Mental Health Stories

Sleep and your mental health

Sleep and your mental health

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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.

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

Treating postpartum depression with complementary or alternative medicine

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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.

Can we diagnose and treat depression faster?

Can we diagnose and treat depression faster?

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Two new studies at UT Southwestern will help physicians find a way to diagnose and treat depression faster and more accurately.

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

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Dr. Khawaja discusses the relationship between sleep and mental illness, as well as treatments to help patients maintain healthy sleep habits.

Ready to seize the day

Ready to seize the day

 

Last summer, Trevor Williams had surgery to treat his epilepsy. Two months later, “everything changed,” he says.

‘Baby blues’ or postpartum depression?

‘Baby blues’ or postpartum depression?

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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.

A Special Resource to Take on Autism

A Special Resource to Take on Autism

 

The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities offers comprehensive evaluations of cognitive, adaptive, social, and communication skills.

Depression Study Seeks Path to Better Treatments

Depression Study Seeks Path to Better Treatments

 

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.

A New Model for Treating Depression

 

When it comes to depression, medical professionals have long known that not all treatments work the same for everyone.