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CNN - September 17, 2014
How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions.
Roland Griffiths on psilocybin and addiction. Read article

Huffington Post - September 16, 2014
A blood test for depression proves the illness is not a matter of will.
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D., is excited about the implications of this finding. Read article

Washington Post - September 15, 2014
People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving
Dr. Adam Kaplin looks at how those with spinal cord injuries benefit from the activity. Read article

Baltimore Sun - September 12, 2014
Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials
Dr. Eric Strain on the energy booster drug. Read article

WMAR-TV - September 12, 2014
What is Adderall? Does it give you an advantage?
Dr. Matthew Johnson on the drug and Baltimore Orioles player Chris Davis. Watch

Washington Post - September 12, 2014
Hallucinogen in ‘magic mushrooms’ might have helped smokers quit
Researchers help longtime smokers quit after 6 months of treatment. Read article

Huffington Post - September 11, 2014
7 of the most helpful things you can say to someone with depression
Dr. Adam Kaplin weighs in. Read article

Bloomberg News - September 11, 2014
‘Magic Mushrooms’ Help Smokers Kick Habit in Small Study
Dr. Matthew Johnson on smoking cessation and psychedelic drugs. Read article

WMAR-TV - September, 2014
Baltimore County Police digging deeper into Towson student's death
Dr. Matthew Johnson on alcohol overdose. Read article

WYPR - September 4, 2014
Concert Drugs
Dr. Matthew Johnson on the rise of ecstacy at music festivals. Listen

Washington Post - September 4, 2014
‘Acid test’: the case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression
Dr. Roland Griffiths on the effects psychedelic drugs have on the mind. Read article

LiveScience - August 26, 2014
Teens with depression benefit from "collaborative care."
Dr. Mark Riddle on the effectiveness of the practice. Read article

LA Times - August 15, 2014
Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame
Kay Redfield Jamison on family and guilt. Read article

New York Times - August 15, 2014
To Know Suicide
Kay Redfield Jamison's opinion piece on the treatment of depression. Read article

WBALTV - August 14, 2014
MD Removing Names from Sex Offender Registry
Dr. Fred Berlin says it does little to reduce recidivism. Read article

USA Today - August 13, 2014
Robin Williams: A link between genius, mental illness?
Kay Redfield Jamison on the "tortured genius." Read article

NBC News - August 13, 2014
Robin Williams' Death
Dr. Ray DePaulo speaks to the "contagion effect." Read article

Baltimore Sun - August 12, 2014
In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
Dr. Adam Kaplin links the poor economy with a rise in suicides.
Read article

HuffPost - August 12, 2014
'What did Robin Williams have to be sad about?' isn't a question you should be asking.
Dr. Adam Kaplin stresses the importance of empathy when discussing depression. Read article

NBC News - August 12, 2014
Robin Williams: The Funny Face of Depression?
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison says the rate of suicide in patients with depression is high. Read article

ABC News - August 12, 2014
What's the Deal with Comedians and Depression?
Dr. Michael Clarke suggests that research shows depression and creativity often go hand-in-hand. Read article

Reuters - August 11, 2014
Little evidence to support sleep/wake drugs for shift workers
Dr. David Neubauer calls for more studies on the sleep patterns of shift workers. Read article

Forbes - August 9, 2014
Genetic Biomarker Identified That May Predict Suicide
Dr. Zachary Kaminsky speaks to interventions for those predisposed to suicide. Read article

Baltimore Sun - August 5, 2014
Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
Dr. Matthew Johnson on the prevalence of Ecstasy at live concerts. Read article

Today - August 1, 2014
Study Suggests Genetic Indicator to Suicidal Thoughts
Zachatry Kaminsky, Ph.D., discusses genes and their relationship to suicide. Watch video

US News and World Report - July 30, 2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D., studies a gene that could indicate one's predisposition to suicide.
Read article

US News and World Report - July 29, 2014
How a Lack of Sleep Can Hurt Your Finances
Emerson Wickwire relates concentration to managing money. Read article

The Diane Rehm Show - July 17, 2014
New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D., on his DNA research. Listen

USA Today - July 6, 2014
How to Deal with Insomnia to Get a Good Night's Sleep
David Neubauer, M.D., on the effects of the disorder. Read article

Washington Post - June 30, 2014
Fueled by social media, 'thigh gap' focus can lure young women to eating disorders
Angela Guarda, M.D., on girls' fixation with thin legs. Read article

Everyday Health
8 Ways to Help Someone Live Well With Schizophrenia
Krista Baker, Ph.D., speaks to strategies that help encourage self-care. Read article

