Category Archives: UMHS Press Release

U-M team part of effort behind award-winning app to help track and detect manic and depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Today, the winner was announced in a national “Mood Challenge” competition to develop mobile apps to study mood disorders using Apple’s ResearchKit. The grand prize went to a team that includes University of Michigan researchers, and is led by colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at Sage Bionetworks. The Mood

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National VA effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds

Reductions in highest doses through computer “dashboard” and prioritizing painkiller safety suggests other large health systems could do the same ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative aimed at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds. Over a two-year

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$10.75 million gift funds depression research at the University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR — A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses. The gift comes from U-M alumni Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and family of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more than 15

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What’s really going on in PTSD brains? U-M experts suggest new theory

Context processing problems could explain symptoms and brain imaging findings, and integrate and improve on earlier models ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many

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Fear of stigma or sanction keeps many doctors from revealing mental health issues, study finds

Anonymous survey suggests need for better support & state licensing standards ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those

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U-M scientists part of $15 million initiative to understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses using stem cells ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this

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UMHS opens expanded ECT facility to help more people with severe depression and more

A new mental health treatment unit in University Hospital South will expand the availability of a highly-effective therapy for people with severe forms of depression and other illnesses. On July 11, the Department of Psychiatry will open its new location for electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT — an approach that can help patients who haven’t benefited

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