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Child Advocacy Center Staff Members Attend PRI-Sponsored Conference

Karen Hangartner of the National Children's Advocacy Centers talks to the audience about the importance of recognizing secondary trauma symptoms. A group of 42 therapists and child victim advocates attended the inaugural Arkansas Child Advocacy Centers Conference for Advocates and Mental Health Professionals, held Oct. 20 at Camp Ferncliff in Little Rock. Sponsored by [...]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: News|Comments Off on Child Advocacy Center Staff Members Attend PRI-Sponsored Conference

Clothier Awarded Personalized Medicine Chair

Jeffrey L. Clothier, M.D., is presented with a medallion recognizing him as the holder of the G. Richard Smith, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Personalized Medicine by the doctor the chair is named for, former College of Medicine Dean G. Richard Smith (left). Personalized medicine is not just a term to Jeffrey L. Clothier, [...]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: News|Comments Off on Clothier Awarded Personalized Medicine Chair

Patient Turns To Surgery To Relieve OCD

Thomasine Williams with PRI's Erick Messias, M.D. Thomasine Williams of Sherwood was constantly washing her hands and arranging and rearranging items. She was unable to go anywhere in public without taking a towel to sit on. She balked at opening doors and using silverware at restaurants. A mother of two, she first noticed [...]

July 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Comments Off on Patient Turns To Surgery To Relieve OCD

Adolescent Girls Needed For Research Study

A team of Psychiatric Research Institute researchers is recruiting girls ages 11-17 for a study of how child abuse can change brain function and increase the likelihood of adults developing mental health disorders. The study, at the Brain Imaging Research Center, is hoping to uncover the effects early life trauma can have on the brain. [...]

June 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Comments Off on Adolescent Girls Needed For Research Study

Did you or someone you know recently have a baby?

The UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) and the Women's Mental Health Program (WMHP) are recruiting participants for a research study that examines maternal behavior in depressed or opiate dependent mothers during the early postpartum period. Participants will be asked to submit a urine sample and to complete interviews and questionnaires regarding their background, mental [...]

December 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Did you or someone you know recently have a baby?

Wellness Conference for Mental-Health Providers

The UAMS Department of Psychiatry is hosting a wellness conference for mental-health professionals on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital Lobby Gallery. “Hope for the Healing Heart” is open to physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors and psychologists from all over Arkansas. The event is free; parking on campus is [...]

October 21st, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Wellness Conference for Mental-Health Providers

Researchers Receive $1.45M to Study Link Between Trauma, Addiction in Women

LITTLE ROCK – A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers has received a grant worth $1.45 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the effects of trauma on adolescent girls in hopes of establishing a direct connection to substance abuse in adult women. Clint Kilts, Ph.D., director [...]

May 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Researchers Receive $1.45M to Study Link Between Trauma, Addiction in Women

Interventional Psychiatry the Focus of Educational Symposium

The Psychiatric Research Institute will host an educational symposium designed to introduce Arkansas’ medical professionals to some of the latest innovations in interventional psychiatry. “Interventional Psychiatry - Innovative Treatment for Depression” will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 8240 of the UAMS College of Public Health. Among the [...]

September 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Comments Off on Interventional Psychiatry the Focus of Educational Symposium

Children Need Help To Deal With Disorders

According to the Children’s Defense Fund, one in 10 children in this country has a mental illness serious enough to impair how they function at home, at school or with peers. Despite these high rates of mental illness in children, four out of five children who have mental health problems do not receive any help. [...]

August 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Comments Off on Children Need Help To Deal With Disorders

Women Require Specialized Care For Mental Health

When a woman has depression, it interferes with her daily life and routine, such as going to work or school, taking care of children, and relationships with family and friends. Depression can cause pain for the person who has it as well as for those who care about him or her. Depression is a serious [...]

August 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Comments Off on Women Require Specialized Care For Mental Health