Author | Alisa G. Woods, PhD

Articles

When the Psychiatrist Has PTSD

November 24, 2015

For PTSD in psychiatrists and other mental health care providers to be addressed, a major shift in medical culture and thinking is needed.

Tai Chi Is a Biological Treatment for Depression

August 21, 2015

Recent studies find powerful biological changes associated with mind-body interventions comparable to those associated with conventional antidepressants or psychotherapies.

Diabetes in Bipolar Disorder Takes Its Toll

July 02, 2015

Abnormal glucose metabolism may accelerate the age-related decline in hippocampal volumes in BD, according to one new study.

Schizophrenia: It’s Not Just About Dopamine

June 05, 2015

Physicians recognize many features of schizophrenia, but one neglected area is the common symptom of a poor self-other boundary-in fact, this has also been neglected as a criterion for the DSM.

Roadblocks to Opiate Abuse

September 22, 2014

To combat opiate abuse and its dire consequences, drug makers have developed a number of strategies--which are detailed here.

Blood Revival: Young Mice Reverse Aging in the Old

July 22, 2014

Is there something in young blood that holds the key to preventing or reversing cognitive decline and/or dementia associated with aging? The answer to that question is the subject of intense recent research. Details here.

What’s New in the War on Alzheimer Disease?

June 06, 2014

In the trenches of Alzheimer research, the battle continues . . . but where do we stand? Is the war on AD dementia nearing conclusion, or are we simply in the initial throes of the fight? Three experts weigh in.