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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Awards U-M Neuropsychologist Grant to Study the Psychological Effects of Bone Marrow Transplant

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Awards U-M Neuropsychologist Grant to Study the Psychological Effects of Bone Marrow Transplant

July 7, 2015

ANN ARBOR – Kristen L. Votruba, Ph.D., a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to study the psychological effects of patients going through bone marrow transplant (i.e. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation,

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Maria Muzik, MD Kicks Off the 2015 Postpartum Support International Annual Conference with Keynote Address

Maria Muzik, MD Kicks Off the 2015 Postpartum Support International Annual Conference with Keynote Address

July 7, 2015

On Friday, June 26 Dr. Maria Muzik, Assistant Professor with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry served as the keynote speaker  at the 2015 Postpartum Support International (PSI) Annual Conference in Plymouth, Michigan. The theme of the conference was “planting seeds of hope, overcoming

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

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

July 2, 2015

Molly Schwartzberg 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

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For women with bipolar disorder, sleep quality affects mood

For women with bipolar disorder, sleep quality affects mood

July 1, 2015

Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School. Bipolar

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Michigan researchers aim to study obsessive compulsive disorder across the lifespan

Michigan researchers aim to study obsessive compulsive disorder across the lifespan

June 22, 2015

Two University of Michigan doctors have launched a five-year study of adolescent and adult patients with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to better understand the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of psychotherapy that teaches patients to dismiss their fears as “false

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

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

June 9, 2015

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,

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

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

June 9, 2015

From left to right: Christopher Fitzgerald,  Dr. Liz Duval, Dr. Arash Javanbakht and Dr. Gregory Dalack On May 27, the U-M Department of Psychiatry wrapped up its 26th Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference. The

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Mind Over Matter 5k: Supporting the U-M Boledovich Schizophrenia Research Fund

Mind Over Matter 5k: Supporting the U-M Boledovich Schizophrenia Research Fund

May 7, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 20 staff and faculty members from the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center ran the 10th annual Mind Over Matter (MOM) 5k in Royal Oak, MI. The mission of the MOM race

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In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women

In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women

April 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR—”Location, location, location” is key in determining a home’s value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. Addie Weaver, a researcher at the U-M School of Social Work,

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Shake it off? Not so easy for people with depression, new brain research suggests

Shake it off? Not so easy for people with depression, new brain research suggests

March 2, 2015

The researchers studied reactions to rejection and acceptance by simulated online dating prospects. Getting rejected hurts depressed people for longer, U-M/Stony Brook/UIC study finds – due to the lack

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