Department of Psychiatry

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Penn Psychiatry in the News 2016

Namni Goel, PhD, a Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in an article, saying that there is no substitution for sleep – even coffee.
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David S. Mandell, Sc.D., Professor of Mental Health Services Research in Psychiatry, is quoted in a Rolling Stone article about one author’s quest for a home for his autistic son.
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An article by Mathias Basner, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry, is referenced in a Montreal Gazette article which discusses sounds and silence in everyday life.
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Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D., Instructor B of Psychiatry, wrote an article on philly.com describing and explaining what PTSD is.
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A study from senior author David F. Dinges, Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, and colleagues, about why midnight snacking is a bad idea, is featured in an L.A. Times article.
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Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was featured in articles describing how weight and diet are related to sleep quality.
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Steven Berkowitz, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, spoke in a Washington Post article about how to speak to children about recent tragedies.
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Kyle Kampman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia, spoke about the prevalence of cocaine addiction in a Chicago Tribune article.
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Thomas Wadden, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about all of the good effects exercise can have on the body.
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Charles O'Brien, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for the Studies of Addiction, Daniel D. Langleben, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and George E. Woody, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about addiction science and what it says about staying off opioids.
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Namni Goel, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in the division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Michael Perlis, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and director of the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, and Andrea M. Spaeth, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow, were featured in an article on the Penn Medicine News Blog about the work they presented at SLEEP 2016.
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Mathias Basner, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry, was quoted in a Money article on how not getting enough sleep can cost you.
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Michael Perlis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, was quoted in several media outlets on ways to beat insomnia.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a Time article about the summer solstice and whether the summer sunshine makes people happier.
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Michael Perlis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, presented at SLEEP 2016 about the way some of those with acute insomnia keep from developing chronic insomnia.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is featured in a video in which he speaks about the prevalence of sleep problems in military spouses.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in The Huffington Post in an article about the recent tragedies and how to maintain sleep.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was quoted in The Huffington Post about insomnia in an article about Kim Cattrall’s struggle with insomnia.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology, and Namni Goel, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry in Sleep and Chronobiology were featured in a Penn Medicine news release as a part of a team of researchers that presented at SLEEP 2016.
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Michael Perlis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, discussed the connection between insomnia and drinking alcohol in Time.
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Michael B. Blank, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, was quoted in an article in Infectious Disease News about a comprehensive approach to those with HIV and mental illness.
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Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D., director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, commented in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the new soda tax, and what effects it will have effects on health.
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Marcel Bonn-Miller, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, was quoted in an article about the idea to have marijuana taken off the NFL’s banned substances list.
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Reagan R. Wetherill, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Theresa Franklin, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry have been featured in several media outlets presenting their research on the connection between women quitting smoking and their menstrual cycle.
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David S. Mandell, Sc.D., Professor of Mental Health Services Research in Psychiatry, was quoted in several articles about the effects that new insurance mandates have had on the frequency of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what comes next for those diagnosed.
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Kyle Kampman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a new form of addiction treatment, as he oversaw one of the study sites.
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Anthony Rostain, M.D., M.A., a Professor of Psychiatry, says doctors treating adults with cognitive problems often overlook ADHD as a possible cause. Rostain was featured in ADDitude, a magazine for those dealing with ADHD and learning disabilities.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology, spoke about why sleep is so important to health in a Philadelphia Magazine article.
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David R. Roalf, Ph.D., a Research Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, is featured in Neurology Advisor for his role in the development of consistent and efficient assessments and guidelines for early detection of neurodegenerative disease.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology, was quoted in a Philadelphia Magazine article with Penn Medicine colleagues about why we sleep, sleep as we age, and what happens when we don’t get enough sleep.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I, can be more effective than pills, says Michael Perlis, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and director of the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, in several news outlets.
