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Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace with the Ross School of Business

Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace with the Ross School of Business

May 17, 2016

The newsroom is a stressful workplace that requires long hours, night shifts and being ‘tuned in’ to world events 24/7. Research has suggested that anywhere from four to 28 percent of journalists have suffered from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) over the course of their careers, and a 2001 study showed 85 percent of journalists have experienced

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UMHS opens expanded ECT facility to help more people with severe depression and more

UMHS opens expanded ECT facility to help more people with severe depression and more

July 6, 2016

A new mental health treatment unit in University Hospital South will expand the availability of a highly-effective therapy for people with severe forms

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Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

July 6, 2016

Changes may increase risk of continued drug use and addiction ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re

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Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

June 7, 2016

A panel of neuroscientists says action is needed to drive research on brain-based disease and behavior while helping young neuroscientists prepare for

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Honors & Awards »

Mary Blazek, MD, MEH and collaborators receive the Scholarly Publications Award from ADMSEP

Mary Blazek, MD, MEH and collaborators receive the Scholarly Publications Award from ADMSEP

June 21, 2016

Mary Blazek, MD Mary Blazek, MD, MEHP, clinical assistant professor

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Dr. Helen Kales named to Lancet panel on dementia care

Dr. Helen Kales named to Lancet panel on dementia care

March 14, 2016

Dr. Helen Kales Helen

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Department of Psychiatry Faculty Inducted to the U-M 2015 League of Educational Excellence

Department of Psychiatry Faculty Inducted to the U-M 2015 League of Educational Excellence

December 11, 2015

Earlier this month four

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Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 2016

Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 2016

May 10, 2016

Jan McWethy and Brad Packard have worked as a team on the unit since 1999 Brad Packard and Jan McWethy have been on the nursing staff with the U-M Department

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The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

May 6, 2016

Lee Woodruff, Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation shares a message about veteran mental health here Veterans to be honored during event over Memorial

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

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

April 27, 2016

End of Miracles book cover Dr. Monica Starkman is a proud alum

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

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,

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

April 18, 2016 Dear Colleagues, Kenneth Silk, M.D.05/27/1944 – 04/18/2016 It is with a very heavy heart that I convey the following information to you. Many of you are aware that Ken Silk, beloved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

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

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

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.

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

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

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ECT’s future in the balance

For decades, people with severe depression, bipolar disorder, and other major mental health conditions have gotten help from the treatment known as ECT, when nothing else helped them.

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