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...


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


Fluvoxamine may prevent serious illness in COVID-19 patients

Antidepressant drug repurposed for patients with coronavirus infection


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,...


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 —...


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...


Parenting during a pandemic

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


Psychological trauma is the next crisis for coronavirus health workers

Health care workers are risking their own health, witnessing higher rates of death and experiencing breakdowns of protocol and support.


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...


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...


Dr. Constantino Interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

Recent findings in autism and the impact on future research

St. Louis Public Radio

2018 Distinguished Faculty

Dr. Dehra Harris received a Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education

School of Medicine news release

Excessive Screen Time for Kids and New Recommendations

Dr. Eric Spiegel on SLCH’s Radio Rounds discusses strategies for managing children’s screen time.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Mental health support in the newborn nursery

Drs. Rogers and Constantino examine the importance of parental mental health screening in response to recent tragedy.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Five hot topics in autism research in 2017

An overview of current themes emerging in autism research

Spectrum News

Notable 2017 Findings in Autism Research

Some of the past year's most significant discoveries in autism research, many of which were WU-led or faculty collaborated on.

Spectrum News

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict...

School of Medicine

Brain Development and Anxiety Disorders

Drs. Rogers and Sylvester appear on the Pulse of St. Louis to discuss the implications of recent research on child...

The Pulse of St. Louis (KPLR)

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

Drs. Anne Glowinski, Dehra Harris, and Celina Jacobi were recognized in an October 24th ceremony for their dedication and service...

School of Medicine

Discussing Halloween Safety With Your Kids

Dr. Eric Spiegel shares tips on how to discuss Halloween safety with your kids.

How to Talk to Kids about Impulsivity & ADHD

Dr. Dehra Harris is interviewed on How to Talk to Kids About Anything, a podcast hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman.

How to talk to kids about ’13 Reasons Why,’ suicide and terrorist attacks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan and KMOX radio host Debbie Monterrey talk with Dr. Eric Spiegel, director of child...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch