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New research links increased infant brain fluid to autism

Published on 04/14/2017 under News
It was once thought that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear fluid bathing our brains and spinal cords, acted predominantly as a cushion for our fragile brains. More recent studies have revealed that CSF also acts to remove the chemical byproducts of the brain's complex cellular interactions, and is an essential part of…
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Duke neurological study explores mental illness comorbidity

Published on 04/11/2017 under News
A new Duke University investigation into the nature of mental illness comorbidity—in which two or more mental illnesses present simultaneously—yielded some surprising results about how our brains regulate thoughts and emotions. The first in a series of international studies, the Duke Neurogenetics Study "is the first to link specific differences in brain…
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National Eating Disorder Week, February 26-March 4

Published on 03/01/2017 under News
We're halfway through National Eating Disorder Week, in which we call attention to the prevalence and plight of illnesses like bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder. These disorders have the highest mortality of any mental illness—and nearly 30 million Americans will experience one. This year's theme, It's Time to Talk About It,…
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Repealing The ACA Could Be A Nightmare For Mental Health Care

Published on 01/20/2017 under News
It is never our intention to politicize mental health—but nor can we destigmatize mental illness without confronting difficult issues head-on, or without keeping our community apprised of changes in the law that will directly affect their well-being. So we felt that it was important to share this concise and critical summary…
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Foundation of Hope Gives Big Boost to UNC Mental Health Research

Published on 01/18/2017 under News
For Immediate Release January 18, 2017 Raleigh, NC — In its latest effort to derail the debilitating effects of mental illness, the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness recently awarded over $300,000 in research grants to two investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel…
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Shining a Light on Mental Illness

Published on 12/01/2016 under News
We are honored to be featured in the November 2016 issue of Captrust Magazine. Nanci Hellmich's thoughtful profile on the Eure family, "Shining a Light on Mental Illness," tells the story of how the Foundation of Hope came to be—and reflects on how one tragedy can catalyze change, and grow hope beyond measure.
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Next Generation Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: A Novel Solution Enabled by Mobile Technology and Big Data

Published on 06/10/2015 under News
Principal Investigator:   Flavio Frohlich  Ph.D.        Title: Next Generation Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: A Novel Solution Enabled by Mobile Technology and Big Data Need/Problem: Psychiatry urgently needs new treatment paradigms that are effective, safe, and affordable. Non-invasive brain stimulation such as transcranial current stimulation has the potential to…
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The Gut Microbiome and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD): A Pilot Study to Examine the Microbiome in Relation to Perinatal Changes in Stress and Immune Systems

Published on 06/10/2015 under News
Principal Investigator:   Mary C. Kimmel, MD Title: The gut microbiome and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD): A pilot study to examine the microbiome in relation to perinatal changes in stress and immune systems Need/Problem: PMAD are common and can have grave consequences for mother including a risk of…
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