Huda Akil, Ph.D., Co-Director of the University of Michigan’s Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry at the U-M Medical School, and a member of the U-M Depression Center, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest
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Sheila M. Marcus, M.D., is one of three “outstanding champions of children’s health” who will be honored by the nonprofit organization Michigan’s Children at the “Heroes at Sunrise” awards breakfast on May 17. In naming the criteria for Marcus’ nomination, the organization cites her career research focus on mental health at U-M, specifically in understanding
Eight faculty members from the Department of Psychiatry were among the 140 faculty scientists and physicians who were inducted into the “League of Research Excellence.” On March 29, this inaugural group, along with their guests and Medical School and University leadership, attended a reception and dinner in the lobby of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical
Frequently, depression and diabetes go hand in hand. And depression can be a major obstacle for people living with diabetes, making it less likely they’ll stick to a medicine schedule or exercise regimen. A team of researchers led by investigators at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Health System worked
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety. The results, published online April 12 in Molecular Psychiatry, suggest that variations in the GABRA2 gene contribute to the risk of alcoholism by
(Reuters Health) – Patients prescribed higher doses of powerful painkillers are more likely to die of an accidental overdose on those drugs, according to a new study. The finding is the latest addition to the debate in the medical community over how to balance the needs of patients in severe pain against the high potential
The Michigan Daily examined mental health issues on college campuses in a three-part series.
A new program at the University of Michigan aims to help patients with depression manage their symptoms by making someone who cares about them an important part of their treatment. Patients enroll with a partner – a best friend, grown child or any trusted person from outside of the home. Each week, after the patient
Psychiatry resident Sachin J. Bhalerao, DO, was interviewed in a Medscape article about new research that suggests antipsychotics are associated with a significantly increased mortality risk in those with late-life bipolar disorder. The study was supported by a National Institute of Mental Health grant to principal investigator Helen C. Kales, M.D.
Psychiatry faculty were featured in a WJRT-TV series on sleep and health and answered many common questions about sleep, including the phenomenon some call “momsomnia.” http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/health&id=7973500 . . . .