Tag: "psychiatry" at medical news

UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms

...Larry Tecott, MD, PhD, UCSF associate professor of psychiatry and a member of the UCSF Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry, the team is planning to use a mouse model of depression to study the gene. "Whether or not it is in fact caused by this particular mutation remains to be tested, but the creation of ani...

Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints

...h.D., study investigator and director of inpatient psychiatry at Stony Brook University Hospital. "Using it is a last resort. We want to minimize the exposure to it as much as possible," he said, adding that reducing the time in restraints, and the time patients are agitated, might also reduce time spent in th...

Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk

...sk for the disease, according to a study headed by psychiatry researchers at the University of North Carolina at...gy it showed." Belger is an associate professor of psychiatry in UNC's School of Medicine and of psychology in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. The study invol...

Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help

...Ned Kalin, senior author on the study and chair of psychiatry at UW Medical School. "The findings suggest that how open an individual is willing to be in asking for help may depend more than we thought on how secure that individual feels at any given time in a supportive relationship." The brain systems found t...

Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel

...nctioning," said Peter J. Weiden, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Schizophrenia Research Service...ing to Nina R. Schooler, PhD, adjunct professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, an author of the statement. The supplement and consensu...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

... says senior author Richard Davidson, a UW-Madison psychiatry and psychology professor who has earned international recognition for his work on the neural underpinnings of emotion. "Imagine walking through the world and interpreting every face that looks at you as a threat, even the face of your own mother," D...

Potential drug target for treating cocaine abuse found

...ansporter by itself," notes Eric Nestler, chair of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "This article reports early studies with just such a compound." Although the results are preliminary, this breakthrough shows that it may be possible to develop drugs that block coca...

Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

... formulated by a group of leading experts in child psychiatry and are the most up-to-date and comprehensive set ... in Galveston; Robert Findling, M.D. professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland; and Martha Hellander. Participants included six...

UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons

...o Iacoboni, an associate professor in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Our findings show for the first time that intentions behind actions of others can be recogniz...

Hyperactive kids three times as likely to be removed from their families

...1 children, all of whom were patients at one child psychiatry clinic. The children's average age was 8, and three quarters of them were boys. Half the children had either been diagnosed with emotional or behavioural disorders, and a further one in six had been diagnosed with both. Of the remainder, just under ...

Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS

... reported Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, at the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. "The government needs to do more to eliminate sources of lead in the environment." According to ...

Medication helps alcoholics control drinking

...increase treatment completion. Volpicelli believes psychiatry is on the brink of recognizing a new standard of care for alcohol abuse disorders: allowing patients to choose from a variety of treatments, which may or many not focus on total abstinence. It is, he believes, a time of great hope. To those who suffe...

Promising treatments for Huntington's disease identified in UCI study

...l Sciences, and Thompson is associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and of biological chemistry in the School of Medicine. Namita Agrawal, Judit Pallos, Natalia Slepko, Barbara Apostol and Laszlo Bodai of UCI, and Wen Chang and Ann-Shyn Chiang of the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan contrib...

UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimer's patients via telemedicine

...e population," said Dr. Myron Weiner, professor of psychiatry and neurology and a specialist in age-related dementia. Dr. Weiner said this is the first time the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern has used telemedicine as a way of seeing patients for periodic checkups. It's also one of the first of ...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

...ban Research (UCSUR); Richard Schulz, professor of psychiatry and director of UCSUR; and colleagues at the University of Georgia and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that caregivers who are married to those they care for--particularly those caregivers who are more cognitively impaired, ...

More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged

...stelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, professor of psychiatry and neurosciences, director of the UCSD Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and a geriatric psychiatrist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. "In addition to the trauma experienced by these individuals, there is also a cost to socie...

Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents

...eau. Leslie Jacobsen, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and her research team tested working memory. This form of memory is used when keeping information in mind and manipulating it. They also evaluated verbal learning and memory, attention, mood, symptoms of nic...

Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds

...or John T. Chibnall, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Res... Chibnall and Raymond C. Tait, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, in Pain Medicine finds that the cheaper treatment and ...

Exercise helps reduce symptoms of depression, UT Southwestern researchers find

...e therapy, said Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, professor of psychiatry and director of UT Southwestern's mood disorders research program. "The effect you find using aerobic exercise alone in treating clinical depression is similar to what you find with antidepressant medications," said Dr. Trivedi, a study author and ...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

...incipal investigator and professor in residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Our research team looks forward to working with the state and county mental health departments on developing programs to improve the q...

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