Psychiatry

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

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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Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness

Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness

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.

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UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S.

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.

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Inpatient Perinatal Psychiatry Unit open house

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.

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Department of Psychiatry 2010-2011 Internship awards

Interns and faculty members were recognized with the Department's Wallach and Judy T. Konanc Awards.

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