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Psychiatry

Awestruck
Published Winter 2023
As researchers discover the benefits of this little-understood, larger-than-life emotion, Johns Hopkins scientists figured out how to measure it. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Psychiatry
A history of healing
Published Summer 2023
Kay Redfield Jamison discusses her latest book, which takes a nonlinear approach to cataloging the history of psychotherapy / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Psychiatry
A history of healing
Published May 31, 2023
Kay Redfield Jamison discusses her latest book, which takes a nonlinear approach to cataloguing the history of psychotherapy
Psychedelics
Psilocybin treatment for major depression effective for up to a year for most patients, study shows
Published Feb 16, 2022
Patients receiving combined treatment of psilocybin and psychotherapy report experiencing longterm benefits of decreased depressive symptoms
Faculty spotlight
A personal prescription for well-being
Published Jan 10, 2022
In her new book, From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness, psychiatrist Meg Chisolm describes pathways to a life of purpose and joy—and shares her own mental health journey
Psychedelics
Breathwork to treat PTSD
Published Fall 2021
An upcoming, first-of-its kind study hopes to prove that Holotropic Breathwork therapy can treat PTSD in veterans / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
What is CBD and what are its health benefits?
Published Jan 3, 2020
Hopkins expert Ryan Vandrey discusses the 'cure-all' myths associated with the drug and findings from his recent studies of cannabidiol
Neuroscience
Deep brain stimulation boosts dopamine
Published Aug 21, 2019
Treatment eases Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Alzheimer's disease
Deep brain stimulation not effective for treating early Alzheimer's
Published Oct 19, 2018
As the search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment continues, one strategy shown not to work for those under 65