September 23, 2020
COVID-19 may be causing a second pandemic of insomnia – or “coronasomnia.” Sleep experts offer tips to improve sleep and ease the stress.
August 14, 2020
Children with autism born to mothers who had immune conditions during their pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems, a UC Davis Health study has found. Offspring sex may also interact with maternal immune conditions to influence outcomes, particularly in terms of a child's cognition.
August 12, 2020
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s first virtual Summer Institute breaks records, reaching thousands of people in at least 15 countries.
August 10, 2020
Common gastrointestinal symptoms are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. These symptoms are more common and potentially disruptive in young kids with autism.
July 31, 2020
Kids get anxious when their lives are uncertain, and in this coronavirus era, almost everything is uncertain. Two experts help families work through the stress of an unprecedented back-to-school year.
July 30, 2020
Tara Niendam has received a $2.8 million contract from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health in support of EPI-CAL, a network of early psychosis programs in California.
July 29, 2020
A new UC Davis MIND Institute Study explores whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 28, 2020
U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.
July 24, 2020
An engine for interdisciplinary research: The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center is renewed with a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
July 21, 2020
UC Davis Health researchers are hoping to create better interventions for children with autism who struggle with depression.
June 24, 2020
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis recented awarded seed funding to three projects designed to improve mental health research in California and strengthen collaborations with community, regional and statewide partners.
June 11, 2020
A $3.65 million grant from NIH to fund Meghan Miller’s study of autism and ADHD markers in babies.
June 2, 2020
UC Davis Health adapted to telehealth at an unprecedented rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s using lessons learned to adapt for the future an even fuller experience for patients.
May 28, 2020
Kids with autism may have a change in their symptom severity during childhood. Around 30% of them have less symptoms by age 6.
May 19, 2020
Symptoms of depression in young adults with autism were linked to less proactive cognitive control, a new UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.
April 27, 2020
UC Davis researchers studied the role of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter produced in the hypothalamus, which is known to play an important role in social behavior across species. By analyzing the behavior of mice receiving different treatments, they gained insight into whether oxytocin may be a good target for future pharmacological therapies that could alleviate social withdrawal in mental illness.
April 22, 2020
A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS), but not for lovastatin as a treatment for FXS.
‘Help is in Your Hands’ — A great resource for families with young kids on the autism spectrum! [video]
March 26, 2020
A free online resource to help parents with young kids with autism add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home, and a great training resource for early-intervention providers.
March 25, 2020
Expressive language sampling addresses urgent need in fragile X syndrome research and therapy.
February 24, 2020
Cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability can now be accurately assessed thanks to UC Davis Health researchers who updated and validated series of tests, part of the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery.
January 23, 2020
New UC Davis study links amygdala size with psychiatric problems in girls with autism.
January 22, 2020
UC Davis MIND Institute brings knowledge to clinicians and hope to families around the world facing fragile X syndrome. UC Davis team travels to Serbia to capture their stories.
January 21, 2020
UC Davis medical students being trained to prevent and treat opioid use disorder
UPDATE: Parking Structure 1 (PS1) South Gate reopened; periodic closures of North Gate begin Jan. 20
January 17, 2020
To complete parking upgrades to Parking Structure 1 (PS1), the North Gate will be subject to periodic closures for about four weeks, beginning Jan. 20. The South Gate of PS1, with direct access to/from Stockton Blvd., has reopened.
November 21, 2019
Sixteen UC Davis researchers – six from the School of Medicine - have been recognized in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.
October 30, 2019
From pow wows to the Nutcracker: 9-year-old with autism dances with joy
October 21, 2019
David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
October 17, 2019
Efforts to develop and educate health care providers and the general public about gun violence restraining orders for individuals who have access to guns and are in crisis lands Amy Barnmorst, psychiatry associate professor, national recognition.
National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam
October 10, 2019
The number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries is expected to nearly triple over the next 40 years. With NIH funding, UC Davis Health will provide critical data for policymakers and more broadly share information to help patients and their families.