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UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish a Center of Excellence to study underlying causes of psychiatric disorders
Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them?
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans
Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.
Located in News / 2010 / June
31st TEACCH Annual Conference: "Issues and Approaches in Autism Interventions"
The program features nationally recognized researchers and clinicians in the field of autism, speaking on a range of topics relevant to interventions.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
Department of Psychiatry 2010-2011 Internship awards
Interns and faculty members were recognized with the Department's Wallach and Judy T. Konanc Awards.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Sept. 1
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 / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 8, 2010
Managing anxiety on the run
Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.
Located in News / 2011 / March
UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S.
The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders have opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe post-partum depression (PPD). The unit is the first of its kind in the United States.
Located in News / 2011 / September
VIDEO: Grinch likely depressed, suffers from lack of love, joy, UNC expert says
Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are also hallmarks of depression, and could explain the Grinch’s disdain for the Who – the tall and the small – his mistreatment of his dog Max and, ultimately, why he tried to stop Christmas from coming.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Dec. 10, 2009
Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
Located in News / 2014 / March
One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders
Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - March 11, 2010