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The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

Fri, 06 May 2016 - Veterans to be honored during event over Memorial Day weekend Depression is common – really common. Recent studies estimate that 1 in 5 American adults, approximately 43.8 million individuals, experience some kind of mental illness every year, and nearly 16 million adults experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Depression affects […] - read more

Dr. Monica Starkman, professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 - Dr. Monica Starkman is a proud alum of U-M Medical School, class of 1963. For many decades Dr. Starkman pursued her primary passions, with a long and fulfilling career of NIH-funded research; clinical activities as the founding director of the Psychiatry Program in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and teaching. She is now an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, active […] - read more

Who gets hooked on drugs & who stays clean? Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 - Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while […] - read more

UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk, M.D.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 - April 18, 2016 Dear Colleagues, It is with a very heavy heart that I convey the following information to you. Many of you are aware that Ken Silk, beloved colleague, mentor and friend to so many in the department and health system, was struggling with a blood malignancy, underwent bone marrow transplantation and was continuing […] - read more

Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER: Study shows promise

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 - Long-lasting effect of motivational interviews in reducing risky opioid use ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen exactly where many […] - read more

Fashion design meets U-M research in wearable human stem cell images

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 - Dominic Pangborn designs scarves and ties that draw attention to Prechter bipolar disorder research teams’ advances ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dominic Pangborn’s artwork is always changing. He’s fearless in his approach, which is never the same twice. Over his decades-long career, the designer has received many awards and recognitions, and his signature ties are ubiquitous […] - read more

Could a brain “growth chart” spot attention problems early? New study suggests so

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 - Brain imaging to measure development of a child’s brain networks may help predict who’s at risk ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Want to know if your child’s height and weight are on track? Check the growth chart that the doctor gives you after each yearly checkup. Want to know if your child’s brain is on track […] - read more

For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 - Surprising findings suggest mind-body techniques are effective for managing PTSD, but more research is needed. Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They intrude at the quietest moments and don’t seem to have an off switch. […] - read more

Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 - ANN ARBOR—It’s long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression. So it might be logical to conclude that women who experience such stresses would suffer more depressive symptoms than men later in life, right? Wrong. New research from the University […] - read more

New pediactric psychiatry unit to open in C.S. Mott Children’s hospital

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 - Regardless of disease – mental or physical – every child deserves the best possible care in the best possible environment. As part of our commitment to providing the highest standards of care to children and adolescents, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital recently completed construction of a the Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health […] - read more