

UTHealth’s Department of Psychiatry hosts conference on trauma research and treatment
University of Texas

 “Young Minds: Early Identification and Intervention in Behavioral Health” is the focus of this year’s Psychiatry Update, an annual conference sponsor..Read More

NIH awards $26.4 million to Stanford researchers for physical activity study
Stanford Medicine

The medical school professors were awarded the grants as part of a large-scale National Institutes of Health program to study the biology of how physi..Read More

Campus takes major strides in first year of UCLA Depression Grand Challenge
UCLA

One year after the launch of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, demonstration projects and an innovative treatment center are off the ground. The in..Read More

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Yeshiva University

NEW YORK (December 13, 2016)—Preeminent psychiatric researcher and clinician, Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D, has been named professor and university ..Read More

Killing in War Leaves Veterans with Lasting Psychological Scars, Study Finds
UCSF School Of Medicine

Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to a study by U..Read More

Study Finds Depression On Rise In Adolescents But Particularly Among Teen Girls
Columbia University Medical Center

Major depression is one of the deadliest diseases among adolescents and is associated with the rise in self-injury among teenagers. A study, “National..Read More

Correcting Metabolic Deficiencies May Improve Depression Symptoms
University of Pittsburgh

Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and in some cases even lead to re..Read More

Prestigious National Institutes of Health Awards for Early Career Investigators
University of Pittsburgh

Two University of Pittsburgh faculty members have been chosen to receive awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at early career inv..Read More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem that can have devastating effects on individuals, families and com..Read More

Report to the President on Mental Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

From the national opioid epidemic to disturbing rates of suicide, we see the consequences every day of untreated mental health and substance use disor..Read More

Mission Moment September
American Lung Association

Lung Association Funded Research Published: Christopher George Slatore, M.D. at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon has been exam..Read More

Behavioral Differences between Children and Early Adolescents Who Die by Suicide
Nationwide Children's Hospital

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This..Read More

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx
Yeshiva University

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar..Read More

UCLA In the News October 27, 2016
UCLA

“That they allow absentee ballots says they think the risk isn’t that great,” [UCLA’s Eugene] Volokh said. “If the risk isn’t that great, it’s hard to..Read More

First U.S. Study of Transgender Youth Funded by NIH
UCSF School Of Medicine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.7 million for a five-year, multicenter study, which will be the first in the U.S. to evaluate the lon..Read More

Cambridge extends world leading role for medical imaging with powerful new brain and body scanners
University of Cambridge

Next generation scanners installed at Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge University Hospitals Scanners could herald new era of personalised treatments for cance..Read More

Gene Links Risk of Psychiatric Disease to Reduced Synapse Numbers
UCSF School Of Medicine

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple for..Read More

Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests
University of Cambridge

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge led a team that analysed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine dr..Read More

Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests
Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge led a team that analysed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine dr..Read More

Journey to understanding Overdiagnosis
University of Oxford

This talk was given at the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Barcelona, Spain As the closing keynote this talk focuses on Carl Heneghan’s pe..Read More

Are hot flashes genetic?
UCLA

Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don’t have these symptoms. Could our ..Read More

Pulsatile Tinnitus
Cornell University

Some cases of pulsatile tinnitus are caused by a narrowing of one of the large veins in the brain (red circles). The narrowing, or stenosis, disrupts ..Read More

Student-Run Community Clinics Vital to Medical Education
Cornell University

In lieu of a formal course of study, student-run free clinics that adopt new healthcare delivery models can provide medical students with a hands-on s..Read More

Study Suggests Drug Coverage Alone Not an Easy Solution to Closing Treatment Gap in Depression
Cornell University

A rule proposed in 2014 that would have likely reduced the number of prescription antidepressant drugs available to Medicare patients would have had l..Read More

Music and Medicine Brings a Healing Art to Lincoln Center
Cornell University

Laura Radlinski, a physician assistant student at Weill Cornell Medical College, spent most of a recent Tuesday assisting in placing a lengthening rod..Read More

Sex Trafficking: The Dirty Downside of Global Sporting Events
Cornell University

To many Americans, Super Bowl Sunday is about football, Buffalo wings and beer — yet there is an unspoken dark side behind this annual tradition. Gove..Read More

Dr. Conor Liston receives a Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award
Cornell University

Dr. Conor Liston, an assistant professor in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, has received a 2014 Ha..Read More

Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: A Beautiful Scientific Marriage
Cornell University

Neuroscientist BJ Casey takes a decidedly maternal approach to mentoring the students and postdoctoral fellows in her lab, so watching them rotate thr..Read More