UAB Insight Psychiatry Volume 2

N OT E WO RT H Y E V E N T Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Seventh Annual UAB Department of Psychiatry Research Symposium, April 16, 2013. UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine (CPM) 2nd floor auditorium (1713 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL). The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. PAID JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND AVE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 2 NO. 5 PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT T H E Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2012 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 U N IV E RS IT Y O F A L A BA M A AT B IR M IN G H A M This image of the brain was created using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a magnetic resonance imaging technique that measures diffusion in tissue to produce 3D images of white matter pathways in the living human brain. The image’s colors indicate orientation of the pathways. PSYCHIATRY Diffusion tensor imaging produces 3D images of white matter pathways in the human brain. PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Depar tment of Psychiatr y and Behavioral Neurobiology visit : psychiatr Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians I S S U E P H YS I C I A N H Q Lahti Directs New First Episode Schizophrenia Clinic UABMEDICINE.ORG/PHYSICIAN Still at Risk: Rethinking Suicide Prevention • Full digital and downloadable editions of physician publications including all 16 specialty editions of UAB Medicine Insight Alabama Brain Collection Makes Tissue Available • News and updates about recent medical and research discoveries, advancements, patient care, events, and seminars Lahti Collaborates With Auburn University • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians including Ambassador, UAB School of Medicine CME, and UAB Research information. Register for quarterly news, events, and updates from UAB Medicine at Redwine Treats Depression Using rTMS Therapy Featured Clinical Trials 2 2 UAB Medicine News 3 Publications of Note 3 Measures of Success 3 The UAB Department of Psychiatry First Episode relapse,” says clinic Director Adrienne Lahti, MD, professor Schizophrenia Clinic recently was established to provide and director of the Division of Behavioral Neurobiology. a comprehensive response to treat teenaged patients after “Patients are the primary target of treatment, but the need to their initial diagnosis. Only a few First Episode Clinics are New Physicians • Information on how to refer psychiatry patients to UAB Medicine • Information to help your psychiatry patients navigate UAB Medicine Lahti Directs New First Episode Schizophrenia Clinic H I G H L I G H T S educate families is vital to the recovery process.” available in the US, and UAB’s is the only one in Alabama. The services offered at the First Episode Clinic are 4 interdisciplinary, recovery-driven, and individually tailored onset of symptoms. “Early diagnosis and intervention to support the needs of the patient. They may include facilitates prompt treatment, accelerated recovery, assessment, monitoring of symptoms and recovery progress, preservation of psychosocial skills, and decreased risk of Noteworthy Event It aims to diagnose and treat schizophrenia from the initial and medication management. Individualized treatment continued on page 2