Psychiatry

The latest psychiatry news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.

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Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.

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Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Money mismanagement predicts higher odds of future homelessness, regardless of a veteran’s income or mental health.

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Exchanges named in 'The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013'

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."

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UNC scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating

The finding shows that certain parts of brain cells could play a critical role in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity.

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Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia

Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia

A genome-wide association analysis led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC identifies 22 places in the human genome that play a role in development of the mental disorder.

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New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders

New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders

Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of the study, which found that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation.

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Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.

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International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

By better understanding the molecular and biological mechanisms involved with schizophrenia, scientists hope to use this new genetic information to one day develop and design drugs that are more efficacious and have fewer side effects.

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Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The review summarizes the results of a systematic review of clinical interventions for adults exposed to at least one traumatic event such as war, a natural or manmade disaster, motor vehicle accidents, community violence, sexual assault or domestic violence.

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Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms

Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms

Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease.

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Atypical brain circuits may cause slower gaze shifting in infants who later develop autism

Atypical brain circuits may cause slower gaze shifting in infants who later develop autism

These findings suggest that 7-month-olds who go on to develop autism show subtle, yet overt, behavioral differences prior to the emergence of the disorder.

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UCAN - Uniting Couples in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

Uniting Couples in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (UCAN) is a collaborative treatment research study between the UNC Eating Disorders Program and the UNC Department of Psychology and is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Klinger wins $450K grant to measure outcomes for adults with ASD

Klinger wins $450K grant to measure outcomes for adults with ASD

Laura Klinger, PhD, Principal Investigator of the study and Executive Director of TEACCH, will use the grant from Autism Speaks to conduct a landmark 40-year follow-up study of individuals served by the TEACCH Autism Program. Mark Klinger, PhD, and Joseph Piven, MD, are co-investigators on the study.

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Risk genes for Alzheimer’s and mental illness linked to brain changes at birth

Risk genes for Alzheimer’s and mental illness linked to brain changes at birth

This study by UNC School of Medicine researchers is the first to report the impact of common gene variants on brain structure in newborns.

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Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Multimillion dollar grants further enhance UNC’s recognition as one of the world’s top autism research centers

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Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors

New research led by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, a psychiatric geneticist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, points to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders among individuals whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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