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Op-Ed: One huge cost of letting the expanded child tax credit die? Harm to developing brains

Drs. Schwarzlose and Luby weigh in on research which demonstrates how experiencing the adversity of poverty in childhood places children...

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Tips to help parents, kids transition back to online learning

Dr. Eric Spiegel recommends getting back to good routines for parents and children — even if the routine of going...

FOX 2 NEWS

Jake’s mice: Searching for answers to the puzzle of autism

Scientists at Washington University bred mice and grew stem cells derived from a research participant's blood to study and find...

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Prenatal, early-life influences on child brain development focus of new study

Dr. Cynthia Rogers at WUSM, along with scientists at 24 other sites around the country to conduct a comprehensive study...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

New study examines effects of divorce on children as separation rates rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Susan Perlman's Child Affect and Resilience to Experiences study marks the fist study to look at changes in the...

KMOV

Antidepressant may prevent severe COVID-19, follow-up study indicates

Clinical trial conducted in Brazil confirms results from the first trial of fluvoxamine for COVID-19, which was launched in early...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds

Dr. Angela Reiersen comments on generically available anti-depressant which may reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 disease by close to...

CNN

Podcast: Remaining resilient while the pandemic drags on

Dr. Neha Navsaria discusses on this episode of ‘Show Me the Science’ how children and adults remain resilient despite the...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Lenze’s EleVATE to receive Generate Health’s Standing Up for Black Mothers and Babies Award

Dr. Shannon Lenze's EleVATE study on an equitable model of prenatal care, including behavioral health skills building and which is...

GENERATE HEALTH NEWS RELEASE

The Cannabis Question: A PBS NOVA Investigation

Dr. Cynthia Rogers' prenatal cannabis study is featured at the 30min mark of PBS video. As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA...

PBS

Achilefu, Luby elected to National Academy of Medicine

Membership is one of highest U.S. honors in health, medicine

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Rogers, Spiegel named to Academy of Educators Honor Roll

Cynthia Rogers and Eric Spiegel have been named to the Academy of Educators' Honor Roll, an award which recognizes faculty...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - ACADEMY OF EDUCATION

Preventing abuse by integrating sexual health into your practice

Family physicians have many health priorities to address with patients and families in every well-visit (page 14-15). While some physicians...

MISSOURI FAMILY PHYSICIANS MAGAZINE

Dr. Daniel Mamah named Excellence in Mental Health Awardee

Psychosis is a symptom of psychiatric illnesses including schizophrenia and some forms of bipolar disorder. These illnesses affect an estimated...

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN

Dr. Mamah announced the 2021 recipient of the Dr. John M. Anderson Excellence in Mental Health Award

The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund honors a mental healthcare professional each year who has made significant contributions in...

CHILDREN'S SERVICE FUND NEWS RELEASE

Podcast: Pandemic contributing to uptick of mental health problems in kids

This episode of 'Show Me the Science' details how children, particularly those with special needs, have been affected by behavioral...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Fluvoxamine: Finding a possible early treatment for COVID-19 in a 40-year old antidepressant

60 MINUTES / CBS NEWS

What to Do if a Young Child Expresses Dark Thoughts

When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on...

NEW YORK TIMES

Fluvoxamine may prevent serious illness in COVID-19 patients

Antidepressant drug repurposed for patients with coronavirus infection

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Dr. Joan Luby: Ruane Prize Recipient from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

A virtual lecture from her will be available on 10/30: How Early Childhood Experiences Shape Brain Development and Influence Mental...

STLCH Earns LGBTQ “Top Performer” Designation

The designation was made by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index Measure

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation award announced

The Division of Child Psychiatry is proud to announce Simona Sarafinovska as the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation award,...

DIVISION OF CHILD PSYCHIATRY NEWS RELEASE

Improving access to care for African-American children with autism

Washington University partners with Steward Family Foundation on study

St. Louis American

College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app

Multi-university study shows app can help students reduce symptoms, ease depression

School of Medicine news release

COVID-19 disproportionately affects developmentally disabled

In great need of in-person supports, developmentally disabled are overlooked in pandemic-related decisions, experts say

School of Medicine

Pandemic Parenting Turned Me Into a Bad Mom

Right now, there's no end in sight, either.

Good Housekeeping

African American children with autism experience long delays in diagnosis

Such delays lead to serious disparities in access to developmental therapy

School of Medicine news release,

Schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders focus of new clinic for teens, young adults

The first signs of mental illness involving psychosis — the experience of having hallucinations, delusions or intrusive, disturbing thoughts —...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Davis, Luby receive 2020 faculty achievement awards

Joan Luby, MD, director of the School of Medicine’s Early Emotional Development Program and the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Parenting during a pandemic

From coping with the boredom of being at home for days on end to grappling with fear and uncertainty, there...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HUMAN RESOURCES

Potential biomarker for autism identified in infants

A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before troubling symptoms develop and such diagnoses...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Nature vs. nurture Studying adversity’s effects on children’s brains

Dr. Joan Luby and her colleagues have linked adversity, including poverty and neglect in the first years of life, to...

WUSM Outlook Magazine

Brain imaging of babies with Down syndrome focus of $11.5 million grant

School of Medicine leading multicenter study aimed at understanding brain development in babies with the condition

School of Medicine news release

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health

School of Medicine news release

$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

Multicenter grant funds infant brain imaging at Washington University and other centers

School of Medicine news release

Metcalfe gift supports study of adversity’s effects on children’s brains

Work will aid effort to understand role of nature versus nurture

School of Medicine news release

Creative workshops help kids relieve stress with art

Glowinski, artist Outlaw address mental health through artwork

School of Medicine news release

Dr. Rogers to be Honored at Salute to Excellence in Healthcare

On 4/26, she will receive the Dr. John M. Anderson Excellence in Mental Health Award for her work in promoting...

St. Louis American

Doctors address mental health crisis among Rohingya refugees

Fleeing violence in Myanmar, refugees who are unsure of future settle in Bangladeshi camps

School of Medicine news release

Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students

Phone app targets depression, anxiety, eating disorders

School of Medicine news release

SLCH Launching New Inpatient Unit

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is launching a new 14-bed inpatient unit, for which an active search is underway for leadership...

Parenting in the Internet Age

Starting on page 26, Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on making a plan for screen time at home.

St. Louis Jewish Parents

Why genetic tests matter for autistic people

Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer...

Spectrum News

Growing up transgender

The Washington University Transgender Center helps families navigate the complex world of gender identity

Washington University Outlook

Effective Alternatives to Spanking

Dr. Neha Navsaria discusses child brain development and effective strategies to modifying child behavior.

Fox 2 News

New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant

Melissa Jonson-Reid, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School, and her team, including...

WUSTL The Source

Does Social Media Drive Depression?

Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on cell phone usage for children.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Perfectionism in young children may indicate OCD risk

Study involving behavior, brain scans may help ID issues early in life

School of Medicine news release

Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Dr. Constantino Interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

Recent findings in autism and the impact on future research

St. Louis Public Radio