Archive Tag: Treatment

Current UCLA Students are invited to Participate in the internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) Study

UCLA is currently recruiting students for an iCBT Study as part of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) campus initiative. The iCBT Student Study is the first attempt by the DGC to implement a tiered treatment plan for depressed individuals dependent on severity of symptoms of depression or anxiety. Using an initial online screening tool, participants will be Read more

Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah practices a brain surgery using virtual reality, one of the newest techniques in the field.
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UCLA doctors employ several cutting-edge technologies to treat patients with neurological conditions. Pediatric neurosurgeon Aria Fallah reports practicing surgeries utilizing virtual reality, which allows him to become familiar with 3-D scans of each patient’s brain before surgery. Fallah also uses laser technology to prevent collateral damage for surgeries that pose a high risk to the surrounding brain tissue. At Ronald Reagan Hospital, several doctors also utilize deep-brain stimulation to Read more

Through the initiative, UCLA experts are identifying specific mechanisms that put people at risk for depression and creating customized suites of treatments for each patient.
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The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) has come a long way since it’s initial annoucement last October 2015. The initiative is tackling depression in an unprecedented manner with an aim to better understand and treat this devastating disease. One year later, the DGC has begun a series of studies and set a program in place that will screen and treat UCLA student and staff for depression. At the heart of the UCLA initiative, is the 10-year “100K Study” that will monitor 100,000 people with the goals of identifying the genetic and environmental causes of depression. The study is the largest of its kind to date and will screen for depression by examining participants’ genetics and assessing symptoms through remote monitoring.

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A woman receives a swine flu vaccine in the eastern German city of Dresden on November 4, 2009.
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George Slavich is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at UCLA. Slavich and Rebecca Brachman, neuroscientist at Columbia University, provide commentary on current research projects at Columbia University developing a type of vaccine or long-lasting injection that Read more

Counseling and Psychological Services offers trainings for students who want to learn about mental health and suicide.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers trainings for students who want to learn about mental health and suicide.
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In light of the tragic suicides on UCLA’s campus, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has been reaching out to students directly affected by these suicides. On campus, there are several resources and student groups that aim to support students struggling with mental illness. To combat mental illness at UCLA, the Depression Grand Challenge and CAPS teamed up last spring for Read more