FT Magazine- June 20, 2014
Psychology: IQ Tests—A Matter of Life or Death?
James Harris, M.D., in favor of “adaptive functioning” tests over IQ tests for those on death row. Read article - June 9, 2014
Abuse Cases, and a Legacy of Skepticism
Dr. Maggie Bruck on the influence adults have when interviewing children. Read article

The Awkward Place Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine
Dr. Karen Swartz on the studies and efficacy of supplements. Read article

Community magazine
How Safe Are Energy Drinks?
Dr. Roland Griffiths wants to improve labeling for caffeine content. Read article - June 4, 2014
Addressing Alzheimers' Elephant in the Room
Drs. Laura N. Gitlin and Constantine Lyketsos talk about geriatric psychiatry. Read article

NPR - May 26, 2014
Anxious Parents Can Learn How to Reduce Anxiety in Their Kids
Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D., talks about how parents act as models for their children's anxiety. Read article

WAMU 88.5- May 23, 2014
New Sweat Disorder Center Aims to Cool People's Heels, Hands and Underarms
Dr. Carisa Perry-Parrish assists in helping those with sweat disorders.Read article

DelmarvaNOW - May 19, 2014
Why Can't Maryland Law Keep Chronic Offenders Off the Road
Dr. Strain on addiction Read article

The Scientist - May 14, 2014
Antidepressant Could be Prophylatctic for Alzheimer's
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., comments on the recent discovery. Read article

Fox News - May 13, 2014
Researchers Identify Genetic Marker for OCD
Gerald Nestadt, M.D., leads the study. Read article

Psychiatric News - May 12, 2014
When Autism Entered the Lexicon
James Harris, M.D., speaks about Hopkins' own Dr. Leo Kanner and the earliest description of autism. Read article

WYPR Radio -May 6, 2014
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., discusses Alzheimer’s disease on Midday with Dan Rodricks. LISTEN HERE

Farm and Ranch Guide - April 30, 2014
Chronic Stress Can Lead to Brain and Genetic Changes
Richard Lee, Ph.D., leads a team that studies how stress affects the brain.
Read article

WYPR - April 30, 2014
Hopes for Budding Medical Marijuana Industry High, Yet Hazy
Ryan Vandrey, a behavioral pharmacologist at Bayview, on medical marijuana's potential in Maryland.
Read article

Wired (UK) - April 28, 2014
Sending Rats Into Deep Space Makes Them Stupid
Robert Hienz, Ph.D., looks into the attention deficits seemingly caused by sending certain rats into space.
Read article

Psychiatric News - April 17, 2014
Cardiovascular Fitness May Help Prevent Early-Onset Dementia
Dr. Constantine Lyketsos on the impact exercise has on the brain.
Read article

Medscape - April 3, 2014
Anticancer Compounds Show Potential in Schizophrenia
Dr. Akira Sawa on inhibitors that may reverse effects of schizophrenia-like behaviors.
Read article

Baltimore Sun - April 2, 2014
Hopkins Looks at Screening for Postpartum Depression
Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D., takes blood tests that screen for postpartum depression.
Read article

Philadelphia Inquirer - April 2, 2014
Guilty Plea in Killing Ends Family's 27-Year Wait
Dr. Jeff Janofsky speaks to the legal aspects of the case.
Read article

Medscape - April 2, 2014
Anxious Kids With Comorbidity May Need Specialized Approach
Courtney Keeton. Ph.D., speaks about monitoring change in children's symptoms.
Read article

Psychiatric News - April 1, 2014
High Court Weighs Standards for Intellectual Disability
Dr. James Harris helps the APA file an amicus brief with the Court. Read article

Johns Hopkins Health - April 1, 2014
For Pain, Sometimes It's Mind Over Matter
Luis Buenaver, Ph.D., links catastrophizing to insomnia.
Read article

Johns Hopkins Health - April 1, 2014
A Hopeful View on Depression
Margaret Chisolm, M.D., on symptoms and treatment for depression.
Read article

MedPage Today - April 1, 2014
Where Do Biomarkers Fit Into the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's?
Dr. Constantine Lyketsos on the capabilities of biomarkers.
Watch Video

U.S. News and World Report - March 28, 2014
ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge
Dr. Joseph Bienvenu on patterns in patients who survive a critical illness in the ICU.
Read article

Live Science - March 24, 2014
Springtime Suicide Peak Still Puzzles Scientists
Dr. Adam Kaplin on the possibilities of the springtime spike in suicides.
Read article

New Medical - March 24, 2014
Anxiety Relief in Children
An interview with Dr. Golda Ginsburg
Read article

Baltimore Sun - March 12, 2014
Would You Want to Know?
Columnist Susan Reimer gets opinions on biomarkers from Dr. Constantine Lyketsos and Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. 
Read article

