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Department of Psychiatry Archives

Brain-gut connection in autism

Jan. 9, 2014—An association between rigid-compulsive behaviors and gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder may point to a common biological pathway that impacts both the brain and the gut.

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Cancer drug enhances cognition

Dec. 16, 2013—The breast cancer drug tamoxifen improves cognitive performance in post-menopausal women.

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Autism narrows brain’s reward response

Nov. 27, 2013—MRI brain scans reveal that children with autism spectrum disorders respond to a narrower range of familiar rewards.

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Study examines physician behaviors

Sep. 5, 2013—A study of 381 non-Vanderbilt physicians referred to the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program has shown that those referred for mental health, substance abuse and improper sexual boundary issues are less likely to receive a fit for duty recommendation than those referred for disruptive behavior.

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Study examines problem physician behaviors

Aug. 27, 2013—A study of 381 non-Vanderbilt physicians referred to the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP) in the Department of Psychiatry has shown that those referred for mental health, substance abuse and improper sexual boundary issues are less likely to receive a fit for duty recommendation than those referred for disruptive behavior.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness honors VU’s Street

Jun. 27, 2013—David Street, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Autism speeds motion perception

Jun. 7, 2013—Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.

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Clinic helps foster recovery from initial psychotic breaks

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Clinic has become a leader in the region for the initial assessment and treatment of young adults suffering from their first psychotic break.

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Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free forum on autism April 21

Apr. 16, 2012—As part of Autism Awareness Month, nationally recognized each April, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development will host a community forum titled “What’s on the Forefront of Autism Research?” The event is Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 241 of the One Magnolia Circle building and...

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Brainstorm 2011 events begin March 3

Feb. 23, 2011—"Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March.

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