SMU’s Tart presents research linking antidepressants and obesity

Candyce D. Tart

SMU’s Tart presents research linking antidepressants and obesity

CandyceTart%2Clorez.jpgThe research of Candyce D. Tart, a doctoral candidate in the SMU Psychology Department's Anxiety Research and Treatment Program, was featured on Tart presented the research recently at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America 30th Annual Conference.

Family Research Center helps children of family violence

Candyce.jpgEach year more than 1 million children in the United States are brought to shelters to escape family violence. Each of their families reports, on average, more than 60 acts of aggression at home during the past year, ranging from pushes and shoves to hits and kicks. More than half of the families report an incident involving a knife or gun.

"Research that studies children who witness violence in the home is fundamental to helping them," says Paige Flink, executive director of The Family Place in Dallas. The Family Research Center, a new program of SMU's Psychology Department in Dedman College, works with shelters such as The Family Place to address the mental health problems of children facing domestic violence.