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Department of Psychiatry Archives

Study targets nicotine craving in schizophrenia

Feb. 29, 2024—Vanderbilt's Heather Burrell Ward, MD, has received a five-year, $928,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to test whether an externally applied magnetic field can reduce nicotine craving in people with schizophrenia.

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VUMC co-hosts the 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference Oct. 27 and 28

Oct. 19, 2023—The second-annual 2023 Mid-South Addiction Conference is Oct. 27 and 28 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study highlights consequences of chronic benzodiazepine use

Jul. 19, 2023—The lived experience of colleagues who took benzodiazepines and experienced distressing effects inspired a recent study that found the depressant is linked to nervous system injury and negative life effects during and after use.

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Academy for Excellence in Education elects 13 new members

Jul. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Academy for Excellence in Education has elected 13 new members for 2023.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrates 75 years

Nov. 14, 2022—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrated its 75th anniversary on Nov. 11 with an afternoon program that highlighted its contributions to professional education, research, and clinical care.

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Gender differences with bladder pain

Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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ASD study explores link between repetitive motion, depression

Apr. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt found that research into depression risk and resilience factors for adults with ASD is also critical to guide proper screening and intervention efforts.

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Children with autism report greater gender diversity: study

Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that children with autism report higher rates of gender diversity — the way in which an individual experiences gender distinct from social norms for their gender assigned at birth — than their typically developing peers.

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Taylor, Newhouse, Petrie honored by geriatric psychiatry association

Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt's Warren Taylor, MD, MHSc, Paul Newhouse, MD, and William Petrie, MD, were recently honored at the 2022 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Awards.

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Psychiatry lecture honors first Black resident physician

Mar. 17, 2022—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences recently hosted the fourth annual Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion lecture, hosted by guest lecturer Robert Sellers, PhD.

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VUMC mourns loss of former Psychopharmacology director Ban

Feb. 28, 2022—Thomas Arthur Ban, MD, emeritus professor of Psychiatry and former director of Vanderbilt's Division of Psychopharmacology, died Feb. 4. He was 92.

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New model helps expand opioid use care options

Feb. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt is using an innovative hub and spoke treatment model to care for patients with opioid use disorder.

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