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Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace with the Ross School of Business

Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace with the Ross School of Business

May 17, 2016

The newsroom is a stressful workplace that requires long hours, night shifts and being ‘tuned in’ to world events 24/7. Research has suggested that anywhere from four to 28 percent of journalists have suffered from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) over the course of their careers, and a 2001 study showed 85 percent of journalists have experienced

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Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 2016

Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 2016

May 10, 2016

Jan McWethy and Brad Packard have worked as a team on the unit since 1999 Brad Packard and Jan McWethy have been on the nursing staff with the U-M Department of Psychiatry’s ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) program since 1999. Brad

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The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

The Battle Against Depression: Let’s Talk About It

May 6, 2016

Lee Woodruff, Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation shares a message about veteran mental health here Veterans to be honored during event over Memorial Day weekend Depression is common – really common.

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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;

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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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