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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
Dr. Cynthia Bulik joins Here's to Your Health August 1
This weekend, Dr. Cynthia Bulik, the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the UNC Department of Psychiatry, joins "Here's to Your Health" to discuss eating disorders.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 31, 2009
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 - Sept. 18, 2009
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 / 2009 / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism
The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.
Located in News / 2010 / June