MUSC Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is among the top 10 nationally ranked research departments of psychiatry in the United States. This page is not a patient forum - if you have patient-related questions or comments please contact (843) 792-9888.

Did you know that June is National PTSD Awareness Month?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger.

Going through trauma is not rare. About 6 of every 10 men and 5 of every 10 women experience at least one trauma in their lives. PTSD can happen to anyone, but a number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed to the trauma or injured, you are more likely to develop PTSD.

The following statistics are based on the U.S. population:

• About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point in their lives.

• About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.

• About 10 of every 100 women develop PTSD sometime in their lives compared with about 4 of every 100 men.

Many of our divisions and programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences research and treat PTSD, such as Reproductive Behavioral Health, Addiction Sciences, and Military Sciences.

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YES Campaign

Last year over 100 Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Institute of Psychiatry faculty and staff supported the YES Campaign, and our department was honored throughout MUSC as representing over 10% of the total number of donors across all of MUSC! - https://web.musc.edu/about/giving/yes

To make a donation online, please click below:
https://web.musc.edu/about/giving/yes

To give to a fund not listed on the giving website, please select "Other college, department or program," and type in the fund name and number of your choosing.

If you have any questions or would like to give via cash or check, please contact [email protected] or 843.792.0042.

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MUSC Psychiatry has ongoing publications that can be read here:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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YES Campaign

Last year over 100 Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Institute of Psychiatry faculty and staff supported the YES Campaign, and our department was honored throughout MUSC as representing over 10% of the total number of donors across all of MUSC! - https://web.musc.edu/about/giving/yes

web.musc.edu The Yearly Employee Support Campaign: It starts with us!

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Brain research reveals a circuit for cocaine relapse

Did you know that a brain circuit responsible for cocaine-seeking behavior during relapse has been identified? Read more here!

eurekalert.org Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their findings were published in March 13, 2019 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. This work...

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YES Campaign

Every gift of any size makes a difference.
A matching gift is available for all MUSC Physicians employees on gifts from $250 - $500 again this year.

There are over 1300 funds across MUSC to choose from to support. You can select any fund to receive your financial support. While there is only one general fund (Friends of Mental Health) directly named under Psychiatry, you can choose to give to many other individual division/program specific funds. Please see below for a list of additional Psychiatry funds to choose from. All donations are tax-deductible.

To make a donation online, please click below:
https://web.musc.edu/about/giving/yes

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As teen suicide rates rise, brain imaging is starting to answer questions of why

Did you see this article? MUSC's doctors Mark George and Kevin Gray are featured.

postandcourier.com As SC's suicide rates rise, modern imaging is opening new views into the living brain. They could unlock a key mystery: why some people act on suicidal thoughts while others

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Farewell Reception Honoring Dr. Jeffrey Cluver

Wed, Jun 19, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Farewell Reception Honoring Dr. Jeffrey Cluver
The Wickliffe House, Charleston

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Thank you to our supporters!

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I'm walking to prevent suicide in the Charleston Area Walk

Registration is now open for this year's American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Charleston Area Walk! Once again, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC will be sponsoring a fundraising team.

When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 from 1pm-3pm
Where: North Charleston Riverfront Park
How to register: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/MUSCPsych2019 and click “Join Our Team”
Questions: Contact Meg Wallace ([email protected])

Last year, our team raised $3,548 and was the TOP fundraiser for the event (we even got to lead the walk!!!). This year our goal is to raise $5,000.

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[04/24/19]   As the opiate epidemic continues to menace our country, the growing use of Buprenorphine as a life-saving treatment is also growing. Certification for its use is becoming easier and more widely available. Recently the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has offered training in its use. Complimentary to that effort, the Department’s Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory has instituted an FDA approved urine buprenorphine test. This very sensitive and reliable test can be ordered by MUSC clinicians in EPIC and urine collections can either be analyzed at our lab on the first floor of the IOP (to the right of the lobby) or at the source through the main lab services. We can also “contract” directly with external treatment programs, research groups, and clinicians.

