Psychiatry Advances Newsletter Articles

Advances in Imaging Technology Developed at BWH Reveal "Invisible Injuries" in Football Players

The long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeated mild traumatic brain injury, and specifically sports-related concussive and sub-concussive head impacts, to football players has been an active area of research at the lab of Martha Shenton, PhD, Director, Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For decades, she and her colleagues have been investigating the role of brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), velocardiofacial syndrome, and William’s syndrome. Read more.

Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program Provides Institution-wide Response to Opioid Addiction Crisis

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), small projects began emerging in various departments in response to the opioid addiction crisis. Earlier this year, BWH adopted an institution-wide response, known as the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) program. Read more.

Inpatient Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal and Suicide/Harm Reduces Readmission Rates

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has achieved measurable improvements in reducing readmission rates among patients with complex conditions -  such as delirium, alcohol withdrawal, suicide risk, and potential harm to others (DASH) – with the development of a multidisciplinary effort led by the departments of medicine, nursing and psychiatry to improve care and outcomes for patients admitted as inpatients. David F. Gitlin, MD, Chief of the Division of Medical Psychiatry at BWH, was a key driver of this initiative. Read more.

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