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

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

July 6, 2016

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

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Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

Marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward over time, U-M study finds

July 6, 2016

Changes may increase risk of continued drug use and addiction ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. In fact, if you could look into their brain at that very moment, you’d see lots of activity in the part of the brain that

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Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

Training the Brains That Explore the Brain

June 7, 2016

A panel of neuroscientists says action is needed to drive research on brain-based disease and behavior while helping young neuroscientists prepare for careers in academia, industry and beyond. Call them the

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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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When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

March 4, 2016

Blacks’ answers to standard screening questions may not reveal risk as well  ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is still a murky task.

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Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk

Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk

February 10, 2016

Symptoms ease during pregnancy for many — but some face high risk of issues that can affect them and their baby ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For most women, expecting a baby brings

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The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

February 2, 2016

Careful study in veterans looks at accidental death by prescription painkillers ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And

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