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  • In the News :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    Administration for Children and Families ACF a division of the U S Department of Health Human Services Read this story Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away Study in stressed young doctors suggests so November 19 2015 ANN ARBOR Mich If you think your life is stressful try being a new doctor The first year after medical school called internship means round the clock hours low rank constant demands from patients Read this story Dr Thomas Fluent to be Honored as Veteran of the Game at the U M Men s Basketball Season Opener this Friday November 10 2015 Captain Thomas Fluent MD has served in the United States Navy for 28 years Following graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School Dr Fluent continued his medical training and began his military service at Naval Hospital Portsmouth Virginia Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington Read this story U M finds anxiety impacts future cortisol production in gender specific ways November 5 2015 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 Read this story The U M Department of Psychiatry mourns the passing of Alexander Shonny Guiora PhD Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry November 2 2015 A native of Hungary Professor Guiora took undergraduate studies at Peter Pazmany University in Budapest before entering the Université de Paris Sorbonne where he received his Ph D degree in 1951 Shonny Guiora Read this story Placebo power Depressed people who respond to fake drugs get the most help from real ones U M study finds September 30 2015 ANN ARBOR Mich When it comes to treating depression how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/category/in-the-news/page/3/ (2016-05-02)
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  • New web-based tool called WeCareAdvisor aims to provide support for caregivers of those with dementia :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    Research Investigator at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research We ve developed the WeCareAdvisor for this reason and now we ll see if it can better prepare caregivers for the challenging situations they may face The WeCareAdvisor has been designed with input of family caregivers who shared information about how they manage behavioral symptoms in their family members who have dementia The tool uses a step by step approach designed to assist with the assessment and management of these symptoms giving them a tailored prescription for managing the behavior they are dealing with It also includes safety considerations and strategies to help reduce caregiver stress The WeCareAdvisor also includes a Caregiver Survival Guide which is a comprehensive one stop resource for answering questions about dementia health issues behaviors and medications Notably the WeCareAdvisor requires only minimal training Kales and her team are currently testing the WeCareAdvisor with family caregivers They are looking to recruit primary caregivers for a person living with dementia and who may be struggling with managing difficult behaviors associated with the disease All participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups that will test the WeCareAdvisor tool for a one month period One group will begin trial testing of WeCareAdvisor immediately while the other will test it after a one month waiting period The study does not require new medications or changes to current medications The WeCareAdvisor study is supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research and is a collaboration of researchers at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University To find out more about the study and eligibility please contact Barbara Stanislawski who can be reached at bstanisl med umich edu or 734 232 0323 Please also visit www umclinicalstudies org HUM00066639 for additional information Recent Entries Dr Monica Starkman professor

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2015/08/10/new-web-based-tool-called-wecareadvisor-aims-to-provide-support-for-caregivers-of-those-with-dementia/ (2016-05-02)
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  • EVEN for Steven: Molly Schwartzberg donates bat mitzvah gifts to program in partnership with U-M Depression Center :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    disorder We started the EVEN Program to honor the memory of my Uncle Steven said Molly daughter of Nicole and Harris AB 89 Schwartzberg Molly s sisters Sabrina and Isabel are both involved in the program at Byram Hills and Molly plans to introduce it to her school next year Since we started the program I ve realized how many of our friends are somehow affected by mental illness and depression Molly said She believes that by speaking openly about mental illness and depression she can assist students and their families I hope that the EVEN Program will spread the word and teach children and their parents that it is okay to talk about depression and important to get help In addition to ongoing programs in the Ann Arbor Public Schools the Depression Center began a partnership in 2011 2012 with Byram Hills High School in Armonk N Y to provide customized training and education programs focusing on anxiety stress and depression Byram Hills Faculty and students have participated in several training sessions designed to improve overall knowledge and understanding of depressive illnesses provide strategies for managing anxiety stress and depression encourage peer leadership and stigma reduction and utilize evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing strategies by school mental health professionals For more information please visit http www depressioncenter org education outreach programs schools byram hills 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

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2015/07/02/even-for-steven-molly-schwartzberg-donates-bat-mitzvah-gifts-to-program-in-partnership-with-u-m-depression-center/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Athletes Connected Team Honored as Finalist in U-M President’s Staff Innovation Awards :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    of Public Health Depression Center and Athletic Department to increase awareness of mental health issues reduce the stigma of help seeking and promote positive coping skills among student athletes While student athletes do not necessarily experience mental health problems at a higher rate than their campus peers they are often more reluctant to seek help for a variety of reasons Athletes Connected was designed to address this issue Through a comprehensive approach involving student engagement targeted interventions and scientific research Athletes Connected aims to equip student athletes with the evidence based skills and support they need to increase their emotional health and be successful in athletics academics and all other aspects of their lives It was an honor to be a finalist for the President s Staff Innovation Awards said Trish Meyer Ed M Depression Center Manager for Outreach and Education With Athletes Connected our goal is to raise awareness that mental health concerns are common and treatable and encourage open conversation about these issues to help ensure that no student athlete will have to struggle in silence As stated in U of M s online newspaper the Record Dr Schlissel said I am continually inspired by the creativity passion and commitment demonstrated by our Michigan staff It is my great pleasure to support this well deserved recognition of our staff Learn more about the Athletes Connected initiative at www athletesconnected umich edu Also check out the full story from the U of M Record here http record umich edu articles presidents staff innovation award winners announced 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

