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As we honor Veterans Day today, the Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine (CAGPM) thanks all the current service members, the many veterans who have courageously served our coun
A study led by Nancy Zucker, PhD, suggests that children who are picky eaters benefit more from their parents' positive and encouraging strategies than forceful or coercive approaches. The findings provide guidance for developing best practices to deal with extreme food aversions.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Second Amendment case Nov. 3 bringing massive implications for the decision-making process used to decide whether a person can carry a gun in public. Jeff Swanson, PhD, and two other Duke faculty members share their expertise in a media briefing.
In a televised CBS-17 story, a Duke patient shared her positive experiences and outcomes with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) after battling debilitating, treatment-resistant depression for more than 20 years. Jacob Feigal, MD, an assistant professor and the medical director of Duke Health’s ECT Program, was featured in the story.
As co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mental Health, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, is leading a global effort to promote novel public-private initiatives to enhance mental health care.
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
Helping people — whether it be at a makeshift COVID-19 field hospital in New York City or through the Healthcare for the Homeless volunteer psychiatry clinic in Durham — is what drives internal medicine-psychiatry resident Colin Smith, MD, in his work as a physician.
Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Beth Glascock, MPA, joined the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences as our new Vice Chair for Administration and Finance on October 1.
In this TEDx Talk, Duke clinical psychology intern Briana Brownlow discusses the unique ways Black Americans often cope with chronic racial stress and how this coping strategy may serve as a potential mechanism through which racism impacts their physical and mental health.