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6 Tips for Talking Supportively About Miscarriage

6 Tips for Talking Supportively About Miscarriage

February 2, 2016

Written by Monica Starkman, M.D., U-M psychiatry professor emeritus  Monica Starkman, M.D. Now that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have a healthy baby girl, it may be tempting to dismiss the tragedy of their prior miscarriages. Yet

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Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

February 2, 2016

Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, discusses what brain research tells us or suggests regarding the structure and function of the brains of people who stutter, deficits in white matter tracts, how stuttering may relate to lysosomal dysfunction, persistency and recovery, how the right and left hemispheres

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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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Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

January 21, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults’ brains for decades to come – including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research suggests. The

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Interpersonal Relationships and Social Support Focus at 14th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

Interpersonal Relationships and Social Support Focus at 14th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference

January 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Leaders and innovators in college student mental health will once again descend upon Ann Arbor in March as the U-M Depression Center kicks off its 14th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) focused on interpersonal relationships and student mental health. The

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Department of Psychiatry Faculty Inducted to the U-M 2015 League of Educational Excellence

Department of Psychiatry Faculty Inducted to the U-M 2015 League of Educational Excellence

December 11, 2015

Earlier this month four members of the Department of Psychiatry Faculty were inducted into the U-M League of Educational Excellence. The League of Educational Excellence was

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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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U-M part of team awarded $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

U-M part of team awarded $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

December 7, 2015

ANN ARBOR – Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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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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