Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.
When do video games cross the line from a fun diversion to a mental health disorder? Patricia A. Areán, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of...
Adults forget the value of laughter, says Tita Begashaw. "Adults laugh about 30 times a day, children 300 times a day. Go back! Act like a child!" Begashaw exhorts co-workers and patients at her...
(Downloadable video) David Yamashita talks about his mother, Patty, who died by suicide after suffering from mental illness. The video is one of the real-life stories incorporated into a six-hour...
When babies transition from the womb to the world, they pick up a population of beneficial bacteria, or microbiome, from their mother’s birth canal that would enhance protections from disease. But in...
Heidi Combs, medical director of inpatient psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, says anxiety is the No. 1 reason people come to primary care. She also says there is an increase in...
Getting in shape can be tough, and for new parents, it can be a frustrating process. Kristina Katrel, a Seattle mom of two, is navigating how to exercise as she feels like she can't do everything she...
For Suicide Awareness Day, Amanda Kerbrat, a research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is teaching health-care providers how to implement a simple but powerful tool...
UW Medicine is creating the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions to develop effective new treatments for brain disorders, with foundational funding of $50 million from philanthropists Lynn and...
Based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65% of moms-to-be in the United States have not received vaccinations for the flu and whooping cough. Pregnant women are a high-...