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.
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.
A new study finds that 62 percent of women aged 50 and older say that their weight or shape negatively impacts on their life.
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.
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.
UNC researchers manipulate brain wiring to identify inner workings of reward enjoyment.
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.
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.
The new clinic, first of its kind in the nation, is one of only a few nationwide dedicated to Angelman Syndrome.
This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.
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.
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.
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).
The study of more than 50,000 adults ages 18 and older provides new molecular evidence that 11 DNA regions in the human genome have strong association with these diseases, including six regions not previously observed.
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.
The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Women’s Mood Disorders Program 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 country. You are invited to join us for an open house on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 3 - 4 p.m. on the 4th floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.
Interns and faculty members were recognized with the Department's Wallach and Judy T. Konanc Awards.
UNC's free-standing Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will accommodate up to five patients and have specialized programming for women during pregnancy and postpartum. It is located on 4th floor of the Neurosciences Hospital.
Many children feel nervous about going to school for the first time or returning to school after a summer off. Here are tips for kids – and parents – on managing the back-to-school jitters.
A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.