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NNDC Founding Chair Dr. John Greden: Evidence Depression Isn’t Just ‘All In Your Head’

Depression touches people differently, making dealing with the condition more of a personal experience than a universal one. Some describe the illness as a dark cloud, while others liken it to being trapped in an empty space. Regardless of how it personally feels, what many people don’t know is that the illness …

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NNDC Founding Chair DR. John Greden: Depression Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, And Neither Is The Treatment

Living with depression can be overwhelming enough, but when it comes to figuring out treatment, the weight of the disorder seems to increase exponentially. For many, the physical symptoms of depression take precedence when seeking medical care because they’re the most prominent pain. Not to mention, the overwhelming nature of the emotional …

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NNNDC Member Center University of Michigan Part of Effort To Study Genetics of Two Mental Health Disorders

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers at the University of MichiganSchool of Public Health andMedical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. U-M, the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute …

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Conference: Mental Health Experts Share Treatment Innovations For Depressions, Bipolar Illnesses

National Network of Depression Centers Annual Conference, Oct. 22-24, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Thomas Insel, MD, director, National Institutes of Mental Health, keynote speaker. Ann Arbor, Mich…One in six Americans has firsthand experience with depressions, bipolar illnesses or other mood disorders. Researchers with the National Network of Depression Centers …

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Williams’ Death Shines Spotlight on Depression

  Raleigh, N.C. — The psychological condition of depression was thrown into the national spotlight Monday as news of comedian Robin Williams’ death spread across the globe. Williams was battling severe depression, according to reports, and fought drug and alcohol addiction for decades. Nearly 19 million American adults experience depression …

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9 Things Only People with Depression Can Truly Understand

There’s been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression — particularly in light of recent events — as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it can be just as hard to …

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Robin Williams’ death puts focus on UM doctor’s efforts for depression registry

The death of comedian Robin Williams has given new meaning to a plan outlined by John Greden, M.D., executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center in Ann Arbor, to expand a national clinical data registry that seeks to improve the care of patients with depressions and bipolar illnesses. Greden …

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Robin Williams’ death sends message that can save lives – Dr. John Greden

As most of America now knows, Robin Williams struggled with depression. He also battled through a history of substance abuse, heart issues and cardiac surgery. Each increases the odds of depression. Depression and bipolar illnesses underlie the risk of most suicides. By conservative estimates, 1 in 6 Americans has lifetime …

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NNDC and Altarum Partner to Implement Patient Registry to Address National Depression Health Crisis

  ANN ARBOR, MI—The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and Altarum Institute are jointly developing a comprehensive national clinical data registry to improve the care of patients with depressions and bipolar illnesses and to enable breakthrough advances in treatment. This project builds and expands upon the NNDC’s current Clinical Care …

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2014 Conference – Travel Award Application

NNDC 2014 Conference Travel Award Application  The NNDC Annual Conference will be held in Chicago October 23-24, 2014 at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Palmer House Hotel.  Poster presentations are strongly encouraged, and presenters from the following categories are invited to apply for a travel award: Graduate Students …

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