Marcia Valenstein, M.D., Honored as Inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professor in Depression

The University of Michigan Regents just approved a brand new Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professorship in Depression. Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S., Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as the inaugural Susan Crumpacker Brown Professor. Dr. Valenstein has been with the department since 1989 and her work has focused on assessing and improving the quality of

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$10.75 million gift funds depression research at the University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR — A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses. The gift comes from U-M alumni Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and family of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more than 15

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What’s really going on in PTSD brains? U-M experts suggest new theory

Context processing problems could explain symptoms and brain imaging findings, and integrate and improve on earlier models ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many

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Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S., awarded funding from Donaghue Foundation to study unintended consequences of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes

Donovan Maust, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School and Research Scientist with the Center for Clinical Management Research of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, just received “Another Look” funding from The Donaghue Foundation to examine psychotropic use among patients with dementia in long-term care settings. Dr. Maust’s

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

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

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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