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Jamison discusses mental illness symptoms, overcoming stigma at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 2, 2017—Depression and mania—the companion moods of bipolar disorder—are “ancient illnesses” and common among the general population, and successfully treating them is perhaps the best way to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, said noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison Tuesday evening in Sarratt Cinema.

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Psychologist and author to discuss her experience with bipolar disorder at Chancellor’s Lecture Jan. 31

Jan. 18, 2017—Noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, whose best-selling memoir chronicled her early experience with bipolar disorder, will speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 31.

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From ‘EDI Matter’: ‘The riptide set me free’

Sep. 5, 2016—Senior Katie Martinez has been an influential voice on campus, sharing her experiences with bipolar disorder in an effort to reduce stigma and promote a culture of compassion at Vanderbilt. In this insightful piece, Martinez gives us an update on her life over the past three years.

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Author to discuss her family’s experiences with bipolar disease

Apr. 14, 2016—Mimi Baird had not seen or heard from her father since the Harvard-trained physician, tormented by severe bipolar disease, walked away from his family when she was 5 years old. Then, when she was in her mid-50s, a mysterious box arrived at her door.

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder

Oct. 23, 2014—The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter, could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders.

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VU study reveals shared pathways in psychiatric disorders

Sep. 18, 2014—Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share common genetic underpinnings. Vanderbilt researchers combined high-resolution gene expression studies with gene association data to reveal signaling pathways linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Transporter linked to autism risk

Sep. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University investigators for the first time have linked a non-inherited, de novo mutation in the dopamine transporter to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Memory intact in early psychosis

Feb. 16, 2012—Brain deficits are not present in the early stages of schizophrenia, suggesting it may be possible to delay or prevent the development of brain abnormalities.

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Information flow reduced in psychosis

Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.

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Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

Jan. 6, 2011—RSV prefers stressed cells “Stress granules” – globs of proteins and RNAs – form inside cells in response to environmental stressors and are thought to regulate protein production. Several viruses induce stress granule formation, but the function of these structures during virus replication is not well understood. James Crowe Jr., M.D., and colleagues report that...

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