Joseph Himle, Ph.D., associate director of the anxiety disorders program in psychiatry, and associate professor of psychiatry and social work, discussed risk factors for the co-occurrence of depression and anxiety and treatment options that have applications for both disorders in Psychology Today.
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The new national list includes 433 U-M physicians – up from 396 who were honored in the last listing two years ago – and places them among the top 5 percent of doctors in their specialties. U-M has more physicians recognized than any other health system in Michigan.
The Archives of General Psychiatry has just published a U-M meta-analysis that adds to the evidence of a connection between an individual’s ability to respond to stress and a gene that regulates serotonin. The study (supported in part by the Depression Center) was led by Srijan Sen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and also included
New findings on how rats make choices may provide insights into addiction and impulse-driven behavior ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Researchers have shed new light on dopamine’s role in the brain’s reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of psychiatric disorders. A joint study by the University of
One of the most challenging clinical settings in psychiatry is in psychiatric emergency services. Taking care of patients who are acutely ill in a timely manner takes incredible skill and ability. Making the incorrect assessment can have life and death implications. In addition, family members are also very much part of the clinical situation and
U-M Depression Center member, Dr. Stephen Strobbe, Addictions Nursing Specialist at the University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS) and the Department of Psychiatry, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), the leading professional organization in the speciality of addictions nursing. Dr. Strobbe has been an
Judith A. Coucouvanis, M.A., PMHCNS-BC, psychiatry nurse practitioner and clinical specialist in the Department of Psychiatry, recently won an award for her new book, The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders. Her recent book was judged a gold winner in the 2010 National Parenting Publications Award’s
New Department of Psychiatry faculty member James E. Swain, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., recently received a federal Grand Opportunity grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $721,877. The research study entitled, “Childhood Poverty and Brain Development: Roles of Chronic Stress and Parenting,” aims to determine how childhood poverty influences adult brain
U-M Psychiatry faculty and Depression Center member, Julie Kaplow, Ph.D. was recently featured in an Investigation Discovery documentary called ESCAPED!: Cult Massacre (Episode 5). The documentary will run on May 11, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on the Investigation Discovery Channel. To find local Discovery Channel listings, please visit your provider Web site. For more