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Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

November 11, 2013

Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year round. He’s in the last year of psychiatry training at U-M, after more than a decade in practice as a neurologist and sleep specialist. That gives him

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Barrett-Becker receives 2013 Ouida Award

Barrett-Becker receives 2013 Ouida Award

October 14, 2013

Congratulations to Ellen Barrett-Becker, Ph.D., a postdoctoral psychology resident in the Department of Psychiatry, who is the 2013 recipient of the Todd

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Striving to improve therapies for anxiety disorders by studying neurotransmitters

Striving to improve therapies for anxiety disorders by studying neurotransmitters

July 29, 2013

This article appeared in Psychiatric News on July 25, 2013 Cannabinoid modulators may augment extinction learning in exposure-based therapy and prevent the return of fear memories in people with anxiety disorder, according to Christine Rabinak, Ph.D., and Israel

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Mindfulness therapy may help with combat-related PTSD

Mindfulness therapy may help with combat-related PTSD

June 3, 2013

Mindfulness exercises that include meditation, stretching, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder find relief from their symptoms. A new collaborative study from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare

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Talking to children about the recent school shooting

Talking to children about the recent school shooting

December 16, 2012

As the horrific details continued to come out in the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, a University of Michigan psychologist advised parents to have appropriate conversations about the day’s events with children. To help children understand

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Tips for helping kids deal with anxiety after Newtown tragedy

Tips for helping kids deal with anxiety after Newtown tragedy

December 16, 2012

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

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Vets with PTSD who also struggle with substance abuse have increased risk of death

Vets with PTSD who also struggle with substance abuse have increased risk of death

September 17, 2012

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The new study is the first to examine the association between

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Returning vets have significant mental health care needs

Returning vets have significant mental health care needs

March 29, 2012

Sheila Rauch, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Serving Returning Veterans’ Mental Health at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, was featured in a News Herald article about the increased need for physical and mental health services provided through the VA. Read the full article

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Helping mental health professionals in Japan cope with disaster

Helping mental health professionals in Japan cope with disaster

May 20, 2011

In the days immediately following Japan’s devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, survivors were grateful to have lived through it. But disasters that cause such wide-scale death, destruction

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