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The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

February 2, 2016

Careful study in veterans looks at accidental death by prescription painkillers ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And the threshold for safe prescribing may

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Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

January 21, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults’ brains for decades to come – including their ability to process and act

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

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

November 19, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The

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

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

November 5, 2015

ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol

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Honors & Awards »

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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U-M part of team awarded $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

U-M part of team awarded $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

December 7, 2015

ANN ARBOR – Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University will receive $2.5 million over five years

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

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

November 10, 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

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6 Tips for Talking Supportively About Miscarriage

6 Tips for Talking Supportively About Miscarriage

February 2, 2016

Written by Monica Starkman, M.D., U-M psychiatry professor emeritus 

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Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

February 2, 2016

Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, discusses what brain research tells us or suggests regarding the structure and function of the brains of people who stutter,

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Coming soon to your checkup: A check for depression

Coming soon to your checkup: A check for depression

January 26, 2016

U-M Depression Center Executive Director Supports New Recommendation for Screening in the General Adult Population Today, the U.S. Preventive Services

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Interpersonal Relationships and Social Support Focus at 14th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Leaders and innovators in college student mental health will once again descend upon Ann Arbor in March as the U-M Depression Center kicks off its 14th annual Depression on College

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One in four new doctors may be depressed – and their patients may suffer because of it

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a comprehensive new study finds. And the grueling years of training for a medical career

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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