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Cancer; Mental Health

Alternative medicines and cancer treatment: Can they help?

A new study by a UT Southwestern physician showed that one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as herbal supplements and some don’t tell their doctors about it. Learn how this potentially interferes with conventional treatments.

Brain; Mental Health

Anticholinergic drugs: A potential link to dementia

A new study suggests that certain anticholinergic drugs commonly prescribed for depression, Parkinson’s disease, and bladder conditions might increase the risk for dementia in patients who took the medications long-term.

Brain; Mental Health

The Depression Test

Brain; Mental Health

Talking about teen suicide: Why it’s increasing and what parents and doctors can do

Teen suicide is on the rise in North Texas, but signs that a teen is at risk might not be obvious. Betsy Kennard, Psy.D., discusses potential causes for the uptick in teen suicide, risk factors to consider, and protective factors that can save teens’ lives.

Brain; Mental Health

Overcoming Therapy Resistant Depression

Imagine battling severe depression for decades with no treatment making a difference.

Brain; Discovery; Mental Health

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi: The Depression Initiative

Revolutionizing treatment and early detection procedures for mood disorders.