Pioneering Research

Apple's ResearchKit has turned the iPhone and Apple Watch into powerful tools for mental health testing

Our mobile devices collect endless amounts of data, including everything from where we go to whom we chat with to the number of steps we take each day. Now researchers and developers are using this data to study psychological well-being thanks to ResearchKit, Apple's open source framework for collecting and researching health data.

03/10/2017 12:03:35 PM
Custom Treatment

Innovative Medicine: Professor K. Luan Phan, MD

Dr. Luan Phan has tremendous hope for military veterans suffering from PTSD. As the director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinical and research programs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he explains how a greater understanding of the biochemistry of the brain is leading to innovative and effective new treatments for vets with chronic depression and PTSD.  

03/10/2017 08:03:57 AM
Community Outreach

Brain Scans May Tailor Treatment for PTSD

Emerging research suggest brain scans can be used to predict if a patient will respond to medications used for first-line drug treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

03/10/2017 08:03:05 AM
Community Outreach

Father of Marine grapples with death of son after PTSD struggle

Chicago psychiatrist K Luan Phan, who did not treat Van Dorn but is a PTSD researcher at the University of Illinois-Chicago, said: "Some medications are used for depression, some are for anxiety and there are very few medications that are particularly good for PTSD or are useful for PTSD."   On April 8, Staff Sgt. Cole Van Dorn, 29, was found dead at his home. He was being treated for PTSD. (WLS)

03/10/2017 08:03:46 AM