Tag Archive | Psychiatry
A clinical trial for patients with anorexia nervosa shows that patients are three times more likely to stick with treatment when they are involved in setting its goals.
D-Rose’s knee, preening birds, neurosurgery and more in this week’s LabBook.
Scouring the English Channel for microbes, bird mummies and more in this week’s LabBook.
A college professor with the discipline and impulse control to not check his email on a smartphone? That’s the kind of person we want doing research on gambling addiction.
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. THIS […]
Parents of a child with anorexia nervosa often feel embarrassed or isolated, like they’re on their own dealing with this difficult illness. For decades, the first line of treatment for an adolescent with anorexia was inpatient care to restore their weight, with little parental involvement. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, however, clinicians started […]
by Rob Mitchum Too often, art and science are treated as intellectual adversaries. Educational systems typically route students toward one pole or the other, with the artistic and scientific spheres rarely intersecting by the time one reaches the undergraduate and graduate levels. But for the last two years, the University of Chicago has paved a […]
Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, and also the deadliest. But unlike depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia, no drugs are approved for the treatment of patients with this eating disorder. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as family-based treatment or cognitive-behavioral therapy, remain the gold standard for helping patients get back to healthy eating habits […]
By Matt Wood Substance use among adolescents and young adults in the United States is a perennial problem. Despite decades of campaigns by health care providers, schools and the government warning about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, substantial numbers of young people still report using these substances on a regular basis. Research has […]