Department of Psychiatry In The News

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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  • Michael Allen2

    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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  • Jason Williams

    About 1 in 4 mental-health ER visits in Colorado are by children, new data shows

    Dec 20, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    In 2018, Children’s Hospital saw the most psychiatric emergency visits — about 4,100 — in a 10-year period. However the number has decreased slightly, with the facility estimating it will have 3,700 visits this year, said Jason Williams, operations director for the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at the hospital [and associate adjunct professor of psychiatry at CU School of Medicine].
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    CU Anschutz Grant Will Train Students to Prescribe Drugs That Fight Opioid Addiction

    Nov 21, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    As the nation struggles with a persistent epidemic of opioid addiction, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is taking a critical step that will allow its graduates to better treat patients and save lives.
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    The doctor will Skype you now: Online counseling goes high tech

    Nov 18, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    Jay Shore, director of telemedicine at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, sees native Alaskan patients via video links…. Video consultations are also increasingly being used in emergency medicine. “Most emergency departments are challenged to deal with psychiatric emergencies,” explains Shore.
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  • Helen Coons, PhD

    Everything Women Need to Know About Depression During Pregnancy

    Nov 8, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    The number one risk factor for becoming depressed during pregnancy is having a prior history of depression, Helen L. Coons, psychiatry professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, tells Health.
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  • Neill Epperson

    Dr. Epperson Q & A: the relationship between women's brain health and dementia

    Sep 27, 2019 by CU Anschutz Today
    As part of World Alzheimer’s Month in September, CU Anschutz Today interviewed Neill Epperson, MD, Chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry. In this interview, Dr. Epperson and Kristin O'Neill discuss the relationship between women’s brain health and dementia, in an effort to better understand why Alzheimer’s affects women more than men, and what, if any, preventative strategies women can use to protect themselves against the onset of dementia.
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    Call for Articles: Colorado Journal of Psychiatry and Psychology

    Sep 27, 2019 by Department of Psychiatry
    The Colorado Journal of Psychiatry and Psychology is now seeking contributions for issues in 2020. Past issues have been topical but each future issue will include a variety of articles of general interest.
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    UCHealth's Integrated Transgender Program is a 2019 One Colorado Ally Award recipient

    Sep 23, 2019 by One Colorado
    Integrated care clinic enables transgender patients to see all of their providers in the same visit.
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    Local Foundations Band Together to Expand Childhood Mental Health Workforce

    Sep 12, 2019 by CU Office of Advancement
    Five Colorado-based philanthropic funders came together in a tremendous effort to address the state’s workforce shortage related to infant and early childhood mental health.
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