Psychiatry

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

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.

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Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

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Brain scans predict effectiveness of talk therapy to treat depression

Brain scans predict effectiveness of talk therapy to treat depression

UNC researchers lead first brain connectivity study pointing toward a new image-based diagnostic model – a roadmap to ensure patients receive the best treatment as quickly as possible. Gabriel S. Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, is a senior author of the study.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to expand its integrated primary and behavioral care

Robin Reed, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry and director for the Center’s integrated care program, is the principal investigator for the four-year grant.

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Lighting up Neurons

Lighting up Neurons

Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.

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WRAL documentary - “A Call for Help”

WRAL documentary - “A Call for Help”

John Gilmore, MD, Director for the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health was interviewed for the WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help" which aired last week. This documentary examines the Keith Vidal story, and looks at new training designed to help officers interact with mentally ill or mentally distressed people, to help calm those interactions and avoid violence or arrest. Click the link below to watch the video.

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Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.

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Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

For individuals facing the possibility of a lifetime on antipsychotic medications, this new analysis may help them and their health care providers in making a difficult decision.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health creates advisory board

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health creates advisory board

Board members will serve as advocates for the Center to increase its visibility internally and externally and assist in fundraising efforts.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health's Carr Mill Clinic adds primary care physician to its staff

Rupal Yu, MD, MPH, a family physician at Piedmont Health Services, and adjunct instructor at UNC Family Medicine, now provides primary care services for center patients.

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Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.

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Forneris receives Mary G. Clarke Award

Forneris receives Mary G. Clarke Award

Catherine Forneris, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychiatry, received this annual award from North Carolina Psychological Association. The award honors a psychologist for outstanding contributions to psychology in North Carolina over a number of years.

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be associated with structural changes in the infant brain

UNC researchers found that Chiari type 1 malformations of the brain are more common in children of depressed mothers treated with a certain group of antidepressants during pregnancy; genes and severity of illness may be involved.

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Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.

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Wilson honored for advocacy work on anxiety disorders

Wilson honored for advocacy work on anxiety disorders

Reid Wilson, PhD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, was honored this week with the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the highest honor in the field of anxiety disorders.

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Mahadevan honored with Citizen Award from the Indy

Thava Mahadevan, director of operations at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and clinical instructor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry, will receive the award on Feb. 22. Read about his work in two recent features.

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