The urine buprenorphine test can be used to confirm use during treatment (sometimes necessary for insurance reimbursement and to ensure no diversion of medication), test prior to treatment, or when fully evaluating opiate abuse (buprenorphine has developed some street value and can be diverted from legitimate use).

For more information, contact Lorie Robertson ([email protected]) CNL lab manger, or Dr. Ray Anton ([email protected]), CNL Director.

Join us this Friday!

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education will be hosting the 2nd Annual Update on Medical Cannabis on September 27, 2019.

https://education.musc.edu/colleges/medicine/departments/psychiatry/cecar/ce/conferences/medical-cannabis

3rd Annual APRN Conference

More than 300 people lost their lives in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday and at least 500 were wounded on one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar. News reports cite the series of bombings as the deadliest violence that the South Asian island country has seen in more than a decade. Though South Carolina is a world away, these events still have the ability to affect many here in the Lowcountry.

MUSC joins the rest of the civilized world in loudly rejecting the hatred from which all such violent acts of intolerance spring. We will continue to stand – individually and collectively – for diversity, equity and inclusion in all its many forms. Learning to understand, accept and respect our differences builds communities that are rich in culture, ideology and resilience. That is what we are striving to sustain at MUSC, an environment where every person who touches our community – as an employee, patient, family member or visitor – feels welcomed, valued and safe.

You are invited to join your MUSC family for a service of reflection to pay respect to the victims of these attacks or for personal contemplation.

Service of Reflection and Remembrance
Thursday, April 25
from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Chapel, 181 Ashley Avenue

For those who would like assistance during this difficult time, MUSC resources include:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Behavioral Support Intervention Team (BSIT)
MUSC Employee Assistance Program
Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Human Resources
Student Organizations
MUSC Public Safety
National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Thank you for your compassion, as well as for the talent and heart you bring to our life-changing work every day.

Join us for Weed Out Stress: Wellness Education in the Urban Farm, May 1, 4pm-6pm, part of Innovation Week, Education Day at MUSC! Unwind, network, and learn ways to manage stress and maintain wellness!

What: Wellness stations including: healthy food preparation, tastings, garden tours, hands-on planting activities, yoga on the 10s, mindfulness and meditation. Live music and light refreshments available.

Who: All faculty, staff and students are invited. Space is limited; registration is required.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 4pm-5pm or 5pm-6pm; registered participants drop in any time during the hour.

Registration: Register at research.musc.edu/innovation or https://redcap.musc.edu/surveys/?s=H4FHP9EA49 by Monday, Apr 29.

32nd Annual Update in Psychiatry

Join us this Friday for our Mental Illness and Law Enforcement Grand Round Series!

This years Clinical Case Conference will be presented by
the Forensic Psychiatry Fellows. The presentation will
focus upon interactions between people with serious
mental illness and law enforcement within the
community. They will present recent empirical literature
regarding community interactions, as well as training
techniques used to mitigate crisis situations between
people with mental illness and law enforcement. They will also provide information from the perspective of
law enforcement to offer a balanced view of the topic.

A Closer Look at E-cigarettes & Teen Vaping

For health educators, healthcare providers, community advocates, and anyone working on behalf of youth wellness

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Columbia, SC

For more information and to register for this event, please visit smokefreescsummit.org

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I'm walking to prevent suicide in the Charleston Area Walk

Support MUSC Psychiatry as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Charleston Area Walk .

We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. To donate online, please select "Roster" and then choose one of the team members listed. Once you're on their page, click "Donate Now." Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

You can also support us by registering to walk with our team - just click the "join our team" button above.

Thank you!

