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Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

April 1, 2016

ANN ARBOR—It’s long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.Read this story »

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When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

March 4, 2016

Blacks’ answers to standard screening questions may not reveal risk as well  ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is still a murky task.

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Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

Podcast: What Causes Stuttering

February 2, 2016

Soo-Eun Chang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, discusses what brain research tells us or suggests regarding the structure and function of the brains of people who stutter, deficits in white matter tracts, how stuttering may relate to lysosomal dysfunction, persistency and recovery, how the right and left hemispheres

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The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

The dose makes the poison: Opioid overdose study supports call for caution in prescription levels

February 2, 2016

Careful study in veterans looks at accidental death by prescription painkillers ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And

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Personalized screen to identify suicidal teens in 14 ERs

Personalized screen to identify suicidal teens in 14 ERs

September 25, 2014

Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide  (ED-STARS), a recently-launched study in a network

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Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD brain study finds slower development of key connections

September 15, 2014

Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Kids and teens

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Depression mystery: U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

Depression mystery: U-M team seeks to figure out why magnets work for some

August 20, 2014

People with depression being enrolled in new study of TMS treatment ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A depression treatment based on magnetic fields, not medications, appears to help many patients who don’t respond to other options. The

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Listening to bipolar disorder: Smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis

Listening to bipolar disorder: Smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis

May 8, 2014

Subtle changes could act as early warning of need for care, U-M research suggests ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person’s voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University

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Brain imaging reveals dynamic changes caused by pain medicines

Brain imaging reveals dynamic changes caused by pain medicines

December 4, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A study in the December issue of Anesthesiology suggests a role for brain imaging in the assessment and potential treatment of chronic pain. Brain

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Beard and Seyfried earn top honors from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Beard and Seyfried earn top honors from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 At the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s annual meeting this week, Kristine Beard, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., and Lisa Seyfried, M.D., took home first prize for their poster, Are Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Responsible for the Perpetration of Violence Towards

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