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“The Psychiatric Hospital in Modern Chinese History”

“The Psychiatric Hospital in Modern Chinese History”

Mar 17, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Emily Baum, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine Richardson Seminar on the History of Psychiatry Register here: https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpc-...
Vaping Info Session for Teens and Families

Vaping Info Session for Teens and Families

Mar 24, 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join our Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital experts on adolescents and vaping for conversation and Q...

"The Danger of Disinformation Campaigns: How Misinformation is Adopted and Why Critical Thinking Won't Save Us"

Mar 31, 2021
2:00am to 3:30pm

Ira Hyman, Ph.D., Western Washington University Issues in Mental Health Policy Lecture
“Uprooting, Trauma, and Confinement: Psychiatry in Refugee Camps, 1945-1993”

“Uprooting, Trauma, and Confinement: Psychiatry in Refugee Camps, 1945-1993”

Apr 07, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Baher Ibrahim, M.D., Doctoral Candidate, University of Glasgow Richardson Seminar on the History of Psychiatry Register here: https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/...
“Empires of Mind: Psychosocial Cartographies of 'The Empire' in a Narrative of a  Child Analysis”

“Empires of Mind: Psychosocial Cartographies of 'The Empire' in a Narrative of a Child Analysis”

Apr 21, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Carolyn Laubender, Ph.D., University of Essex Register here: https://weillcornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpc-6tpzovGtAwVBncyb2xn4KFltY2EP5j

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The COVID-19 Crisis: How to Cope with Fear and Social Isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought multiple and sudden mental health stresses upon Americans en masse: isolation because of social distancing, the need to telecommute and care for children home from school, and for some, abrupt unemployment. Added to the logistical and economic burdens is the fear of contracting or dying from an illness that did not even exist a few months ago – and the ramifications for children and loved ones.

But despite the risks for anxiety and depression that may...

Preclinical Study Links Human Gene Variant to THC Reward in Adolescent Females

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A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest risk for initiating cannabis use, these findings in mice have important implications for understanding the...

Learning Safety Signals May Reduce Fear and Anxiety

Learning to associate distinct signals with safety has been shown by researchers to reduce fear and anxiety. Now, a study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and Yale University demonstrates that these safety signals activate different circuits in the brain from those involved in typical anxiety therapy, suggesting the approach may enhance treatments for individuals with anxiety disorders or serve as an alternative to current interventions.

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