Psych Matters Blog

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to call attention to the fact that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease – which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. We spoke with Allan Anderson, MD, director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson (BAI Tucson), about the disease, warning signs, how early treatment can be effective, the toll on caregivers, and recommendations for supporting overall brain health.

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Maternal Mental Health: Finding Help, Hope and Support Amid Intense Challenges

May is Maternal Mental Health awareness month. Recognized globally, the aim is to bring awareness to the mental health challenges – such as postpartum depression – that mothers and families face surrounding the birth of a child.

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Behind Closed Doors During COVID

By: Saira S Kalia, MD | May 7, 2020

UArizona Department of Psychiatry’s Saira Kalia, MD, assistant professor and the Medical Director of Banner – University Medical Center Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, shares the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on domestic violence, child abuse, and isolation, and offers helpful resources for coping and healing.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD | April 29, 2020

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, we spoke with Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD about some of the less-mentioned topics surrounding alcohol use disorder. Dr. Emerick specializes in Addiction Medicine and Adult Psychiatry.

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Andrà Tutto Bene/Everything is going to be alright!

Cinzia Bonvecchio, an Italian physician in Modena, Italy and UArizona Integrative Psychiatry Program Observer, shares her experience of Italians being resourceful and hopeful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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