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Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

February 13, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient’s smartphone.

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Houhui Xia appointed Paul Stark Professor in Pharmacology

Houhui Xia appointed Paul Stark Professor in Pharmacology

July 7, 2017

Xia’s research focuses on molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health.

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University modifies, expands student mental health and substance treatment services

University modifies, expands student mental health and substance treatment services

June 30, 2016

Based on a two-year review and student input, these changes and enhancements will help ensure that University students needing clinical support can get it easily, effectively and promptly.

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Using social media to manage mental health

Using social media to manage mental health

February 6, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester are focusing on how social media messages can affect mental health. A new program using the camera on a smartphone or laptop can gauge stress levels for people as they use social media.

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New app would monitor mental health through “selfie” videos, social media

New app would monitor mental health through “selfie” videos, social media

January 29, 2015

In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence conference in Austin, Texas, computer science professor Jiebo Luo and his colleagues describe a computer program that can analyze “selfie” videos recorded by a webcam as the person engages with social media.

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Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

Student group aims to change conversation around mental health

November 12, 2014

Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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Research seeks to break new ground in understanding of schizophrenia

Research seeks to break new ground in understanding of schizophrenia

October 2, 2014

More than $6 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health is supporting new research led by Rochester’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine that could fundamentally alter the way we comprehend and, perhaps ultimately, treat schizophrenia.

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‘Perfect Storm’: Parkinson’s Disease may worsen depression

‘Perfect Storm’: Parkinson’s Disease may worsen depression

August 15, 2014

The good news is that Parkinson’s-related depression responds well to currently available antidepressants that pump up the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine circulating in the brain, said Dr. Irene Richard, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a science adviser to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

Psychiatry department chair says there is no one root cause of depression

August 13, 2014

The unexpected death of actor and comedian Robin Williams of an apparent suicide has many talking about the roots of depression, but the chair of the psychiatry department at the University of Rochester said Tuesday there is no one cause.

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