Brigham and Women’s Hospital experts are leading the way in improving the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Below is a list of recent news items, blog posts, and publications with information on the latest research and approaches in the field.
Hospitals Test Putting Psychiatrists on Medical Wards, The Wall Street Journal
Dr. David Gitlin highlights the benefits of having psychiatrists as an integral part of the care team for patients in the hospital.
Nation’s Teaching Hospitals are Under Threat, The Washington Post
Dr. David Silbersweig explains how teaching hospitals, which provide vital care, research, and training, are under threat.
Doctor: Depression Common in Parkinson’s Disease, New England Cable News
Dr. John Sullivan discusses the effects of Parkinson’s disease on depression.
Hospital-wide Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal and Suicide/Harm Impacts Readmission Rates
Researchers at BWH find that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.
“Disruptive Dozen” Technologies Announced for 2015 at the World Medical Innovation Forum
David Silbersweig, MD, Chairman of the BWH Department of Psychiatry and Co-chair of the “Disruptive Dozen" selection committee describes the selected technologies to address neurological and psychiatric diseases.
HealthHub Blog – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Functional Neuroimaging – Mapping Psychiatric Illness
Functional brain imaging is being used to understand which areas of brain circuitry are affected by psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or psychosis.
Differentiating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Researchers at BWH are trying to identify chemical biomarkers that are unique to mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to help clinicians utilize the most effective treatments.
Light Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Evidence-based treatments for SAD include light therapy using a specific type of light box to mimic some features of natural sunlight.
A Link between Insomnia and Depression?
People with insomnia are twice as likely to develop depression compared to those without insomnia.
This page was last modified on 9/27/2016