Filed under Psychiatry

What to do with unexpected research results

What to do with unexpected research results

When research results are not as expected, it can be challenging for the investigator, especially for those just starting out. However, as Dr. Thomas Kosten, professor and the Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, reminds us, some of the best work can … Continue reading

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Ketamine: A rapid antidepressant?

Helping people diagnosed with major depression feel better in as little as a few hours? Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, says its can happen. The drug that could make it a reality? Ketamine—a drug approved for anesthesia, but known … Continue reading

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Understanding mood changes triggered by menopause

Because hormones influence mood, perimenopause, or the transition period prior to menopause, can be an emotional time for women, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM, said that perimenopause occurs at the same time as other life … Continue reading

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Coping with tragedies: BCM expert offers advice

Watching tragedies such as those at the Boston Marathon and at the plant explosion in West, Texas, can leave many people feeling overwhelmed, helpless and upset. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer a few tips and resources to cope with these difficult times. “Those who have already endured a painful event may be re-traumatized. … Continue reading