Psychiatry

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

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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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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Cultivating Inner Peace

The UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP), part of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital, is launching a new program, Cultivating Inner Peace, for persons with cancer or chronic illness.

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Cultivating Inner Peace

The UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP), part of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital, is launching a new program, Cultivating Inner Peace, for persons with cancer or chronic illness.

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

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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31st TEACCH Annual Conference: "Issues and Approaches in Autism Interventions"

The program features nationally recognized researchers and clinicians in the field of autism, speaking on a range of topics relevant to interventions.

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31st TEACCH Annual Conference: "Issues and Approaches in Autism Interventions"

The program features nationally recognized researchers and clinicians in the field of autism, speaking on a range of topics relevant to interventions.

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National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study: Using brain imaging to understand the effects of psychotherapy

Gabriel Dichter, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, discusses his latest NIMH-sponsored brain imaging research exploring the effects of psychotherapy on brain function.

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