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Dr. Monica Starkman, professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry

Dr. Monica Starkman, professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry

April 27, 2016

End of Miracles book cover Dr. Monica Starkman is a proud alum of U-M Medical School, class of 1963. For many decades Dr. Starkman pursued her primary passions, with a long and fulfilling career of NIH-funded research; clinical activities as the founding director

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Who gets hooked on drugs & who stays clean? Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction

Who gets hooked on drugs & who stays clean? Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction

April 27, 2016

Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage

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Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER: Study shows promise

Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER: Study shows promise

April 19, 2016

Long-lasting effect of motivational interviews in reducing risky opioid use ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen

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Fashion design meets U-M research in wearable human stem cell images

Fashion design meets U-M research in wearable human stem cell images

April 18, 2016

Dominic Pangborn designs scarves and ties that draw attention to Prechter bipolar disorder research teams’ advances ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dominic Pangborn’s artwork is always changing. He’s fearless in his approach, which is never the same twice. Over his decades-long career, the designer

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Could a brain “growth chart” spot attention problems early? New study suggests so

Could a brain “growth chart” spot attention problems early? New study suggests so

April 13, 2016

Brain imaging to measure development of a child’s brain networks may help predict who’s at risk ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Want to know if your child’s height and weight are on track? Check the growth chart that the doctor gives you after each yearly checkup.

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For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

For Veterans With PTSD, Mindfulness Training Shows Promise

April 1, 2016

Surprising findings suggest mind-body techniques are effective for managing PTSD, but more research is needed. Like an endlessly repeating video loop, horrible memories and thoughts can keep playing over and over in the minds of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They intrude at the

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Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

April 1, 2016

ANN ARBOR—It’s long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

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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

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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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Post 9/11 Women Veterans, M-SPAN Wants to Hear Your Stories

Post 9/11 Women Veterans, M-SPAN Wants to Hear Your Stories

March 21, 2016

Even though women have been serving in the United States military for over a hundred years, the perspectives of women veterans have often been absent from public discourse, despite the fact that 15% of the current military is female.

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