Tag Archives: depression

Prioritizing military family mental health

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

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Akil receives national award for outstanding research

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

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Greden honored for work advancing the lives of those with disabilities

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, founding chair of the National Network of Depression Centers, and research professor

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Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

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 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur

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Depression and cancer: Global connections

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 individuals cope with cancer, particularly how one’s close relationships may affect

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Declining depression rates among older Americans

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 have historically been a

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Depression rates not improved under resident work restrictions

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 of hours they

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Depression risk double for pneumonia patients

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 higher risk of new problems that affect their ability

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