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The Newsletter of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

BrainWise Winter 2019

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BrainWise Winter 2019

From the Director: Groundbreaking Efforts, Empathetic Care

Psychiatry Director Jimmy Potash shares the department’s latest advances and milestones.

BrainWise Winter 2019

Community Psychiatry Program Extends Help to the Neediest Patients

Experts at Creative Alternatives at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center work tirelessly to provide mental health services to the state’s most persistently and severely mentally ill.

BrainWise Winter 2019

Therapy Group Offers ‘Mature Coping Skills’ to Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

A new outpatient group therapy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center uses a form of psychotherapy focused on strengthening patients’ coping skills to help them avert a crisis.

BrainWise Winter 2019

Could Virtual Reality Improve Treatments for Kids with Anxiety or OCD?

An adolescent psychologist is hopeful that his new virtual reality study to understand how kids acquire and eliminate fear will ease anxiety and fear.

BrainWise Winter 2019

Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: A Growing Threat

Increasingly, older adults are misusing alcohol and drugs – raising their risks for falls, fractures and other emergencies.

BrainWise Winter 2019

Faculty Research and Awards Highlight Progress Across Psychiatric Specialties

Learn about the latest developments in dementia care research, chronic pain and insomnia research and more.