The holiday season can be a joyous time for many. But it can also bring on some not-so-healthy behaviors such as too much alcohol, overeating, emotional stress, and even depression.
In a group interview, GHRI mental health scientists describe how their work with UW psychiatry researchers changed treatment worldwide.
With $10 million from NIMH, GHRI is leading a multi-site study to ensure safe prescribing of antipsychotic drugs for youth with behavioral disorders.
Research at Group Health points to bupropion (Wellbutrin) as first choice for overweight and obese patients with depression.
Randomized controlled trial including peer support helps patients at Group Health and Swedish Medical Center.
Group Health scientists are leading a groundbreaking research study involving 20,000 patients to find out how to help people who are at risk for suicide.
How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens—delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting (the office of a pediatrician or family doctor, not a psychiatrist or psychologist) at Group Health Cooperative. Depression outcomes after a year were significantly better with this approach than with usual care, according to a randomized controlled trial published in JAMA.
When you feel really down, even a single positive change can make a real difference. But if you experiment with three small changes in one week, you may increase your chances of lifting your spirits even more.
Research shows how we can learn how to meet stress head-on and take steps that will keep us on an even keel. The first step in learning to manage stress, improve your mood, and make positive lifestyle changes is for you to pay closer attention to your mood, activity level, and health habits.
Depression: What causes it, who gets it, and what works?
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