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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 intense joy –and a fair amount of worry. But

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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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Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

January 21, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The scars of childhood abuse and neglect affect adults’ brains for decades to come – including their ability to process and act on information both quickly and accurately, new research suggests. The

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Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so

Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so

November 19, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The first year after medical school, called internship, means round-the-clock hours, low rank, constant demands from patients

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U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

November 5, 2015

ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol into adulthood, according to new research by the University of Michigan.  Researchers

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Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones, U-M study finds

Placebo power: Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones, U-M study finds

September 30, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they’ll respond to a real one, new research finds. Those who can muster their brain’s own

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A new factor in depression? Brain protein discovery could lead to better treatments

A new factor in depression? Brain protein discovery could lead to better treatments

September 15, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Low. Down. Less than normal. That’s what the word depression means, and what people with depression often feel like. But sometimes, depression can mean too much of something – as new research shows. The

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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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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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Managing the Culture of Stress at the Depression on College Campuses Conference

Managing the Culture of Stress at the Depression on College Campuses Conference

February 12, 2015

University of Michigan Depression Center to host its 13th annual conference in March, President Schlissel to provide opening remarks ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Join the U-M Depression Center for our 13th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC) to learn how a sharper focus on improving student

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