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6 tech tips to get a better night's sleep

We know that smartphone use before bed disrupts our sleeping habits. But it’s impractical today to say mobile devices should be banned from the bedroom. Natalia S. David, PsyD., discusses how technology can promote better sleep – rather than hinder it.

Brain; Mental 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.

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

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Nyaz Didehbani

Nyaz Didehbani is a neuropsychologist at UT Southwestern, where she focuses her research and clinical care on concussion. She has worked with more than 70 former NFL players and counsels veterans with TBI, or traumatic brain injury. Dr. Didehbani lives and will be practicing in Frisco, Texas, also known as Sports City USA.

Mental Health

The art of healing: At UT Southwestern Frisco, patients will find the beauty within

The new UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco is filled with contemporary and abstract art from local artists whose work will help bring a sense of calm and healing to the new state-of-the-art specialty care facility in Frisco.

Mental Health

Former UTSW employee's artwork to hang in new Frisco medical center

Barbara Mason is a gifted pastel and watercolors painter whose work was among those chosen to be displayed at UT Southwestern Frisco.

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.