March 27, 2018

Deep brain stimulation and mental health: Novel experimental therapy gives new hope to patients with treatment-resistant depression

An experimental treatment option now available for the first time in North America for people struggling with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) has researchers optimistic. The Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is…


July 13, 2017

McGovern Medical School named member of national depression center network

HOUSTON – (July 13, 2017) – 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…


June 27, 2017

Going to extremes: There is hope regarding mental health issues in children and adolescents

When Pat Sumner’s son, Eric, was in elementary school, she chalked up his moodiness to anxiety issues. After two decades of frustration and confusion, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was tough. Sumner knows all too well the toll that bipolar…


March 7, 2017

Researchers pinpoint area of brain linked to bipolar disorder

A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain’s hippocampus – long identified as a hub of mood and memory processing – was linked to bipolar disorder in a study led by researchers at McGovern Medical School. The research was…


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