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Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes
Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults.
Located in News / 2011 / April
Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50
A new study finds that 62 percent of women aged 50 and older say that their weight or shape negatively impacts on their life.
Located in News / 2012 / June
Fifth Annual UNC Conference on Eating Disorders: Tools for the Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Your Practice and the Schools
The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at the Friday Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Dr. Sullivan's project is one of 15 selected out of 170 proposals submitted by researchers worldwide. Each will each receive $100,000 annually in support of one year of research.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two
These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health"
Dr. Susan Killenberg joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum. You can tune in Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on WCHL 1360 AM.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 28, 2009
National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study: Using brain imaging to understand the effects of psychotherapy
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, discusses his latest NIMH-sponsored brain imaging research exploring the effects of psychotherapy on brain function.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
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