First and only program in the state to offer non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression offers new hope to people living with the disorder ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Depression Center and University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry are now offering a new option for the treatment of depression called Repetitive Transcrancial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).
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 announcement and photograph at the VA, as
Third annual Prechter Lecture delves into risk factors and preventive measures for suicidal behavior in those with bipolar disorder
The July 10 lecture features bipolar expert Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., as speaker at the U-M Depression Center ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Minimizing suicide risks for any of the 5.7 million Americans with bipolar disorder can pose a serious challenge. As part of the third annual Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund Lecture at the
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
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 advance of the losses. But the
Women are 33 percent more likely than men to experience full remission with citalopram (Celexa), suggesting a biological basis for difference in response ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Women with depression may be much more likely than men to get relief from a commonly used, inexpensive antidepressant drug, a new national study finds. But many members
Findings suggest that parents, especially ones with a history of depression, should pay close attention to the conditions they create for their infant’s sleep
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 types of sleep disturbances people had, the more likely they were to
U-M sleep researchers find that babies born to moms with depression are more likely to have chaotic sleep patterns early on ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If there’s one thing that everyone knows about newborn babies, it’s that they don’t sleep through the night, and neither do their parents. But in fact, those first six months
Volunteers with and without anxiety disorders needed for next phase of study ANN ARBOR, Mich – Right now, about half of all people who take medicine for an anxiety disorder don’t get much help from it. And doctors have no definitive way to predict who will, and who won’t, benefit from each anti-anxiety prescription they write.