Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

June 17, 2021

Framingham Heart Study analysis finds association in APOE ε4 allele carriers. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (June 17, 2021) — Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain’s emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a new […]

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Crossroads Today: ‘Texas HHSC saw a need for people who want to understand their own condition or loved one’s”

June 1, 2021

This article is about the collaboration between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and UT Health San Antonio to brainstorm and create a free eLearning series, which is available to the public. The series includes a variety of topics such as anxiety disorders, depression, substance use disorders, mood disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, […]

Pandemic intensified longstanding stresses for Hispanics

May 25, 2021

The pandemic amplified mental health stressors long experienced by vulnerable Hispanic populations but also fortified members’ coping strategies, according to new research from the Center for Research to Advance Community Health.

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U.S. News & World Report: Sleep issues are soaring in U.S. military: study

April 5, 2021

Dr. Vincent Mysliwiec and Dr. Alan Peterson, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, are quoted in this report about new research that suggests the effect of serving in the U.S. military can be stressful and that is showing up in a dramatic increase in two types of sleep problems like insomnia and sleep apnea. Read the story. 

AAMC: How we’re failing children of color during COVID-19

February 24, 2021

Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, wrote of her witnessing the devastating mental health challenges faced by children of color, only emphasized by more COVID-19 infections and deaths, in an opinion piece published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Read the commentary.