Technology therapy rather than the couch

Vice News France | September 17, 2020

The principle is quite simple, it is to follow patients suffering from serious pathologies (schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolarity) through SMS. Texting was chosen because it is the simplest method from a technological point of view. Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, is quoted.



An effective way to increase capacity for mental health

Department news | September 14, 2020

As anxiety and depression rise in the country, primary care clinics, especially in rural areas, are facing increased patient needs. One way to address this is to bolster healthcare providers’ ability to diagnose and treat patients with common mental health disorders. Researchers at UW Medicine found that primary-care physicians and rural clinic staff felt more […]






Analysis: How dangerous heat waves can kill

The Conversation | August 18, 2020

“As a medical school professor, I’ve focused on physiology, neuroscience, the evolution of the big brain and, more recently, climate science and civilization’s vulnerability to abrupt shocks from climate change. Today I’m wearing my physiologist’s hat and asking: How do heat waves kill?” William H. Calvin, PhD, is quoted.



Why mental health and the law matters

Department news | August 14, 2020

As a medical student, Jennifer Piel did a rotation at a juvenile detention center and her passion for law and medicine came together. She witnessed the barriers getting young vulnerable people treatment and resources. Today, Dr. Piel is a forensic psychiatrist on a mission to provide psychiatric help for people involved in the justice system […]