Psychiatry

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

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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The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

UNC School of Medicine's William Valdar and James Crowley lead a quest to discover the genetic underpinnings of drug side effects.

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Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk

Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk

Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.

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Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project

Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.

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TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks

Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.

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Poverty influences children’s early brain development

A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.

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Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.

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Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Money mismanagement predicts higher odds of future homelessness, regardless of a veteran’s income or mental health.

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