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Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior
People with mental illness alone are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence, a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers concludes. But mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence elevates the risk for future violence.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
UNC's Rubinow elected to Institute of Medicine
David R. Rubinow, MD, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, is among the 65 new members announced by the institute on Monday (Oct. 17).
Located in News / 2011 / October
First non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression now available
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that it is now providing treatment with the NeuroStar® Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy system.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 8, 2010
real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik
A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Study shows that a combination of common genetic variations can lead to schizophrenia
A multi-national group of investigators, including a scientist at UNC-Chapel Hill, has discovered that nearly a third of the genetic basis of schizophrenia may be attributed to the cumulative actions of thousands of common genetic variants. The effects of each of these genetic changes, innocuous on its own, add up to a significant risk for developing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 2, 2009
Exchanges named in 'The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013'
Exchanges, the blog of the UNC Center for Eating Disorders, is one of 18 recognized by Healthline.com as "The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013."
Located in News / 2013 / October
The Art of Clinical Science
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, earned a Hettleman Prize for his work imaging and elucidating brain regions involved in various aspects of autism, depression, and other neurological conditions.
Located in News / 2015 / October
Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health
The UNC PAWS program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies for 10 weeks and then matches each puppy with a veteran suffering from PTSD.
Located in News / 2015 / August
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff
Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 24
Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa
Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.
Located in News / 2015 / September