Neha Navsaria, PhD discusses how a lot of times, we avoid having difficult conversations because we’re struggling to find the right thing to say.
With the number of school shootings, recently, many children are bound to be wondering when their number is going to come up. Dr. Neha Navsaria discusses how it is important to have an open-ended conversation with your child at the beginning of the year.
Back-to-school season is full of anticipation for both kids and parents. Dr. Neha Navsaria discusses ways to talk with children about their daily school experiences.
Dr. Michael Wenzinger, a staff psychiatrist at Washington University School of Medicine, has seen a few cases where teenagers have inadvertently consumed the combination of marijuana and fentanyl.
Jennifer Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW weighs in: As we move into a new phase where COVID-19 is more endemic, many of these memories will fade with the passage of time and the constraints of how much our brain can hold, but experts say it’s more than that.
Cynthia Rogers, MD and co-investigator Christopher Smyser, MD, have received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support their research focused on preterm babies’ brains as the children age.
Cynthia E. Rogers, MD, has been named the new Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and director of the William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Drs. Rogers, Lenze and Tara Tinnin provide therapy and services to new moms
Dr. Eric Spiegel and colleagues discuss how we need to come together as leaders from behavioral health, ED, hospital medicine, hospitals and health systems, and community partners with ideas and innovation to address the youth mental health crisis.
Dr. Daniel Mamah’s ‘Washington Early Recognition Center’ specializes in youth psychosis, a state of mind that occurs when the brain cannot properly process information, causing a splintered reality in which sufferers cannot distinguish between what is real and what is not.
Part of Children’s Place Street will soon be named Nash Way – the change will honor a family whose legacy continues to define pediatric care in St. Louis.
Dr. Eric Spiegel weighs in on adolescent depression, and how there’s no one ‘right’ way to grieve, in relation to children who have lost a parent to COVID-19.
Congratulations to Simona Sarafinovska on being chosen as a recipient of an Autism Science Foundation Fellowship for her proposal “Molecular and Cellular Origins of Sex-Specific Social Motivation Deficits in Autism”, awarded to nine outstanding early-career researchers.
Angela Klocke, MPH, MSN, RN has been honored in the 2022 ‘Salute to Excellence in Health Care’ by the St. Louis American Foundation.
Dr. Susan Perlman is leading the first study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to look at the psychiatric toll of divorce on children, looking at brain imaging to determine if strong parent relationships protect children against the biological effects of stress and any future mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression.
Dr. Daniel Mamah and colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya, have shown that a screening tool developed at WashU can help predict in about 5 minutes whether young people are at high risk for schizophrenia and may go on to develop the illness.
A $15 million gift to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine from St. Louis-area couple Bob and Signa Hermann aims to change how pediatric mental health care is provided in the St. Louis area by identifying and managing children’s behavioral health problems before they turn into crises.
Washington University researchers bred mice and grew stem cells derived from Jake’s blood to find ways to treat his disorder and look for answers to the larger puzzle of autism.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington Univ. are tackling the issue of behavioral health support with a new research center to serve as a platform to transform behavioral health starting with the family unit.
Dr. Ginger Nicol and other researchers have received a grant that aims to reduce burnout and promote mental health and wellness among healthcare workers.
Dr. Neha Navsaria offers guidance to families who want to reduce screen time while using technology in healthy ways.
Daniel Mamah is part of a study focused on young people at high risk of schizophrenia. Mamah and his colleagues plan to characterize symptoms that can help diagnose schizophrenia early, as well as identify biomarkers in the blood and brain that may help predict risk.
Drs. Schwarzlose and Luby weigh in on research which demonstrates how experiencing the adversity of poverty in childhood places children at risk for later hardships.
Dr. Eric Spiegel recommends getting back to good routines for parents and children — even if the routine of going to school is at home for the short time being.
Scientists at Washington University bred mice and grew stem cells derived from a research participant’s blood to study and find ways to treat his rare disorder – and look for answers to the larger puzzle of autism.
Dr. Cynthia Rogers at WUSM, along with scientists at 24 other sites around the country to conduct a comprehensive study aimed at understanding how prenatal factors and early life experiences influence brain development and behavior in infants and young children.
Dr. Susan Perlman’s Child Affect and Resilience to Experiences study marks the fist study to look at changes in the brain and biological system of children experiencing parental divorce, separation or conflict.
Clinical trial conducted in Brazil confirms results from the first trial of fluvoxamine for COVID-19, which was launched in early 2020 and led by Angela Reiersen, MD and Eric J. Lenze, MD
Dr. Angela Reiersen comments on generically available anti-depressant which may reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 disease by close to a third in people at high risk,
Dr. Neha Navsaria discusses on this episode of ‘Show Me the Science’ how children and adults remain resilient despite the isolation and stresses of the pandemic.
Dr. Shannon Lenze’s EleVATE study on an equitable model of prenatal care, including behavioral health skills building and which is imbued with trauma informed care and anti-racism principles, to receive honor from Generate Health
Dr. Cynthia Rogers’ prenatal cannabis study is featured at the 30min mark of PBS video. As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA investigates the latest scientific evidence for its potential benefits and risks, and how criminalization has disproportionately harmed communities of color.
NOVA | The Cannabis Question | Season 48 | Episode 11 | PBS
Membership is one of highest U.S. honors in health, medicine
Cynthia Rogers and Eric Spiegel have been named to the Academy of Educators’ Honor Roll, an award which recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to education at the School of Medicine in the domains of advising and mentorship, direct teaching, curricular and instructional design, assessment, educational scholarship, or educational leadership. The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine is an institutional collaboration of educators who together foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health science education. They are a service-based Academy with a selective membership process held every spring. The Academy sponsors several faculty development programs for educators, runs a small grants program to support educational scholarship, provides advocacy for education in the promotions process, and organizes events and programs which support educators. Membership is open faculty from all disciplines from the Washington University School of Medicine.
Family physicians have many health priorities to address with patients and families in every well-visit (page 14-15). While some physicians incorporate age-appropriate conversations about sexuality and development into pediatric well-visits, there is evidence these conversations should be happening more – especially as these conversations have been linked to preventing childhood sexual abuse.
Psychosis is a symptom of psychiatric illnesses including schizophrenia and some forms of bipolar disorder. These illnesses affect an estimated 3% of the U.S. population.
The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund honors a mental healthcare professional each year who has made significant contributions in the field of behavioral health.
This episode of ‘Show Me the Science’ details how children, particularly those with special needs, have been affected by behavioral and emotional turmoil caused by COVID-19
When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on the path to healing.
Antidepressant drug repurposed for patients with coronavirus infection
A virtual lecture from her will be available on 10/30: How Early Childhood Experiences Shape Brain Development and Influence Mental and Physical Health Trajectories
The designation was made by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index Measure
The Division of Child Psychiatry is proud to announce Simona Sarafinovska as the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation award, designed for “an exceptional medical student or resident who has demonstrated his/her commitment to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry.”
Washington University partners with Steward Family Foundation on study
Multi-university study shows app can help students reduce symptoms, ease depression
In great need of in-person supports, developmentally disabled are overlooked in pandemic-related decisions, experts say
Right now, there’s no end in sight, either.
Such delays lead to serious disparities in access to developmental therapy
The first signs of mental illness involving psychosis — the experience of having hallucinations, delusions or intrusive, disturbing thoughts — often appear during the teen years. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has opened a clinic to provide treatment free of charge to adolescents and young adults who may be in the early stages of psychosis.