Items Tagged ‘UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’

Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

November 16, 2017

Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

The impact of HIV/AIDS on black women has received little attention over the years, which has prompted Gail Wyatt to try to do something about it. Wyatt, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, recently helped […]

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Tags: African American women, AIDS, black women, Gail Wyatt, HIV, mental health, reproductive health, Semel Institute, sexually-transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, testing


For schizophrenia patients, exercise can be a powerful therapy

April 11, 2016

For schizophrenia patients, exercise can be a powerful therapy

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was acting so … strange. When he tried to use a window instead of the door to get into their Van Nuys apartment, they realized something was terribly wrong. His parents then […]

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Tags: antipsychotic medications, exercise, mental health, mental illness, schizophrenia, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA’s Aftercare Research Program