Mental Health

Forum raises awareness of mental health conditions and research

April 30, 2010

Faculty will speak on topics including myths and misunderstandings about psychiatric disorders, drug use among adolescents, and the genetics of schizophrenia.

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Bipolar disorder researcher Bowden to accept NARSAD prize in New York

October 16, 2008

Charles L. Bowden, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who has led 80 research studies of bipolar disorders and mood-stabilizing medications, will receive the NARSAD Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research this week.

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DoD awards $33 million for largest PTSD study

March 20, 2008

A $33 million research program—the largest ever undertaken to help our courageous armed forces personnel cope with combat-related traumatic stress—will likely ensure better detection, prevention and treatment of traumatic stress’s often-devastating effects and improve countless lives, study leaders said today at a press conference at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Vascular risk factors’ link to dementia needs study, world congress says

August 2, 2007

Strokes, high blood pressure, elevated bad cholesterol, uncontrolled blood sugar and other vascular risk factors play a huge role in causing dementia, yet the world community is largely uninformed.

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Free community forum to offer facts about ADHD, depression, bipolar

April 26, 2006

Parents of children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and bipolar disorder have more reason to be optimistic these days, says Steven R. Pliszka, M.D., the Meadows Foundation and Semp Russ/San Antonio Area Foundation Research Professor at the Health Science Center

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April 3-6 programs examine mental health consequences of Katrina, other disasters

March 14, 2006

“Mental Health Consequences of Recent Disasters: From Oklahoma City to Katrina,” a conference and workshop, will be offered to area health professionals April 3-6 at the Health Science Center.

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