• Middle-aged white men at higher risk for suicide; how you can help

    Katharine Nelson, MD Nelson talks about men and suicide, and ways people can recognize and reduce risk factors in their loved ones.

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

  • Dan Markingson Symposium 2017

    We were pleased and honored to host the first annual Dan Markingson Lecture on the role of the family in mental well-being and mental health recovery. This special symposium took place on April 26, 2017 in the Humphrey Conference Center.

    Dr. Gerald August, Professor, Department of Family Social Science; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Co-Director: Institute of Translational Science in Children's Mental Health; Director, Center for Personalized Prevention Research, spoke on the role of the family in shared medical and mental health decision-making. Dr. August’s lecture was followed by a panel discussion by people who have a lived experience of mental illness and their family members.

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  • What Can We Learn from the Patterns of Eating Disorders?

    "The better we are able to understand what factors increase the possibility of developing disordered eating behaviors, the better chance we have to develop effective prevention efforts." T32 postdoctoral research fellow Cari Pearson Carter describes her study in a recent Health Talk article. 

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    Cari Pearson Carter, PhD
    T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Eating Disorders
    Department of Psychiatry

  • "Bring Me the Real Doctor": Dealing with Patient Bias

    First-year resident Rana Elmaghraby, MD, shares her experience and insight in the Psychiatric News Residents' Forum.

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    Rana Elmaghraby, M.D.
    PGY-1 Resident
    Department of Psychiatry

  • 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.
    Department of Psychiatry

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