More than 3 million Americans stutter, yet its etiology is largely unknown and treatment options remain limited. Stuttering affects the capacity of speech communication: something that most take for granted. Speech allows us to fluently share thoughts and emotions with others. Those with moderate to severe stuttering can experience major disadvantages in psychosocial, vocational and
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ANN ARwill-300by200BOR – A unique partnership between academics and athletics at the University of Michigan recently received a $50,000 grant from the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program to address the need for mental health awareness programs for student-athletes. This collaborative effort between the U-M Depression Center, School of Public Health and Athletic Department features two key elements: brief, engaging videos to reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking; and informal, drop-in support groups designed to specifically address the unique concerns of student athlete.
By Juanita Day, MHealthy Communications Depression affects approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Thursday, October 9 is National Depression Screening Day. Screenings are a good way to find out if depression might be the cause of feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure,
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. U-M, the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute of Harvard and
Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), a recently-launched study in a network of hospital emergency departments (EDs) across the country, will develop and test a personalized, computer-based suicide risk screening tool for teenagers. “We plan to refine algorithms capable of predicting which youth are most likely to attempt suicide. We will use
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,
People with depression being enrolled in new study of TMS treatment ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A depression treatment based on magnetic fields, not medications, appears to help many patients who don’t respond to other options. But no one really knows what it does to the brain – or why it works for some people. Now, a University
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 two perplexing caveats: we need better treatments for the underlying causes of most suicides–depressions, bipolar illnesses, substance abuse, and associated medical illnesses to prevent comparable losses in the future.
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 just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It has been said many ways: being a student-athlete is as much about mind as it is about the body. But what happens when the extra pressures of winning, juggling packed schedules, and keeping up with schoolwork and other demands prove to be too much? For most student-athletes the answer is