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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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U-M scientists part of $15 million initiative to understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses using stem cells ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this

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

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 the threshold for safe prescribing

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Coming soon to your checkup: A check for depression

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 women. It stated that “screenings should be implemented with adequate systems in place to

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

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 and superiors, learning complex new skills and constant fear of making a mistake that could harm a patient. The result: A year

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