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White matter structure in the brain predicts cognitive function at ages 1 and 2
This kind of new brain imaging study could help identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early and develop appropriate interventions.
Located in News / 2016 / December
International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
Located in News / 2014 / July
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $300,000 gift
The gift, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, will be used to develop a case management program within the center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Feb. 2
UNC receives $2.5-million grant to explore new therapy for anhedonia
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2017 / January
UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression
A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.
Located in News / 2017 / June
New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons
For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy
The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Patient art gallery at UNC unveils new exhibition
The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Schizophrenia Treatment & Evaluation Program will host the 2009 fall opening of “Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the third floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
First Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit now open at UNC
UNC's free-standing Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will accommodate up to five patients and have specialized programming for women during pregnancy and postpartum. It is located on 4th floor of the Neurosciences Hospital.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Aug. 11