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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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ECT’s future in the balance

ECT’s future in the balance

March 22, 2016

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. Bilateral

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The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

February 2, 2016

Careful study in veterans looks at accidental death by prescription painkillers ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And

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Coming soon to your checkup: A check for depression

Coming soon to your checkup: A check for depression

January 26, 2016

U-M Depression Center Executive Director Supports New Recommendation for Screening in the General Adult Population Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) put out a recommendation suggesting expanded screenings for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum

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One in four new doctors may be depressed – and their patients may suffer because of it

One in four new doctors may be depressed – and their patients may suffer because of it

December 9, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a comprehensive new study finds. And the grueling years of training for a medical career may deserve some of the blame. That’s

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Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so

Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so

November 19, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The first year after medical school, called internship, means round-the-clock hours, low rank, constant demands from patients

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U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

November 5, 2015

ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol into adulthood, according to new research by the University of Michigan.  Researchers

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Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones, U-M study finds

Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones, U-M study finds

September 30, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they’ll respond to a real one, new research finds. Those who can muster their brain’s own

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U-M Depression Center launches new mental health education website for high schools

U-M Depression Center launches new mental health education website for high schools

September 4, 2015

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Depression Center has launched a new website designed to support educators of grades 8-12 in communicating with their students about mental health concerns, and in creating a classroom environment which promotes positive mental health. High

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A Special Address by President Mark Schlissel: 20th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine

A Special Address by President Mark Schlissel: 20th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine

September 3, 2015

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., will present this year’s 20th annual Waggoner lecture, which will be held on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 in Ford Auditorium, UH at 4:00 p.m. The title of his talk will be: “Making U-M Safer for Students: Confronting the Challenge

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