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Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

September 15, 2014

Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others

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Depression mystery: U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

Depression mystery: U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

August 20, 2014

People with depression being enrolled in new study of TMS treatment ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A depression treatment based on magnetic fields, not medications,

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Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, U-M research finds

Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, U-M research finds

July 28, 2014

Research in rats may help explain how trauma’s effects can span generations ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life

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University of Michigan Receives NCAA Grant for Student-Athlete Mental Health Project

University of Michigan Receives NCAA Grant for Student-Athlete Mental Health Project

July 16, 2014

Will Heininger, mental health advocate and former U-M football

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Honors & Awards »

‘Best Doctors in America ’ list includes twelve from U-M Psychiatry

‘Best Doctors in America ’ list includes twelve from U-M Psychiatry

February 5, 2014

Several members of the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry were among 493 U-M physicians named to the 2014 Best Doctors in America® list,

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Beard and Seyfried earn top honors from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Beard and Seyfried earn top honors from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 At the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s annual meeting this week, Kristine Beard, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., and Lisa Seyfried, M.D.,

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Akil receives national award for outstanding research

Akil receives national award for outstanding research

November 4, 2013

November 2, 2013 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A neuroscientist who probes the intersection between brain biology and mental health, and a physician who has

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Personalized screen to identify suicidal teens in 14 ERs

Personalized screen to identify suicidal teens in 14 ERs

September 25, 2014

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Losing a Healing Voice

Losing a Healing Voice

August 12, 2014

The world has lost a beacon of laughter and creativity. Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide yesterday. His tragic death leaves us to struggle with

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Dr. Kenneth Silk discusses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Chicago Tribune

Dr. Kenneth Silk discusses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Chicago Tribune

June 2, 2014

Dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), developed for people who struggle from severe mental illness and pervasive suicidal thoughts, is branching out beyond

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May, 2014: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the state of Michigan?  May, 2014 has been proclaimed Postpartum Depression Awareness Month by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. For many

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Listening to bipolar disorder: Smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis

Subtle changes could act as early warning of need for care, U-M research suggests ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person’s voice during everyday phone conversations

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President Obama Proclaims May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

In a proclamation issued yesterday, President Obama has designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In

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Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

Technique called DICE empowers caregivers, patients & health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other

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UMHS and addiction community mourns death of Patrick Gibbons, M.S.W., D.O.

Patrick Gibbons, M.S.W., D.O., an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as a widely known and

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Protecting the brains of Team USA: U-M concussion expert heads to Sochi Olympics

Depression Center member Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher to provide neurological care to all American athletes & all NHL players from any country participating in 2014 Olympic Winter Games ANN ARBOR, Mich. —

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Brain imaging reveals dynamic changes caused by pain medicines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A study in the December issue of Anesthesiology suggests

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Prioritizing military family mental health

HomeFront Strong, a University of Michigan Depression Center program for military spouses that focuses on

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Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year

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