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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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The ImPAT Approach: Treating Pain Without Opioids

The ImPAT Approach: Treating Pain Without Opioids

August 1, 2016

How can doctors offer relief to recovering addicts without using painkillers? A new study suggests that a hybrid of two psychosocial approaches could

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

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

August 17, 2016

Aislinn Williams, M.D., Ph.D. selected as the first Unger fellow The University of Michigan Health System’s Department

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

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

August 16, 2016

Federal funding begins today for statewide venture that brings together University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University researchers,

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

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

August 15, 2016

Depression Center executive director Dr. John Greden commented on the following article, “A

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Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership: An Opportunity for Matched Funding

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

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

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.

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New VA partnership expands power of peer support among student veterans

PAVE Program to reach more than 40 campuses over the next year Today in Ann Arbor, Michigan, representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities have come together to learn ways to support

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Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

A panel of neuroscientists says action is needed to drive research on brain-based disease and behavior while helping young neuroscientists prepare for careers in academia, industry and beyond. Call

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Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 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 of Psychiatry’s ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)

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The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

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 Day weekend Depression

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

End of Miracles book cover Dr. Monica Starkman is a proud alum of U-M Medical School, class of 1963. For many decades

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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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