Washington University School of Medicine


Risk of schizophrenia assessed with new screening tool

March 1, 2022

16-question tool designed to identify young people at high risk

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WashU part of $65 million NIH study of schizophrenia in young people

January 24, 2022

Teens, young adults needed for study aimed at improving early diagnosis

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Upcoming Free 1-Credit Zoom CEU Event:

December 9, 2021

"Exploring the connection between trauma and psychosis," "
Sherrie Wallace, LCSW

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Past Free 1-Credit Zoom CEU Event:

August 19, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 pm

"Developing a Health Promotion Program within Coordinated Specialty Care Clinics for First Episode Psychosis"
Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa

St. Louis Talks - Quick Hits and Dr. Daniel Mamah

July 30,2021

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Excellence in Mental Health Award

St. Louis American

July 29, 2021

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Dr. Daniel Mamah named Excellence in Mental Health Awardee

July 15, 2021

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Online 2nd Thursday Wellness Series


October 08, 2020

Tune in on Thursday, 10/8 at 12 PM to watch a presentation by WERC's social work practicum student, Carli, on the defining symptoms of psychosis, how to recognize them, the importance of early intervention, and what you can do to help yourself or a loved one. Registration is free!

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Childhood psychosis and COVID Stress -- with Dr Mamah, and Dr Becker


July 25, 2020

Dr. Mamah spoke on 97.1 Talk Radio about the importance of early intervention and the early signs that someone may experience before developing psychosis.

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Schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders focus of new clinic for teens, young adults


June 22, 2020

The first signs of mental illness involving psychosis — the experience of having hallucinations, delusions or intrusive, disturbing thoughts — often appear during the teen years.

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FCC vote supports 3-digit suicide hotline number


December 13, 2019

When the months-long process is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency.

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Bipolar and Schizophrenia Disorders Accurately Predicted With WERCAP Sections


October 3, 2016

By using the Washington Early Recognition Center Affectivity and Psychosis (WERCAP) questionnaire, investigators accurately predicted bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in more than 85% of patients.

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Brain Connectivity in Psychiatric Diseases

Innovate Psychiatry

Winter 2016

Psychiatrist Daniel Mamah and his colleagues mapped the structural connections in patients' brains and then fed the data into a computer to identify patterns of connectivity.The computer was able to sort most of the 47 patients into one of four groups.

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Exploring a new way to diagnose mental illness


February 18, 2015

The Human Connectome Project aims to identify the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. Building on that work, a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is focused on understanding how those pathways differ in people with psychiatric illnesses.

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The Brain, in Exquisite Detail

The New York Times

January 06, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Deanna Barch talks fast, as if she doesn’t want to waste any time getting to the task at hand, which is substantial. She is one of the researchers here at Washington University working on the first interactive wiring diagram of the living, working human brain.

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The Human Connectome

Outlook, Washington University School of Medicine Magazine

October 2014

Effort to relate brain connectivity to individual capabilities will establish a new baseline for future studies.

WHAT MAKES US THINK AND FEEL AND REMEMBER? Why do people behave differently or have varied learning styles? What makes people unique? The answers can be found in the neural networks firing within our brains.

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