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By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Families searching for information about their childrens’ mental health issues have a new source to which they can turn. On July 31, residents in the child and adolescent psychiatry program at University of Iowa Hospitals...
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is designed to offer a calm, shared space for people experiencing emotional or psychiatric emergencies. So when COVID-19 emerged in Iowa, nurse manager Heidi Robinson, RN, had to act quickly in order to keep it a safe place.
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Aaron Boes, MD, PhD As of this month, Medicaid patients receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will no longer have to worry about paying for it out of pocket. Without...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Many patients have an expectation that the appropriate hair and skin care products will be provided for them when they are staying at the hospital. But that’s not the case for everyone, as Jodi Tate, MD , clinical professor...
In this video from the Big Ten Network, learn about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the brain and is showing positive effects for those with depression. Video of Iowa explores a “stimulating” treatment for brain-based disorders: LiveBIG 2019-20
Each June, the world celebrates Pride Month and members of the LGBTQ community. This year, UI Health Care is celebrating some of our employees, like resident physician Kevo Rivera, MD. What’s your title and what do you do on campus? “I am a resident physician with the Department of Psychiatry at...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Since 2006, the Free Mental Health Clinic has been available to anyone seeking assistance—including those who do not have insurance or face other barriers to receiving care. But volunteers from the University of Iowa Carver...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year, faculty and staff from the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry are working to raise $10,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Each year,...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry When Megan Lahann was growing up in the small town of Wheatland, Iowa, psychiatry was far from her mind. “I always thought I would be a ‘baby nurse’,” says Lahann, who followed her dream to the University of Iowa, where she...
By Francie Williamson, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Angela Dossett sits cross-legged on a yoga mat in the front of the small room. The lights are switched off, save the soft glow of a small lamp beside her. Gentle, relaxing music begins to play. “We’re going to use our brain...