Study seeks to ease ‘chemobrain’ for cancer patients
Aug. 20, 2015—Many women who receive chemotherapy for breast cancer report problems with their thinking, memory and attention after treatment.
Hazy definition may hamper catatonia care
Feb. 12, 2015—Catatonia, a syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor, can at times manifest with great excitement and confusion. And while it is often associated with schizophrenia, it can present in patients with either medical or psychiatric conditions. For this reason, the condition has often confused clinicians.
The most popular research news stories of 2014
Dec. 26, 2014—Electricity, learning, marijuana, outer space and planet Earth were the hot topics of 2014.
‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress
Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.
Trivedi to serve on AHA psychiatry council
Oct. 2, 2014—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 selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.
Vanderbilt’s Heckers named editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry
Sep. 11, 2014—Stephan Heckers, M.D., M.Sc., William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry, one of nine specialty journals in the JAMA Network.
Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly
Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.
Study examines factors that boost suicide risk for doctors
Aug. 21, 2014—A retrospective analysis of Tennessee physicians who underwent fitness-for-duty evaluations by Vanderbilt found an “astoundingly” high rate of suicide among physicians who were found unfit to practice, were in solo practice, or if they were taking anti-anxiety drugs.
Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements
Jan. 10, 2014—Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements in the latest edition of "Kudos."
“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas
Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...
Low prenatal alcohol’s brain impact
Dec. 21, 2012—Even relatively low levels of in utero alcohol exposure impact fetal brain development, and the effects last into adulthood, study finds.
How to avoid family stress over the holidays
Dec. 19, 2012—Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, says Keith G. Meador, professor of psychiatry and preventive medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt. There are ways of managing expectations to make the time together better for everyone. “Holidays bring...