• Dr. Sponheim discusses his new NIMH-funded research project in a recent Health Talk article

    “Now we have to understand how alterations in the connections from one part of the brain to other brain regions might explain brain disorders such as schizophrenia.”

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    Scott Sponheim, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Department of Psychiatry

  • Can Ecstasy help treat PTSD?

    Dr. Lim was interviewed for a feature story on KARE 11 regarding the recent FDA approval of a large-scale trial of MDMA (Ecstasy) to treat PTSD

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    Kelvin Lim, MD
    Professor
    Department of Psychiatry

  • Dr. Katharine Nelson was asked to offer an opinion about a new venue that will offer patrons the opportunity to break things to 'relieve stress'.

    “We don’t recommend any kind of activity that is a behavioral rehearsal of an aggressive act,” said Dr. Katharine Nelson, a psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

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    Katharine Nelson, MD
    Assisant Professor and Vice-Chair for Education
    Department of Psychiatry

  • NARSAD Foundation supports Dr. Quevedo's work in positive thinking and voluntary brain training

    Karina Quevedo, PhD is working to develop a novel treatment for severely depressed adolescents using real-time neurofeedback functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI-NF) during which participants try to change their brain activity by thinking of happy memories. Dr. Quevedo hopes that the results will generate a new mode of treatment for adolescents.

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    Karina Quevedo, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry

  • Searching for a better understanding of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) through brain imaging and biological metrics

    In a recent Health Talk article, Dr. Kathryn Cullen discussed her new 5-year brain imaging study that will examine self-harm behavior in adolescent girls.

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    Kathryn Cullen, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry

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