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.
Repetitive behaviors tied to brain activity patterns in toddlers (Links to an external site)
“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.
Why are there so few autism specialists? (Links to an external site)
Assistant professor and child psychiatrist Natasha Marrus, MD, PhD, shares her experience specializing in autism.
Cicero receives Pioneer Award (Links to an external site)
Theodore J. Cicero, PhD, is the 2018 recipient of the Pioneer Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA).
Study seeks former opioid users who avoided addiction (Links to an external site)
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launching a large-scale study involving people who have used opioids recreationally but not become dependent on the drugs.
Depressed patients see quality of life improve with nerve stimulation (Links to an external site)
Study led by Dr. Charles Conway focuses on people not treated effectively with antidepressants.
Decriminalizing pot doesn’t lead to increased use by young people (Links to an external site)
Study also shows drop in marijuana-related arrests
Youths prescribed antipsychotics gain body fat, have increased diabetes risk (Links to an external site)
Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d
Autism risk, walking linked via brain connections