Psychiatry and Behavior News

BRAIN grant funds study of neurocircuitry of depressionFeb 9, 2018
Two Baylor physicians have been awarded an $8.5 million grant to work toward a better understanding of the neurocircuitry of depression.
Coping with loss on Valentine’s DayFeb 6, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a special day meant to show those you love most that you care about them, but for some this day could trigger feelings of grief because their loved one has passed away. 
Why do we root for the underdog?Jan 25, 2018
Dr. Asim Shah explores why we often root for the underdog when enjoying sporting events.
Me Too: Starting a conversation about sexual assaultJan 3, 2018
Dr. Karen Lawson discusses how recent movements against sexual assault are helping to shed light on a difficult and little-discussed topic and may help victims on their healing journey.
The reason for the season: the importance of giving Dec 19, 2017
As the saying goes, it is better to give than to receive. This holiday season that message is especially important because the impacts of Hurricane Harvey are still being felt by many families.
It’s time to live in the momentDec 18, 2017
Have you ever unintentionally left your phone at home and wondered how you would get through the day? Dr. Jin Han explains why this might be a sign that you need to put down your phone more often.
Avoiding holiday family burnoutDec 7, 2017
The holidays often mean family time, but can you have too much of a good thing? Dr. Karen Lawson discusses what you can do to prevent experiencing family burnout.
Coping with obsessive compulsive disorder during holidaysDec 6, 2017
While the holidays are a joyful time, they also can be stressful, especially for those who live with obsessive compulsive disorder. One Baylor College of Medicine expert discusses how to cope with OCD during the holidays.
Signs that someone is struggling with an addictionNov 27, 2017
Dr. Thomas Kosten discusses the signs that families can look out for that their loved one may be struggling with an addiction, which can be exacerbated during the holidays.
After Harvey: how to cope during the holiday season Nov 14, 2017
Dr. Asim Shah discusses the challenges of being displaced after Hurricane Harvey and how to overcome them during the holidays.