BBC World Service - March 1, 2014
Kay Redfield Jamison on Exchanges of the Frontier
Clinical Psychologist Kay Jamison, Ph.D., speaks about mania, creativity, and medicine of bipoloar illness.
Listen online

AARP Blog - February 20, 2014
Living with Dementia and Caregivers: So Many Unmet Needs
Associate Professor Betty Black speaks to her study of caring for those with dementia.
Read article

Nature - February 19, 2014
Science in Court: Smart Enough to Die?
Dr. James Harris discusses intellectual disability in the death penalty debate
Read article

Science World Report - February 19, 2014
"Bad Heroin": Fentanyl Gives Lethal High
Dr. Eric Strain looks at the deadly effect of a popular heroin combination.
Read article

JAMA Video - February 18, 2014
Effect of Citalopram on Agitation in Alzheimer Disease
Dr. Constantine Lyketsos discusses an antidepressant that holds promise
Watch video - January 29, 2014
Treatment Often Inadequate for Children with Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds
Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D. contributes to study focused on helping those with anxiety.
Read article

Maryland Physician - January 9, 2014
Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Adam Kaplin discusses depression as a primary risk factor in coronary artery disease
Read article

Washingtonian magazine - January 7, 2014
Professor Probes Psychedelic Drugs for a Cure to Nicotine Addiction
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit uses non-traditional 
methods to help smokers ditch the habit.
Read article

Psychiatric News - January 3, 2014
Bulimia Treatment Comparison Finds CBT Superior to PPT
Dr. Angela Guarda comments on new study measuring effectiveness of treatments
Read article


Science 2.0 - November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving: If Kids Exercise, They Are Not Doomed By Maternal Epigenetics To Be Obese
Dr. Kellie Tamashiro's research with rats on offspring of obese mothers
Read article

New York Times - November 23, 2013
Sleep Therapy Is Expected to Gain a Wider Role in Depression Treatment
Michael T. Smith, Ph.D. on sleep therapy and depression
Read article

Reuters - November 13, 2013
FDA panel supports approval of Sanofi MS drug Lemtrada
Paul Rosenberg, M.D.comments on a new treatment for multiple sclerosis
Read article

Health Central - November 13, 2013
New test could detect early-stage dementia
David Schretlin, Ph.D. research on neuropsychological testing to detect dementia
Read article

USA Today - November 9 , 2013
Brain a 'creativity machine,' if you use it right
Kay Jamison, Ph.D. on creativity
Read article

Cosmopolitan Magazine - November 7, 2013
Why Your Body Hates You When You Get Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep
David Neubauer, M.D. on sleep disorders
Read article

Chicago Tribune - November 1, 2013
Killing molly myths: Euphoric drug often isn't pure, and it can be deadly
Una McCann, M.D. on MDMA
Read article

Psychiatric News - October 31, 2013
Overcoming Health Disparities Is Goal of Baltimore Experiment
Anita Everett, M.D. explains the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-Chip)
Read article

Baltimore Sun - October 11, 2013
Bryn Mawr student advocates for mental illness awareness
Dr. Findling talking to the Baltimore Sun about trying to break stereotypes associated with mental illness and violence
Read article

Reuters - October 3, 2013
Brain problems can linger months after ICU stay
Karin Neufeld, M.D., a delirium expert, comments on thinking and memory problems that develop in critically ill people after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU).
Read article

Johns Hopkins Health - October 1, 2013
Managing ADHD
Read article

Washington Post - September 27, 2013
Teens find salve for soul at International Burn Camp
Story on emotional issues faced by teen burn victims. Story includes insights from Renee DeBoard-Lucas, a psychologist who works with the burn team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Read online article

WYPR-FM - September 19, 2013
Brain Talk - Identifying and Helping Kids with Anxiety
Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D., is the guest expert on this segment on childhood anxiety.
Read article

San Diego Union-Tribune - September 17, 2013
Caffeine addicts on Shaky Ground
Steven Meredith, Ph.D., on the dangers of caffeine
Read article

Washington Post - September 8, 2013
Self-harm blogs pose problems and opportunities
Shannon Barnett, M.D. discusses self-harm blogs
Read article

Huffington Post - September 2, 2103
What Makes Someone A Light Sleeper?
David Neubauer, M.D. on what makes someone a light sleeper
Read article

NPR Shots Blog - August 20, 2013
Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens and Mental Problems
Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. talks about a study that found that psychedelic drugs are not linked to mental illness
Read article

CNN - August 13, 2013
Spanning the globe for scary high bridges
Joseph Bienvenu, M.D. talks about fear of bridges
Read article

