Adding med to antidepressant may help older adults with treatment-resistant depression
For older adults with clinical depression that has not responded to standard treatments, adding the drug aripiprazole to an antidepressant they’re already taking is more effective than switching from one antidepressant to another, according to a study led by the School of Medicine.
Addressing Health Inequities in People with Serious Mental Illness
A Call to Action
People with serious mental illness die at a much younger age than people in the general population. This book looks at decades of research and asks two questions: Why? And, what can be done to address these deadly health inequities?
Suicide prevention training teaches users to recognize, respond to suicidal behavior
QPR training, a nationally recognized suicide prevention program, is now available to all students, faculty and staff at Washington University. Kirk Dougher, associate vice chancellor for student support and wellness, likens QPR to CPR — an emergency response that saves lives.
COVID messaging: caring or condescending?
Research from the lab of Brian Carpenter, in Arts & Sciences, suggests older adults understood that sometimes-unflattering COVID-19 messaging came from a place of caring and compassion.
School of Medicine joins NIH initiative to expand use of AI in biomedical research
Washington University School of Medicine is joining the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Bridge2AI program, an estimated $130 million initiative. One project aims to develop a framework for using artificial intelligence to diagnose disease based on the sound of patients’ voices.
Personalized prediction of depression treatment outcomes with wearables
Using Fitbits and a novel machine learning model, a multi-institutional team led by Washington University’s Chenyang Lu is ushering in the next step in personalization for treatment of depression.
Problems persist for kids exposed to cannabis in the womb
Research from Ryan Bogdan’s BRAIN Lab in Arts & Sciences finds signs of psychopathology persist into mid-adolescence in kids exposed to cannabis in the womb.
Barch receives Research Investigator Prize
The American Psychological Foundation has awarded its Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize to Deanna Barch, professor in Arts & Sciences and at the School of Medicine.
Suicides less common in states that passed Medicaid expansion
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that although there have been steady increases in the number of people nationwide who die by suicide, such increases have slowed in states that have implemented Medicaid expansion.
SSRI use during pregnancy not related to childhood depression
New analysis of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study by Ryan Bogdan’s lab in Arts & Sciences finds no link to depression in children with prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) drugs.