Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Penn Psychiatry in the News 2016

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.

Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry, was quoted in two stories about ways to improve mental health.


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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