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Working Globally on Muslim Mental Health

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Farha Abbasi is uniquely positioned to build bridges between MSU and communities in the Muslim world. Abbasi, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has established a growing…

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Social Circles Protect Against Depression In Elder Adults, Research Finds

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Researchers in MSU’s Department of Communication examine the layers of social connection and impacts on functioning in older adults. A new study published in Psychology and Aging shows…

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Shine A Light: Using Light Therapy To Reset Internal Clocks In Breast Cancer Patients

Friday, October 2, 2020
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COVID-19 might have paused a lot of research on campus, but one researcher from the Michigan State University College of Nursing has been given the green light to…

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The Benefits Of Friendship

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Teen social networks linked with levels of adult depression. Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life,…

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Illuminating The Opaque Pathways Of Depression

Friday, September 11, 2020
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Depression is a dark horse. The disease often goes unnoticed, but affects work performance, social interaction and the ability to take pleasure in everyday life. According to the National…

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Connection Between Alcohol Use and Depression Could Aid Treatment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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For people with psychiatric disorders, comorbidity — or the presence of two or more disorders in a single patient — is quite common. One of the most common…

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Grant Aims to Improve Depression During and After Pregnancy

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Michigan State University has received nearly $320,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to improve depression among pregnant and postpartum women across Michigan through the implementation of integrated health care….

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Pregnancy Related Depression Rooted in Inflammation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Not…

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Can Facebook Improve Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and…

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How to Treat Depression in Prison – and Why it Matters

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from the major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in…

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