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Category: Psychiatry

woman with head in hands

March 1, 2018

What to Do if a Family Member or Friend Has Psychotic Symptoms

When someone you love is suffering from serious mental illness, it can be confusing and scary. Here’s what to know.

Mental Health, Psychiatry

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Reid Wilson

March 27, 2014

Wilson honored for advocacy work on anxiety disorders

Reid Wilson, PhD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, was honored this week with the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the highest honor in the field of anxiety disorders.

Awards, Mental Health, Psychiatry

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Image reflects brain activation abnormalities in children and adolescents with a family history of schizophrenia

March 22, 2013

Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia ...

Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease.

Mental Health, Neurology, Psychiatry, Research

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Microscopy image showing inhibitory fibers from the BNST that innervate the VTA.  Stimulation of these fibers (green) produce rewarding and anti-anxiety phenotypes in mice.

March 20, 2013

UNC study shows how two brain areas interact to trigger divergent e...

The findings could lead to new mental health therapies for disorders such as addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Mental Health, Psychiatry, Research

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