Tag Archives: stress

U-M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways

ANN ARBOR—African-American youth whose anxiety levels are elevated by the everyday struggles they encounter will overproduce the stress hormone cortisol into adulthood, according to new research by the University of Michigan.  Researchers from the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School found that anxiety among females and alcohol use among males in their teens

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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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Probing elevated suicide risk among physicians

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Doctors who commit suicide appear to be under-treated for mental health problems, despite their seemingly good access to health care, a new University of Michigan study shows.  Although more physicians than non-physicians in the study had known mental health problems prior to suicide, this didn’t translate into a higher rate of

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Bocknek receives 2012 Ouida Clinical Scholar Award

Congratulations to Erika London Bocknek, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Women and Infants Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry, who is the 2012 recipient of the Todd Ouida Clinical Scholar Award. These awards are designed to further the work of outstanding young researchers working in childhood anxiety and depression.   Dr. Bocknek’s

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National mental health research award goes to U-M duo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A pair of University of Michigan mental health researchers who are partners in both research and life have won a prestigious national prize for their studies on the biological roots of emotions, mental illness and substance abuse. Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., who co-direct the U-M Medical School’s

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Sen receives inaugural Stern research award

Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has been named the first recipient of the Oscar Stern Award for Depression Research. The goal of this award is to transform the quality of life of those living with depression or bipolar disorder by promoting innovative and translational research by Depression Center members.  Dr. Sen’s project

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