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A Philadelphia Magazine article answers common questions about the role of naps in healthy sleep. Caffeine has a half-life of anywhere between two and seven hours, depending on how you metabolize it, said David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was quoted on vox.com on the subject of sleep patients taking melatonin, saying, “The research is pretty clear that melatonin is a lousy sleeping pill.”
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Michael Perlis, Ph.D., Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, was featured online in several outlets and quoted about chronic insomnia and how to avoid it.
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Stewart Anderson, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, was featured along with CHOP colleagues in an article in Bench to Bedside, a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia blog, which described a study the team had featured in Cell Report.
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Charles O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, was quoted on nbcnews.com in an article about fraternity brothers and the impact of alcohol intervention programs.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was featured as an expert panel member in MedPage's Friday Feedback series on the topic of the practicality of behavioral therapies in the real world.
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C. Neill Epperson, M.D., a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology was featured in Penn Current in a story about the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) grant.
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Edna Foa, Ph.D., a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, talked to FOX News Health about the impact—or lack thereof—of service dogs paired with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Marcel Bonn-Miller, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how he is conducting an experiment using medical marijuana, and what the new law legalizing medical marijuana will mean.
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Kelly Allison, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry was quoted in a Penn Medicine News Blog entry, where she spoke about mental health conditions in Bariatric surgery patients.
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Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in several articles about the effects that losing sleep has on your weight and diet.
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Kelly Allison, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry, was interviewed in a segment on late night eating by BBC World Service.
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Charles O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, was quoted in several news outlets speaking about the effects of naltrexone and opiates.
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David F. Dinges, PhD, director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry and chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology, was featured in a NetDoctor UK article on sleep deprivation.
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Daniel Langleben, M.D. and associates were featured in a segment about fMRI and lying to celebrate April Fool’s Day.
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Teresa Franklin, PhD, a research associate professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry, appeared on Radio Times as part of panel discussion on the subject of the legalization of medical marijuana and the ramifications of legalizing a substance that can lead to addiction in subgroups of people.
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A Wayne, PA company is producing “abuse-deterrent” versions of opioids in an attempt to curb abuse of these medications. Charles O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, is quoted on the subject.
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In a segment from Radio Times, C. Neill Epperson, MD, a professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness talks about postpartum depression.
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Michael Perlis, PhD, an associate professor in Psychiatry and director of the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, is featured in a Prevention article that offers tips for achieving better sleep.
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A feature on short sleep quotes David F. Dinges, PhD, director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry and chief of the division of Sleep & Chronobiology, and features Namni Goel, PhD, a research associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry in Sleep and Chronobiology, and Sigrid Veasey, MD, a professor of Medicine and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology.
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Michael Perlis, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry was quoted in an article about insomnia and the use of sleeping pills.
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Daniel Weintraub, MD, an associate professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, was quoted in a HealthDay story about a study he recently co-authored examining an association between the use of antipsychotic drugs and early death in Parkinson's patients.
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Charles O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, spoke about prescription opioids in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, was quoted in an article on Vox.com about the difference between morning people and night people.
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Jason Hutchings, Psy.D., was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching by an Allied Health Professional.
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Matthew Kayser, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry, was the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant.
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Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, was quoted in several news outlets speaking about naltrexone.
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Matthew Kayser, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry, has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award by the March of Dimes Foundation.
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Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, David F. Dinges, Ph.D., and Ruben Gur, Ph.D. were mentioned in a Daily Pennsylvanian article about the effects of space on Scott Kelly, and his brother Mark, who remained on earth.
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Daniel Weintraub, M.D., was quoted in a Medical Xpress article about the use of antipsychotic drugs for Parkinson’s patients.
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Mathias Basner, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., associate professor of sleep and chronobiology in Psychiatry, was quoted in an article about people working in the pre-dawn hours and the effect that has on their sleeping patterns. This article was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D.,  a post-doctoral fellow in the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry in Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about why people eat too much when they don’t sleep enough.
