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Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health

Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health

August 3, 2014

Mental health professionals are often especially vulnerable to injury because their first impulse is to help, said Dr. Michael Privitera, a psychiatrist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York state.

“There is this conflict in your thinking right away,” said Privitera, editor of a book on workplace violence in mental health facilities. “What you’re trained to do is to try to help the person. To make it click in your mind — that you are under threat now — it takes a while.”

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Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

Study links pollution to autism, schizophrenia

June 9, 2014

When mice younger than 2 weeks old were exposed to very small particles of pollutants, their brains showed damage that is consistent with brain changes in humans with autism and schizophrenia. That’s not to say air pollution causes either one, said Deborah Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and lead researcher in the study published Friday.

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New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

New evidence links smog to autism, schizophrenia

June 6, 2014

exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement of part of the brain that is seen in humans who have autism and schizophrenia.

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Antidepressant eases agitation in Alzheimer’s

Antidepressant eases agitation in Alzheimer’s

February 18, 2014

At the end of the study, 40 percent of patients who took citalopram had “considerable relief” from agitation symptoms, compared to 26 percent in the placebo group.

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Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

November 8, 2013

The study tested the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy, a short-term depression treatment that has worked with more advantaged populations. The comparison was clear: home-based, interpersonal psychotherapy lifted depression much more effectively than standard care.

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Joellen Popma To Direct Counseling Center

Joellen Popma To Direct Counseling Center

June 14, 2013

Popma will oversee counseling and mental health services available to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Rochester.

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Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

Some Stress Can Be Your Friend

April 8, 2013

Rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better both mentally and physically.

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Events Focus on Students with Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities

March 25, 2013

A series of events in April will look at the tough road that students with emotional and behavioral problems face in school.

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CARE Network Provides Help for Distressed Students

CARE Network Provides Help for Distressed Students

August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The CARE system identifies students in or heading toward distress and suggests appropriate campus resources to assist them.

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