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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.
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.