mental health

[The third paragraph's reference to the shortage of mental-health care in Washington has been clarified.]

Recognition of depression as a global problem has increased dramatically over the last decade, partly through the efforts of University of Washington faculty to broaden awareness and treatment in the United States.

Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, UW School of Nursing professor emeritus and eponymous founder of the school’s Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, died June 27. She was 77.

[The first paragraph's reference to the shortage of mental-health care in Washington has been clarified.]

Wayne Katon, vice chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a pioneer in collaborative mental health care, died March 1 from lymphoma. He was 64.

Forty-one percent of teens who live in a home where a firearm is kept reported having easy access to it.

Teen pressures and anxieties have not diminished from previous generations and may actually be broader, involving feelings of sexual-identity crisis and greater concern for future employment opportunities.

About 25% of U.S. women will experience a major depressive episode in their life, and an additional one-fourth will experience an anxiety disorder.

Older adults with neuropsychiatric disorders may have more than 1.5 times greater risk for a potentially preventable hospitalization and up to 2 times greater risk for rehospitalization within 30 days of leaving the hospital, a new study from th

For a group of UW students looking to improve lives in a desert slum in Peru, creating green space has been a daunting challenge.

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