Congratulations to Fred Blow, Ph.D., 2009 Dean’s Awardee for 2009 for Clinical & Health Services Research

The 2009 Dean’s Awards for Faculty included Department of Psychiatry faculty and Depression Center member Fred C. Blow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, who won the Clinical & Health Services Research Award. Each year, Medical School faculty who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care and community service are recognized by the

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The University of Michigan loses internationally renowned biological psychiatrist to leukemia

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. Young was an internationally renowned biological psychiatrist and

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New therapy for treatment-resistant depression makes debut at U-M

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).

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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

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Economy’s link to depression discussed

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

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