UNC Health Care

Category: Mental Health

An illustration of a person trapped in a medicine bottle.

April 25, 2011

Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Treatment

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Women in the study will wear estradiol or placebo patches similar to the ones shown here.

January 12, 2011

UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent...

The study, which began in August 2010 and will be conducted entirely at UNC, seeks to enroll a total of 320 women ages 45 to 55 who are in the menopause transition. All will be randomized to receive treatment with estradiol (estrogen replacement) skin patches or placebo.

Cardiology, Mental Health, Research

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A plate with a knife and fork on it with a tape measure.

October 29, 2010

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Studies

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Cynthia Bulik

August 4, 2010

UNC eating-disorders expert: The ‘freshman 15’ is only ...

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

Mental Health

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A screen shoot of the M-3 checklist.

March 8, 2010

One-page questionnaire is effective screening tool for common psych...

Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

Mental Health, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program (STEP) Symposium

Schizophrenia is an illness that is twice as common as Alzheimer's disease. More than two million Americans cope with this brain disease, which affects the ability to process information, organize thoughts and perceive the environment. An estimated one out of 100 people will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime.

Mental Health, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Art and mental health collide in schizophrenia art exhibit

RALEIGH – For several patients of the UNC Department of Psychiatry STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program) program, April 18 was a hallmark day. It is the opening of a four-month exhibit – Brushes with Life: Art, Artists, and Mental Illness – at the North Carolina Museum of Art and they are the featured artists.

Community, Mental Health

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