Psychiatry

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

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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First Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit now open at UNC

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.

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Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

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.

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Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

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.

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Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

The findings suggest that therapeutics targeting the path between two critical brain regions, the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, represent potential treatments for addiction and other neuropsychiatric diseases.

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UNC Eating Disorder Program: supporting parents, supporting patients

Providing parents with the tools to take care of themselves during their child’s recovery process, so that they can better support their child’s recovery, is the goal of a new project called Caring for Yourself is Caring for Your Child.

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Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories

Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories

Having a history of eating disorders or abuse may increase a woman’s risk for developing depression during and after pregnancy, according to new research from UNC. The finding could influence how doctors screen patients during prenatal visits.

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Five-year Review of David Rubinow, MD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by David Rubinow, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

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Elbogen, Belger awarded Department of Defense Grant

Elbogen, Belger awarded Department of Defense Grant

Department of Psychiatry faculty members Eric B. Elbogen, PhD, and Aysenil Belger, PhD, been awarded a multi-year multimillion dollar grant from the Department of Defense and the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBI) Research Program to implement a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitative therapy for TBI for members or former members of the Armed Forces.

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Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2

Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2

A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.

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Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults.

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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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