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The global mental health care crisis has become progressively dire and has catapulted depression to the number one cause of disability worldwide.
Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the u
Sunnyside for Moms, a new initiative at the UI Center on Depression & Resilience (UI CDR) combines cutting edge technology, enhanced mental health outreach efforts, and new opportunities
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Sally Weinstein, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic. Dr. Weinstein provides clinical evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents with mood disorders; facilitates the RAINBOW group therapy program for children with bipolar disorder and the Teen Girls Depression Group; and directs the psychosocial training of psychology interns and externs completing a clinical rotation in PMDC.
Associate Director, Residency Training and Education
Co-Director, Adult/Neuroscience Research Track
Dr. Ajilore's research goal is to understand the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder in the context of medical co-morbidities and late life using novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques. His group focuses on using structural and functional brain connectivity to study the brain as a network.
Lizzie Gilman Professor
Anand Kumar, M.D., is Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from MadrasMedicalCollege in Madras, India.
Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's current research interests focus on developing novel probabilistic reconstruction, tractography, and network analyses techniques for high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) and their clinical applications.
Director of Women’s Mental Health Research Program
Senior Director of Research, Center for Research on Women and Gender
For over 20 years, Dr. Pauline M. Maki has led a program of NIH-funded research focused on the role of sex steroid hormones on cognition, mood, brain function (neuroimaging) and stress responsivity in women. Women’s cognitive abilities, mood, and response to stress can be affected by changes in sex hormones, like estrogen, including changes that occur during the menopausal transition, during pregnancy, and across the menstrual cycle. In particular, the goal of her work is to improve the lives of women by identifying factors that alter their risk of cognitive decline and affective disorders.
Director, Biomedical Neuroscience Training Program
Research Career Scientist, Jesse Brown VAMC
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Dr. Rasenick’s work has focused on G protein signaling in the nervous system and the relationship of neurotransmitter activation to rapid modification of the cytoskeleton.
UI CDR pushes the edge of what is possible.
UIC App Designed to Track Bipolar Disorder Wins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Mood Challenge for Research Kit
Doctor Alex Leow, associate professor of psychiatry in the UIC College of Medicine and associate professor of bioengineering and computer science, and Peter Nelson, professor of computer science an
Mark Rasenick, UIC Innovator of the Year, developed a blood test that can identify whether someone is clinically depressed.
Mental health is not one size fits all. Everyone experiences depression a bit differently.
Researchers have long known that emotional disorders have a lot in common. Many often occur together, like depression and social anxiety disorder.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Recognized with 2016 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Awards
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2016 APNA Annual Awards.
Bringing research-informed behavioral health care from the clinic to the community where it is needed most.
Federal, state and local government officials, along with representatives from the academic, nonprofit and private sectors, developed a blueprint for reducing targeted violence during a recen
A number of recent developments have begun pointing the way toward a new approach to children’s mental health in the United States.
The University of Illinois is receiving a $19.6 million federal grant to test a medical care model that focuses on poor children and young adults with chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes