psychiatry & behavioral health

Cannabis use disorder can affect adolescents through a persistent desire to use, and prioritizing cannabis ahead of other obligations at work, school, or home.
May 16, 2022

Researchers are keeping a close eye on a disorder that can develop out of heavy cannabis use, as adolescents gain access to highly potent forms of the drug.

April 19, 2022

A trial will test three evidence-based counseling therapies to see if one, or more than one in combination, results in better outcomes.

Seattle-based psychology experts Eric Bruns, Tona McGuire and Kira Mauseth are traveling to Poland to train volunteers to provide aid to people who have fled their homes amid war in neighboring Ukraine.
March 26, 2022

A team of psychologists, including two from UW Medicine, arrived in Poland today (March 26) to help establish a system to care for refugees who have fled Ukraine amid the invasion of Russian armed forces.

December 16, 2021

Nearly half of the respondents said they considered leaving their healthcare careers behind. 

November 5, 2021

Serotonin levels, exercise and light all play a part in Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is very treatable, a psychiatrist says.

November 4, 2021

A team employs machine learning to assess the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy sessions and to maintain counselors' competence.

Dr. Benjamin Danielson, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will direct the program Allies in Healthier Systems for Health & Abundance in Youth (AHSHAY), which is being formed by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
September 30, 2021

A collaborative program combining the talents of a wide array of health experts aims to eliminate youth incarceration by 2025 in King County, followed by the entire state of Washington by 2030.

September 30, 2021

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is forming a center with philanthropic support.  

Effectively connecting mental health specialists with patients was proven to be effective across three states, as part of the SPIRIT study.
August 25, 2021

A five-year study conducted in three states found that telepsychiatry in rural health centers can make a tremendous impact on the lives of patients who may have otherwise not received care.

August 25, 2021

Study findings represented the experiences of 1,004 patients from rural clinics in Arkansas, Michigan and Washington.


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