Panoramic ‘DNA’ podcast Season 3 explores elements of well-being
Sep. 5, 2022— Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning podcast, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, (DNA) is back for its third season with a new format emphasizing collaboration to convene in-depth, vibrant explorations of how the current era of rapid change impacts mental and physical well-being. ‘Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story,’ released on Sept. 5, explores...
Study to explore treatment for older adults with depression
Apr. 22, 2021—Older adults with depression face a unique obstacle — dealing with both a mental illness and the challenges that come along with aging. Currently, there are no treatments on the market targeting depression in this specific group.
Researchers explore perceptions of touch in people with autism
Jun. 26, 2019—Is the sense of touch perceived differently in people without autism?
Study may help predict anxiety risk in children
Oct. 13, 2016—In what could be a way to predict which children might be vulnerable to anxiety disorders, a Vanderbilt study has shown that an altered prefrontal cortex function in the brain marks a heightened anxiety risk in children.
New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments
Aug. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.
Face recognition and social anxiety
Feb. 19, 2016—An inability to recognize faces may be an important mechanism underlying social inhibition and may contribute to, or maintain, social anxiety.
Trivedi named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Feb. 5, 2016—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He will remain administrative director for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.
The most popular research stories of 2015
Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.
Vanderbilt psychiatrist renews call to find the place ‘between Hallmark and heartache’ during the holidays
Dec. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin, M.D., who frequently counsels people who are having a hard time through the holidays, has a quick guideline: set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, she says, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and...
Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling
Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.
Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss
Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Depression study seeks to predict treatment response
Aug. 27, 2015—Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error — much to the frustration of patients and the health care providers who treat them.