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  • Jay Shore

    Telepsychiatry an ‘effective tool’ for perinatal integrated care

    Feb 18, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    “Early identification and treatment of perinatal depression can improve outcomes for mothers and children by promoting both parenting success and early childhood development,” Jay H. Shore, of CU School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. Healio, Feb. 10, 2020
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  • Robin Gabriels

    MMC Research Institute awarded grant to study benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for children with autism

    Feb 18, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    The Maine Medical Research Institute will partner with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits children with autism and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. Both organizations have been awarded $2.5 million for their research….A previous study by Colorado Anschutz researcher Robin Gabriels showed that a 10-week horseback riding session reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving social communication skills. The new research will look at why. News Center Maine (Portland, Maine), Feb. 10, 2020
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  • ChristopherSchneck

    CU Anschutz turns in high-profile research on children, bipolar disorder

    Jan 24, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora brought notable attention to the work there this month as they explore help for children and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder. Researchers found two treatments were more effective at delaying new and recurring bipolar symptoms: 12 sessions of teaching families better communication skills or six sessions of traditional psychoeducation to help patients understand and cope with their symptoms.
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  • Davis_Ojemann

    Inside A Risky, Rare Brain Surgery For OCD

    Jan 31, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    “For someone to be a candidate for deep brain stimulation, we want them to have tried all the standard therapies and to have had those not work,” explains Rachel Davis, a psychiatrist at UCHealth and director of the OCD Clinic at CU Anschutz [and assistant professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine]. “There is a small but not trivial risk of a serious complication from surgery. We know that putting these electrodes in is safe for the vast majority of patients. But some, you can you run a risk of a stroke, of bleeding in the brain, of infection, of hardware-related complications. And so that’s not to be taken lightly,” Steven Ojemann, neurosurgeon at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital [and associate professor of neurosurgery at CU School of Medicine], told Newsy. Newsy, Jan. 23, 2020
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  • Robin Gabriels

    Grant To Help CU Anschutz Researcher Learn Why Therapeutic Horseback Riding Benefits Autistic Children

    Jan 24, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    “This study also aims to refine information on the durability, dose and sub-population effects of this intervention,” said Robin Gabriels, professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and licensed clinical psychologist who practices at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
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  • ChristopherSchneck

    Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

    Jan 23, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    “This study is an important first step in trying to decrease the severity of bipolar disorder early on for children,” said study co-author Christopher Schneck, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado. “Efforts at home and in health care settings, like providing skill training for families, can make a big difference in a child’s suffering.” U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 20, 2020
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