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  • Student veteran peer support gets boost :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    universities and community colleges in record numbers many taking advantage of higher education benefits extended by the post 9 11 GI Bill The college setting can however present special challenges for these veterans and a large percentage drop out during their first year due to challenges during this transition including academic issues family stress financial struggles or emotional concerns The earlier these concerns are addressed the more likely that the veteran will have a successful academic career Among PAVE s goals will be to identify mental health issues create a sense of community and support among student veterans increase student veteran retention rates and improve academic performance Marcia Valenstein M D professor of psychiatry in the Medical School will serve as the project s principal investigator and Daniel Eisenberg Ph D associate professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health is the co investigator The award to U M was announced along with five other BMS Foundation grants intended to help address the mental health needs of returning veterans The grant will help implement and evaluate the PAVE Program The PAVE Program is part of the M SPAN network of programs providing services to service members veterans and military families M SPAN programs have been developed by faculty and staff from the U M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with the Michigan Army National Guard Learn more at PAVEoncampus org or contact the PAVE Program at paveprogram umich edu or 1 855 822 PAVE 7283 Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/01/07/1385/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Campus program provides essential layer of support :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    is to extend additional support for these students in of the form of easy to access conveniently located and non threatening outreach services so that U M students with psychiatric disorders can successfully complete their education in a healthy supportive and nurturing environment CMW offers drop in education and support group sessions as well as a website offering resources for U M students with depression bipolar disorder anxiety and other serious mental health conditions Each CMW support group session offered bi weekly at two campus locations attracts an average of 10 students and the majority of group participants report that they are not currently receiving treatment elsewhere The support groups emphasize the many ways some big some small that students can take greater control of their own mental wellness through managing stress minimizing substance use and improving sleep exercise and nutrition habits all areas that if neglected have the potential to complicate good intentions of maintaining mental health and following through on treatment group participants report Students who have attended CMW support groups identified a number of barriers that prevent them from getting treatment including stigma lack of awareness and insufficient time and resources This points to the importance of offering these types of non traditional services to supplement regular care options for these students an increasingly diverse group facing increasingly complex obstacles to mental health management on top of the common stressors and complex life changes that most students face in adjusting to college life For more information visit the Campus Mind Works website Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2012/04/26/campus-program-provides-essential-layer-of-support/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Few college students with depression get adequate care :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    service would be a collaborative one that combines psychiatrists general physicians and psychologists with other health care providers Depression Center member Daniel Eisenberg Ph D associate professor of health management and policy and lead author of the study said in an interview with Health Behavior News Service Most campuses are not close enough to that ideal Full story http www cfah org hbns archives getDocument cfm documentID 22483 Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2012/02/27/few-college-students-with-depression-get-adequate-care/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Sen receives inaugural Stern research award :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    members Dr Sen s project will examine the relationship between measures of cortisol a stress hormone obtained through hair samples and the development of depression symptoms under stress Sen will assess whether this unique measure of cumulative stress can be used as a biomarker for major depression and serve as an inexpensive way to diagnose depression aid in treatment selection and help monitor how patients respond to treatment Read more Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2012/04/03/sen-receives-inaugural-stern-research-award/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Developing a dementia treatment tool for caregivers :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    easy to use web based tool that helps caregivers track understand and treat the behavioral symptoms of dementia Helen C Kales M D associate professor of psychiatry at the U M Medical School and researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and her collaborator Laura N Gitlin Ph D Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will develop WeCare during the next three and half years as part of a study called An Innovative Caregiver Tool to Assess and Manage Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia The goal is to make WeCare an easy to use resource for family caregivers that helps them better understand dementia and its contributing factors and provides tailored strategies for in home non pharmacologic behavior management Kales says WeCare has potential to improve caregiver skills and the care of individuals with dementia who currently do not receive optimal behavioral management Gitlin adds Kales says the project is innovative in its involvement of key dementia stakeholders in the tool development process use of state of the science technology and a tailored algorithmic approach to detecting and monitoring behaviors and selecting non pharmacologic solutions Co investigators From U M Lawrence An Laura Struble Daphne Watkins Myra Kim From JHU Constantine Lyketsos Quincy Samus Link to original UMHS press release here Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/06/11/developing-a-dementia-treatment-tool-for-caregivers/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Greden honored for work advancing the lives of those with disabilities :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    1999 he proposed creation of a prototype center of excellence that would be devoted to depressive illnesses Two years later the U M Comprehensive Depression Center became the first ever multi disciplinary center dedicated to research education and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses The center seeks to detect depression and bipolar disorders earlier treat them more effectively prevent recurrences and progression counteract stigma and improve public policy by accelerating progress in diagnosing and treating depression by maximizing integrative research minimizing clinical fragmentation coordinating care translating advances into communities and fighting stigma with visibility and public presence To accomplish this Greden has brought together more than 300 depression researchers and clinicians from anesthesiology cancer cardiology family medicine geriatrics gynecology internal medicine nursing obstetrics pediatrics pharmacy psychiatry psychology public health social work women s health and the Life Sciences Institute In 2006 the Depression Center moved to its current location in the newly designed state of the art Rachel Upjohn Building Greden s focus turned next to another key priority formation of a nationwide professional consortium of leading authorities of mood disorder work In April 2007 he convened colleagues from 15 of the nation s other leading academic departments of psychiatry and presented his plan for the National Network of Depression Centers The NNDC was ratified in 2008 to improve the quality effectiveness and availability of depression and bipolar illness diagnosis treatment and prevention so people can live better lives As with the U M Depression Center a multi disciplinary approach is one of the key principles of the network The Council for Disability Concerns was established in 1983 by then President Harold Shapiro to act in an advisory capacity regarding university programs and policies that affect people with disabilities The council established its most prestigious honor the James T Neubacher