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  • In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    and non Hispanic white women who live in southern states Overall non Hispanic white women compared with African American women have a significantly higher lifetime prevalence of mood disorder 21 8 percent vs 13 6 percent respectively and lifetime major depressive disorder 21 3 percent vs 10 1 percent respectively regardless of where they live White women also have higher rates of 12 month major depressive disorder compared with African American women 8 8 percent vs 5 5 percent respectively African American women residing in rural areas have a significantly lower prevalence of lifetime 4 2 percent and 12 month major depressive disorder 1 5 percent than urban African American women 10 4 percent and 5 3 percent respectively Conversely non Hispanic white women living in rural areas have a significantly higher prevalence of 12 month major depressive disorder 10 3 percent compared to urban white women 3 7 percent The study did not examine which aspects of rural life puts white women at risk for depression Researchers believe rural women have increasingly more responsibilities for housework child care and in some instances labor force These can create additional stress African American women however may have developed resources and coping strategies to deal with stressful situations such as social networks and religious participation Weaver said Many of these coping resources are deeply entrenched within African American culture in the rural South and may inform why rural residence is associated with lower rates of depression and mood disorders among African American women she said The findings may contribute to future research especially as it relates to mental health among African Americans Given the substantial barriers to mental health treatment in rural America these results shed light on important subgroup differences and may help inform mental health interventions and strategies to increase

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2015/04/16/in-rural-areas-white-women-more-prone-to-depression-than-african-american-women/ (2016-05-02)
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  • New NCAA funded videos being used as tool to educate U-M student-athletes about mental health :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    Michigan School of Public Health SPH Yet only about 30 percent of those students seek help and that number drops to 10 percent for student athletes Dr Eisenberg also holds a position with the Institute for Social Research and is a member of the U M Comprehensive Depression Center Program leaders have been sharing the videos during presentations with every athletic team over the past few weeks and are also providing bi weekly drop in support groups for the student athletes There are over 900 student athletes currently enrolled at the University representing 31 athletic teams Athletes are often afraid to speak up if they are struggling emotionally because they fear that acknowledging a mental health problem is a sign of weakness Because I opened up and got help I became a better football player a better student a better friend and a better person Heininger said The program is going over very well with student athletes They have expressed that they loved the videos and loved hearing from Will and Kally who have been present to tell more about their stories and answer questions said Barbara Hansen Athletic Medical Staff counselor Data from evaluation surveys and student focus groups will help program leaders think about what a more comprehensive program would look like in the future The goal is to expand the program beyond student athletes to the larger student population at U M and eventually to other colleges and universities With the expertise on campus in Public Health the Health System Athletics and elsewhere as well as our connection to the National Network of Depression Centers which were established by Depression Center Executive Director John Greden U M is in a unique position to lead this important effort on a national level said Trish Meyer Depression Center Manager

    Original URL path: http://ummentalhealth.info/2014/11/04/new-ncaa-funded-videos-being-used-as-tool-to-educate-u-m-student-athletes-about-mental-health/ (2016-05-02)
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  • University offers screenings on Oct. 9, National Depression Screening Day :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    professional will be available Oct 9 and 10 at the following locations Feedback provided after a screening is informational not diagnostic Based on screening results the mental health professional may recommend a more comprehensive evaluation Thursday October 9 U M University Psychological Clinic 500 E Washington St Suite 100 12 6 p m open to the public no University affiliation needed UMHS Employee Assistance Program UMHS EAP D2101 Medical Professional Building 8 a m 5 p m for UHMS faculty staff and immediate family members U M Faculty and Staff Assistance Program U M FASAP 1009 Greene St 2076 Administrative Services Building 1 4 p m for campus employees and their immediate family members Friday October 10 U M Depression Center in partnership with the College of Engineering and Rackham Graduate School Friday Duderstadt Center on North Campus 11 a m 3 p m open to the public no University affiliation needed COUNSELING SERVICES Confidential short term counseling is always available to university faculty staff and students at no cost Ann Arbor and Flint campus employees contact U M FASAP at 734 936 8660 or fasap umich edu or visit fasap umich edu Dearborn campus employees call 313 593 5430 UMHS employees contact UMHS EAP at 734 763 5409 or eap umich edu or visit eap med umich edu Students contact CAPS at 734 764 8312 or visit caps umich edu Additionally the U M University Psychological Clinic is a University of Michigan agency offering outpatient mental health services for adults and couples 18 and over including a Thursday afternoon therapy group focused specifically on coping with depression University affiliation is not required to receive services It is a fee for service clinic that accepts many insurance plans Call 734 764 3471 or visit http www psychclinic org for more

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  • Featured :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom
    this story Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia lessen use of drugs April 21 2014 Technique called DICE empowers caregivers patients health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems ANN ARBOR Mich A new approach to handling agitation aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric Read this story UMHS and addiction community mourns death of Patrick Gibbons M S W D O March 31 2014 Patrick Gibbons M S W D O an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as a widely known and respected addiction psychiatrist died suddenly March 26 after a brief illness His loss is being Read this story Protecting the brains of Team USA U M concussion expert heads to Sochi Olympics February 5 2014 Depression Center member Dr Jeffrey Kutcher to provide neurological care to all American athletes all NHL players from any country participating in 2014 Olympic Winter Games ANN ARBOR Mich Team USA will soon take to the ice and snow in Sochi Russia to compete with the world s best at Read this story Depression and cancer Global connections September 11 2013 Examining the relationship between social support depression and cancer in Latin America through research collaborations A team of medical students from the University of Michigan and Universidad San Francisco de Quito is seeking to better understand the influence of social support systems in helping Read this story Out of sync with the world Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level May 14 2013 Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24 hour clock tuned to the night day light dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity

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