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

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

March 31, 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

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

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

April 27, 2016

Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find ANN ARBOR, Mich. —

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

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

April 19, 2016

Long-lasting effect of motivational interviews in reducing risky opioid use ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused

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

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

April 18, 2016

Dominic Pangborn designs scarves and ties that draw attention to Prechter bipolar disorder research teams’ advances ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dominic

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Honors & Awards »

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

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

April 13, 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

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For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

April 1, 2016

Surprising findings suggest mind-body techniques are effective for managing PTSD, but more research is needed. Like an endlessly repeating video loop,

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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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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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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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Post 9/11 Women Veterans, M-SPAN Wants to Hear Your Stories

Even though women have been serving in the United States military for over a hundred years, the perspectives of women veterans have often been absent from public discourse, despite the fact that 15% of

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M-SPAN News Updates – March 2016

PAVE Map Thanks to a recent grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

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When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

Blacks’ answers to standard screening questions may not reveal risk as well  ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and

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Dr. Debra Pinals named to roles with MDHHS, University of Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today named Debra Pinals, M.D. the new Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs. The University of Michigan

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Mock Rock 2016 to Benefit Athletes Connected

The Mock Rock team has already been hard at work, brainstorming innovative ideas, creating new community partnerships, and preparing to put on a great Mock Rock show.

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Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk

Symptoms ease during pregnancy for many — but some face high risk of issues that can affect them and their baby

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