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 from the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School found that anxiety among females and alcohol use among males in their teens
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HomeFront Strong, a University of Michigan Depression Center program for military spouses that focuses on building resilience and coping skills, will expand its reach into several additional southeast Michigan communities with the support of new funding from the Flinn Foundation. HomeFront Strong, or HFS, is an eight-week, group-based, mental health program grounded in evidence-based strategies
November 2, 2013 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A neuroscientist who probes the intersection between brain biology and mental health, and a physician who has led national health care change for decades, today received top national awards for their achievements. Both are leaders at the University of Michigan Health System, and faculty at the U-M Medical
Tips for talking to children about tragic events by Kate Rosenblum, PhD Returning to school Monday after the school shootings in Connecticut will be a challenge for both children and parents, but parents can try to minimize the anxiety and reassure children. Even very young children can have feelings about scary events. The good news
It’s no secret that pregnancy hormones can dampen moods, but for some expectant moms, it’s much worse: 1 in 5 experience major depression. Now, new research shows that an age-old recommended stress-buster may actually work for this group of women: yoga. Pregnant women who were identified as psychiatrically high risk and who participated in
An experiment that Sigmund Freud could never have imagined 100 years ago may help lend scientific support for one of his key theories, and help connect it with current neuroscience. At the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, a University of Michigan professor who has spent decades applying scientific methods to the study
Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain among young adults, although young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived – this is according to a new study by Depression Center member Carmen R. Green, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and health management and
Joseph Himle, Ph.D., associate director of the anxiety disorders program in psychiatry, and associate professor of psychiatry and social work, discussed risk factors for the co-occurrence of depression and anxiety and treatment options that have applications for both disorders in Psychology Today.
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.