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Studying the connection between anxiety and preterm birth

Patients with a history of preterm birth have higher rates and severity scores of anxiety, according to a new study conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Risk of anxiety, depression doubles in hospitalized pregnant patients

The risk of anxiety and depression symptoms double in hospitalized pregnant patients. UT Southwestern provides specific treatment and support options for patients and families.

Forest bathing: The health benefits of spending time with nature

Forest bathing has been shown to have significant health benefits. Learn how to make this low impact activity a part of your healthy lifestyle.

Brain mapping unlocks treatments for movement, mental health disorders

Disruptions in the brain’s communication network can cause severe depression, tremors, and seizures. See how brain mapping helps control symptoms and improve quality of life.

Using magnets to treat major depressive disorder: Clinical trial shows promise

UT Southwestern is currently the only U.S. clinical trial site offering magnetic seizure therapy for major depressive disorder. Kala Bailey, M.D., discusses MST in this MedBlog.

Coping with crisis fatigue: 7 tips to ‘keep calm and carry on…’

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have been dealing with a steady stream of health, political, racial, and financial crises. Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D., provides 7 tips to help you keep calm and carry on amid the drama.

1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression, anxiety: How to spot the signs

Postpartum depression in dads is real. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

Breakthroughs in depression research lead to more effective treatments

For many years, patients had to endure a trial-and-error process that often mismatched them with antidepressants. But through the power of UT Southwestern's research, doctors can use a blood test, brain imaging, and artificial intelligence to provide effective and biologically backed treatment for depression.

The psychiatrist will see you now (by virtual visit)

Telepsychiatry can increase mental health care access long after the pandemic ends. Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., discusses its benefits and what the future may hold.

Pregnancy, anxiety, and the pandemic: 4 ways to manage symptoms

Anxiety among pregnant patients has doubled during the pandemic. Consider these 4 ways to manage symptoms before, during, and after pregnancy.

COVID-19 and substance abuse: How to HALT stress drinking, drug use

Physical isolation may lead to increased drinking at home – which carries mental health costs. Get tips to spot warning signs in yourself and others, plus see how COVID-19 is changing the future of treatment.

COVID-19 distress: Managing your mental health in a pandemic

For the 500 million people worldwide who are already struggling with depression and anxiety disorders, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can feel downright paralyzing because our brains are designed around predictability and structure. There are some practical, common sense and clinical solutions to manage the distress.

7 ways to cope with holiday stress

Whether you’re dealing with financial worries, family dynamics, or health concerns, it’s important to keep your holiday stress levels under control. Licensed social worker Rita Smith offers seven easy but effective ways to navigate the pressures of the season in today’s MedBlog.

Mindful meditation can reduce stress, risk of cardiovascular disease

An integrative approach to health includes not only good nutrition, adequate exercise and sleep, but also engaging in positive relationships and stress management. The last six decades have brought forth extensive evidence that meditation and the mind-body connection can have tangible effects on your health.

Debunked! 4 myths about electroconvulsive therapy for depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, though misinformation abounds online. In this MedBlog, Kala Bailey, M.D., debunks ECT myths and describes an exciting new research study. Learn more.