Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

May 12, 2023
As of 2021 it is estimated that world-wide the number of refugees and asylum-seekers is over 31 million. While academics and researchers have been attempting to capture global and domestic attitudes towards these vulnerable groups, many of these studies will report biased findings and influence…
January 3, 2023
Rishi Gautam, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discussed the discussed postpartum depression new mothers sometimes experience after giving birth, in the article “Feeling Blue After Childbirth? Know About Postpartum Depression & How You Can Get Better,”…
October 14, 2022
At a moment when the global COVID-19 pandemic is finally loosening its grip on the public consciousness as an object of existential dread, a new fear has swept in to supplant it: nuclear annihilation. Assistant Professor Amir Afkhami, MD, from the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,…
July 14, 2022
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, and Donna J. Perlin, MD, marked the Perlin Family’s more than a century-long association with the George Washington University (GW) by endowing The Seymour and Ruth Perlin Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences…
August 9, 2021
Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, will serve as the interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences beginning Aug. 16, 2021.
August 9, 2021
Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, has spent more than two decades in countries where psychiatric care was scarce. One solution, he found, was recruiting and training non-psychiatrists to help shoulder the burden, known as a task-sharing model. Now, he’s bringing this strategy to underserved populations in…
May 17, 2021
Two professors of psychiatry and behavioral sciences from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Philip Candilis, MD, and Allen Dyer, MD, PhD, along with additional researchers recently published a study on latent class analysis of sociopolitical and…
January 25, 2021
Suzan Song, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to WNYC's The Takeaway about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our mental health and why so many are now hitting the "pandemic wall."
October 26, 2020
Pooja Lakshmin, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, joined The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM for a segment on how to cope with election stress and anxiety.
October 20, 2020
Daniel Lieberman, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, spoke to WUSA9 for a segment about daylight saving time and how people can navigate seasonal depression.