More than 15,000 Georgians die each year from drug overdose, many involving opioids. Augusta University Health is now offering a Comprehensive Addiction Management Program (CAMP) to help patients break the addiction cycle, and part of this program...
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As people across the country take a variety of measures to ensure their physical health, members of the Augusta University community should also recognize that the COVID-19 crisis can take a toll on their mental health.
Could social distancing cause a spike in drug overdoses? Dr. Joseph Hernandez provides advice.
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Augusta University psychiatrist shares advice on how to ease coronavirus anxiety.
We’ve all heard the expression “sleep like a baby.”
Unfortunately, as children get older, some develop bedtime issues that make those days of sleeping so deeply and soundly seem like a distant memory.
Sophisticated brain imaging, like an MRI, has limited applicability in assessing a defendant’s sanity, investigators say.
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Dr. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy has been recognized with the Pioneering Spirit Award.
Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists say.
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report.
When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say.
Electroconvulsive therapy isn't used often because of side effects like memory loss and poorer cognition. MCG scientists have found that using lower amplitude may negate those effects while still effectively treating major depression and suicidal...
Graduate student's Capstone Project exploring whether there is a connection between emergency room visits for mental health and daylight saving time is published.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
Scientists at MCG are studying ways to improve cognition and reduce weight gain in patients with schizophrenia.
A small study looking at whether the drug prazosin, best known for treating high blood pressure but also used to treat PTSD-related sleep problems, can reduce suicidal thoughts has yielded surprising results.