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Category: Psychiatry

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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September 14, 2011

UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S.

The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders have opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe post-partum depression (PPD). The unit is the first of its kind in the United States.

Innovation, Mental Health, Psychiatry

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