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Clinicians and researchers from across the campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are discovering breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating neurobehavioral disorders. UTHealth is home to the UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders and the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.

The UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center delivers a comprehensive program of psychiatric and psychosocial services to more than 6,100 inpatient admissions and 14,000 outpatient visits annually. Read more about how UTHealth is making a difference.

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UTHealth researchers study deep brain stimulation for depression

A pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will assess the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the medial forebrain bundle of the brain for treatment-resistant depression.

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UTHealth’s Harper named president-elect of Texas psychiatric physicians group

R. Andrew Harper, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been named president of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.

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UTHealth psychiatric residents win Mind Games national contest

For the final question in the 2013 American Psychiatric Association’s Mind Games competition, it was not enough to name the medication (ketamine) that has been shown in a few small studies to have a rapid antidepressant effect in treatment refractory patients. Contestants also had to write down its principal mechanism of action (an N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist).

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