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The Secret to Better Brain Health

As director of the new Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, is helping us rethink how we’re treating and caring for those affected by mental health, substance use, and other brain health disorders.

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Helping Moms, Babies Navigate Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns take on added dimensions when a woman is expecting a baby or has just had a child. Questions arise about how best to treat these conditions during this stage of a woman’s life. Inconsistent studies and an overwhelming amount of information can be alarming for both patients and […]

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UW Helps Improve Depression and Anxiety Care in Rural West

Anyone living in a rural community knows that finding help for depression can be tough. Many counties in Washington state face mental-health workforce shortages, and the same is true for other rural areas throughout the United States. Geographic and social isolation combined with poor access to mental health care has dire consequences for the region […]

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UW Psychiatry to Expand Mental Health Services Across State

The UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science has launched a program to expand mental health services across the state. The program will train psychiatrists to partner and consult with primary-care providers and other healthcare workers. The approach is designed to improve access to evidence-based mental healthcare in every county in the state. Washington state’s […]

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