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/10/06/greden-honored-for-work-advancing-the-lives-of-those-living-with-disabilities/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Is there really a depression gender gap? :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    diagnostic criteria Gender is likely to play an important role in how men and women conceptualize and experience depression the study authors conclude and clinicians should consider additional clues when assessing depression in both men and women The JAMA Psychiatry study co authored by Depression Center member Harold Neighbors Ph D was featured in USA Today the International Business Times the Boston Globe and elsewhere Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Featured Video Recent Posts Dr Monica Starkman professor emeritus publishes novel based on career in psychiatry Who gets hooked on drugs who stays clean Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction UMHS community mourns death of Kenneth Silk M D Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER Study shows promise Fashion design meets U M research in wearable human stem cell images Twitter

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/09/11/is-there-really-a-depression-gender-gap/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Declining depression rates among older Americans :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    improvements in this trend with the most pronounced drop in depressive symptoms in people in the 80 84 age group Increases in depression rates were concentrated among people in late middle age between ages 55 59 a group that hasn t traditionally been focused on as an at risk group It s unclear whether this shift is an indication of a sicker population not being treated adequately a burden on people of that age at that particular time or something else which is why we need to do more research to better understand these patterns Zivin says Researchers used data from the Health and Retirement Study a nationally representative sample of older Americans that is conducted by the U M Institute for Social Research on behalf of the National Institute of Aging We were pleased to see that there appears to be an overall improvement in depressive symptoms in the US which is most likely related to better recognition and treatment We are hopeful that our findings highlight the importance of depression diagnosis and treatment and that we continue to make progress in developing better ways to systematically improve the outcomes of patients with depression says senior author Sandeep Vijan M D M S associate professor of internal medicine at the U M Medical School and a research scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System Zivin is a member of the U M Depression Center and the U M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation Vijan is a member of the latter as well Additional authors Paul A Pirraglia M D Ryan J McCammon A B Kenneth M Langa M D Ph D Funding National Institute on Aging P01 AG031098 and U01 AG09740 and the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Services and Development CD2 07 206 1 and

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2013/07/10/declining-depression-rates-among-older-americans/ (2016-05-02)
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