Psychiatry and Behavior News

One year later: Hurricane Harvey's impact on mental healthYesterday
This August marks one year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, and even now, many people are still feeling the toll the storm has taken on their mental health.
Researchers test potential anti-suicidal effects of drugAug 13, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. on a study of the anti-suicidal effects of a new VistaGen drug candidate in healthy veteran volunteers.
Teaching your child how to be empathetic Aug 6, 2018
Although empathy can be a hard quality for parents to teach to their children, Dr. Eric Storch gives his advice on how they can do this.
How to deal with mom-shaming Jul 12, 2018
Sometimes, moms posting on social media about fun family outings and their children’s special moments can catch the unwanted attention of mom-shamers. Dr. Melissa Wilkes Requenez explains how to deal with it.
Children should stay socially active during summer vacationJun 13, 2018
Dr. Jin Han discusses why it is important for children to remain socially active during summer.
Partnership gala raises more than $2.7M for mental health Apr 25, 2018
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine’s 2018 gala, “Texas on My Mind,” celebrated Baylor’s 75 years in Houston and raised more than $2.7 million to support mental health programs.
How to manage emotional rollercoaster of infertility Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Sohye Kim offers advice on how to handle the emotional effects of infertility.
Study shows 2016 election triggered OCD-like symptoms in some individualsApr 10, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that many people have experienced an increase in symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Tips for students on how to avoid burnoutApr 5, 2018
Between school, homework and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for students to balance all of their responsibilities, which can lead to a feeling of being burned out. Dr. Karen Lawson gives her tips on how students can avoid feeling this way.
Grant to support post-Harvey behavioral health servicesMar 29, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine recently was awarded a $2.6 million grant by the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to provide behavioral health services for those who have been impacted by Harvey.