Psychiatry and Behavior News

Pack hand sanitizer, patience for healthy holiday travelYesterday
The most wonderful time of the year also is one of the most hectic times of the year. If you plan to travel this season, it is important to take precautions for your health. Experts from Baylor College of Medicine offer tips to ease your holiday travel.
Improving memory deficits in Down syndrome modelNov 14, 2019
A new study reports that the defects in a conserved stress pathway dubbed the ‘integrated stress response,’ or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Down syndrome.
Evenings with Genetics discusses autism, genetic testing Nov 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Evenings with Genetics will spotlight current knowledge regarding genetic testing for autism as well as new directions for research and clinical studies.
New partnership to provide mental health resources in schoolsNov 4, 2019
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $4 million grant to the City of Houston in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine to provide Houston-area students with mental health screenings and resources.
Annual Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Lecture at BaylorOct 21, 2019
Researchers are studying better ways to evaluate, diagnosis and treat Alzheimer’s Disease and will present the latest research for patients and caregivers at a free Nov. 6 lecture.
New therapeutic strategy may help PTEN mutation symptomsOct 21, 2019
A new study offers a potential new approach to therapy for children with mutations in PTEN who exhibit autism, macrocephaly (an abnormally large skull), intellectual disability and epilepsy.
Health Tips for the Playoff SeasonOct 14, 2019
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have put together a list of quick health tips to help get you through nail-biting playoff games.
Study to explore ethics of deep brain stimulation in kidsOct 1, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded $1.73 million to study the psychosocial risks and benefits of pediatric deep brain stimulation.
Study improves understanding of pediatric autism screeningsSep 12, 2019
A collaborative study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine explored providers’ diagnostic and referral practices for children who failed the an autism screening at the 18-month and/or 24-month visits. 
Psychological effects of active shooter drills in schoolsAug 19, 2019
Dr. Laurel Williams, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital, discusses the psychological effects of active shooter drills and metal detectors on schoolchildren.