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What is test anxiety and how can we support students when they experience it?

Written by: Leslie K. Taylor, PhD As the first day of school approaches, parents and children gather their backpacks as...

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What is CBT?

Written by:  Ana M. Ugueto, PhD Cognitive-behavioral therapy, commonly referred to as CBT, is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy that focuses...

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Using extracellular vesicles to study bipolar disorder

Written by: Dr. Gabriel R. Fries, PhD In the search for ways to better understand bipolar disorder and develop better...

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Psychopathology, Life, and Society: On being a psychiatrist in the XXI century

Written by: Marsal Sanches, MD, PhD, FAPA In a recent article published in Academic Psychiatry(1), the authors discuss the progressively...

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Ketamine – Could it Bridge Treatment Gaps in Postpartum Depression?

Written by: Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD Maternal depression is a seriously disabling form of mood disorder that occurs in 1...

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Am I aging faster than I should be?

Written by Dr. Gabriel Fries The concept of “accelerated aging” was first introduced after researchers started studying biological markers of...

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How can families prepare for hurricane season?

Written by Dr. Leslie Taylor It’s the end of the school year and many children and families are ready for...

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Vicarious Trauma

Written by: Jennifer B. Hughes, PhD At times, it can feel nearly impossible to find the motivation to keep showing...

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Alcohol Use Disorder: An Overview

Written by: Austin Lin, MD Although the opioid epidemic garners national attention, alcohol use remains a major problem. According to...

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How Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health can Help Protect them from Child Sexual Abuse

Written by: Melissa Goldberg, PsyD Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse. According to the National Sexual...

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Suicide in Teens

Written by: Ana Ugueto, PhD Despite best efforts in public health to reduce youth suicide, rates of teen suicides have...

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How Genes may Lead to Psychiatric Disorders

[caption id="attachment_12501" align="alignright" width="360"] Digital illustration of DNA[/caption] Written by: Gabriel Fries, PhD Psychiatric disorders are known to have a...

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“It hurts doc!”— The Complex Relationship between Sickle Cell Disease, Pain, and Psychiatry

[caption id="attachment_12424" align="alignright" width="360"] (Photo credit: UT Physicians)[/caption] Written by: Kairav Shah, MD Sickle cell disease is an inherited group of...

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TMS and Treatment-Resistant Depression

Written by: Bobby Nix, MD The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences continues to be on the forefront of revolutionary...

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ADHD vs. Bipolar: Diagnosing the Difference in Kids

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Silent Epidemic

Written by: Dharmendra Kumar, MD, and Reena Kumar, MD Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and...

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an Effective Treatment Option for Depression

Written by: Joao de Quevedo, MD, PhD Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is a localized, non-invasive outpatient procedure, in which...

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Silvia’s Corner: The Mystery of Sleep  — Part 4

Silvia’s Corner is written by Silvia Hafliger, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry. In her posts, Dr. Hafliger will discuss a...

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Silvia’s Corner: The Mystery of Sleep – Part 3

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Silvia’s Corner: The Mystery of Sleep – Part 2

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Being a Spouse or Partner of a Person Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Can Be a Roller Coaster

Written by: Thomas D. Meyer, PhD Spouses and partners of individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder may experience specific challenges. Being...

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Exploring Inroads to Schizophrenia

[caption id="attachment_10498" align="alignleft" width="180"] Consuelo Walss-Bass, Ph.D.[/caption] Consuelo Walss-Bass, Ph.D., is on a quest. Currently, she is Associate Professor in...

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