psychiatry

A new UW Medicine Telehealth program for mental health and addictions care has had an immediate positive impact in remote, underserved Washington state.

Millions of people take powerful prescription medications to treat chronic pain. But amid heightened concerns about opioid addiction, some patients are worried and want to stop.

Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder can be a complicated and time-consuming process, involving lengthy parent interviews, multiple interactions with the child, and consensus-building among providers.

Dr. Jeff Sung first felt the anguish and guilt of losing a patient to suicide when he was a UW resident training in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. 

Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns take on added dimensions when a woman is expecting a baby or has just had a child. Questions arise about how best to treat these conditions during this stage of a woman’s life.

The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science has launched a program to expand mental health services across the state.
 

In the aftermath of the slayings of nine people at Umpqua College in Oregon, Doug Zatzick shares advice on how to cope with tragedy and talk with family members about it. 

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

People rightfully have high confidence that one pill taken from a medicine bottle will have the same
composition and effect as any other pill in the bottle. In choosing a psychotherapist, though, such

In June 2013, Noranne Skaanland, an avid cyclist, was in the home stretch of a 20-mile bike ride. She had less than a mile to go to her house in Enumclaw, Wash., when a pickup truck cut a corner. The 60-year old mother of three was hit.

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