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

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

April 21, 2014

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 unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier

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

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

March 31, 2014

Patrick Gibbons, M.S.W., D.O., an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as a widely known and respected addiction psychiatrist, died suddenly March 26 after a brief illness. His loss is being

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

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

February 5, 2014

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. — Team USA will soon take to the ice and snow in Sochi, Russia, to compete with the world’s best at

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Depression and cancer: Global connections

Depression and cancer: Global connections

September 11, 2013

Examining the relationship between social support, depression, and cancer in Latin America through research collaborations A team of medical students from the University of Michigan and Universidad San Francisco de Quito is seeking to better understand the influence of social support systems in helping

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Out of sync with the world: Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level

Out of sync with the world: Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level

May 14, 2013

Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity. The brain acts as timekeeper, keeping the cellular clock in sync with the outside world so that it can govern our appetites, sleep, moods and much more. But new research

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Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships

Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships

May 2, 2013

Results of large, national study find people are better off not having a spouse than having poor relationship with one ANN ARBOR, Mich. The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After

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Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions

Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions

March 26, 2013

At hospitals around the country, young doctors fresh out of medical school help care for patients of all kinds – and work intense, long hours as part of their residency training. Traditionally, residents were allowed to work more than 24 hours without a break. In 2011, new rules cut back the number

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Promoting self-care in college students with mental illness

Promoting self-care in college students with mental illness

January 28, 2013

Drinking, drug use, other unhealthy coping mechanisms focus of 11th-annual U-M Depression on College Campuses conference ANN ARBOR, Mich. Rather than seeking out healthy treatment options, many college students experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety too often resort to unhealthy coping

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Twitter chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Twitter chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 11, 2012

On December 11, our own Dr. Melvin McInnis discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder, or “winter depression,” in a “tweet chat” with ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser and several other

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National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

October 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of University of Michigan mental health researchers who are partners in both research and life have won a prestigious national prize for their studies on the biological roots of emotions,

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