Mental Health Stories
Sleep disorders have a “circular relationship” with such mental illnesses as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which UTSW’s Imran Khawaja, M.D., says can make treatment challenging but not impossible.
Many patients wonder if there are “natural” treatments they can use to manage or prevent postpartum depression. Dr. Harrison looks at existing complementary and alternative medicines and explains the relative benefits, drawbacks, and why these therapies should be approached with caution.
Two new studies at UT Southwestern will help physicians find a way to diagnose and treat depression faster and more accurately.
Dr. Khawaja discusses the relationship between sleep and mental illness, as well as treatments to help patients maintain healthy sleep habits.
Last summer, Trevor Williams had surgery to treat his epilepsy. Two months later, “everything changed,” he says.
After a baby is born, are you feeling blue, or is it postpartum depression? Two UT Southwestern doctors in Dallas talk about how to tell the difference.
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities offers comprehensive evaluations of cognitive, adaptive, social, and communication skills.
UT Southwestern is currently seeking people to participate in the National Institute of Mental Health's EMBARC study, which hopes to identify biosignatures that are linked to effective treatments for depression.
When it comes to depression, medical professionals have long known that not all treatments work the same for everyone.