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C. Neill Epperson, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, was quoted in an article in MedPage Today about a review of clinical trials testing flibanserin (Addyi).
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Namni Goel, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry, was featured on Uptown Radio to talk about precautions drivers can take during Daylight Savings Time to avoid accidents.
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Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc has been involved in studying Scott Kelly, the American astronaut who had a record-breaking stay in space. Dr. Basner was quoted in a Tech Times article and in a Penn Current article.
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Rinad Beidas, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in Psychiatry, was quoted in a Penn Medicine press release about a new study surrounding a new staffing model designed to save costs in public mental health clinics. The story was also featured in Philly Voice.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about implementing rules that require taxi drivers to get enough sleep.
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David Oslin, MD, a professor of Psychiatry and chair of Behavioral Health at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about his research on alcohol abuse and dementia.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in The Scientist article about the consequences of losing sleep.
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David F. Dinges, Ph.D., chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was quoted in a WAAY story about living in the International Space Station for months at a time.
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Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, associate professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry, and his research surrounding returning astronaut Scott Kelly was featured in several news outlets.
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According to a new study, not getting between seven and nine hours of sleep each night can have negative effects on your leadership ability, says research from Namni Goel, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry in the division of Sleep and Chronobiology, David Dinges, PhD, chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, and colleagues from the Perelman School of Medicine.
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David F. Dinges, PhD, chief of the division of Sleep and Chronobiology and director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry has been awarded the 2016 Pioneer Award from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).
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The work of Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Emeritus professor of Psychiatry, was mentioned in a press release discussing teen crime rates.
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A team led by Henry R. Kranzler, M.D., professor of Psychiatry, was featured, and Dr. Kranzler was quoted, in a press release from Penn Medicine, speaking about a C variant in DNA and the effects of the drug topiramate.
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The work of a team containing Ruben C. Gur, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Psychiatry, and Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, which developed "brain road maps" for men and women, was highlighted in Penn Medicine.
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The work of Rebecca Ashare, Ph.D., research assistant professor of psychology in Psychiatry, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction on using a repurposed Alzheimer's drug to help tobacco smokers was featured in the Penn Current.
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Mathias Basner, M.D., Ph.D., MSc., associate professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry, was quoted in an article in the Baltimore Sun about choosing the team to go to Mars.
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Daniel Langleben, MD, an associate professor of Psychiatry, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic about how new technology could play a role in preventing fraud in the future.
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Michael Thase, MD, a professor of Psychiatry and chief of the division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Research Program, spoke to WHYY radio about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommending depression screening for pregnant and post-partum women. Thase was author of the editorial following the published guidelines in JAMA.
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The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, headed by C. Neill Epperson, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology,, and Tracy Bale, PhD, BS, professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry, was featured in Penn Current.
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James Findley, Ph.D., clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, was quoted in Philly Voice about Apple's new Night Shift Feature, which warms the colors in your iPhone or iPad display to coincide with your evenings.
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Michael Thase, MD, professor of Psychiatry and chief of the division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Research Program, wrote an accompanying editorial for JAMA, supporting the idea that patients should be screened for depression at their primary health visits. This was covered in several media outlets.
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Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry, was quoted in two stories about ways to improve mental health.
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Sarah Mathews, MDassistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry, was quoted in Psychiatry Advisor about depression and anxiety in menopausal women.
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C. Neill Epperson, MD, director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, joined FOX 29's “Good Day Philadelphia” to talk about postpartum depression.
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Namni Goel, PhDresearch associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry, was quoted in Sonima about the relationship betewen sleep patterns and weight gain.
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Anthony Rostain, MD, MAprofessor of Psychiatry, was interviewed by WHYY Radio's Voices in the Family, along with chief psychiatry residents Cecilia Livesey, MD, and Michelle Joy, MD, about behavioral health.
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Kyle Kampman, MD, professor of Psychiatry, was interviewed by The Intelligencer of Doylestown about the new implant Probuphine.
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