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Popular iPhone app to study postpartum depression expands to new countries, modules and Android version

One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACT in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches an Android version and Canada launches iOS app to increase participation.

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New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons

For the first time, UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.

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Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

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Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Cathy Forneris receives Mary G. Clarke Award

Cathy Forneris receives Mary G. Clarke Award

Catherine Forneris, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychiatry, received this annual award from North Carolina Psychological Association. The award honors a psychologist for outstanding contributions to psychology in North Carolina over a number of years.

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UNC scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating

The finding shows that certain parts of brain cells could play a critical role in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity. Garret Stuber, PhD, is the senior study author.

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