Psychiatry

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

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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Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

Veterans with protective factors in place such as employment, living stability and social support were 92 percent less likely to report severe violence than veterans without these factors.

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Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50

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.

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Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars

Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars

As the first two Sanders Clinician Scholars, Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, will develop educational efforts to enhance supportive direct personal contact in the daily care of patients, and to teach others to do the same.

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Meltzer-Brody named one of the Triangle’s Top 10 Women in Medicine

Meltzer-Brody named one of the Triangle’s Top 10 Women in Medicine

Triangle Medical News has selected Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, Director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Program and Associate Professor of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, as one of the Triangle's Top 10 Women in Medicine.

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Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities Awarded $4.9M to Conduct Interdisciplinary Training

The DHHS's Maternal and Child Health Bureau will give the money to the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program, part of the CIDD.

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UNC investigator issues call to action for schizophrenia research

UNC investigator issues call to action for schizophrenia research

Instead of looking for a single cause of schizophrenia, researchers should approach it as a “pathway disease” – one that results from dozens or even hundreds of factors, argues Patrick F. Sullivan, MD.

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UNC to open Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic

UNC to open Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic

The new clinic, first of its kind in the nation, is one of only a few nationwide dedicated to Angelman Syndrome.

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Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.

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UNC psychologist Cynthia Bulik releases new book

UNC psychologist Cynthia Bulik releases new book

With her newest book, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, aims to confront the societal pressures that women face when it comes to body esteem and self-esteem.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives grant to integrate primary care into mental illness programs

The $850,000, 3-year grant from The Duke Endowment will allow the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to create a health home, integrating primary care into its mental health care programs.

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UNC's Rubinow elected to Institute of Medicine

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).

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