anxiety

The camera look over the shoulder of a person looking at a computer screen with three brain scans on the monitor that show lit up areas of the brains where activity is occurring.

Studying the preteen brain for insights into mental health disorders

U of U Health and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Consortium develop a resource to study how the brain changes and matures during adolescence.


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Public anti-Black violence and the mental health of Black Americans

A new study analyzes how highly publicized acts of racial violence impacts the mental health of Black Americans in the U.S.


A sound treatment

Biomedical engineer Jan Kubanek has discovered that treatments of brain disorders may not have to require drugs or invasive surgery at all—just sound waves.


Taking care of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Anxiety is a completely normal human reaction in times of uncertainty.


Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety

In a new study, U scientists discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice.


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You are not alone

On March 5, experts from across the U presented insights into anxiety and depression across the lifespan, a challenging social problem, as part of the annual Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series.


Finding your motivation


HUMANS OF THE U: NICOLE SHAW

Social work graduate student Nicole Shaw got an unexpected lesson during trip to Ghana.


PAUSE FOR PAWS

Take a break (and a deep breath) with therapy dogs.


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