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Category: Mental Health

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August 24, 2016

How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

UNC School of Medicine researchers map the anxiety circuit in the brain and use a compound to limit fearful behavior – an acute side effect of commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressants.

Mental Health, Research

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June 28, 2016

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treat...

Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Treatment

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May 5, 2016

Mental and Behavioral Health in Wake County

May is National Mental Awareness Month and UNC Health Care and UNC REX Healthcare continue to lead the way with mental and behavioral health initiatives in Wake County.

Mental Health, North Carolina

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Samantha Meltzer-Brody

March 21, 2016

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depre...

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

Genetics, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Research

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Thomas Kash

March 17, 2016

UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research

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UNC Chapel

February 23, 2016

Anorexia is Not a Choice

Researchers at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and around the world continue to study the genetics of the disease while treating patients in desperate need of help.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Neurology

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The study was led by Patrick F. Sullivan

February 1, 2016

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic r...

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

Genetics, Mental Health, Neurology

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Aysenil Belger

November 24, 2015

Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the ...

New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research

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November 16, 2015

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition

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Diana Perkins

October 8, 2015

New study suggests hallucinations, alone, do not predict onset of s...

An analysis of psychological symptoms aims to refine diagnostic criteria for teens at high risk of developing the brain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

August 12, 2015

Puppies: The Power of Cute for Mental Health

The UNC PAWS program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies for 10 weeks and then matches each puppy with a veteran suffering from PTSD.

Mental Health

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