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

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 from the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School found that anxiety among females and alcohol use among males in their teens

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

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 chemical forces against depression, it appears, have a head start in overcoming its symptoms with help

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

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. The new website, called Classroom Mental Health, was designed to fill a gap in

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

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 of Sexual Misconduct.” Dr. Mark S. Schlissel, in

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EVEN for Steven: Molly Schwartzberg donates bat mitzvah gifts to program in partnership with U-M Depression Center

Molly Schwartzberg of Armonk, New York, marked the occasion of her bat mitzvah this year by raising more than $36,000 to support the EVEN Program. Established by Molly’s family in partnership with the U-M Depression Center and Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, the EVEN Program seeks to eliminate the stigma associated with

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Athletes Connected Team Honored as Finalist in U-M President’s Staff Innovation Awards

On June 4, the Athletes Connected program was recognized as a finalist for the University of Michigan’s President Staff Innovation Awards. The President’s Staff Innovation Award was created in 2013 to honor staff members who find creative solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, cost savings, health or culture at the university. Two awards – one for

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Winners of 26th Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference Awards Announced

On May 27, the U-M Department of Psychiatry wrapped up its 26th Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference. The conference featured a posters session, several talks on eHealth approaches for individuals with mental health and substance abuse concerns and it also included an awards ceremony celebrating young investigators. This was the conference’s 26th year held in

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Managing the Culture of Stress at the Depression on College Campuses Conference

University of Michigan Depression Center to host its 13th annual conference in March, President Schlissel to provide opening remarks ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Join the U-M Depression Center for our 13th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) to learn how a sharper focus on improving student mental health can benefit student success in all

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