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Depression, Anxiety For Many Relieved with Free Cell Phone App, Researchers Find

A cell phone app designed to treat depression showed a dramatic reduction in symptoms compared to those who relied on other methods or received no treatment at all, according to a recent University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) study.

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Researcher Receives USDA Grant to Improve Health of Arkansans with Food Insecurity and Type 2 Diabetes

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher recently received a $991,145 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the nutritional health of low-income individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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Graduate School Recognizes Student Wellness Program

The faculty and staff of the Student Wellness Program were collectively honored as the Graduate Faculty of the Year at what would have normally been the Graduate School Spring Reception, announced via email this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sensory Room Lets Kids Work Through Problems

A room once intended for isolating patients in distress has become a favorite of the Psychiatric Research Institute’s youngest charges, thanks to the addition of a number of components designed to both calm and stimulate them.

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Benton Woman Put Opioids Behind Her with UAMS’ Help

“I actually thought my addiction was going to kill me,” said Pettus, 35. “I had accepted it, I was waiting to die.”

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Spring 2020 Edition of “Mind Matters”

The latest edition of PRI’s “Mind Matters” newsletter is now available online.

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Relationship Enrichment Series Aimed At Helping Couples

Struggling with what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day this year? Why not give the gift of a more meaningful relationship!

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Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Smoking Cessation

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences research scientist recently received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the different ways smokers respond to emotional distress.

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UAMS-Produced Head Molds to Improve Quality of Brain MRI

A person undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is expected to lay still in a relatively small space for at least 30 minutes. Now, imagine having to go nearly twice that long without moving, without changing your position.

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Psychiatrists Gokarakonda, Reeves Join UAMS Child Study Center

Psychiatrists Srinivasa Gokarakonda, M.D., and Molly Reeves, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and see patients in the outpatient Child Study Center.

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Psychiatrists Victoria Flynn, Amy Grooms Join UAMS

Psychiatrists Victoria Flynn, M.D., and Amy Grooms, M.D., have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and see patients in the Walker Family Clinic in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.

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Hunter Gibbs, M.D., Joins UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute

Psychiatrist Hunter Gibbs, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as medical director of  adult inpatient units at the Psychiatric Research Institute.

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Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit Receives National Accreditation

The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit, staffed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the state’s first nationally accredited unit and the first UAMS program to be accredited by CARF International.

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Horse Riding Therapy Ensures Smiles for STRIVE Students

The students have been showing up faithfully to the ranch for their weekly sessions during the summer thanks to a grant awarded to the organization. Children in the Psychiatric Research Institute school-based therapy program called STRIVE were able to take advantage of the opportunity

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Hannah Williams, M.D., Joins Women’s Mental Health Clinic

Psychiatrist Hannah Williams, M.D., has joined the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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