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Prioritizing military family mental health

Prioritizing military family mental health

November 12, 2013

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

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Akil receives national award for outstanding research

Akil receives national award for outstanding research

November 4, 2013

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

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Greden honored for work advancing the lives of those with disabilities

Greden honored for work advancing the lives of those with disabilities

October 6, 2013

The University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns has announced that Dr. John F. Greden will receive the 2013 James T. Neubacher Award. Greden, founding executive director of the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center, is the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences,

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Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

September 25, 2013

Susan Murphy, Ph.D., a University of Michigan statistician who is poised to make a significant impact on the field of personalized medicine through work focused on improving treatment decisions for chronic illnesses such as depression and substance abuse, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the

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Depression and cancer: Global connections

Depression and cancer: Global connections

September 11, 2013

Examining the relationship between social support, depression, and cancer in Latin America through research collaborations A team of medical students from the University of Michigan and Universidad San Francisco de Quito is seeking to better understand the influence of social support systems in helping

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Is there really a depression gender gap?

Is there really a depression gender gap?

September 11, 2013

As a group, women are roughly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. However, a new U-M study suggests that depression may be just as common in men if alternative symptoms, such as anger, substance abuse, and risk-taking are considered along with traditional diagnostic criteria. Gender

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Declining depression rates among older Americans

Declining depression rates among older Americans

July 10, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Fewer Americans may be feeling the blues, with rates of depression in people over 50 on the decline, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study. Between 1998 and 2008, rates of severe depression fell among the majority of older adults, especially the elderly, who

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Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions

Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions

March 26, 2013

At hospitals around the country, young doctors fresh out of medical school help care for patients of all kinds – and work intense, long hours as part of their residency training. Traditionally, residents were allowed to work more than 24 hours without a break. In 2011, new rules cut back the number

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Depression risk double for pneumonia patients

Depression risk double for pneumonia patients

March 20, 2013

The long-term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person’s health than having a heart attack, according to joint research from the University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine. Older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly

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Promoting self-care in college students with mental illness

Promoting self-care in college students with mental illness

January 28, 2013

Drinking, drug use, other unhealthy coping mechanisms focus of 11th-annual U-M Depression on College Campuses conference ANN ARBOR, Mich. Rather than seeking out healthy treatment options, many college students experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety too often resort to unhealthy coping

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