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    Deep brain stimulation zaps OCD - UCHealth Today

    Jan 14, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    Standard treatments for his obsessive-compulsive disorder hadn't provided relief, so UCH doctors offered up one last option: deep-brain stimulation for OCD.
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  • Steve Berkowitz

    Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is traumatizing kids. Bring asylum seekers here to heal.

    Jan 6, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    Opinion column by Steven Berkowitz, professor of psychiatry and the director of the Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Center at the CU School of Medicine, and co-author: “As these children and parents arrive at our doorstep seeking asylum, as is their legal right, it is wrong for this administration to knowingly place them in dangerous environments when safe alternatives exist and their presence in the United States has no negative impact on our society. It is our duty to protect them.” USA Today, Jan. 6, 2020
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    Top Research Achievements of 2019

    Dec 19, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in December announced that the top research achievements of 2019 include an investigation led by CU faculty members. The work by Robert Freedman, MD, professor and former chair of psychiatry, M. Camille Hoffman, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of maternal fetal medicine, and seven other CU faculty members found that during pregnancy, the presence of adequate levels of the nutrient choline in the mother’s system has a protective role in the development of the fetal brain and on behavior in children following birth. The results of the study are described in an article published in May 2019 in The Journal of Pedicatrics. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundaiton is the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants and has awarded more than $408 million to more than 4,800 scientists around the world.
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    988 national suicide prevention hotline one step closer to reality

    Dec 23, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    Michael Allen, a professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has been working on the idea with stakeholders nationwide for years. “Part of the desire is not just to create a simpler number but to develop a better system,” Allen told FOX31. Fox31, Dec. 12, 2019
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    How a Colorado Couple Quit Booze and Found New Highs in the Mountains

    Dec 23, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    While it might seem as if the Kirks are trading one addiction for another, Christian Hopfer, a substance abuse expert at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, says it’s good they’ve found healthy habits to replace time spent drinking. “When people quit using [drugs or alcohol], they often find they have a lot of time on their hands,” Hopfer says. “You have to fill it doing something else, and it has to be rewarding.” 5280, December 2019
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  • Audrey Dumas

    Thousands go to emergency rooms for mental health help in Colorado

    Dec 23, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    Emergency doctors at Denver Health have noticed the age of their patients has been dropping over the last six months. Audrey Dumas, who works in the Psychiatric Emergency Department at Denver Health [and is assistant professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine], said they’re seeing children come through the hospital emergency doors every day. 9News, Dec. 4, 2019
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