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.
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Dr. Lara Stepleman was named LGBTQ patient, family liaison.
New study sheds light on reducing recidivism for those found guilty by reason of insanity.
Winners have been named in health app launch giveaways.
Using mobile devices has become an important part of our lives in the past decade, but overuse can lead to smartphone addiction – a problem that greatly affects kids and their families.
Augusta University Health System will discontinue inpatient behavioral health services June 30.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Anxiety disorders are estimated to affect approximately 30 percent of people in the United States. Despite this prevalence, access to care can be a challenge. Many to seek help from their primary care provider rather than a mental...
Dr. W. Vaughn McCall has been named the medical school’s first executive vice dean.
Over the last four years, the number of student counseling crisis appointments — that is, appointments where students come to counseling to manage severe issues such as suicidal or homicidal thoughts — has increased by more than 470 percent. And...
Dr. Vaughn McCall, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, tells Georgia Health News lack of access to mental health services in rural areas of Georgia a primary reason for recent...
Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report. “What we can say is that ECT is a powerful antidepressant with a global effect...