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Fear of stigma or sanction keeps many doctors from revealing mental health issues, study finds

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 - Anonymous survey suggests need for better support & state licensing standards ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those

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The 21st Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 - “Gun Violence, Mental Illness and the Law: Balancing Risk and Rights for Effective Policy” The 21st Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Ford Auditorium in University Hospital. This year’s featured speaker is Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., MA who

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Depression Center Executive Director John F. Greden, M.D., honored by national network, Michigan governor

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 - Dr. Greden lauded for his contributions to the field of mental health John F. Greden, M.D., the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and a research professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Instutute, received a pair of awards Sept. 13 at the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) annual conference in Denver.  Greden (left), who serves

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Hundreds of Southeast Michigan tweens needed to help U-M scientists explore the developing brain

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Parents of tweens and teens often wish they could peer inside their child’s brain, to figure out what makes them tick or what’s troubling them. So do scientists who are trying to understand the human brain, and how it develops. Now, a new national study will try to do just that,

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U-M scientists part of $15 million initiative to understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 - Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses using stem cells ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this

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Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership: An Opportunity for Matched Funding

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 - One in four adults will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Mental or behavioral health issues can be debilitating independently, but unfortunately, over half of people living with mental illnesses also have additional general medical conditions. Managing multiple health issues can be complicated and costly, requiring multifaceted care management. Even with a

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NAMI awards major research fellowship to U-M Department of Psychiatry

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 - Aislinn Williams, M.D., Ph.D. selected as the first Unger fellow The University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Psychiatry recently received a five-year grant from NAMI to support a NAMI research fellow. “One of the most important things about this grant is that our research fellows will help individuals who live with serious mental illnesses

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Statewide research universities receive $9 million for Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 - Federal funding begins today for statewide venture that brings together University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University researchers, clinicians, trainees The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and

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Depression Center Executive Director Dr. John Greden Comments on Physician-Scientist 2016 Presidential Wish List

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 - Depression Center executive director Dr. John Greden commented on the following article, “A physician-scientist’s wish list for the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates.” Dr. Greden noted, “Dr. Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York presents a stellar wish list for presidential candidates to secure

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U-M Department of Psychiatry Faculty Present at Annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 - This past month, the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in was held in Toronto. Several U-M Department of Psychiatry faculty members attended and presented their work. Here is a summary of their involvement: On July 25th, as part of her ongoing work on the Bright Focus Foundation National Expert Panel on Home-Based Dementia Care,

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