Professorship supports research in new treatment strategies for psychiatric illness
Glowinski, artist Outlaw address mental health through artwork.
Adam Kepecs, PhD, recognized internationally for his research on neural circuits responsible for cognition and decision-making, has been named a BJC Investigator and a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Philanthropists Andrew and Barbara Taylor and the Crawford Taylor Foundation have committed $10 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to continue research to investigate the scientific underpinnings of psychiatric illnesses, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.
"The Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research is pleased to announce the installment of Dr. Doug Covey as the inaugural Taylor Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry. Doug's medicinal chemistry work resulted in his co-founding of Sage Therapeutics, which recently brought brexanolone to market as the first drug to treat post-partum depression."
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.
A biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent the opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.
Blocking a type of opioid receptor restores motivation
The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval on Tuesday, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address a debilitating condition that is the most common complication of pregnancy.
A research team led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant to evaluate the use of smartphones in treating psychiatric problems that are common among college students.
Washington University School of Medicine colleagues Rupa Patel, MD, and Anne Glowinski, MD, are working with an organization in Bangladesh to help deliver mental health care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
Study refutes idea that children who talk about suicide don’t understand it