April 1, 2019

Postpartum breakthrough; new drug treats severe symptoms

Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, was interviewed by KTRK-TV Channel 13 about the FDA’s approval of the first drug to treat postpartum depression. The story included a mention of the new UTHealth Women’s Mental Health program, which is open to existing patients at…


March 29, 2019

FDA approves Spravato, a fast-acting antidepressant nasal spray

Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, MD, PhD, was quoted in TMC News about esketamine, a fast-acting antidepressant spray that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration.


March 8, 2019

Replacing a Pill with an App

Elizabeth Newlin, MD, and psychiatry program manager Summer Danner were interviewed for a TMC News story on a new digital cognitive behavioral therapy app that can help patients manage conditions including anxiety, depression, and insomnia.


March 7, 2019

Sleep apps: are they effective in getting you needed rest?

Justin Wong, MD, and Leslie Taylor, PhD, spoke with FOX 26 News this morning about the effectiveness of apps that can help viewers cope with mental health conditions and sleeping problems.


February 26, 2019

Shining a light on eating disorders

In connection with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Luca Lavagnino, MD, PhD, spoke to a FOX 26 News reporter about the dangers of eating disorders and how loved ones can recognize signs of the disease.


February 25, 2019

As she takes the gavel at Public Health, Mrs. T confronts mental health funding head on

Elizabeth Newlin, MD, and Consuelo Walss-Bass, PhD, spoke during a press conference held by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson, calling for a statewide mental health institute. The Quorum Report covered the story.


February 15, 2019

New treatment for depression

Sudhakar Selvaraj, MD, PhD, and a patient were interviewed by KTRK-TV Channel 13 for a story about transcranial magnetic stimulation for people with treatment-resistant depression. The story also ran on the station’s website.


January 24, 2019

Construction to start soon on Houston public mental health hospital

The Houston Business Journal ran its second story on the vision for the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health.


January 18, 2019

UTHealth plans to build new mental health hospital

Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD; Melissa Allen, DO; and Stephen Glazier, MBA, were quoted in a story about the new UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus that ran in the Examiner, a Houston Chronicle community newspaper serving Bellaire, West University, and River Oaks.


January 18, 2019

What Are Happy Lights, and How Do They Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Luis Fernandez, MD, was quoted in a Prevention article on the use of light therapy to treat seasonal affective disorder.


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