McGovern Medical School named member of national depression center network

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been named a Center of Excellence member of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), a consortium of leading academic medical centers working to accelerate research, education and improved treatment options for people with depressive and bipolar illnesses.

Psychiatry hosts mood disorders conference Sept. 22-23

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences invites all mental health professionals from across the country to join the 2017 Houston Mood Disorders Conference.

Allen named HCPC medical director

Melissa Allen, D.O., has been named medical director of The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, the mental health hospital component of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Researchers identify genes linked to stress, bipolar

Genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder, according to a recently published study by researchers at McGovern Medical School.

Psychiatry hosts conference on early identification and intervention for children

“Young Minds: Early Identification and Intervention in Behavioral Health” is the focus of this year’s Psychiatry Update, an annual conference sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School.

UTHealth receives NIH grant for treating cocaine addiction

Identifying more effective treatment strategies tailored to individual responses for patients overcoming addiction to cocaine is the focus of a new clinical trial at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

New center part of National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Childhood bereavement and grief expert Julie Kaplow, Ph.D., has received a $3 million federal grant to establish the Childhood Bereavement Resource Center at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Researchers study mild electrical stimulation for schizophrenia patients

A safe, noninvasive weak electrical current delivery called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) will be investigated for its potential in treating schizophrenia patients in a study led by Raymond Cho, M.D., M.Sc., at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

HCPC offers CME Oct. 15

In honor of its 30th anniversary, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center is hosting a free continuing medical education event for alumni and colleagues Saturday, Oct. 15.

UTHealth expands bereavement services to HISD students

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will expand screening, assessment and intervention for traumatized and bereaved youth into the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The program is funded in part by The Brown Foundation, Inc.