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KNOE - Dr. Shawn McNeil, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSUHS says mental health is as important and in some cases more important than a person’s physical health. He says some children are going through a lot of stressful events right now. including their sleep schedule changing, more expectations in a new grade level, or the pandemic, including mask mandates.
NPR / Red River Radio - Dr. Shawn McNeil, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport talks about substance abuse disorders, a national health crisis.
Kevin S. Murnane, PhD, was awarded the NINDS grant for the research project entitled, “Exploring the Role of Oxytocin in the Regulation of Neuronal Excitability,” is focused on form of catastrophic childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome.
On April 16th, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine held a virtual retirement celebration honoring Dr. Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Fitz-Gerald was recognized for her thirty-three years of service to LSUHS.
KSLA12 - EXTENDED INTERVIEW with Dr. James Patterson, professor and chair of psychiatry, LSU Health Shreveport
Dr. James Patterson, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSUHS noted, “As our own community struggles with a growing number of patients suffering from mental disorders including drug addiction, I am deeply grateful for this expansion and modernization of mental health services, which will enhance access and outcomes for these valued citizens.”
Red River Radio's Health Matters episode featured Dr. Jennifer Kosty and Dr. James Patterson discussing head trauma.
Dr. Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald has been elected to the American Psychiatric Association's Assembly to serve as the Recorder.
Dr. McPherson played a major role in alerting Congress to the conditions in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) family residential centers.
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