Brown School launches substance use disorder clinic

From the WashU Newsroom… The Brown School has partnered with Preferred Family Healthcare in St. Louis to launch the Community Academic Partnership on Addiction (CAPA), a teaching, learning and research clinic aimed at combating the opioid epidemic and treating other substance use disorders. “Our aim is to develop a system of shared resources for attacking this issue, in St. […]

Brown School researcher to study mental health on global scale

$2.9 million NIMH grant will allow Leopoldo J. Cabassa to focus on Chile From the WashU Newsroom… Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of a team that has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study interventions […]

New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant

Multidisciplinary center includes Constantino’s research on newborns From the WashU Newsroom… Melissa Jonson-Reid, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School, and her team, including faculty from several disciplines across Washington University in St. Louis and Saint Louis University, have received a five-year, $6,496,050 grant from the National Institutes of Health […]

WashU Expert: Kander’s PTSD admission courageous, honest

From the WashU Newsroom… Jason Kander, an Afghanistan war veteran and former U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri, dropped out of the race for mayor of Kansas City this week, citing a need to seek help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Kander’s admission helps to reduce stigma around mental health by being open, honest […]

Cordell Institute to take on issues of ethics, policy in data-driven health care and beyond

Institute will work at intersection of science, medicine, ethics and law From the WashU Newsroom… Precision medicine is an approach that allows doctors to more accurately treat and prevent disease by taking into consideration a patient’s data, such as his or her genetics, diet, environment and lifestyle. This approach provides a more individualized path of […]

Childhood poverty costs U.S. $1.03 trillion in a year, study finds

Total amounts to 28 percent of the federal budget From the WashU Newsroom… Childhood poverty cost $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. These costs are clustered around the loss of […]

Uncertainty leads to treatment delays for young people with mental illness

From the WashU Newsroom… Stigmas, attitudes of self-reliance and misattributing symptoms led a group of young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis to delay seeking treatment, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “These factors created a cloud of uncertainty in which individuals experiencing early psychosis and their […]

WashU Expert: If you see signs of child abuse, report it

From the WashU Newsroom… David and Louise Turpin have been accused of abusing their 13 children for years inside their California home, a case that has captured international attention. What should you do to try to better recognize signs of abuse in your neighborhood? The bottom line: If you think a child is in danger […]

Combatting ‘disinformation’ about child abuse

New book aims to explain what everyone can do to help kids who need it most From the WashU Newsroom… Children need nurturing, attention to health and basic needs, safety and appropriate supervision. Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children. Especially for the […]

Eggs improve biomarkers related to infant brain development

From the WashU Newsroom… Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains. A study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds infants who were in introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood concentrations of choline, other biomarkers in choline pathways, and docosahexaenoic acid […]