Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health
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Professorship supports research in new treatment strategies for psychiatric illness
Siteman Cancer Center expands smoking-cessation efforts
Identifying kids who control their tics may help others at risk for Tourette syndrome
Work will aid effort to understand role of nature versus nurture
Multicenter grant funds infant brain imaging at Washington University and other centers
Glowinski, artist Outlaw address mental health through artwork
Adam Kepecs, PhD, recognized internationally for his research on neural circuits responsible for cognition and decision-making, has been named a BJC Investigator and a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry.
Philanthropists Andrew and Barbara Taylor and the Crawford Taylor Foundation have committed $10 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to continue research to investigate the scientific underpinnings of psychiatric illnesses, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.
With a growing demand for mental health services at colleges, a research team led by Denise E. Wilfley, PhD, has received a $3.8 million grant to test a mental health phone app to treat depression, anxiety and eating disorders in a study involving some 8,000 students at 20 colleges, universities and community colleges.
“We believe that this is one of the first, if not the first, studies of functional brain connectivity in relationship to restricted and repetitive behaviors in the first years of life,” says lead investigator John Pruett, associate professor of psychiatry.