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Psychiatry

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
Public health
High rural suicide rates largely driven by guns
Published Aug 17, 2017
Of every three deaths involving guns, only one is a homicide. The other two are suicides.
Mental health
Hopkins psychiatry launches online resources
Published June 14, 2016
AskHopkinsPsychiatry.org, mADAP teen depression app aim to help educate the public
Neuroscience of fun
Lighten up, it's good for you
Published Summer 2016
Scientists explain the tricky, vague, and elusive neuroscience of fun / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Intensive care
Post-ICU blues
Published April 25, 2016
Study: ICU stays can increase risks of depression, anxiety, PTSD / Hopkins Medicine