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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

Latest News

Aaron Stern, MD, PhD Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry Established With $5M Gift

Dr. Aaron Stern and Betty Lee Stern

A generous gift from Dr. Aaron and Betty Lee Stern will enable the Department of Psychiatry to build a comprehensive program that will use psychodynamics to treat patients with pathological personality disorders.

The Sterns’ $5 million gift will endow a professorship, a postdoctoral research fellowship and a prestigious visiting professorship within the Aaron Stern, MD, PhD Program in Psychodynamic Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry.

“This gift offers us the opportunity...

"Safety Signals" Help Reduce Fear and Anxiety

Stressed woman

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that learning about safety can successfully reduce fear responding, with important implications for treating anxiety disorders.

A team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Yale University recently investigated the brain circuits through which “safety signals,” stimuli in the environment that signal an absence of threat, function to reduce fear. This work suggests that safety signals...

New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Dr. Kiosses

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues. So, Dr. Dimitris Kiosses, Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, developed a novel approach focusing on solving tangible problems that fuel feelings of sadness and hopelessness. The approach is one of several new psychotherapies to treat anxiety and depression in...

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