psychiatry and behavioral sciences Archives
Workshop explores integrating behavioral care across institution
May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, executive leaders, community partners and Patient and Family Advisory Council members gathered last week for a 1.5-day workshop focused on integrating behavioral health care across the institution.
New clinic bridges inpatient, outpatient addiction care
May. 2, 2019—New Bridge Clinic links patients with substance use disorder to follow-up care upon discharge.
Immune ‘pruning’ in schizophrenia
Apr. 25, 2019—Ariel Deutch and colleagues have discovered that overactive brain immune cells during adolescence may contribute to schizophrenia.
Treatment resistance of mental disorders studied
Mar. 28, 2019—With the aid of a four-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will apply new techniques to investigate treatment resistance of two devastating mental disorders — major depressive disorder, which befalls 15 percent of people at some point in their lives, and schizophrenia, which affects approximately 1 percent.
Fibromyalgia: More doctor visits mean fewer suicide attempts
Sep. 20, 2018—Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.