PAVE Program to reach more than 40 campuses over the next year Today in Ann Arbor, Michigan, representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities have come together to learn ways to support student Veterans that face two significant changes simultaneously: transitioning from the military to civilian life and the transition from the military to academia. Neither
How can doctors offer relief to recovering addicts without using painkillers? A new study suggests that a hybrid of two psychosocial approaches could offer an alternative. It’s an unfortunate Catch-22: people trying to overcome addiction can’t get treatment for pain because the most powerful pain medicines also carry an addiction risk. SEE ALSO: Why U.S.
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 therapy, or ECT — an approach that can help patients who haven’t benefited
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
Mary Blazek, MD, MEHP, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and director of the U-M Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, received the Scholarly Publications Award at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) annual meeting on June 17. The paper titled, “Geriatric Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Clerkship: a Survey of Current Education Practices,”
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 Brain Generation — the tens of thousands of college and graduate students working toward degrees in neuroscience, and the high school students who want
The newsroom is a stressful workplace that requires long hours, night shifts and being ‘tuned in’ to world events 24/7. Research has suggested that anywhere from four to 28 percent of journalists have suffered from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) over the course of their careers, and a 2001 study showed 85 percent of journalists have
Jan McWethy and Brad Packard have worked as a team on the unit since 1999 Brad Packard and Jan McWethy have been on the nursing staff with the U-M Department of Psychiatry’s ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) program since 1999. Patients getting ECT receive anesthesia and muscle relaxation before their treatments, so they’re asleep the whole time.
Lee Woodruff, Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation shares a message about veteran mental health here Veterans to be honored during event over Memorial Day weekend Depression is common – really common. Recent studies estimate that 1 in 5 American adults, approximately 43.8 million individuals, experience some kind of mental illness every year, and nearly
Dr. Monica Starkman is a proud alum of U-M Medical School, class of 1963. For many decades Dr. Starkman pursued her primary passions, with a long and fulfilling career of NIH-funded research; clinical activities as the founding director of the Psychiatry Program in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and teaching. She is now an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, active