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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 of hospital emergency departments (EDs) across

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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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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

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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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ER study finds prescription painkillers, sedatives misused by 1 in 10 older teens

ER study finds prescription painkillers, sedatives misused by 1 in 10 older teens

October 29, 2013

With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new University of Michigan study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens and young adults. In all, 10.4 percent

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New U-M research on alcohol abuse

New U-M research on alcohol abuse

October 17, 2013

Researchers from the Substance Abuse Program in the Department of Psychiatry  will be collaborating on a new study, “Early Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Abuse in the Ohio Army National Guard.” This is a two-arm randomized controlled trial of an alcohol brief intervention combined

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