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The Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Project

The Matthew K. Smith Stuttering Research Project

November 6, 2014

More than 3 million Americans stutter, yet its etiology is largely unknown and treatment options remain limited. Stuttering affects the capacity of speech communication: something that most take for granted. Speech allows us to fluently share thoughts and emotions with others. Those with moderate to severe stuttering can experience major disadvantages

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May, 2014: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May, 2014: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May 20, 2014

Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the state of Michigan?  May, 2014 has been proclaimed Postpartum Depression Awareness Month by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. For many women and their families, pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of joy and celebration. However,

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New U-M research on alcohol abuse

New U-M research on alcohol abuse

October 17, 2013

Researchers from the Substance Abuse Program in the Department of Psychiatry  will be collaborating on a new study, “Early Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Abuse in the Ohio Army National Guard.” This is a two-arm randomized controlled trial of an alcohol brief intervention combined

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Autism trends and priorities discussed

Autism trends and priorities discussed

April 25, 2011

Catherine Lord, Ph.D., director of the U-M Autism & Communication Disorders Center and U-M professor of psychology and psychiatry, was part of a panel discussion featured on the PBS News Hour “Autism Now” Broadcast Series.

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Early warnings lowered use of antipsychotic medications for dementia, study finds

Early warnings lowered use of antipsychotic medications for dementia, study finds

February 7, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As loved ones with dementia disappear into symptoms of aggression, agitation or delusions, families are left with few good medical solutions. A new generation of antipsychotic medications gained popularly in the 1990s because they avoided side effects such as Parkinson’s syndrome

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Scientists find new link between genes and stress response, depression

Scientists find new link between genes and stress response, depression

February 7, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Numerous studies have shown that the brain molecule neuropeptide Y (NPY) helps to restore calm after stressful events. A team of University of Michigan-led researchers has now found that people whose genes predispose them to produce lower levels of NPY are more responsive to negative

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The University of Michigan loses internationally renowned biological psychiatrist to leukemia

The University of Michigan loses internationally renowned biological psychiatrist to leukemia

October 14, 2009

Dr. Elizabeth Young, Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Research Professor at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI) and member of the Depression Center at the University of Michigan passed away on September 1, 2009 after a yearlong battle with leukemia. She was 59 years old. Dr.

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Veena Tripathi receives the July 2009 VA House Officer of the Month award

Veena Tripathi receives the July 2009 VA House Officer of the Month award

July 10, 2009

Dr. Veena Tripathi has been awarded the July 2009 VA House Officer of the Month for her accomplishments as an intern for 2008-2009 academic year at the Ann Arbor Veterans Association Hospital. This award recognizes top residents amongst all the medical-surgical specialities and comes w/ a plaque, posted

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Economy’s link to depression discussed

Economy’s link to depression discussed

May 7, 2009

BY TRACY DAVIS Ann Arbor News News Staff Reporter When autoworkers were faced with layoffs during economic upheavals of the 1970s and 1980s, the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research studied two groups of workers who were about to lose their jobs. One group received no help in

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Sleep problems may up suicide risk, U-M researcher finds

Sleep problems may up suicide risk, U-M researcher finds

April 3, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Adults who suffer chronic sleep problems may face an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, new research indicates. In a study presented on April 1 at the World Psychiatric Association international congress “Treatments in Psychiatry,” scientists found that the more

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