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Adolescent Psychiatrist Beatrix Hamburg Dies

By Ashley Yeager | April 20, 2018

A champion of peer counseling and a barrier-breaker for black women, she passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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image: Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 

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The daughters of Finnish women separated from their parents as children during World War II have higher rates of psychiatric hospitalization than those born to women who had not been evacuated.

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image: ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

By Kerry Grens | February 21, 2017

Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.

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image: Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism

Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism

By Tanya Lewis | July 8, 2016

A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.

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image: Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | August 13, 2015

Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.

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image: The Roots of Schizophrenia

The Roots of Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | June 4, 2015

Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.

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image: Missing Brains Found

Missing Brains Found

By Kerry Grens | December 3, 2014

About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus. 

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image: A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?

A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 31, 2014

Epigenetic and genetic changes in the SKA2 gene are correlated with suicidal behaviors, researchers show.

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image: Psychiatry: An SOS Call

Psychiatry: An SOS Call

By Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014

Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.

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