CBS News - August 7, 2013
Two cups of hot cocoa a day sharpen seniors' brains, study suggests
Paul Rosenberg, M.D. comments
Read article

Health Day - July14, 2013
Two New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies
Paul Rosenberg, M.D. discusses new Alzheimer's research
Read article

Washington Post - July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner's sexual behavior may have underlying issues
Fred Berlin, M.D. is quoted about inappropriate sexual behavior
Read article

New York Times Mind Blog - July 22, 2013
Nightmares After the I.C.U.
Read article

Time - July 18, 2013
Apps for Mastering Your Mood
Time covers Dr. Adam Kaplin's Project: Mood 24/7
Read article

KPCC - Southern California Public Radio - July 17, 2013
What happens in the brain of someone with amnesia?
Listen online

The Atlantic - June 27, 2013
How Meditation Works
Read article

Scientific American - June 26, 2013
A Hospital Stay Can Trigger PTSD
Read article

New York Times Mind Blog - June 24, 2013
Clues in the Cycle of Suicides
Read article

PsychCentral - June 3, 2013
Mice Study Suggests Lead Exposure Linked to Schizophrenia
Read article

Wall Street Journal - May 17, 2013
DSM-5: A Manual Run Amok
Article attached

Baltimore Magazine- May 2013
Mental Notes
Article attached

Huffington Post�- February 14, 2013
ADHD Persists In Young Children Despite Medication: Study
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The Atlantic - February 13, 2013
ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Medication in 9 Out of 10 Kids
Read article

Bloomberg - February 11, 2013
Drugs Don't Benefit Preschoolers With Attention Disorder
Read article

Baltimore Sun- February 11, 2013
Treatment not helping kids with attention deficit disorder
Read article

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley | January 31. 2013
"Stigma" of Mental Illness a Setback for Patients, Society
Watch video clip

PBS News Hour Science Blog - January 23, 2013
Genes and Environment Combine to Bring on Mental Illness
Read article


CBS This Morning - December 6, 2012
Features Dr. Paul Rosenberg discussing our clinical trial of a pacemaker-like device for Alzheimer's disease
Watch video clip
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US News and World Report - Health News - November 14, 2012
Schizophrenic Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Liver Longer, Study Says
Read article
JHMI News Release

JHMI News Release May 16, 2012
Johns Hopkins Experts Say Psychiatry's Diagnostic Manual Needs Overhaul

JHMI News Release - May 7, 2012
Deep Brain Stimulation May Hold Promise for Mild Alzheimer's Disease - May 11, 2012
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Connectivity in AD
Read article

MedGadget - May 10, 2012
Why Deep Brain Stimulation Could Offer Hope for People Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease
Read article

Reuters Health News - May 8, 2012
Device might spark memories in some with Alzheimer's
Read article

Fox News Health - May 8, 2012
Device to slow down Alzheimer's disease
Read article

JHMI News Release April 10, 2012
Symptoms That Mimic Epilepsy Linked to Stress, Poor Coping Skills

WYPR: Maryland Morning - May 15, 2012
Unraveling Pseudoseizures
Listen online

Baltimore Sun - April 13, 2012
Not all seizures mean epilepsy
Read article

Forbes - April 14, 2012
How Stress Can Lead to Seizures
Read article

MedPage - April 12, 2012
Some Seizures Ties to Poor Coping
Read article

CBS News - April 12, 2012
Seizures Often Misdiagnosed as Epilepsy, Actually Stress: Study
Read article

Daily RX - April 13, 2012
Stress Induced Seizures: Not Epilepsy
Read article

Huffington Post - April 9, 2012
Draft National Alzheimer's Plan is Disappointing
Dr. Kostas Lyketsos and others feel that the psycho-social dimensions of dementia are largely ignored in this national policy statement.
Read article

Washington Post - April 9, 2012
Aging makes people more vulnerable to depression, but the problem can be treated
Dr. Susan Lehmann says that even minor depression can have a major impact on functioning and quality of life.
Read article

The Daily Beast - March 1, 2012
Pickiness: The Secret Eating Disorder Nobody's Talking About
Read article

Baltimore Sun - March 1, 2012
Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain Are Normal
Hopkins psychiatrist points to steps that may slow or prevent dementia.
Read article

Shots: NPR's Health Blog - February 29, 2012
The High Price Of Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer's
Read article

US News and World Report - February 28, 2012
Drug-Free Housing Helps Heroin, Oxycontin Addicts Recover
Study found higher abstinence rates with housing, day treatment
Read article
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Baltimore Sun: Howard Magazine - January 25, 2012
The Power of Sleep
How a good night's sleep can transform your life
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