Mind & Body

Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man

“Integrated health care” has become a mantra among mental health professionals, and for good reason. Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, and coordinating the care of each, is vitally important. The stakes are high: one study has found that average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years shorter and 12 years shorter, respectively, than the average for those who do not have the disease.

Diabetes can be addressed holistically, emphasizing diet, exercise, medications, mental health

“We are realizing that there is a very big part of the diabetes that is also mental health. So there may be anxiety and depression associated with the diagnosis. We have a behavioral specialist who can address that and talk about how a patient is coping with the diagnosis, how their families are coping with Read more

The Social Ties between Autism and Schizophrenia

Scientists are starting to compare the social deficits autism and schizophrenia share, using a variety of methods, from eye tracking and behavioral assessments to electroencephalography (EEG). Some teams hope to expose the conditions’ common neurological roots, whereas others are drilling down into the differences.

Department of Psychiatry and Hogg Foundation Partner to Revolutionize Health Professional Training

Dell Medical School is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, with a particular focus on serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We know that mental health is critical to sustaining physical health, and so the Department of Psychiatry is leading the medical school’s efforts to integrate mental health services within all Read more

Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, Yet Is Often Ignored

Heart disease patients who become depressed are twice as likely to die within the following decade as other patients, according to an unpublished study presented in March at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. Depression increased the risk of death more than any other risk factor in the study — even smoking, said lead Read more

Behavioral health access was restricted under Affordable Care Act

Researchers wrote that the data suggest a patient in the Denver area would need to call seven to 10 psychiatrists, depending on the insurance company, to find an available appointment. “These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other regions, suggesting that access to outpatient behavioral health care is limited despite existing ACA regulations,” Read more

Infertility Can Affect Mental Health, Says Ajayi

A foremost fertility expert in Nigeria and Medical Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, said mental health and infertility can be described as chicken and the egg. “We know infertile people are stressed, and this could lead to depression which is a mental disorder. So there is definitely an intercession between infertility and mental Read more

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