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Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The first year after medical school, called internship, means round-the-clock hours, low rank, constant demands from patients and superiors, learning complex new skills and constant fear of making a mistake that could harm a patient. The result: A year […] - read more

Dr. Thomas Fluent to be Honored as “Veteran of the Game” at the U-M Men’s Basketball Season Opener this Friday

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 - Captain Thomas Fluent, MD has served in the United States Navy for 28 years. Following graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Fluent continued his medical training and began his military service at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia; Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. After 10 […] - read more

U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 - ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol into adulthood, according to new research by the University of Michigan.  Researchers from the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School found that anxiety among females and alcohol use among males in their teens […] - read more

The U-M Department of Psychiatry mourns the passing of Alexander (“Shonny”) Guiora, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 - A native of Hungary, Professor Guiora took undergraduate studies at Peter Pazmany University in Budapest before entering the Université de Paris, Sorbonne, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1951. From 1951 to 1958, Professor Guiora served in the Israeli Defense Forces, first as clinical psychologist at a military hospital, and then as chief clinical […] - read more

Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones, U-M study finds

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they’ll respond to a real one, new research finds. Those who can muster their brain’s own chemical forces against depression, it appears, have a head start in overcoming its symptoms with help […] - read more

NIH selects U-M as one of thirteen sites to launch landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 - ANN ARBOR – The National Institutes of Health just announced that the University of Michigan would be one of thirteen research grants to institutions around the country as part of a study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study will follow approximately 10,000 children […] - read more

A new factor in depression? Brain protein discovery could lead to better treatments

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Low. Down. Less than normal. That’s what the word depression means, and what people with depression often feel like. But sometimes, depression can mean too much of something – as new research shows. The discovery, about a protein called fibroblast growth factor 9 or FGF9, goes against previous findings that depressed brains often have less of […] - read more

U-M Depression Center launches new mental health education website for high schools

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 - ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Depression Center has launched a new website designed to support educators of grades 8-12 in communicating with their students about mental health concerns, and in creating a classroom environment which promotes positive mental health. The new website, called Classroom Mental Health, was designed to fill a gap in […] - read more

A Special Address by President Mark Schlissel: 20th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 - University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., will present this year’s 20th annual Waggoner lecture, which will be held on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 in Ford Auditorium, UH at 4:00 p.m. The title of his talk will be: “Making U-M Safer for Students: Confronting the Challenge of Sexual Misconduct.” Dr. Mark S. Schlissel, in […] - read more

New web-based tool called WeCareAdvisor aims to provide support for caregivers of those with dementia

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 - ANN ARBOR – Researchers from the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry have developed an innovative online tool called the WeCareAdvisor and launched a study to see if it could assist families or spouses in caring for a loved one with dementia. While many people think of dementia as a memory problem, what is not […] - read more