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In this article from the American Society on Aging's Generations Journal, Duke Psychiatry's Katherine Ramos, PhD, provides an overview about the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the lives of older adults, with a special focus on isolation, loneliness and trauma. She elucidates the inequities seen in mental health impacts and offers a call to action for the future of older adult mental health care.
A new documentary from local TV station WRAL, "Pandemic Generation: Kids in Crisis," shines a light on the real, lasting impacts of remote learning, quarantine and the uncertainty our kids have endured over the past two years. Duke Psychiatry's Ernestine Briggs-King, PhD, Robin Gurwitch, PhD, and Gary Maslow, MD, MPH, are among the featured mental health experts.
Over the past year, leaders from the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Office for Institutional Equity, Faculty Advancement, and Disability Management have met with Duke students and team members from the university and health system to discuss how to better support inclusion and equity efforts related to neurodiversity across the Duke campus.
A research team led by a three-time recipient of BBRF grants has successfully tested a method of using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive method of brain stimulation, to activate an important depression-related target located deep within the brain. Several Duke Psychiatry faculty members are part of this team.
P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, gave expert testimony to the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Subcommittee on Personnel on April 6, 2022, at the U.S. Senate in Washington DC on the potential applications of digital tools in mental health. Learn more in this NC Policy Watch article.
COVID-19 health care workers experienced high rates of potential moral injury that are comparable to rates among military veterans, according to a collaborative study between Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The study was led by Duke Psychiatry's Jason Nieuwsma, PhD.
Curious about why some people have been so passionately, often angrily, opposed to vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, a team of researchers with access to rare and unusual insights into the childhood forces that shape our adult lives thought they’d try to find out. The study was led by Terrie Moffitt, PhD, the Nannerl O. Keohane University Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University with a secondary faculty appointment in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Uche Aneni, who completed her psychiatry residency in 2018, is now an instructor of clinical child psychiatry in the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and the associate director of the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games. Read about her path from Ibadan, Nigeria, to New Haven, Connecticut.
Treatment for Substance Use Reduces Depression for Many Adolescents and Young Adults with Both Problems
A recent study led by Duke Psychiatry's John Curry, PhD, reports that, among youth with substance use and depression, a significant proportion show early improvements in depression during their treatment for substance use. Youth who are using cannabis less frequently prior to treatment and those without conduct disorder are more likely to experience early depression improvement.
Duke University School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for research among 124 medical schools nationally in the annual U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings released today. Psychiatry training programs ranked ninth.