Psychiatry

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

UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism

UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism

As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.

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Managing anxiety on the run

Managing anxiety on the run

Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.

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Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is among six UNC faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent depression and cardiovascular disease

UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent depression and cardiovascular disease

The study, which began in August 2010 and will be conducted entirely at UNC, seeks to enroll a total of 320 women ages 45 to 55 who are in the menopause transition. All will be randomized to receive treatment with estradiol (estrogen replacement) skin patches or placebo.

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real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.

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Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

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Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities celebrates new space

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is one of the few comprehensive centers for developmental disabilities in the United States dedicated to research, training and multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.

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Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic for The New York Times and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give two talks at UNC on Nov. 5 and 6. Both talks are open to the public.

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How to tailgate the healthy way

How to tailgate the healthy way

For fans, part of the joy of football season is the chance to eat tailgate food – and to drink plenty of alcohol. Cynthia Bulik, a professor of eating disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you can stay healthy at tailgate parties from before kickoff until the final touchdown.

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UNC eating-disorders expert: The 'freshman 15' is only a 'freshman five'

UNC eating-disorders expert: The 'freshman 15' is only a 'freshman five'

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

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Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.

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Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.

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Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Patrick Sullivan, MD, has received a 2010 Distinguished Investigator Award for a comparison of genetics in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Sullivan receives grant for genetics study of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Dr. Sullivan's project is one of 15 selected out of 170 proposals submitted by researchers worldwide. Each will each receive $100,000 annually in support of one year of research.

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Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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First non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression now available

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that it is now providing treatment with the NeuroStar® Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy system.

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First non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression now available

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that it is now providing treatment with the NeuroStar® Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy system.

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Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain

These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D.

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Mother’s flu during pregnancy may increase baby’s risk of schizophrenia

The study, published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, is the first study done with monkeys that examines the effects of flu during pregnancy.

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One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psychiatric disorders

Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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