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Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists

SCIMHA Annual Meeting and Conference

5th Annual Spring Social Work Conference

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia

[04/20/19]   The Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a new submission cycle for the Chair’s Research Development Fund (CRDF). Applications will be accepted until midnight, May 1st. The CRDF supports several goals related to maintaining high quality research training programs. The primary goals are to increase the number of extramurally-funded junior investigators, encourage integration of trainees into research projects, enhance mentor-mentee collaborations within and across department divisions, and increase minority representation among funded junior investigators.

If you are interested in applying for this proposal, you must contact Kristen Mulholland ([email protected]) to ensure that she provides you with the latest version of the submission guidelines.

Are you a faculty or staff member at MUSC?
Do you work as part of a team?

If so, then you may be eligible to participate in a brief online study to assess perceptions of teamwork among hospital employees.

Eligible participants who complete the study will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards!

Please go to http://j.mp/2Fpys5f to determine if you are eligible and complete the study. The survey is estimated to take 10-15 minutes.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

Thank you to Dr. Martin Paulus and his lecture on Computational Psychiatry for our Inga Taylor Lecture!

Women's Health Interest Group

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Innovation Week 2019

Join us for Weed Out Stress: Wellness Education in the Urban Farm, May 1, 4pm-6pm, part of Innovation Week, Education Day at MUSC! Unwind, network, and learn ways to manage stress and maintain wellness!

What: Wellness stations including: healthy food preparation, tastings, garden tours, hands-on planting activities, yoga on the 10s, mindfulness and meditation. Live music and light refreshments available.

Who: All faculty, staff and students are invited. Space is limited; registration is required.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 4pm-5pm or 5pm-6pm; registered participants drop in any time during the hour.

Registration: Register at research.musc.edu/innovation or https://redcap.musc.edu/surveys/?s=H4FHP9EA49 by Monday, Apr 29.

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Lowcountry Mental Health Conference Charleston, SC | Lowcountry Mental Health Conference held annually in Charleston, SC.

Don’t miss this year’s Lowcountry Mental Health Conference (www.lowcountrymhconference.com) to be held August 1-2nd in downtown Charleston, SC. The event offers two days of unique talks and performances on a variety of mental health topics. The conference also provides up to 14.25 continuing education hours for Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Educators and more!! You will also see two incredible music performances from alternative country band, Wild Ponies, and Grammy winning singer, Jennifer Holliday!

We have some special performances you won’t want to miss plus talks from leading experts in the field. Talk topics include:

· Innovations in Clinical Suicidology: Essential Interventions and Clinical Tools

· Why It’s Hard Being Human and What Can Be Done About It: Getting Inside Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

· Cultivating Psychological Health Using ACT: Practical Tools, Tips, Strategies and Exercises

· The Eden Project: The Psychodynamics of Relationship

· Under Saturn’s Shadow: The Difficulty of Doing Therapy with Men

· In-Between Times: Something Gone, Something Not Yet

· Race Matters: The Psychodynamics of Race in America

· The State of the Opioid Epidemic and the Pendulum: Pain vs. Addiction

· Anxious Parents - Anxious Kids: How Executive Function Skills Provide a Path to Confidence

· And much more!

Register today at www.lowcountrymhconference.com/register

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Grand Rounds Series

Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists is a great place to make an appoinment with some amazing physicians!

Carla Kmett Danielson, Ph.D., was unanimously chosen for the 2019 Peggy Schachte Research Mentor Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have excelled in mentoring faculty in obtaining research support from private and public organizations or government agencies. The award targets a faculty mentor or other colleague who encourages and supports the advancement of others as successful, extramurally funded investigators.
https://education.musc.edu/MUSCApps/FacultyDirectory/Danielson-Carla

Kristen Mullinax, M.D., has been elected by the medical students for membership into the Paul B. Underwood, Jr. Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is a national non-profit organization that recognizes, supports, and promotes the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. Dr. Mullinax is recognized for her exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence, and compassion.
https://education.musc.edu/MUSCApps/FacultyDirectory/Mullinax-Kristen

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