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Surprising finding about ‘shock therapy’ for depression suggests more patients should try it sooner

Fri, 11 May 2018 - After trying two other options and failing to get relief, ECT could provide cost-effective option, according to U-M researchers’ analysis ANN ARBOR, MI – Right now, very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as ‘shock therapy’, which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago. But a new study suggests that the

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Helping Doctors Make Better Decisions: New Genetic Test May Help Physicians Choose the Most Effective Antidepressant Medications for Patients

Mon, 07 May 2018 - Study shows that genetic test led to improvement in outcomes for patients with Major Depressive Disorder NEW YORK — Dr. John Greden, M.D., executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center presented findings from a new study at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in New York City on May 7. The research

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Depression Center’s Athletes Connected Program Unveils Third Video on Injury and Mental Health

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Athletes Connected, a University of Michigan collaborative program between the Depression Center, Intercollegiate Athletics and School of Public Health, released the final video in a three-part series on Monday that addresses the impact of student-athlete injury on mental health. In this installment, former U-M rower and co-captain Arielle Sanders details how

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Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk Announced as Winner of Depression Center Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations Award

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 - Mitrzyk to study ways to improve how minorities seek and receive mental health care Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, a postdoctoral research fellow with the U-M College of Pharmacy, was recently announced as a winner of a U-M Depression Center Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations award. The purpose of the Eisenberg Collaborative Innovations awards are to

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U-M Depression Center Accepting Applications for Five Research Awards Totaling up to $235,000

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 - The award applications which are open to students, junior investigators and senior investigators, are due on May 15 The University of Michigan Depression Center is now accepting applications for five research awards, totaling up to $235,000 dollars. The Center seeks applications from students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral candidates, junior investigators, assistant professors, and senior investigators for

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TRAILS concludes successful statewide training tour in Lansing

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 - LANSING, Mich – Despite questionable weather, more than 100 mental health professionals attended a University of Michigan TRAILS training opportunity in Lansing to learn how to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help kids struggling with anxiety and depression. The TRAILS Program seeks to make effective mental health services accessible in all schools.

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Student-led depression awareness program improves high schoolers’ understanding & help-seeking, U-M study funds

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - Peer-to-peer education program launched by U-M Depression Center significantly boosts knowledge & attitudes; manual now available online ANN ARBOR, MI – High school students can make a major impact on their schoolmates’ understanding of depression, and their attitudes about seeking help for themselves or others, according to a new study from the University of Michigan

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Rebecca Sripada, Ph.D., Recieves MIP Scholars Award for Innovative PTSD Treatment in Federally Qualified Health Centers

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - Congratulations to Rebecca Sripada, Ph.D., assistant professor with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and research scientist at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, who is the 2018 recipient of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that

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Kara Zivin, Ph.D., Receives MIP Scholars Award for Critical Work Identifying Unmet Treatment Needs for Perinatal Depression in Michigan Medicaid

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - Congratulations to Kara Zivin, Ph.D., associate professor with the U-M Department of Psychiatry and  faculty associate at the U-M Institute for Social Research, who is a 2018 recipient of the Eisenberg Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated

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16th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference Kicks off March 13

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - Structures, spaces and processes to be emphasis at conference focused around student mental health ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hundreds of leaders and innovators in college student mental health will converge in Ann Arbor next month as the U-M Depression Center kicks off its 16th annual Depression on College Campuses Conference (DoCC), which is focused on “Redesigning Structures, Spaces,

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