Study by faculty researcher, Shami Kanekar, PhD, indicates that women may be more affected by brain chemistry issues caused by altitude. Her animal tests show that females are actually more vulnerable to behavioral changes caused by a lack of oxygen at higher altitudes, and therefore may be at higher risk for suicide. ... Read MorePsychiatry
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Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality in individuals with ASD in the United States. The 20-year retrospective study found that for individuals with autism, particularly females, the risk of suicide has increased through time compared to their non-autistic peers. ... Read MorePsychiatry
University of Utah Health Awarded CDC Funding to Expand Knowledge About Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry was awarded a $2 million, four-year grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance the capacity of the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD).... Read MorePsychiatry
We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative outlook will set you up for failure, so it’s important to stay positive when that calendar changes. Dr. Lin shares some helpful strategies to avoid dangerous thinking errors, and keep your outlook positive and productive this year.... Read MorePsychiatry
What Doesn’t Kill You May Not Make You Stronger: How Childhood Adversity Affects Resilience Later in Life
Researchers at University of Utah Health wanted to know if adversity during childhood rewired the brain, increasing vulnerability to mood disorders later in life. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Researchers at University of Utah Health identified four gene changes that occur more frequently in people who died by suicide that may point to increased risk in vulnerable individuals. ... Read MorePsychiatry,Human Genetics
New physician, Seth Knight, MD, joins the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Knight will be providing full-time outpatient psychiatric care to adults at the Farmington Behavioral Health Clinic... Read MorePsychiatry
Magnesium sulfate does not offer protection against the risk of autism in premature infants, a retrospective study finds.... Read MoreNeurology,Psychiatry
Anxiety can be a problem at any age. ... Read MorePsychiatry