Dr. Shafali Jeste, assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry, was interviewed April 22 on CNN's “Dr. Drew” program about the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and how families cope with children who suffer from these disorders.
21 Apr 11
Autism 90-Day Prevention Program
Dr. Shafali Jeste, assistant professor in neurology and psychiatry, was featured in a CBS report that aired April 20 on several affiliates, including locally on KCBS-Channel 2 and KCAL-Channel 9. She discussed her research to understand brain functioning in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and in infants at risk for ASD.
19 Apr 11
KABC Reports that Practicing Tai Chi Lowers Seniors Depression
“Tai Chi Found to Alleviate Stress, Depression”
Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the Late-Life Depression, Stress, and Wellness Research Program, was featured in an April14 KABC—Channel 7 news segment on her research showing that Tai Chi Chih, the ancient martial art, Tai Chi, when combined with medication, helped elderly people lower their level of depression and improved their memory and cognition.
13 Apr 11
Tai Chi Found to Alleviate Stress, Depression
Research by Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the UCLA Late-Life Depression, Stress, and Wellness Research Program, was featured April14 on KABC-Channel 7. She found that tai chi chih, when combined with medication, helped elderly people lower their depression and improved their memory and cognition.
Mind and body
13 Apr 11
Catherine Zeta-Jones is Treated for Bipolar II Disorder. What is it?
David Miklowitz, professor of psychiatry and director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the Semel Institute, was featured in an April 13 KCAL-Channel 9 news segment about bipolar disorder, a condition recently acknowledged by actress Catherine Zeta Jones. Miklowitz was also quoted April 13 by the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, and in an online People magazine story.
“Catherine Zeta-Jones is Treated for Bipolar II Disorder. What is it?” http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-catherine-zeta-jones-b...
“Catherine Zeta-Jones Bipolar Disorder: Her Private Struggle” http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20481698,00.html
“What is Bipolar Disorder, Anyway?” http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2011/04/14/what-is-bipolar-disorder-anyway/
12 Apr 11
Our Cousins the Chimps
Genetic research by Dr. Daniel Geschwind, professor of human genetics and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine and a professor at the Semel Institute, on how human and chimp brains developed differently, was cited April 11 in a Philadelphia Inquirer column.
Genetics & neurochemistry
10 Apr 11
Psychedelic Drug Cuts Brain Blood Flow and Connections
Charles Grob, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor–UCLA, was featured in an April 8 New Scientist article. His research shows that small doses of psilocybin, or "magic mushrooms,” may cut depression in people with late-stage cancer.
7 Apr 11