UI psychiatrist Jennifer McWilliams says telemedicine has increased psychiatric services in parts of the state that lack them, noting technology is helping address a shortage of doctors in rural areas and connecting specialists to those that need them immediately, including stroke patients.
Dr. Donald W. Black, professor of psychiatry at the UI Carver College of Medicine, says that genetics and sociocultural expectations regarding gender roles are likely two reasons why men commit more crimes, in a story on 11 reasons why men die sooner than women.
A new study from the University of Iowa suggests the brain circuits that control obsessive-compulsive behavior are intertwined with circuits that control food intake and body weight. The findings have implications for treating compulsive behavior, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, and eating disorders.
John Wemmie, a UI neuroscientist, shares insights from an experiment on how SM, a woman with a rare illness that damaged her amygdala and left her unafraid, recently experienced a panic attack, which may have practical value in the study of panic attacks.
James Potash, head of the Department of Psychiatry in UI Hospitals and Clinics, and John Hosp, chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning in the UI's College of Education, were two of more than a dozen experts who participated in a recent mental health roundtable discussion.