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By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Smokers who develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may also lose the ability to think clearly as they age. A University of Iowa researcher is leading a diverse team of specialists to initiate one of the most...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Dr. James Potash, more fondly referred to as “Jimmy,” has led the Psychiatry Department at the University of Iowa for the past six years, usually with a Java House Earl Grey in hand and a keen eye for detail. He’s an...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Though just a few months out from its inception, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute is already pouring over $1 million into supporting and enhancing psychiatric research. The Institute, supported by the Roy J. Carver Charitable...
The image is a cross-section of a rodent cerebellum stained to show cell bodies (blue) and parvalbumin calcium binding proteins (pink). A new University of Iowa study finds that frequency-specific stimulation of the cerebellum normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A University of Iowa Psychiatry Professor who has devoted 30 years to studying and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat patients with depression and a number of other mental health issues, is now applying the...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Sixty-three-year-old Brenda Griffith was first diagnosed with depression two decades ago. “I couldn’t feel,” she said. “I lost the ability to feel anything positive or just feel good about things because I felt dead inside...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry University of Iowa leaders recently unveiled a new hub for neuroscience research to tackle some of the most challenging psychiatric and neurologic diseases. The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust donated an unprecedented $45...
By Aleksandra Vujicic Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Negative military leader behaviors can at least double a servicewoman’s risk of being sexually assaulted, according to a new study conducted by University of Iowa researchers. Anne Sadler, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of...
By Aleksandra Vujicic​ Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry A pair of University of Iowa clinicians, who have devoted much of their careers to developing and studying the effectiveness of a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), have released a new book that combines...
By ANDY GOODELL Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry Major depressive disorder impacts the lives of many people and their families. It can become an almost insurmountable challenge when those with this diagnosis begin to experience resistance to conventional medications currently...