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The Newsletter of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2017


Jimmy Potash, new director of the Department of Psychiatry, shares his full-circle trajectory and goals.

Fall 2017

A Seasoned Look at Anorexia Treatment

Eating disorder expert Angela Guarda urges patients and their families to be wary of private, for-profit residential treatment programs. She explains why the Johns Hopkins model has proven more successful in the long term in changing behaviors about food and weight.

Fall 2017

A New Push to Teach Doctors About Late-Life Depression

Depression and suicide rates are rising among the elderly. Johns Hopkins geriatric psychiatrist Susan Lehmann wants every doctor to spot the signs—before it’s too late.

Fall 2017

A Biomarker for Emotional Impairment in Boys with ADHD?

Johns Hopkins psychologist Karen Seymour and neurologist Stewart Mostofsky research subcortical neuroanatomy in boys and girls with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their recent MRI study analyzed volume and shape and found sex dysmorphic results that may be a biomarker for boys at risk for emotion dysregulation, an associated feature of ADHD.

Fall 2017

New Books by Faculty

A new book by O. Joseph Bienvenu, Ramona Hopkins and Christina Jones examines the psychological and cognitive impact of critical illness; Robert Findling has published a new edition of a clinical manual of child and adolescent psychopharmacology; and George Everly and Jeffrey Lating have published a guide to psychological first aid.