A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of the University’s health care system. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.
We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.
University of Utah is taking part in a nationwide, landmark study designed to address questions about how typical teen experiences – such as social media, lack of sleep and head injuries from sports – affect their social, emotional, intellectual and physical health and well-being ... Read MorePsychiatry
May is Mental Health Awareness month. To raise awareness, this Parkites Connect are holding several events. The kick-off event is May 3 and will feature specialists from the Department of Psychiatry about the stigmas surrounding mental health.... Read MorePsychiatry
Experts at the University of Utah say 80 percent of adults with autism don't have jobs. A group of individuals at the neuropsychiatric center are trying to change that.... Read MorePsychiatry
Following a decade of alarming increases, the prevalence of the disorder didn't go up in an 11-site study.... Read MorePsychiatry
The crisis "text line", or SafeUT, will launch its first phase on January 20, 2016. Students can use the SafeUT phone app or website to send non-crisis tips to school officials regarding topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, gang activity, drug and alcohol activity, and more. ... Read MorePsychiatry