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Nash Way well-deserved tribute for Dr. Homer Nash, family

Part of Children's Place Street will soon be named Nash Way - the change will honor a family whose legacy...

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN

More than 200,000 children nationwide lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. This St. Louis nonprofit is helping kids process their grief

Dr. Eric Spiegel weighs in on adolescent depression, and how there's no one 'right' way to grieve, in relation to...

ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE

Sarafinovska awarded Autism Science Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to Simona Sarafinovska on being chosen as a recipient of an Autism Science Foundation Fellowship for her proposal "Molecular...

AUTISM SCIENCE FOUNDATION

The St. Louis American Foundation Honors Outstanding Health Professionals

Angela Klocke, MPH, MSN, RN has been honored in the 2022 'Salute to Excellence in Health Care' by the St....

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN

Wash U study aims to find out how divorce affects young children

Dr. Susan Perlman is leading the first study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to look at the...

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Risk of schizophrenia assessed with new screening tool

Dr. Daniel Mamah and colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya, have shown that a screening tool developed at WashU can help predict...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Washington U. and St. Louis Children’s Hospital receive $15 million gift to transform mental health care for kids

A $15 million gift to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine from St. Louis-area couple Bob...

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

Researchers use a unique approach to help unlock the mystery of autism

Washington University researchers bred mice and grew stem cells derived from Jake’s blood to find ways to treat his disorder...

FOX 2 NEWS

St. Louis Children’s Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine to Develop a New Care Model to Improve Behavioral Health of Children Thanks to the Hermann Family

St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington Univ. are tackling the issue of behavioral health support with a new research center...

SLCH NEWS RELEASE

Promoting resilience in health-care workers aim of new grant

Dr. Ginger Nicol and other researchers have received a grant that aims to reduce burnout and promote mental health and...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

Expert tips for reducing your child’s screen time

Dr. Neha Navsaria offers guidance to families who want to reduce screen time while using technology in healthy ways.

ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE

WashU part of $65 million NIH study of schizophrenia in young people

Daniel Mamah is part of a study focused on young people at high risk of schizophrenia. Mamah and his colleagues...

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

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

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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