Items Tagged ‘psychiatry’

March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

By uclahealth uclahealth

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


Disgusted by your appearance? The problem may reside in your brain, not your looks

August 21, 2017

Disgusted by your appearance? The problem may reside in your brain, not your looks

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

You hate your nose even though your friends tell you that it looks normal, even attractive. You check mirrors and feel shame for being vain. You may even suspect the problem is psychological, but you think that your best solution is to fix your nose rather than address your mental health. This is how body […]

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Tags: body dysmorphic disorder, body image, mental health, psychiatry, suicide


Mental health check

June 24, 2017

Mental health check

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing a therapist for the first time can be intimidating, but you don’t want to shortchange your mental health. If you are having second thoughts about speaking with someone, it may help to remember that you are not alone: About one in four adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental health disorder […]

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Tags: anger management, cognitive behavioral therapy, coping with grief, drug abuse, humanistics, life changes, living with chronic illness, mental health, mental health check, mental health disorders, mental health issues, mental health specialist


Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

June 9, 2017

Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Music therapy provides a host of health benefits ranging from developmental support for children to stress management

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Tags: featured, Jenna Bollard, music, music therapist, music therapy, musical instruments, parenting, pediatric, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, therapy


How to get a date--For young adults with autism, it's not so easy

March 30, 2017

How to get a date–For young adults with autism, it’s not so easy

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

For children with autism spectrum disorder, understanding emotions is a very difficult task. These children typically have trouble recognizing emotions, particularly social emotions conveyed through facial expressions — a frown, a smirk or a smile. This can hamper the child’s ability to communicate and socialize, sometimes leading to social isolation. And as the child with autism spectrum […]

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Tags: ASD, autism, autism expert, autism spectrum disorders, conversation skills, Elizabeth Laugeson, PEERS for Young Adults, psychiatry, social skills, The Science of Makinf Friends, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


When it comes to bullying, parents advice is often wrong

October 21, 2016

When it comes to bullying, parents advice is often wrong

By uclahealth uclahealth

Earlier this month, a high school in New Jersey canceled its traditional homecoming celebration for fear that the event would become an exhibition in “mass bullying.” The cancellation came after school officials at Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Rumson, New Jersey discovered that students were planning to elect a homecoming king and queen whose matches […]

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Tags: bullying, children's health, cyber-bullying, Elizabeth Laugeson, homecoming, mass bullying, mental health, national bullying prevention month, psychiatry, teasing, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Semel Institute


New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

April 22, 2016

New program helps vets suffering from invisible wounds of war

By Meg Sullivan megsullivan

More than 100 well-wishers gathered April 13 at a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for UCLA Operation Mend’s new program that is designed to heal the hidden, yet lingering, wounds of war. “This is a new day, a program we can be proud of,” said retired General Peter W. Chiarelli an executive advisor to the Ronald A. […]

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Tags: Amy Albin, integrative medicine, intensive care, media, military, neurology, neurosurgery, Operation Mend, psychiatry, Tiverton House, traumatic brain injury, veterans