In U.S., alcohol use disorder linked to 232 million missed workdays annually
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that people with severe alcohol use disorder miss more than double the number of workdays missed by individuals without alcohol use disorder.
Risk of schizophrenia assessed with new screening tool
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and colleagues in Kenya have shown that a screening tool developed at the university can help predict in about 5 minutes whether young people are at high risk and may go on to develop schizophrenia.
COVID-19 survivors face increased mental health risks up to a year later
People who have had mild or serious COVID-19 infections have a significantly higher chance of experiencing mental health problems, according to new research from the Washington University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.
Promoting resilience in health-care workers aim of new grant
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised stress levels among health-care workers, leading to burnout, depression and more. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have received a grant that aims to reduce workers’ burnout and promote their mental health and wellness.
New guide helps instructors support student mental health
Greet students by name. Avoid grading on a curve. Try not to schedule exams right after a break. A new guide from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington University in St. Louis offers instructors concrete ways to support students’ well-being without adding to their workload.
Goldbach awarded $3.2 million grant for research on LGBTQ youth
Jeremy Goldbach, professor at the Brown School, has received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project aimed at making schools safer for LGBTQ+ youth.
Child Behavioral Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Towards Evidence Generation and Policy Development
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced considerable political and social instability. They also have the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and malaria globally, resulting in a myriad of physical and cognitive consequences for young people. The burden of mental health problems among children and adolescents in Africa is significant, and the treatment gap in mental health […]
WashU part of $65 million NIH study of schizophrenia in young people
Washington University School of Medicine is part of a major international study aimed at identifying causes and effects of the early stages of schizophrenia in young people, with the goal of improving early diagnosis and treatment. Daniel Mamah, MD, is the lead investigator at the WashU site.
It’s complicated: Social media and well-being during COVID-19
Research from the lab of Renee J. Thompson in Arts & Sciences shows social media use associated with mixed outcomes when it comes to well-being during the pandemic.
Building bacteria to keep us well
Tae Seok Moon, associate professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has engineered bacteria that can detect specific molecules in the gut.